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What are your favorite golf games to play on the course?  With money/without money?  Games with players of all skill levels?

Few of my favorites:

Team Quota system

Bingo Bango Bongo - great game for players of all skill levels

5-3-1 (best game for 3 players, in my opinion)

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4 minutes ago, PurePuttsGolf said:

What are your favorite golf games to play on the course?  With money/without money?  Games with players of all skill levels?

Few of my favorites:

Team Quota system

Bingo Bango Bongo - great game for players of all skill levels

5-3-1 (best game for 3 players, in my opinion)

Not gonna lie, I wish there was an FAQ about golf games because when I get up to the first tee and the other guys mention a game name I just nod along having ZERO clue what the rules of the game are or how to even play a lot of times, lol. Anybody want to put together an FAQ for us clueless golfers? 🤣

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Thats a great idea, have it pinned to the top too.

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3 hours ago, PurePuttsGolf said:

What are your favorite golf games to play on the course?  With money/without money?  Games with players of all skill levels?

Few of my favorites:

Team Quota system

Bingo Bango Bongo - great game for players of all skill levels

5-3-1 (best game for 3 players, in my opinion)

I have been wanting to try l bingo bango bongo! It's a great game for developing etiquette. 

I have played one putt poker a few times. 

One putt poker:

Everyone buys in for said amount and gets one playing card. For any one putt you get an additional card. Any hole out gets two cards. Score on the hole doesn't matter at all. Player with the best poker hand at the end wins. Ties are broken by the player with more cards or split. All you need is a deck of cards per foursome. 

Another game is "Polies"

Anyone who makes a putt longer than the flag stick is immediately paid $1 from the other players ( including hole outs). You just carry a few bills to pass around during the round.

Both are Great games for higher handicappers because score doesn't matter. 

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Golf is simple - people are complicated.

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16 minutes ago, Buffly said:

I have been wanting to try l bingo bango bongo! It's a great game for developing etiquette. 

I have played one putt poker a few times. 

One putt poker:

Everyone buys in for said amount and gets one playing card. For any one putt you get an additional card. Any hole out gets two cards. Score on the hole doesn't matter at all. Player with the best poker hand at the end wins. Ties are broken by the player with more cards or split. All you need is a deck of cards per foursome. 

Another game is "Polies"

Anyone who makes a putt longer than the flag stick is immediately paid $1 from the other players ( including hole outs). You just carry a few bills to pass around during the round.

Both are Great games for higher handicappers because score doesn't matter. 

Haven't played the one putt poker but sounds like a fun one, for sure

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The game teaches good manners and respect, and this is something golfer's should be very proud of! Golf is fun to play if the golf course is  Green, Good and Easy.

There are many golf games to play on the course. For example-

  1. For Beginner : Topshot Rookie
  2. For intermediate: Toppressure or topscramble
  3. For Advance: Qucik9 expert

My personal Fav is Toppressure.

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3 hours ago, down to earth said:

The game teaches good manners and respect, and this is something golfer's should be very proud of! Golf is fun to play if the golf course is  Green, Good and Easy.

There are many golf games to play on the course. For example-

  1. For Beginner : Topshot Rookie
  2. For intermediate: Toppressure or topscramble
  3. For Advance: Qucik9 expert

My personal Fav is Toppressure.

I haven't heard of those. Can you explain them?

Golf is simple - people are complicated.

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I'm still very intrigued by the game of Wolf Hammer, but I do not have deep enough pockets for it lol.

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I don't know what other people call it but a popular game at our club for the standard foursome is called "Snaggle" usually combined with some sort of match play, usually "Corners" . This can add a lot of excitement to your regular weekend game. You can make it as cheap or as expensive as you want and you don't necessarily need to be the greatest golfer to win some money. The socring and points go as follows:

You will need  two score cards (one for the matches and one for the Snaggle scoring.)

Corners is basically a two man best ball match play format(handicapped), lowest net score wins the hole for the team. Points aren't carried over if there is a tie. Teams switch every 6 holes. So you end up being on a team with everyone in the group at some point, to decide the teams we usually go Cart vs cart, drivers vs passengers, then passenger/driver vs driver/passenger. But any other variation will work. A dollar is paid out to the winners from each match. Most you can lose is $6 .

Snaggle, here is the fun part of the game, and can get pretty interesting. We usually play each point/tick is worth $1.

The idea of snaggle is you get rewarded for 1-putts and punished for 3-putts. If snaggle is in play you get 1 point/tick for making a 1-putt, nothing happens if you 2-putt, and everyone else in the group gets a tick if you 3-putt

You can call snaggle at anytime as long as you are a flag stick's length away or more from the hole, and its your first putt. You cannot call snaggle after you putt once already. (a putt from the fringe is not deemed a putt)

You can also call snaggle off the green if you are feeling lucky but you must hole out with 2 strokes or risk losing a point to everyone in the group.

Snaggle is also in effect if you reach the green in regulation, regardless of the distance from the hole.

Bonus Points/Ticks in Snaggle:

Ferret: Hole out from off the green is worth 1 point, two points if it is for birdie or better. 

Arnold Palmer: Player gets a point if they make a par or better from out of the woods

Sandy: Makes Par or better from a sand trap

KP: Closest to the pin on the green on PAR 3's and makes par or better.

Greenie: Green in Regulation and makes par or better on PAR 3's

LD: Longest drive in the fairway and makes par or better on PAR 5's

Snake (XR): Last person to 3-putt on each 9 holes is the snake. They owe each player in the group a point if they are the snake after 9 holes

Side note: We sometimes play carry-overs with the KP's and LD's . So say no one has been awarded any KP's on the first two par 3's and a player gets KP on the next par-3 then they are awarded points for all  3 KP's. Same with LD's This has been a debatable rule amongst our groups haha.

It can get confusing trying to score the points, hence the second scorecard, but once you get familiar, it is not a as complicated as it seems.

Basically at the end of the round you total how many points/ticks each player has and determine who is owed what for cash, or you can break down the scoring by player at your table after the round and watch all the money change hands. Because we're in Canada we play for loonies and toonies, its neat to see and hear a few of the tables of members after a round and listen to all the coins getting tossed around the tables post round.

If you have any questions feel free to message me, hope some of you try this out. 

Happy Snaggling

-Sean

 

 

 

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Not gonna lie, I wish there was an FAQ about golf games because when I get up to the first tee and the other guys mention a game name I just nod along having ZERO clue what the rules of the game are or how to even play a lot of times, lol. Anybody want to put together an FAQ for us clueless golfers? 🤣

Yup , I'd like to know. The only 'informal' game we play is "par or better". I'm not familiar with any others.


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On 10/1/2020 at 12:51 PM, Buffly said:

I have been wanting to try l bingo bango bongo! It's a great game for developing etiquette. 

I have played one putt poker a few times. 

One putt poker:

Everyone buys in for said amount and gets one playing card. For any one putt you get an additional card. Any hole out gets two cards. Score on the hole doesn't matter at all. Player with the best poker hand at the end wins. Ties are broken by the player with more cards or split. All you need is a deck of cards per foursome.

Variation on this is that the pot is made by paying a buck or two into the pot for 3-putts

Play it Again Sam

Instead of handicap strokes, each player gets that number of mulligans. Low gross wins. Part of the fun is trying to get your buddies to use their mulligans early and watching guys save them too long.

Pick up Sticks

Net Skins. Whenever someone wins a hole you get to take a club out of their bag.

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Wood:   PING  G Stretch 13* - PING Tour 65

Hybrids:   PING  G 17* + 22* - PING Alta

Irons:    :callaway-small: Apex CF16 - Project X S - 5-P

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Putter:  SeeMore Mini Giant Tour LTD #038

 

 

 

 

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My wife and I play singles match play, 4-5 days a week. She's a 25 index, I'm a 2. No money (the left-pocket/right-pocket thing 🙂 ), just bragging rights! After 6 months, our matches run pretty close to 50-50. Days where we are playing relatively the same, we go down to 17 or 18 (yesterday I won 1-up with a birdie on 18). Other days, it's wild.

The BEST day was when she was playing out of her mind, shot 43-46 -- 89. I lost the match 7&6, when I was 1-under after 12! I shot even, and was never in the match!

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3 Wood: :cobra-small: King Speedzone 13.5* HZRDUS Smoke Black Shaft

2 & 3 Hybrids: :cobra-small: Speedzone Recoil 480 ESX Shaft

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Here is a short list of my favorites

 

Erado - Before you tee off your group decides how many holes will be counted.  Hole 18 must be counted.  During play if you score a big number you may deem that hole to be Omitted, the catch is you must make this announcement before teeing off on the next hole.

Vegas golf - this game can be bought at Amazon or if you are froogle you can make your own.  "Each player begins the round with no chips. The first player that hits a shot that corresponds to the designation on the chip is given that chip. He/she holds on to that chip until someone else hits the same shot. For Example, if player number 1 goes into the sand he/she will hold that chip until another player goes into the sand. He/she then gives the chip to that player. The same holds true for the positive chips. The last one to get a one putt or a birdie is the one that gets that chip. At the beginning of the round, each chip is given a designated dollar value. At the end of the round those players holding the negative chips will pay to each player the designated amount for each chip he or she is holding. Those holding the positive chips will receive the same amount from each of the other players. " - Vegas Golf Game.

 

Hit'em straight and not too often!!!

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A fun game to play at a nudist golf course is strip bogey. You lose an article of clothing for every bogey. Hehe, just for laughs. 

Golf is simple - people are complicated.

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We used to play ''Good Shots vs Bad Shots'' off the tee. If you don't hit the fairway, you take a shot...of tequila.....

 

We didn't last very long.

🤙

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1 hour ago, Tanky said:

We used to play ''Good Shots vs Bad Shots'' off the tee. If you don't hit the fairway, you take a shot...of tequila.....

 

We didn't last very long.

oh the disastrous compounding effects...

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I used to play with these three Korean guys who gambled on literally everything (including who would have to pee first) but they played this game called dollar dots. Every fairway, GIR and birdie was worth a dot. A hole out or eagle was 2 dots. It sounds like it would really add up, but after 18 holes, it was usually $4 or so changing hands.  Those guys were probably the most fun to play with, especially when they would run to their second shot to avoid the pee bet. 🤣

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