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3 Ways to Spice Up Your Weekly Golf Game

[08/07/13 | 4 Comments | 173233 views]

Golfers get tired of playing the same course with the same 3 guys every week. It gets even worse when you have nothing to play for or the same skins game is being played and you’re passing around the same $5-$10 each week. Even if you are in a golf league, playing straight stroke play all the time can become very repetitive, so why not try a new format next time out? Here are 3 great ones I love:

Golfers get tired of playing the same course with the same 3 guys every week. It gets even worse when you have nothing to play for or the same skins game is being played and you’re passing around the same $5-$10 each week. Even if you are in a golf league, playing straight stroke play all the time can become very repetitive, so why not try a new format next time out? Here are 3 great ones I love:

  1. Try playing in a head to head match against another opponent whose handicap is similar to yours. Match play is a great way to add some excitement to your game. Each hole is its own competition. The objective is to win more holes than the other guy over the 18 holes.  Even if you start 8-10-7 and lose all 3 holes, you still have something to play for the rest of the day.
  2. You can also play team match play (which happens to be my game of choice). In team match play, you and your partner take your best score against the best score of the other 2 guys to decide who wins each hole. I grew up playing team sports so I prefer playing together with another member in my league as it brings the camaraderie and challenge of working together for 18 holes to beat two other players who are trying to do the same thing.
  3. Another game that I like to play is Stableford. It’s a fun scoring system that awards points for a Net Bogey, Par, Birdie, Eagle, and seldom seen Albatross. At the end of the round, everyone in the competition adds up their points and the guy with the highest score…yes, HIGHEST, wins! There is a great explanation of how the points work here (Stableford explained). This is another format which keeps you in a round even after starting off slow.

So the next time you hit the links with your group, suggest trying out one of these new formats of play. I am sure you will be glad you did.

Posted by Matt Daley, VP Bus Development

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