A classic format for many types of friendly tournaments. Players on 2-person teams alternate hitting one ball until the golf ball is holed. This could be played if you have just a single foursome or with a large group of people as a tournament format. This format usually speeds up the pace of play. Remember to find a partner that is better than you!
How To Play
Players on the same team alternate hitting shots until the ball is holed. Players must alternate hitting the tee shot on each hole.
EXAMPLE: Tim and Greg are partners. They decide on Tim to tee-off on the first hole. Tim hits the tee shot. Greg will hit the second shot. As you could guess, the third stroke is played by Tim, and so on, alternating shots. Tim and Greg alternate hitting shots until the ball is in the hole.
How To Score
On each hole the Team’s score is the combined number of strokes it takes the team to get the ball in the hole. You can use either a stroke or match play scoring format.
How To Win
At the end of the round, the team with the most cumulative holes won (Match Play) or least amount of total strokes (Stroke Play) will win!
Points/Strokes can have a predetermined value (e.g. $1 or 1 golf ball), or you could all wager something to throw into the “pot” in which the winning team would win (e.g. cold post round beverage or $5).
EXAMPLE: Tim and Greg vs Kamm and Justin
Hole 1: Tim tees off first and hits the ball into the fairway. Greg hits the shot from the fairway onto the green. Tim putts the ball to within 3 inches and Greg taps the ball into the hole. The team score would be a 4.
Kamm tees off first and hits the ball behind a tree. Justin hits next and chips the ball back into the fairway. Kamm then hits the ball on the green. Justin putts the ball to four feet. Kamm drains the putt. The team score would be a 5.
After the first hole Tim and Greg would either be up 1 hole (match play) or 1 shot (stroke play).