One of the most popular game formats around for all sizes when playing 18 holes. Ultimately this is a combination of three bets to win Nassau Points (1) Front 9 (2) Back 9 (3) Total round.
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How To Play
Nassau usually involves playing out each hole as you normally would trying to shoot the lowest score possible.
How To Score
The scoring system can really be set up in any way that the players would like. Stroke Play, Match Play, Vegas, High Low etc.
2 People: Use a Match Play scoring format where each player is trying to “win the hole”. You will have three different competitions: Front 9, Back 9 and Total Round.
4 People: Select two even teams of 2. On each hole, combined team score wins a point. You will have three different competitions: Front 9, Back 9 and Total Round.
How To Win
The winner is the Player or Team with the most cumulative “Nassau” points at the end of the round.
The game is most famously played for $2 Nassau’s. This means that every 6 hole match is worth $2 per player.
Kamm and Justin decide to play a match play Nassau and bet $1 on each Nassau. Kamm wins the first 9 holes (up 2) and Justin wins the back 9 (up 4). Kamm would win $1 for winning the front 9 and Justin would win $2 for winning the back 9 and overall 18 holes. Make sure to add in some PRESSES to make things interesting down the stretch.
On hole 1, Team A players’ score 4 & 5 = 9 which beats Team B players’ scores 6 & 4 = 10 (9<10). Team A would get 1 Nassau point.
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