This is probably the most commonly used format when organizing a charity tournament or playing with numerous foursomes. Teams of 2-4 (usually 4) are formed.
How To Play
On each hole, each player on the team tees off. The best of the shots is chosen and then everyone plays their ball from that location (players first go pick up their ball if it isn’t the one the team chose). After everyone has hit their second shot, the same process happens where the team chooses the best ball and everyone shoots again from that spot.
This continues until the ball is holed and the team gets a score on the hole.
You can strategize as must as possible as to who goes first vs last. Usually you will leave your best or longest hitter to go last so if one of the players has already hit a good shot, the better player can really try to hit it hard with no penalty for an errant shot.
How To Score
The team score is based on how many shots it takes the group to get the ball in the hole. At each spot where the group members hit, only 1 shot is counted. You keep track of the score like a normal stroke play tournament.
How To Win
The Team with the lowest score after the round wins! Usually a winning score at a tournament will be around 10 under par.
Players A, B, C and D all tee off. It is decided that Player C has the best shot.
Players A, B and D go and pick up their ball and bring it back to the location of Player C’s ball. All four players hit again (from same spot). It is decided that Player A has the best shot.
Players B, C and D go and pick up their ball and bring it back to the location of Player A’s ball. Player A, B, C and D all putt and Player D sinks his putt.
The team gets a score of a 3 on this hole.
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