Hoooooooowl!! A very popular format that incorporates different 2 on 2 teams or 1 on 3 teams for every hole. The rules are a little confusing at the start, but once you get the hang of them – it all makes sense!
This game is featured on Fore Fun’s 2014 Card that are distributed at golf courses around the country…does your course have Fore Fun Cards? If not, shoot us an email to inquire about them. (Hint: They are free).
How To Play
Players rotate being the ‘Wolf’. Decide the order in which to tee off. An easy way to do this is have everyone put their ball into a hat and draw randomly. This order stays the same for all holes, but rotates for who goes first (i.e. The player who tees off 2nd on hole 1 goes first on hole 2, followed by the player who went third on hole one, and so on).
Rotation would look like this
- Hole 1: Player A, Player B, Player C, Player D (Wolf)
- Hole 2: Player B, Player C, Player D, Player A (Wolf)
- Hole 3: Player C, Player D, Player A, Player B (Wolf) etc…….for the rest of the round.
The ‘Wolf’ (always 4th to tee off on each hole) chooses their partner (for that hole only) based on whose drive they prefer. The ‘Wolf’ must select or pass on a player directly after his/her drive w/o the benefit of seeing the others.
If the ‘Wolf’ doesn’t like any of drives by the other players, they can choose to play by themselves against the other three players.
The Wolf can also ‘howl’ out before anyone tees off that they want to be the ‘Lone Wolf’.
How To Score
There are 2 points available on each hole; 1 for the low individual score and 1 for the combined low team score.
If Team A has the individual with the low score and Team A combines for a lower combined team score, both players on Team A are awarded 2 points. If Team A has the individual with the low score, but Team B has a lower combined team score, all players are awarded 1 point.
If the ‘Wolf’ is playing alone, points are doubled. If the Wolf has the lowest score they get 6 points, if they get beat by one other player then each of the other three players get 2 points.
In the ‘Lone Wolf’ situation points are tripled so if the ‘Lone Wolf’ shoots the low score they win 9 points, but if they get beat by one other player then each of the other three players get 3 points. The ‘Lone Wolf’ is risky, but it can pay off greatly!
How To Win
The winner is the Player with the most cumulative points at the end of the round!
Points can have a predetermined value (e.g. $1) or you could all wager something to throw into the ‘pot’ in which the Player with the most points just wins the ‘pot’ (e.g. $5).
If you like WOLF and want to make keeping score easy…visit the Fore Fun Pro Shop to purchase WOLF Score Cards.