Two Person Games
Following is a list of games that are designed for a two person team event. These games work well in a tournament/large group setting. Listed is the name of the event and how each game is played.
2-Person A X B Multiplier, using USGA Handicap
This is a 2- person team event (recommend one flight if field is fewer than 24 players). You count the net balls of both team members on each hole.
To determine the team's score for a hole, you multiply the net score of Player "A" by the net score of Player "B". Example:
Hole #1 Player A scores a net 4 while his/her playing partner scores a net 6. The team score on that hole is 24 (4x6=24)
Hole #2 Player A scores a net 7 while his/her playing partner scores a net 3. The team score for that hole is 21 (7x3=21)
Scorekeeper, you will find it helpful if you record the net score for each player and use the third line to record the Multiplier score.
2-Person Best Ball, using USGA Handicap
This is a 2-person team event. The 2-person team will count its lowest net ball on each hole to arrive at its 18-hole total.
It is recommended that team members be within 6 handicap strokes of one another and, if the field is fewer than 24 players, only one flight.
2-Person ODD & EVEN, using your USGA Handicap
This is a 2-person team event. The person with the lowest handicap of the team has his/her net ball count only on the Odd Number Holes. The person with the higher handicap of the two has his/her net ball count only on the Even Number Holes.
The 2-person team with the lowest net score for 18-holes is the winner. It is recommended that team members be within 6 handicap strokes of one another and, if the field is fewer than 24 players, only one flight.
2-Person Stableford Handicap Event - Blind Draw
This is a 2-person blind draw Stableford Handicap event. At the end of the round the event coordinator will conduct a blind draw to determine who will be your partner. Then the Stableford points of each partner will be added together to determine the overall Winner.
Stableford points are earned on each hole based upon the following:
1 Point Net Bogey
2 Points Net Par
4 Points Net Birdie
8 Points Net Eagle
Scorekeeper should keep the gross score on the first line, the net score on the second line, and the Stableford Points on the third line. Please add up the 18-hole totals for each line.
2-Person Stableford, by Divisions
This is a 2-person team event using Stableford Points to determine the Division Champion. The handicap spread between partners should be no greater than 6.
The 2-person team combined handicap determines in which Division they are placed. For example:
Division III has 8-2-person teams. The combined 2-person handicap for Division III ranges from 19 to 24.
On each hole count the Gross Stableford Points of each partner based upon the following"
1 Point Bogey
2 Points Par
4 Points Birdie
8 Points Eagle
Scorekeeper, please record the gross score for the two-person team on lines one and two, using the third line to record their combined Stableford Points. Please add-up the 18-hole total for each line.
AKA: A Day @ the Track
This is a 2-person team event played under three different golfing formats. This is an open field event. Teams with handicaps higher than the norm will start the round between 1 and 3 under par. Use the swag method of handicapping these team.
Holes 1 thru 6 - Scramble
Each 2-person team player will hit a tee ball and then will select their best positioned ball to hit their second shot. The teams third best position shot will then be selected and each will hit from that spot, and so on and so until the team holes its putt. You have 1-club length to position your ball no near the hole, and you may use the preferred ball lie rule.
Holes 7 thru 12 - Alternate Shot
Each 2-person team player will hit a tee ball and then will select their best position ball to hit their second shot. The players whose ball was selected shall not hit the next shot; his/her playing partner will hit the second shot. The alternate partner will hit the third shot, and the team members will continue to take turns in a similar fashion until the ball is holed. You will play the ball as it lies. You will not replace your partner's ball with your own ball until you reach the green. Except when team member's tee off, only one ball is in play through the green.
Holes 13 thru 18 - Best Ball
The 2-person team members will play their own ball through the green. After the completion of the hole, the team members will record their best one ball low net score. Please refer to the score card to see if you and/or your partner receive strokes on holes 13 thru 18. This is the only leg of the trifecta where stokes are applicable.
If you do not have a partner you will:
Scramble - Hit two balls for each shot and select your best position ball for the next shot.
Alternate Shot - Hit two tee balls and select your best position drive for your next shot. From your second shot, and through the green, you play but one ball per shot.
Best Ball - A blind draw will determine who you will have as a partner on holes 13 thru 18. The person drawn as your partner doesn't figure into your winnings.
This is a 2-person team game that plays for "Scotch Points" within a Foursome. Earned "Scotch Points" and the explanation of the "Umbrella" is found below. The game between partners may be played for the traditional $2 Nassau, or the partners may agree to place a monetary value on each "Scotch Point".
Up to 5-Scotch Points may be Earned on Each Hole
1 point for low ball
1 point for low 2-ball total
1 point for you hitting the green in regulation
1 point for your partner hitting the green in regulation
1 point for you or your partner getting a birdie
If a team sweeps all 5-Scotch Points on a hole they are deemed to have scored an "Umbrella" and the points double to 10. Note: if the opposing partners tie any point you cannot get an Umbrella.
The "Umbrella" game becomes unique because the point value increases to match the hole number the foursome is playing. For example:
15 point for low ball
15 point for low 2-ball total
15 point for you hitting the green in regulation
15 point for your partner hitting the green in regulation
15 point for you or your partner getting a birdie
If a team sweeps all 5-Scotch Points on the hole they are deemed to have scored an "Umbrella," and the points double to 150.
The foursome may agree to play the game without handicap, give one another strokes where they fall on the scorecard or handicap themselves off the low handicapper of the group.