By convoy71 , May 30, in Welcome, Everyone. My name is David, 42 from Pennsylvania To be honest I was never a fan of golf But after working on some games on several sports I thought developed one for golf that is very near real time and real play.
I began to follow PGA tournaments to follow up for my new game. I have several games played with 1 to multiple 6 sided dice. After about half dozen tries on perfecting the play and scoring sheets Played several tournaments actually. The 18 hole scores turned out so far below par they practically set new PGA records Some in the range Frankly too many.. NO pro golfer is that good The dice was scoring way too many birdies and well I gave the terms scored of their own.
Yeah I know its confusing what Im asking for cause I really didnt explain I almost doubt anyone could help unless understood using dice and the odds or turn outs But the game idea is entirely mine. This is the confusing part for me, either the score could be -3 which would result in score of 1? Because too many Eagles and Doubles Birdies cause final score after 18 holes to range from 50's's.
I don't understand how that is a game? Are there any rules or strategy involved? It just sounds like if you get doubles you win, and if you don't, you lose. Unless you are incorporating gambling somehow and it's a golf themed version of craps. I think its kind of like this Gdad.
Wanna play?? I can teach you the rules as we go Sounds like there is no skill involved whatsoever - it's just, literally, the roll of the dice that determines your golf score. Don't see the fun in that. Now, back in the day, when I was a kid late 60s, early 70s there was an APBA golf game based around dice rolls, but the result of the roll got translated to a player's card which told you the result of the shot.
You got a set of player's cards, each reflecting a pro golfer. Found this on the web -. I know all that crap was confusing It made no logical sense. And this forum doesnt allow editing or deleting. Anyone interested in learning the game of Dice Golf You can do Amateur and Professional Golf. So you just sit there and roll dice? Looks like fun!
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May 30, Hello My name is David, 42 from Pennsylvania Par is even of course If a player does not "hole out" on the first roll, the player, upon reaching the green following the tee shot or one or more approach shots, will roll one die which represents a putt.
The representation on the die is then compared to a third chart representing possible putt shots for the golf hole to be played which identifies all of the possible roll combinations for the last roll of the die and has indicia corresponding to each different roll combination for determining the final number of strokes for the hole.
Most desirably, the method also includes the step of totaling the number of strokes for each player for each hole played and entering the same in a golf score card. Other objects and features of the present invention will become apparent from the detailed description considered in connection with the accompanying drawings, which disclose several embodiments of the invention.
It is to be understood that the drawings are to be used for the purpose of illustration only and not as a definition of the limits of the invention. In the drawings, wherein similar reference characters denote similar elements throughout the several views:. Turning now in detail to the drawings, therein illustrated is a dice golf game including five dice 10, three shot charts 30, 40, and 50 and a score card 60 or 70 embodying the present invention. The dice 10 are used to represent the various golf clubs used in playing the conventional game of golf.
Specifically, all five dice are used to represent a driver, four dice are used to represent a wood, three dice are used to represent an iron, two dice are used to represent a wedge and one die is used to represent a putter.
In addition to dice 10 representing the various types of golf clubs, a roll or throw of the die or dice determines the advancement of the ball for each golf hole as identified on charts 30, 40 and With reference to FIG. Specifically, three sides contain a representation of a golf ball 22, one side contains a representation of a sand trap 24, and the remaining two sides contain a blank or blank face Thus, for each die 20 the odds are three out of six for ball 22 two out of six for blank 26 and one out of six for trap The dice golf game, as in the play of golf on a regulation golf course, includes a multiplicity of par 3, par 4, and par 5 holes comprising either a 9 hole or 18 hole course.
A typical scoring card 60, which simulates a conventional scoring card, is displayed in FIG. Beneath the par value line 64 are rows or spaces 66 for listing the players names. The successive columns of empty spaces 65 beneath the "PAR VALUE" line 64 is used for entering each players' scores for each hole as one would in scoring a conventional game of golf. The score card 60 also has two subtotal columns 67, 68 for the first and second nine holes labeled "OUT," and "IN", respectively, as well as a "TOTAL" column 69 for adding the players' total scores.
Alternatively, players can use scoring cards from local or nationally known golf courses. Players can even create their own golf course, generally totaling an overall par of 36 for each 9 holes of play. In the play of the dice golf game, the advancement of the ball from the tee to the pin or hole, utilizes dice 10 and charts 30, 40 and Referring to FIG.
Chart 30 is divided into three columns 31, 32, and 33 which correspond to a par 3 hole, par 4 hole and a par 5 hole respectively Each column lists the number of dice to be initially rolled corresponding to the first club that would normally be used on a golf course for such a par value Thus, referring to "PAR 3", column 31, for a par 3 hole, which normally has the shortest distance, one would utilize an iron, or three dice. Likewise, under "PAR 4", column 32, for a par 4, which normally has an intermediate distance, one would use a wood, or four dice.
Under "PAR 5", column 33, for a par 5 which normally is the longest hole on a golf course, one would utilize a driver, which is five dice. Columns 31, 32 and 33 also list the various indicia of all possible combinations of a roll of the dice for corresponding advancement of the ball for a par 3, par 4 and par 5 hole, respectively. For example, chart 30, column 31, line 34, shows the combination of three balls 22 which results in the score of an eagle a hole in one on a par 3 , and the hole is finished.
The player would then mark his score card for the par 3 hole with a "1. Other combinations of a roll do not complete the hole but require at least an additional roll of a lesser number of the dice. When playing a par 4 hole, one would roll four dice and then look at the possible dice combinations under column 32, lines Here again, the player would mark his score card for the par 4 hole with the numerical score he achieved.
Finally, when playing a par 5 hole, the player would roll five dice corresponding to a driver and then look for the dice combination thrown under column 33, line Once again, the player would mark the score achieved on his score card 60 under the appropriate par 5 hold designation.
Fairway approach shots may be necessary for reaching the green or completing a hole after teeing off, which requires the player to roll two o more dice again. Each column lists the number of dice which represents the club utilized in the fairway or approach shot.
Thus, referring to column 46, a wedge shot utilizes two dice. Likewise, column 47 utilizes an iron shot which is three dice and column 48 utilizes a wood shot which is four dice. If the player rolled a ball 22 and either a sand trap 24 or a blank 26 line 50 , the player would have a "PUTT REMAINING," which would mean he missed the shot for birdie or eagle and would be now putting for par for the par 3 or par 4 or a birdie for the par 5 , as per chart 55, as described hereinafter.
If the player were to roll a combination of blanks 26 or sand traps 24 line 51 , the player would still have a "WEDGE REMAINING," which would mean not only did he miss the birdie OR EAGLE shot, but he also missed the green, requiring him to take another wedge shot and costing the player another stroke or point; each roll of the die or dice being equivalent to a golf stroke or another point unless otherwise indicated on the appropriate chart 30, 45, If the player rolled the combination shown at line 50 under column 47 he would have a "PUTT REMAINING" which would mean that he would be putting for either par or for birdie depending upon whether it was a par 4 or par 5 as described in greater detail hereinafter.
Alternatively, if the player were to roll either of the combinations shown at line 52 of column 47 or 48, the player would have a "IRON REMAINING" and would then have to roll three dice and repeat the play as described above for an iron shot. Finally, if the player was playing a par 5 hole and initially rolled the combination at line 38 of chart 30, the player would then be shooting a "WOOD FOR EAGLE" or rolling four dice and would score the same according to column 48 of chart In each of the previous charts where a putt is indicated i.
Once on the green, a putt shot involves the roll of a single die. Putt shots are described in chart 55 shown in FIG. As shown in row 56, a roll of ball 22 results in a successful putt for one stroke. A roll of blank 26 results in a missed putt with an automatic tap in, thus two putts or strokes. A roll of trap 24 results in two missed putts together with an automatic tap in for a total of three putts or strokes to finish the hole off.
The charts 30, 45, 55 are representatively designed to correspond to the different probabilities of reaching the pin on par 3, par 4, par 5 holes on regulation golf courses. The charts may be displayed on one card or on three separate cards. The score card 70 includes a top line or row labeled "HOLE" designating the hole being played, i. A second row 72 entitled "PAR" spaced below the hole line 71 identifies the par values for each hole played and the total par for the nine holes played under the "OUT" column.
There are four additional rows or lines under the par line for each of the four players--namely, lines 73, 74, 75, 76 for keeping their score, and a last line entitled "SKINS", the purpose of which will be discussed in greater detail hereinafter. Lines also have an initial column with a "H" designation in each line, the purpose of which will also be described in greater detail hereinafter. The dice golf game can be played by either one player or a number of players.
With more than one player the players determine the order for teeing off on the first hole. The order may be determined among the players themselves, by a flip of a coin, or a roll of five dice with the player receiving the greatest number of golf balls showing going first, the player with the second greatest number going second and so on. The players names are placed on lines 66 of the scoring card 60 supplied with the game FIG. The players can change the order of play for the following holes based on such factors as who received the lowest score on the last hole or who has the overall lowest score up to the last hole.
The object of the dice golf game is to achieve the lowest score among the players over either 9 or 18 holes. If a player is playing alone he should set a goal of achieving under 36 strokes in completing 9 holes or 72 strokes in completing 18 holes. The game begins with hole 1 and proceeds sequentially to hole 9 or hole In describing the rules of play, a par 4 hole will be addressed, since a description of playing either a par 3 or par 5 hole is essentially the same.
To start the game as well as begin each hole, each player begins with a tee shot. For example, referring to FIG. As shown in FIG. The resulting combination displayed in the roll of the four dice determines the advancement of the ball. The combination obtained is compared to the nine choices shown in column 32, lines Depending on the success of the roll a player's score for that hole may be determined and the hole completed, or the player is required to roll a number of dice at least one more time in order to finish out the hole.
A tee shot on a par 4 hole requires a roll of four dice. If four balls 26 are displayed line 34 , the result is a score of an eagle, two strokes under par. The hole is finished and the next player goes. Tee shots displaying the following combinations with a roll of the four die having at least one ball showing lines requires at least one additional roll of a lesser number of dice for finishing out the hole. A roll of three balls 22 and either a blank 26 or trap 24 line 35 advances the ball to the green and if followed by a successful putt a score of a birdie, one stroke under par.
The player putts by rolling one die, as shown in FIG. If a ball 22 is rolled line 56 , the putt is sunk and the player receives the score of a birdie. If a blank 26 is rolled line 57 , the player just misses the putt but automatically gets a short tap in, thus resulting in taking two strokes to sink the putt and scoring a par. A roll of a trap 24 would result in a three putt line 58 to finish out the hole. A roll of a ball 22 and either a blank 26 or trap 24 line 50 results in a missed birdie with a putt remaining and if successful a score of par.
A roll of three balls line 49 results in a hole out or a score of a birdie, one under par, for the hole. A roll of two balls 22 and either a blank 26 or trap 24 line 50 results in a missed birdie with a putt remaining and if successful a score of par. For a tee shot on a par 4 hole with the following possible combinations displayed, the hole is completed, no further rolls of the dice are required.
A roll of four blanks 26 line 38 receives score of par. A roll of three blanks 26 and a trap 24 line 39 yields a score of bogey, one over par. A roll of two blanks 24 and two traps 26 line 40 yields a score of double bogey, two over par.
A roll of three traps 26 and one blank 24 line 41 is a triple bogey, three over par. The combination of four traps 26 line 42 is a score 4 over par. After the first player has completed the scoring for the hole the next player tees off and finishes out the hole.
The players repeat this for each hole listing their score under the appropriate column in score card A subtotal of their scores would be provided under column 67 labeled "OUT" for the first nine holes and under column 68 labeled "IN" for the second nine holes, and their total score would be listed in column 69 in comparison to the par 72 for the total of 18 holes. To start, each of the players would putt for honors to determine who would go first.
Each player would putt or roll a die, and the first player to make the putt score a golf ball 22 would receive the honors, circle the "H" adjacent to his name shown at line 75 for Tom in chart 70 , and receive a skin or a point for obtaining the honor to go first.
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Modified Alternate Shot. Chapman Format. Pinehurst Format. Stableford Format. Golf Games for Foursomes All these games can be played with or without handicaps. You compare only the best lowest score for each team on each hole and the lower score wins the hole — ties are pushed. You can also use each teams 2nd ball score as a tie-break to reduce the number of "pushed" holes. Played with or without handicaps. This game is played in the Nassau format usually with three bets - one bet for each nine and one bet for the overall Return to Foursomes Table.
Return to The Golf Games Table. For example — You and your partner score a 4 and a 5 and your opponents score a 5 and a 6, then your team wins 2 points for your 4 beating their 5 and your 5 beating their 6. This game is a variation on Low Ball — High Ball and again keeps both players involved in the hole as both scores will matter. The format is that you first compare the low balls on each team to determine the winning team for the 1st point of the hole.
The 2nd point on each hole is determined by adding together the scores of both players on each team and the low aggregate takes that 2nd point. Usually played among foursomes in two-man teams, both team scores are used and points awarded for the difference of their total — but with some staggering possible adjustments. The 1st variation to consider is the rule of 10 or more — if anyone takes a 10 or higher then their team score is reversed.
That pairing is for that hole only and future pairings will be determined by the same means on future hole. For example — On a par 4 you and your partner score and eagle 2 and par 4 for a team score of 24, and your opponents score a 5 and a 6. Usually played with four or five players if your club allows five-somes.
The order of play is set first and can be determined by a predetermined selection, by tossing a tee, or by any means your group deems acceptable. Once the order is chosen, then players tee off in that order with the player to hit first on the 1st hole rotating to last on the 2nd hole and everyone else moves up one in the order and that rotation continues through all subsequent holes.
Players alternate partners every six holes. Play low total on each hole where one point skin is awarded to each member of the winning team per hole. As a scoring example shows after 18 holes 36 total skins : Player 1 has 11 skins, players 2 and 3 each have 9 skins and player four has totaled 7 skins. Also a very popular format used for 4-man teams in charity fundraisers, this format has both or all players hit a tee shot, then choose the best or their preferred ball to both hit again from that spot.
They then choose again and both play from that spot and continues this format until the ball is holed out. This format often has restrictions that a pre-determined number of tee shots must be used from each or all players. Two players alternate hitting the ball until it is holed.
In this format, players decide who will tee off on the odd number holes and who will tee off on the even numbered holes. The player who does not hit the tee shot will hit the 2nd shot and they alternate until the ball is in the hole. With this style of play, the player who makes the last put on any hole might also then hit the tee shot on the next hole, unlike the Scotch Foursome style — see below!!
For example: have players with a natural right-handed draw tee off on the holes that turn left or otherwise would benefit from a shot shaping right to left. A left-handed draw player, or a "righty" who naturally fades the ball would hit the tee shots requiring a shape of left to right. Under this format, 2 players alternate hitting the ball until it is holed, but with a TRUE alternate shot twist.
Determine the player to hit the 1st tee shot under any means you wish, but then every shot from there is alternated between players. Under this format, the player to make the putt on any hole then watches his partner hit the tee shot on the next hole. Both players get to tee off and then choose the best or preferred drive, with the player who did not hit that drive hitting next and they continue alternating from there until the ball is holed.
Pinehurst is a slight variation on the Chapman format where each player hits a drive, and the best drive is then chosen and players alternate in from there. Points are awarded for each score on every hole. Got a favorite game you don't see on our pages and want to share it with the world? Use this form to make your contribution. Go to Golf Games for Individuals.
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Essentially, the bet doubles. If the press is accepted, and they win the new bet, they will wipe out the potential loss arising from the front 9 matches. But of course, if they lose the new bet, they will double their overall loss. Remember that if the team that was leading finds itself behind in the press bet, and if enough holes remain, it may demand a new press of its own.
In some golfing circles, it is regarded almost as an element of correct etiquette for the leading team to accept a press. But this may be made either mandatory or optional as the participants wish, or pressing may be excluded from the game altogether. All that really matters for the sake of harmony is that the rules are discussed and agreed by all the players before the match begins. Between and an unofficial televised skins game was recognized by the PGA and played by four invited tour pros, most recently at the Indian Wells club in California, for mind-boggling sums of money.
No such sums are remotely available to the average amateur, of course, but an informal skins game can still add a frisson of financial excitement to an otherwise routine round of golf. One of the beauties of skins is its great flexibility as long as you have someone to keep track of it all.
It can be played by any number of individuals or teams; or even by a whole group outing or tournament. First, a point or dollar value of the skin is assigned for how much each hole is worth. This may be the same for each hole or, to liven things up, even more, values can gradually increase as the round progresses.
If values are to be the same throughout, each player will contribute a set amount for each hole. If they are to vary, the contribution will be calculated simply by dividing the total points to be played for by the number of players or teams participating. Generally, the format is match play and the player or team with the lowest score for a hole will win the points or dollars allocated to that hole. The more participants there are, the more likely it is that nobody will win a hole outright.
But the pot also gets bigger so if you win one hole you can win a lot of money! In other words, someone has to win the hole outright and the player with the high score for the hole does not necessarily lose it. When a hole is tied in this way, its value is generally carried over to the next hole, but this is something that needs to be agreed between all the players before the game begins.
Again, for the avoidance of perhaps heated debate, this is something that needs to be clearly established before the game begins. Extra excitement can be generated by the introduction of side Skin prizes for birdies, longest drives, par saves and almost any other eventuality that golf offers.
All Skins are then calculated and paid out at the end of the round. The beauty in Skins is that one good hole could take all the money. As the name suggests, Vegas is a game strictly for those comfortable with the idea of risk and losing more than just golf balls. It is a game for teams of two players which has a unique and ingenious scoring system.
The score for each team on a hole is arrived at by combining the scores of the team members — but not in the way you might expect. If both players in a team score 4, the score for the team is not 8 but If one scores 3 and the other 5, the team score is 35 and so on, the lower of the two scores always being placed first.
This scoring system clearly allows for some big margins to open up. It would only need the players from the first team to miss short putts and both take 5, and the margin would become As a minor concession to the more cautious gambler, if one member of a team hits double figures the normal placement of the scores is reversed, so that for example if the players shoot 4 and 10, their score is , not At a dollar a point, you can see how losses can mount alarmingly as the game progresses, but of course, you can agree to play for quarters, dimes, nickels or anything else a point as you wish.
This is a game for four individuals who take turns to be the Wolf for a hole. This order of play is determined on the first tee box and remains throughout the round, but the Wolf is always the last to hit their tee ball.
The incentive to do this is that by winning the hole a Lone Wolf 1 vs. If the Wolf and his partner lose the hole, the other team gets 3 points each. If any other player beats a Lone Wolf, each player receives a point except the Lone Wolf. The object of the game is to score the most points during the round, gambling on the outcome as desired. And the best way to do this, of course, is to win holes as a Lone Wolf when you have the opportunity.
It takes confidence and a cool nerve to do this, but fans of the game cite the opportunity to develop these qualities as a great reason for playing it. This only works with four players but it is a lot of fun as it keeps you invested in every hole, especially those middle six where some golfers can tune out. Bets can be placed on the outcome of each match and on the aggregate of the three.
Each player Is aiming to be on the winning side in at least two of the three matches. If you lose all three matches, it can usually get expensive! This is an imaginative game that is great for allowing weaker players and even beginners an opportunity to take points and dollars from more experienced competitors. With so many point-scoring opportunities, the game can generate considerable enthusiasm.
But more introverted players should be reassured that it is not necessary, or at more exclusive clubs even permissible, to shout out the words themselves. The great thing about this game is that the total score on a hole is irrelevant to the winning of points. This helps players with a weaker tee to the green game can still compete. If their final shot to the green is just a short chip shot, they may still have a good chance of being closest to the pin and scoring Bango.
Likewise, any player may from time to time see a longish putt drop in and score Bongo. For this reason, the game is a popular choice for association and society days, but it can also be played alongside more conventional stroke and match play formats if desired. The rules for this game are simple which is nice because some of the most popular ones require a lot of math and post-round calculations.
As you can tell, most of these betting methods are geared toward two or four players. This is not so much a game in its own right, but a way of describing a number of minor or side bets which can be added to any conventional golfing contest or to all the other games.