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GolfdawgZ
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01/08/2020 3:24 pm  

Just curious as to what games/bets your groups  play when in Myrtle?  Our group is lucky to have an EXCEL guru who tracks our games on an excel spreadsheet. Our group of 24-28 play a two man stableford (A & B player based stableford).  The A & B player is based on the score you shot that day then split the field in two with the upper half (lower scores = A player) and the lower half being the B players(higher scores).  Works great and eliminates sandbagging.  We also play a skins game - two tie we all tie.  

So, what do you do??

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ArtMBGolf
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01/08/2020 4:43 pm  

The original MB group that I was in years ago consisted of all guys from 
the men's club of the same public course.   All had handicaps from that 
course.  We had BB of 2, BB of 4, stapleford, individual net.  Since everyone 
was familiar with the games of others, they would predict who would win. 
 
My current group just does side bets.  No need to worry about handicaps and
rules.   
 
If you have someone using a laptop to figure up results that is nice. 
There is a website you can use for running the competition and pairings,
called  www.GolfTripGenius.com            

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Skippy
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01/08/2020 6:30 pm  

We play for bragging rights only. 

If you play for money, it can seem in poor taste to laugh at your opponent's failures & what fun would that be??

It's no hold barred when it comes to ridicule in my group, & the favored response when provoked is, "Don't laugh, it could happen to you.".....& it always does. 😁

 


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6542Golf
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01/08/2020 7:08 pm  

Our group of 12 plays 3 teams of abcd players we count 3 balls on each hole. Also have several side bets plus skins 5 dollars team and 5 dollars skins. Side bets 2 dollars nassaul. Skin is 2 tie all tie.

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tadpole
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01/08/2020 7:37 pm  

Our group of 20 has been using the quota system for many years.  I feel it works best when you have such a difference in handicaps.  Points are awarded for scores in relation to par.  In our group one point is given for a double bogey, two for bogey, three for par, five for birdies and 8 for better than birdie (rarely happens).  Each player has a target # of points based on past scores.  If you get more points than your target, you are + that amount for the day. Less and you are - for the day.  There are four players on each team and the team with the best score in relation to their targets wins each nine and total.  Sounds complicated but it works pretty easily.  We do have someone who keeps everything updated on his laptop.  The quota scores can change daily, although we do ours every other day.

Each guy puts up $105 a week prize money and with 20 guys it comes out to $300 a day.  The money is split between first and second place.  Most of the time things even out pretty well by the end of the seven days of golf.

We have tried other methods during our 25 trips to MB, but the quota system is the best and most even.

There is a separate pot for skins and it divided into an A player and B player grouping.  


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GolfdawgZ
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01/09/2020 3:37 pm  

Thanks for the input gentlemen!    GDZ

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01/10/2020 7:42 am  
Posted by: @skippy

We play for bragging rights only. 

If you play for money, it can seem in poor taste to laugh at your opponent's failures & what fun would that be??

It's no hold barred when it comes to ridicule in my group, & the favored response when provoked is, "Don't laugh, it could happen to you.".....& it always does.

 

I played with you guys last year - not sure bragging is an appropriate word for the golf played!!  Looking forward to no hold barred when we play again this year! You guys are great to play with.

Golf is just an excuse to drink whiskey and smoke cigars


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Skippy
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01/10/2020 2:43 pm  
Posted by: @undercover-golf-pro
Posted by: @skippy

We play for bragging rights only. 

If you play for money, it can seem in poor taste to laugh at your opponent's failures & what fun would that be??

It's no hold barred when it comes to ridicule in my group, & the favored response when provoked is, "Don't laugh, it could happen to you.".....& it always does.

 

I played with you guys last year - not sure bragging is an appropriate word for the golf played!!  Looking forward to no hold barred when we play again this year! You guys are great to play with.

Looking forward to it!


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jchez444
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01/28/2020 1:45 pm  

my group only some carry a hcp others guess their's and i have one guy that use to be a plus but i guess he is a scratch now. mostly due to lack of playing, but its great playing with him. he wont play for a month or so and we will go out and he will shot par, at times better but at most not much over par. *slight brag on my part, last years trip he was messing with new equipment and definitely wasn't comfortable and was over par by 2-4 strokes each round. for the second to last day he shot 76 and i was low round with a 75 lol.

but for gambling we just do closest to the pin on the par 3's, we do 2 on the front and 2 on the back.


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coastalguy
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01/29/2020 10:14 am  

We typically have a foursome and play two man best ball or match play. We do not use handicaps as we're all close to scratch and we've all been sandbagged by some guy who wants to win at any cost before. We do one breakfast ball off the first tee if needed so everyone gets off to a good start, but play everything down after that. If you want to get better this is the way to play, there's pressure and real golf being played, no trash or gimme putts needed.


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01/31/2020 3:13 pm  

Our group of 16 has various games going on during our trips each October. We all throw in $10 each every day for skins...we play net skins because there are a few low handicappers we like putting the screws to!! 🙂   Each 4-some usually has some kind of match going on against each other within the group...either playing individually or 2 against 2.

The game everyone enjoys the most is the Poker game!!  Everyone throws in $5 to start... so with our group of 16 we have $80. Everyone gets 5 cards to start.... but there are ways to collect more cards which i will list below.

1 putting any hole for , par, bogey, or worse.... 1 card.
1 putting for birdie.... 2 cards 
1 putting for eagle.... 3 cards.
1 putting from the fringe, or chipping in from the fringe/rough/fairway.... 1 card {for par, bogey, or higher}
1 putting from the fringe, or chipping in from the fringe/rough/fairway.... 3 cards for birdie, 4 cards for eagle.

Here is how we make our pot grow from $80.... every 3 putt costs you $1. If some of the boys are struggling on the greens... the pots grow. Our daily Poker game is usually in the $100 range....the highest i believe was around $129 and i know for a fact it was at The Dunes!!  LOL.  Also... if anyone doesn't finish the hole and picks up their ball... it counts as an automatic 3 putt and $1. 

Now with 16 guys.... we use 4 decks of cards. If someone is playing great...you can get a lot of cards. A few years ago my buddy Derek who is a teaching pro... got 14 cards...plus the 5 cards everyone automatically gets...and he didn't win the Poker pot that day which made us all very happy!! 🙂  We also keep the jokers in the deck which are used as wildcards to help improve your hand. So there are times when a straight flush is a winner... 5 or 6 of a kind is a winner. This game helps keep the guys motivated... even if your score isn't great that day... making a few up + downs from the bunker, or 1 putting a hole... getting these extra cards can win you some easy $$$$!!

The other fun thing we do is the Coor's Light Putt Off... when we were just a group of 4 guys this is what we would drink...but now with 16 everyone orders their drink of choice but we still stick with calling it the Coor's Light Putt Off.
With a large group like ours.... we find a tough putt on the practice putting green...usually has some severe break in it...or the hole is close to the fringe. Anyone who putts the ball off the green onto the fringe is buying drinks!!  Basically we all just putt.... and the 2 worst putts from the group split on a round of drinks after our round is over. Once the 2 losers start delivering our drinks... we break out into a free beer, free beer, free beer chant!!  🙂


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