Sometimes the things we love the most, end up making us the most miserable. Sometimes we have to remember why we fell in love with them in the first place. We lose sight of the exact things that brought us so much joy. Golf is similar to dating in this sense, we become obsessed with perfection, with progress, and the final destination. Instead of just appreciating it for what it is, a journey full of highs and lows. The scorecard is usually the culprit, similar to the scorecard of life. We spend so much time comparing and competing, that we forget what truly made us happy in the first place.
"You're spending your hard-earned money to do something that hopefully you enjoy, yet so many people come off the course miserable."
Bingo Bango Bongo
Yes, you read that right. Bingo Bango Bongo; a points-based betting game for all levels of golfers. To earn points you have to reach three achievements:
Bingo: The “bingo” point is given to the first golfer in the group who lands their ball on the green.
Bango: Once all balls are on the green, the golfer with the ball closest to the pin earns the “bango” point.
Bongo: The “bongo” point is awarded to the player whose ball lands in the cup first.
Lone Ranger/Yellow Ball
Best when played with 3-4 players. Every hole, one player is assigned to be the Lone Ranger; two scores are recorded, the Lone Ranger and the best ball score from the other teammates. After completion of the hole, the score of the Lone Ranger and the best ball of the other team members are added together for one team score. Example: player A is the Lone Ranger for hole 1, player B is the Lone Ranger for hole 2, etc.
Grab the girls for a weekend full of golf with this next one. GolfSixes calls for a group of 16 splits into teams of 4 for a greensomes tournament spread out over two days ending with a face-off in a round-robin format on the last day. Teams are split into groups of four – similar to the UEFA Champions League – and face off in a round-robin format on the first day. Each matchup consists of six holes, 3 points are awarded to the winner and 1 point to each if it’s a draw. The top two teams from each group then progress to the next day of play. In the event of a tie, matches are decided by a sudden-death play-off.
Ever have a less than perfect shot, the kind you wish you could redo? “Me too.” The idea of this game is that you can pick the spot of someone else in your group, by simply saying “Me Too.” Just pick up your ball and move it to your friends spot and take turns making your next shot. You can play like this the whole round to make it go by smoother and quicker, or you can decide as a group on the amount of Me Toos allowed before the round begins.
If you need a scorecard break it, WE GET IT. Spice up your relationship with golf with these fun game alternatives.