Fun and Games for Golf Outings

Everybody’s played longest drive or putt, closest to pin or line, etc.  Lately we’ve come across some extra-special games that we’ve collected for our readers. nike air max light
Tried and True Games For Individual Holes

  • Longest drive on fairway
  • Closest to line
  • Longest Putt
  • Closest to pin (Par 3, first shot; Par 4, second shot)

Golfer Assistance – Free or for Purchase

  • Mulligans
  • Hand Wedges – 2 per player.  Each player gets to toss her ball out of trouble anywhere on course
  • 24” of paper tape – use anywhere on course, especially on green to finish putt without an additional stroke.  Rip off portion used … until it’s all gone!
  • Pro hits a drive for each team, or for each player on one hole

Why Didn’t We Think of This?!

  • Multiple Pin Placement – A green is set up with multiple holes/flags, say 3.  Team may use the pin that best suits their team
  • Use worst ball on a designated hole
  • Kamikaze Putting – pre-event fun
    Give each event participant a numbered range ball and gather everyone around a practice green.  At signal, everyone tries to putt out to a selected hole.  Players run and get another ball to putt until someone is successful.  Winner gets a prize.
  • Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day Outings
    Each player adds her handicap and par for her “number.”  Give each player a small American flag on a small flagstick.  When player has reached her “number” in the round of play, she plants her flag.  As play progresses, more and more flags appear on the course.  Draw a winner from those who finish play with their flag.  It’s a great effect to see flags around the course.

There’s lots of room for creativity – and for more ideas to add to this post.  Please do! air max 90s

Golf Stats Tracking – Numbers Tell the Story

Most players have a feeling about their golf game – “Consistent off the tee,” “Lousy chipper,” “Good putter,” etc. – but what are the FACTS?If we track some basic numbers during every round, our true golf game with all its strengths and weaknesses will come to light.(Annika Sorenstam did this for over 20 years.) There’s no better way to identify soft spots in our game, make a practice plan to improve them … and lower our scores!

Start with the Scorecard
Besides your score (!) some helpful golf stats to track are:

  • Fairways hit
  • Greens hit (in your regulation)
  • Number of putts

On the scorecard simply use the lines provided for other players’ names to write in the above categories.On each hole: X if your drive hits the fairway, X if you hit the green, and record the number of putts.

Other stats worth recording include driving distance (easy with GPS) and number of bunker shots, pitches and chips

Record all your games
A notebook or spreadsheet will do the job.

How do you stack up?
Watch the progress of your numbers over time.It’s also fun to see how we stack up against others.Peter Sanders of Golf Research Associates has tracked thousands of rounds and offers these averages for a golfer with a 20 handicap playing 18 holes: new balance 540

  • 6 out of 14 fairways hit
  • 4 out of 18 greens hit in regulation
  • 34 putts