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David vs. Goliath – Fun and Easy Golf Format

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! In golf you are always playing against yourself and the golf course. But let‘s face it, all golfers are influenced by other golfers, team mates and opponents alike. So dealing with your own feelings when playing has a big influence on your game. This becomes especially true when you are facing a player that is significantly better than you and is even cocky about it. Situations like this are great lessons to learn about yourself and your game. When you are up against a tough competitor, there are two things to [...]

August 4th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Go Play|
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14 Clubs – Extremely Fun Golf Format

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! This is another fun variety of a regular scramble. 14 Clubs is a fun little game that makes you think about how to attack the course and use your clubs in different ways. You play a regular scramble in teams of two. The kicker is that each team is only allowed to use 14 clubs total and that each club can be used only once on each hole (even the putter). So you are basically playing out of one bag which you can actually do. You can also remove [...]

May 21st, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Go Play|
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Trifecta – Exciting New Golf Format

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! The term trifecta is part of horse racing terminology. It describes a bet in which the bettor must predict which horses will finish first, second and third in exact order. This original meaning has almost nothing to do with the golf game trifecta. In golf you do not want to bet who will win, but simply give points to the top three players on each hole as follows: 1st - 6 points 2nd - 4 points 3rd - 2 points 4th – none The game Trifecta is [...]

May 14th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Go Play|
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TagTeam – Team Golf Format

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Team formats are a great way to enjoy a round of golf. Even in the professional area team formats are common, like in the famous Ryder Cup Tournament. Tag Team is no difference and makes you think about tactics and strategies that go beyond a usual round of golf. This format is being played two versus two. Each player also needs a stop watch. At the beginning of the game all players settle for a specific time for each hole. The easy way is to the same time on every hole. [...]

April 25th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Go Play|
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3 in 1 – Golf Format With The Most Variety

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! If you love some variety, you will love this game. 3 in 1 means to mix three different scoring formats in one round of golf. You simply change the  format every six holes. You can use whatever kind of formats you prefer. For example: Holes 1-6, battle golf (see day 10) Holes 7-12, bingo bango bongo (see day 15) Holes 13-18, worse ball (see day 2) You can use all the formats I provide under the go play sections of each day or use whatever rules [...]

April 17th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Go Play|
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The Short Straw – Fun and Simple Golf Format

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! This little addition to the game is a lot of fun and forces you to be creative with your golf clubs and tee shots at the same time. You can play this in teams or one on one. Before each tee shot each side is drawing straws. Be prepared for this and do not make it more difficult than it is. You obviously do not want to hold up the whole golf course. It is best if one player gets the role for holding the straws (matches, sticks, whatever you [...]

April 16th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Go Play|
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Bingo Bango Bongo – Interesting Golf Format

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! This is another great game to play with your friends. Although you are ultimately playing against yourself in golf, I am a strong believer that golf is a social sport and should be practiced and played that way. This is another fun game that leaves your individual handicaps aside. The most important fact is that all players play in the order described by the official rules of golf. You play a normal round of golf, but for each hole there are three points to score in total: One [...]

April 7th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Go Play|
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Eclectic – Great Golf Format to Check Your Capabilities

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Many people tend to forget all their good shots once they experience a miss. When the ball goes splashing into the pond, suddenly the whole game tends to go with that ball right down the drain. I had that feeling often enough. But in reality one miss does not destroy your score. You are playing 18 holes for a reason, and good golf is about playable misses, after all. Take a look at tournament golf. A tournament was never won on the first day. And quite often the field [...]

April 3rd, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Go Play, Mental Game|
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One Ball – Simple And Fun Golf Format

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Today we will have fun with another match play variant. I do not know how your own experience is, but in match play I tend to play a lot better. Usually the overall scores seem to be better for me. I think it is due to the fact that match play takes away some of the long tail pressure because you can ultimately only win or fail on each hole. If you have not played in tournament conditions with stroke play, I strongly suggest you to try it sometime. But [...]

March 21st, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Go Play|
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Battle Golf / Thieves – Outrageous Golf Format

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! This game is a lot of fun. It teaches you how to manage limited resources and that in golf everything can turn around with the next shot. It might even test your friendship with your playing partners sometimes. Battle Golf is being played in teams or one on one. If you are playing in teams, each team is playing out of one bag. Each team plays as a normal two man flight. The fun starts when one team has won a hole. Then the winning team takes one club [...]

March 17th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Go Play|