You can hear in every flight time and time again how people complain that they missed a shot only because of a bad lie.
Well, would you play different or better, if you had the chance to place the ball in a better place without any penalties?
You may think yes. But lets find out with a little fun game.
Maybe a better lie does not always result in a better score.
You can play alone but it is a lot more fun in a team.
Everybody in your flight gets a piece of string in the length of their handicap.
So if you are a 24 handicap golfer you get a 24 feet piece of string. Every player might use the string to place his or her ball in a better position, e.g. when they are out of bounds, or are lying behind a tree etc.
In each case the player may decide to use a piece of his magic string to place his ball in a better position.
The distance that was used has to be cut off the string or marked with a knot. So if you move your ball 6 feet, you have to cut off that amount from your string. You are not allowed to use your string on the green or the tee for obvious reasons.
But otherwise you are allowed to use your string to place your ball in a better position even closer to the hole without any penalty.
When I tried this I played more fearlessly and surprisingly did not have to use the string in the first place on the holes, where I thought I would have to use it.
At the end of the round you can give points for people who used the least amount of their string or even the
Have fun with this.
- Each player gets a piece of string in the length of their handicap (e.g.
handicap -25 = 25 feet).
- Use your string to place your ball in a better position.
- Cut off the string you used.
- You are not allowed to use it on the green or on the tee.