I think it’s only fair to point out that all four ideas were created at various stages of consuming a reasonable amount of wine and a large bag of chipsticks. This may be reflected in their quality, feasibility and attractiveness (the ideas… not the chipsticks).
This is all about teamwork, tactics and timing.
Teams of four see how far they can get one golf ball around the golf course in a specific time period (say half an hour or an hour) or in a time period with a set amount of shots.
Each player on the team has a specific responsibility – tee shots, fairways, short game (100 yards in) and putting.
They can position themselves wherever they like on a hole whenever they like i.e. while the rest of their team’s game is going on around them. For example, the tee shot specialist will take their shot and then move on to the next tee, where they will take their shot once they receive the ball from the previous hole.
With three other players relying on you, every shot is a pressure shot. Using the time format, topping your drive means your mate has to walk 150 yards towards you in order to take the next shot and then has to walk 150 yards the other way to hit the one after that. Using the shot limit format, putting out – as in other forms of golf – can ruin an excellent hole if you’re not careful.
One thing’s for certain. There’ll be plenty to talk about once the game is over!
Comments and your own ideas welcome!