Welcome to The Games of Golf!

The Games of Golf is here to help golfers better understand the rules of some of golf’s most popular betting games.  The games can be sorted based on the number of players that you may have in your group, and…
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Alternate Shot/Foursomes

The alternate shot format is also known as “foursomes” and is used in team golf competitions.  In this format, team members do not play every shot during the hole, but alternate taking shots between themselves and their teammate.  Alternate shot…
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Equitable Stroke Control

Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is a process that applies to golfers who have official USGA handicaps, and is a way to prevent significant drops in their handicap index due to a couple of really bad holes.  By employing the ESC,…
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5-3-1

5-3-1 is a game for three players and where each player is playing against one another.  The game is not focused on score in relation to par, but rather how well you score compared to the other players.  5-3-1 can…
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Aces and Deuces

Aces and Deuces is a fun game designed for a full foursome of players.  This game is similar to a combination of 5-3-1 and skins, but allows for the entire foursome to play.  The idea is to avoid being the…
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Nassau

The Nassau is one of the most common games that you’ll see at your local course.  In it’s simplest form, this game is easy to keep track of, but does offer some variety (and scoring complexity) for those that want…
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