Golf Betting Games available on Golf Bets:
Nassau Format: The Nassau bet (named from the Nassau Country Club on Long Island, where the format was invented) is a type of bet that is essentially three separate bets: the best match play score on the front nine (holes 1–9), back nine (holes 10–18), and total 18 holes. The amount of the bet is established for each nine with a third bet for the overall 18-hole match. Points are calculated by scoring each hole as a separate match. The player with the lowest score on a hole wins a point. If the scores tie for a hole, this results in a "push," or no points won or lost.
The Nassau Format can be selected in the “Select Options” screen when playing Best (Four) Ball, or when playing an Individual Game.
Best Ball: Also called Four Ball and Better Ball. At the end of each hole, the low score between the two partners on each team is that team's score. The team winning the most holes wins the match. A match is won when one side leads by a number of holes greater than the number remaining to be played. The Game is selected when setting up the round, and the Options are selected (Match Play is assumed), such as 18 or 9 holes and Nassau Format (Yes/No).
Individual Game: In stroke play the low score for the round wins the game. In match play, the low net score wins the hole. The player with the most holes won wins the match.
Presses: Presses are a new Bet from the start of the Press to the end of the (Front or Back) 9 Holes in Nassau Format, and to the end of the round if not in Nassau Format. Presses apply to Best Ball and Individual Games. In Golf Bets, Presses are at the option of the Players and are entered after entering the scores for the hole just completed. (For example, if a player presses after completing hole #8, the press is entered while still in the hole #8 screen.)
Golf Bets provides for entering a different Press Bet amount than the Game Bet amount. The Scorekeeper enters Presses and Golf Bets keeps track of the status.
Presses apply to Best (Four) Ball and to Individual match play games.
Bingo Bango Bongo (BBB): The first player in a group to get his ball on the green gets a point (Bingo). The player in the group whose ball is closest to the pin once all balls are on the green gets a point (Bango). And the player in the group who is first to hole out gets a point (Bongo). This game assumes that players play in turn, i.e., the player furthest from the hole always plays first. If players are playing from different tees, such as Men and Women playing in the same group, it is suggested that tee shots on par 3 Holes be alternated to give equal chances for players to win the Bingo.
Las Vegas: Partners are chosen at random on each hole (usually the two right tee shots versus the two left tee shots.). The team score is a two-digit number with the low net score in the first position and the high net score in the second position. For example, if the two players on Team A shot a net 4 and a 5 on the hole, their score would be 45. If the Team B score were a 55, then each player on team 1 would win the difference, or 10 on that hole. (Caveat: if a player's score is 10 or higher, the 2-digit score is in the first position, e.g., 104, not 410.)
“Flip the Bird” Option: If, in the “Select Options” screen, “Flip the Bird” is chosen, the game is the same as Las Vegas except if one team wins with a gross birdie the other team's score is "flipped." This means that, for example, a 46 would become a 64. In this case, the winning team members would receive an extra 18 points each.
In Las Vegas, Golf Bets only requires the Scorekeeper to enter who the partners were on each Hole then automatically calculates the Bet from the scores.
Nines: This is a great game for 3 players. There are a total of 9 points to be won on each hole. Win the hole outright for 5 points; if two players tie for the win they receive 4 points each; if 3 tie for the win each receives 3 points. 2nd place is either 3 points for sole 2nd or 2 points for a tie; 3rd is always 1 point. Once the game is selected Golf Bets keeps track of the points and calculates the Bet status.
Skins: The player who wins the hole is said to win the "skin," and whatever that skin is worth. Holes are not halved. When players tie on a given hole, the value of that hole is carried over and added to the value of the following hole. The more ties, the greater the value of the skin and the bigger the eventual payoff.
Skins No Carry: is like Skins but the winner of a hole wins only the value of one skin, no matter how many holes were previously tied.
***Important note about Skins***: Skins are calculated on cHCP (Course Handicap) not rHCP (Reduced Handicap). In the game of Skins, each player takes their strokes on Holes according to their full cHCP.
Specials - Individual: a game where a player can win a point, or points, for a special on a hole. A special can be whatever the players in the group agree upon at the start of the round. Common specials are Birdies, KPs (closest to the pin on a par 3) and Sandys (par after having been in a fairway or greenside bunker). Eagles are usually given 2 points and double eagles 4 points. The Scorekeeper enters specials won, if any, on each Hole.
Specials - Partner: same as Specials - Individual, except that a Special is won by the team. For example, a player from Team A wins a KP, then each player from Team B owes 1 point to Team A.
Wolf: A game for 4 players. Players rotate being the "Wolf." The Wolf chooses whether to play the hole against the other three players or with a partner. If the Wolf chooses to play with a partner, he must choose his partner immediately following that player's drive and before the next player hits his tee ball. The side with the lowest best ball score wins the hole. If it's 2 on 2, then the winning side wins the bet. If it's 1 against 3, the Wolf wins double or loses double the bet amount. Lone Wolf is when the Wolf announces before anyone tees off, including himself, that he's going it alone. A "Lone Wolf" wins triple or loses triple.
The Scorekeeper enters who played Wolf on the Hole and whether it was with a partner and who the partner was, or if the Wolf played as a single, or if the Wolf declared Lone Wolf. Golf Bets calculates the Bet status.
Additional Games will be added soon. Let us know which ones you would prefer.