When "barkies" are in play, a golfer wins the bet by making par on a hole on which he also hit a tree. Most groups playing barkies stipulate that leaves don't count - the ball must make contact with wood. A double barkie is worth twice the bet and involves making par despite hitting two trees on the same hole.
Of course, no golfer wants to hit a tree, so Barkies are not things that a golfer sets out to do. But playing Barkies can add a fun side game to a round of golf and is a good reward for a golfer who recovers for par after hitting a tree.
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"Make this putt, Bob, and you'll win a barkie."