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Four-Point Game

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Definition: The Four-Point Game is a game for groups of four golfers, playing two per side. Each golfer plays his or her own ball throughout. On each hole, four points are at stake:

  • Two points for the lowest of each side's low scores
  • One point for the lowest of each side's high scores
  • One point for the low team total

Ties award no points, and winning the low individual score with a birdie results in double points (4 insteady of 2).

Some examples of how this totes up (using par-4 holes):

  • On the first hole, Team A scores 4 and 5 and Team B scores 4 and 6. Team A wins 2 points. (The low individual score is a tie - 4 and 4 - so no points for that. Team A gets 1 point for second low score - 5 vs. 6 - and one point for team score - 9 vs. 10.)

  • On the second hole, Team A scores 4 and 4 and Team B scores 4 and 5. Team A wins 2 points. (No points for low individual score because it's a tie - 4 and 4. Team A gets 1 point for second low score - 4 vs. 5 - and 1 point for total team score - 8 vs. 9.)

  • On the third hole, Team A scores 4 and 4 and Team B scores 3 and 6. Team A wins 2 points and Team B wins 4 points. (Team B gets 4 points for individual low score - 3 vs. 4 - with double points for a birdie. Team A wins 1 point for second low score - 4 vs. 6 - and 1 point for total team score - 8 vs. 9.)

Tally up the points and high points wins. If you want to play for money, make each point worth a certain amount, and pay out the difference in points. Or tally up front nine, back nine and total points for a Nassau.

Alternate Spellings: 4-Point Game
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