Foursomes 2018

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Bathurst Foursomes 2018

Its on Again this Sunday 11 November so pick a partner and come and have some fun and play for one of the major prizes of the year  remember no saying sorry

Foursomes in the Rules

All the Official Rules in Golf apply during foursomes play, but there are a few minor variations covered in Rule 29, so be sure to check that out for the full discussion.

Note that penalty strokes do not affect which golfer on a side plays next. The order of playing strokes is always A-B-A-B and so on. If a team must drop a ball, the player whose turn it is to play next must handle the drop and then play the stroke.

Foursomes is a team golf competition format in which a side is comprised of two golfers, and those two golfers alternate hitting the same golf ball. That’s why foursomes is also very commonly called “alternate shot.”

Golfer A tees off, Golfer B hits the second shot, Golfer A plays the third shot, Golfer B hits the fourth shot, and so on until the ball is holed. The two golfers on a side also alternate hitting tee shots so that the same player doesn’t hit every drive (if Golfer A hits the drive on the first hole, then Golfer B plays the drive on Hole 2).

Here’s a hint for foursomes strategy: Try to determine before the round which are the toughest driving holes on the course being played. Factor that into the decision on who hits the tee ball on the first hole. You want your best driver to be teeing off on as many of the toughest driving holes as possible. The golfer who tees off No. 1 will continue teeing off on odd-numbered holes.