What's your most enjoyable form of golf?

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  • Brunchz0rBrunchz0r DenmarkMembers  19WRX Points: 17Handicap: 3.8Posts: 19 Bunkers
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    Love stroke play, it's my strength. Love that feeling of control and decision making even if it means chipping sideways.

    Although I think i'm pretty cool under pressure. I always seems to get surprised in match play, so that's also great fun.

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  • Boricua GolfBoricua Golf Members  3446WRX Points: 142Handicap: 3.3Posts: 3,446 Titanium Tees
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    Stroke and match are the two I enjoy the most

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    The most enjoyable golf for me is when I play a course that requires me to use a majority of clubs in my bag.

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  • RoodyRoody A little gust, Romes Rochester, NYMembers  1213WRX Points: 292Handicap: 7.1Posts: 1,213 Platinum Tees
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    Any format that doesn't have rules that are too complex. Also strongly prefer team formats where I get to play my own ball for the entirety of the round.

    That said, I really don't care for scrambles anymore. With the exception of my company's yearly golf tournament, I try to avoid scrambles. Only reason I jump on the company tournament is because it's a free day off of work.

    If I had to pick a format where I don't get to play my own ball through the round, I kinda like alternate shot - especially if my partner is a higher handicapper. We did one at my club last year. I'm a 7, the guy they paired me with was a 24. It was actually kinda fun being the guy who had to pull us out of trouble with a few hero shots.

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  • smashdnsmashdn Let's cut them trees down. Members  2092WRX Points: 796Posts: 2,092 Platinum Tees
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    Match play. Team and individual versus individual with a switch of opponent and teams after nine. Ex. A,B,C,and D playing 18 holes. A and B play C and D first nine while simultaneously A plays against C and B against D. Back nine you change teams and draw again for who plays against who. You might even be playing against your team mate which makes things interesting.


    Big groups of mixed talents (bachelor parties or guys trips) russian stablefords with A players paired with B players, don't use zero with this scoring so you always get points on a hole. Doubles and worse are 1 point in other words. Change teams and buy drinks at the turn.

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  • mantanmantan Members  2670WRX Points: 249Handicap: 13.5Posts: 2,670 Titanium Tees
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    I'm a big fan of team match play as well. I love the match play in general for all the reasons stated above. But I also like the team aspect of it. 99% of golf is a solo game played with others. It's fun to have the camaraderie, encouraging each other, picking up your teammate on a bad hole and vice versa. The team match play, Ryder Cup and 4 ball competitions against other clubs are by far my favorite events.

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  • RoejyeRoejye Members  41WRX Points: 25Posts: 41 Bunkers
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    I don't play competitively, I just go out by myself or with my dad and play, so technically stroke play. Have a friend that is somewhat interested in taking up golf, so hopefully I can play some rounds with him this year.

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  • Edward_MajorwinEdward_Majorwin British ColumbiaMembers  299WRX Points: 290Handicap: 13Posts: 299 Greens
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    I love match play even though I have a horrible record. Been playing in a league for 5 years now, knocked out in the 1st round the past four seasons in a row.

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  • NJpatbeeNJpatbee Ocean County, NJMembers  1592WRX Points: 183Handicap: 15.9Posts: 1,592 Platinum Tees
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    For $$ competition (which I rarely do anymore), match play. Most enjoyable is stroke play with myself and a friend or my grandson playing against the course. I learned over the years to never play competition with golfers much better or worse than me.

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  • lchanglchang Members  747WRX Points: 187Handicap: 11Posts: 747 Golden Tee
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    Casual team match play “6-6-6” is the best for needling, fun trash talk among friends. (It’s AB against CD for 6 holes. Then AC vs BD. Then AD vs. BC.)

    ”Nice shot. Where the **** was that an hour ago?”

    ”I think that ball went OB. It’s ok. You’ve got two more holes to warm up and then start trying.”

    ”Don’t worry about it. We’ll get them on these next two holes. ... After that, of course, I hope your game falls apart.”

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  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members  3665WRX Points: 588Handicap: 3.0Posts: 3,665 Titanium Tees
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    Match play. We usually do 10/10/10. 10$ front nine, 10$ back nine, 10$ overall

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  • bubbagumpbubbagump SLDR $5000 Challenge The EmpireMembers  5630WRX Points: 267Posts: 5,630 Titanium Tees
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    Captains choice tourneys with my normal crew. Love being out there with them in general, and love being able to try shots and angles you'd never take normally.

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  • bigred90gtbigred90gt Lefty Boomers  4897WRX Points: 622Posts: 4,897 Titanium Tees
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    My favorite form of golf is a casual round with my wife.

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  • naval2006naval2006 ArgentinaMembers  1020WRX Points: 125Handicap: 7Posts: 1,020 Platinum Tees
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    I love medal play tournaments. 9, 18, 36 holes or whatever. I only play on Saturday but long summer days we play a summer fedex cup format ranking and it’s 9 on Thursdays and Sundays and 18 on Saturdays. As I live in a small city near my course I try not to miss one day.


    Fourball match play is my second favourite. I’ve been playing the Annual championship with my best friend for 8 years now and it’s the most fun I get on the course.

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  • weil2020weil2020 Members  13WRX Points: 10Posts: 13 Bunkers
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    Medal, absolutely

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  • nlinneman20nlinneman20 Saint LouisMembers  286WRX Points: 64Handicap: 12Posts: 286 Greens
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    Shamble is awesome.


    I play in a local charity tournament in STL with some guys from work that is a shamble.


    I like it because its like your playing your own round (outside of the drive) but its still the team aspect and having fun for a good cause too.


    I have no problems with scrambles (i'll play any type of golf haha) but feel like you come away from that with a sense that you played better than you really might have. "O i hit one from 100 yards out within 5 feet of the pin"...well ya but you played Bobs ball and your drive went into the woods lol.

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  • lchanglchang Members  747WRX Points: 187Handicap: 11Posts: 747 Golden Tee
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    Yes. And even the good shots you hit in a scramble are “artificial” in that there was no pressure. (And the lie might be artificially good too)

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  • MOABMOAB Members  77WRX Points: 63Posts: 77 Fairways
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  • RealNickGRealNickG Members  31WRX Points: 21Handicap: +2Posts: 31 Bunkers
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    For pure fun, Texas Scramble.

    For pure competition, Match Play

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  • ballpilotballpilot Members  79WRX Points: 45Posts: 79 Fairways
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    Early morning fall play, cotton cardigan, traditional layout, leather grips, old blades, and 5 minutes removed from a hot cup of coffee in the pro shop. There is no substitute.

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  • RobotDoctorRobotDoctor Senior Hacker ClubWRX  4984WRX Points: 901Posts: 4,984 ClubWRX
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    I prefer Match play and prefer Best Ball.

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  • FuscinatorFuscinator Members  360WRX Points: 202Posts: 360 Greens
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    I enjoyed Wolf the one time I played it, but I don't remember much about it. I like match play, but I can never get any of my friends to play it. My scores tend to suffer much more from blowup holes. Maybe that's why.

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  • J_carpJ_carp Members  77WRX Points: 57Handicap: 1Posts: 77 Fairways
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    5 man wolf game with my buddies... any other game just doesn’t compare at this point

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  • Snowman9000Snowman9000 Members  1256WRX Points: 233Handicap: 10Posts: 1,256 Platinum Tees
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    Four ball for a little money with enjoyable companions.

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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3569WRX Points: 245Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,569 Titanium Tees
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    OCD (6/6/6) best ball match play with some fun side bets mixed in is my go to.

    We recently mixed in playing wolf, but only on par 3's and that makes for a good side bet, especially if the par 3's are spread out throughout the round and the bets are for beers.

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  • dan360dan360 loisible Members  5552WRX Points: 524Posts: 5,552 Titanium Tees
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    1. First off on a cool crisp clear morning with some dew still on the ground. By myself or with close friends.
    2. A quick 9 holes at super twilight, trying to beat the sun.
    3. match play
    4. charity scrambles; most people cheat but it's still fun.


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  • kozubskozubs Members  303WRX Points: 98Handicap: 5Posts: 303 Greens
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    Our course does a modified shamble every spring that I just love.

    Everyone tees off and the best drive is picked. The person who hit the drive plays their own ball from there. The other 3 play scramble from there and the 2 scores are combined. Typically, as the lowest handicap, the others want to use my drive even if it's not the best so I'm playing alone while they help each other as a scramble. I love the pressure of it even though its just a fun tournament to meet people.

    Usually you have to use 2 drives from each player. Some guys get really nervous but they always seem to step up.

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  • RI2GARI2GA Members  7WRX Points: 6Posts: 7 Bunkers
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    5 man wolf - but gotta be on a course that appreciates risk reward and ok with 5some.

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  • bigred90gtbigred90gt Lefty Boomers  4897WRX Points: 622Posts: 4,897 Titanium Tees
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    I used to play a whole lot of 5 man wolf. At least 2-3 times a week with 2 different groups. Had a ton of fun doing it.

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  • BeerPerHoleBeerPerHole Members  1558WRX Points: 444Posts: 1,558 Platinum Tees
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    "hit-and-giggle" with a few buddies, drinking cold beer on a warm day.

    However, I have really enjoyed skins and will probably be competing in match-play for my club this year. But, my work is high-stress and golf is best used as a relaxing outlet for me.

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