Golf Games: Round Robin
Also known as Hollywood or Sixes, a Round Robin is a fun game for a foursome, since it allows every player to pair with the others.
Players are paired at the first hole, and then partners are rotated after each six. So, A and B would play C and D on the first six; A and C would play B and D on the second six; and A and D would play B and C on the third. Bets are placed and resolved at the end of each six.
Scoring can be done several ways:
A match play format could be used, with the best ball of each pair counting. At the end of six, the team with the most holes wins.
In a stroke play format, players could total their combined strokes for the six. Alternately, players could agree to take the lowest score of each pair on each hole and total those.
Of these, the combined strokes format works best with unevenly matched handicaps, since the less skilled players’ scores would be included in each group. Otherwise, the better player’s score tends to be the only one ever used.
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