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    Re: What is it about 4 ball golf

    Quote Originally Posted by Qwerty View Post
    Greensomes is absolute rubbish! A little like letting someone have alternate bites of your sandwich, frustrating and half the pleasure..it should be banned!
    Agreed mate. It's novelty golf and a complete waste of a day. Any time it's on at my gaff I either look for an Open or spend the day in the Pub.
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    Re: What is it about 4 ball golf

    I always let the higher handicap player tee off first . If they are safe then I can go for it. After that it is play as best as you can. I try not to interfere with the other players choice of club and shot shape because normally my partners are good enough players in their own right. We normally discuss and agree lines for putts.
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    Re: What is it about 4 ball golf

    Quote Originally Posted by bluewolf View Post
    Agreed mate. It's novelty golf and a complete waste of a day. Any time it's on at my gaff I either look for an Open or spend the day in the Pub.
    This. I was asked to play in a mixed match (greensomes) and told the captain I don't play alternate shots with the mens section and wouldn't be reversing that in a mixed game. The course they were playing is long, off both the yellows (being used for the men) and the reds and thought it would be a long painful slog. I saw a guy yesterday who played. He confirmed my fears. In fact his partner played stellar golf but it was still over four hours in that format!

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    Re: What is it about 4 ball golf

    Yet some are happy to play Texas Scramble and risk getting no more than 4 Tee shots taken.

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    Re: What is it about 4 ball golf

    I played this alternate shot game a couple of weeks ago, greensomes or foursomes or whatever it was called and vowed never again. Youíre basically taking 4 hours to do 9 holes.
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    Re: What is it about 4 ball golf

    Alternate shot anything is ok if an occasional thing...but thatís all. I donít mind it, some fun in team matches
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    Re: What is it about 4 ball golf

    Fourball golf is dead, apart from legacy tournaments, trophies, etc already established in some clubs or interclub comps. Golf is time expensive as it is. Playing half the golf with roughly the same time commitment is attractive to no one.

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    Re: What is it about 4 ball golf

    Foursomes is great fun when you play it as it should be played by taking on average 2.5 hours to play.
    Scratch foursomes is probably the purest form of golf.

    Many of today's lazy/lardybums take 2.5 hours to play 9 hole singles.
    No wonder golf is failing.

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    Re: What is it about 4 ball golf

    I quite enjoy the odd game of greensomes (once or twice a year)

    A little bit of variety is good!

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    Re: What is it about 4 ball golf

    Quote Originally Posted by pauldj42 View Post
    Yet some are happy to play Texas Scramble and risk getting no more than 4 Tee shots taken.
    You still get to hit the ball if it isnít taken though right? I canít remeber what all the names mean as itís been so long.

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