5 Ways to Spice Up Your Golf Game

Keep it interesting this Father's Day

A round of golf is a great way to spend some time outside with Dad this Father's Day. For those of us who lack the abilities of Tiger Woods or Arnold Palmer, it can also be a way to get really really frustrated.  Here are 5 ways to keep your golf game interesting - and more importantly fun.  

  • Greenies: closest to the pin gets the Greenie if they make par. (Wager a couple of bucks each hole)
  • Scramble: A scramble is usually played with 4-person teams, but 2-person scrambles are popular, too. In a scramble, each player tees off on each hole. The best of the tee shots is selected and all players play their second shots from that spot. The best of the second shots is determined, then all play their third shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed.
  • Scruffy: Scruffy allows a player to make the most of a bad tee shot. For example, if the player’s tee shot lands in a sand trap, he can call a “Scruffy.” He and the other players in the group wager a dollar. If the player makes a par for the hole, he would collect from the other players. If not, he would have to pay each of the other players a dollar.
  • Pink Ball: This game is played with multiple foursomes. Each foursome plays with one pink ball, with Player 1 using it on the first hole, Player 2 using it on the second hole, and so on. The winner is the foursome that has the lowest combined score while playing the pink ball. If the pink ball is lost in the water or in the woods, that team is disqualified.
  • Snake: Snake is a game in which the golfer who three-putts a hole must carry a rubber snake in his bag and pay a predetermined amount of cash to each of the other players for each hole until someone else three-putts and takes the snake