Have you ever gotten lost in a golf conversation related to formats? Net, gross, best ball, match play, chapman, and captain’s choice. What are people talking about? The truth is you may have to use a combination of these words to describe the golf format you are playing.
It can get confusing quickly, but we can help. Consider this Golf Formats 101. When you review the format of a golf match there are two pieces you need to understand. How is scoring being done and what format are you playing? It is easier to learn if you think about it as two different parts.
The hard part is done. You have picked a date that works for everyone and decided on your golf destination. You have made all your tee times and found a place for your group to stay. Your golf trip with your buddies is just around the corner.
You have one more decision to make. What golf format do you want to play on your trip? Sure, you could just play the golf courses, but wouldn’t it be more interesting to add some competition?
Butterflies in your stomach on the first tee. Negative thoughts as you prepare to hit your approach shot to the green protected by water. Sweaty palms when you trying to make that critical putt on the 18th green.