$0, don't play for money, I don't find that it adds anything to the game for me. I find chasing Old Man Par and his 8 brothers is all I need, I'm just trying to break 80 regularly and beat my personal best.
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Regular Saturday game is a two-point per hole game -- cart against cart, low ball and low total with strokes of low handicap. Fifty cents per point. Points double on 18th hole. No presses. End of round, points round up to nearest dollar. Everyone's handicap is legit so often matches result in a one point victory.
Often, $1-$2 changes hands. A real beating can result in as much as $7. It is about winning some money and not about the amount of money.
In one on one, I liked a $1 or $2 nassau. With one group of buddies, our standard game was .25/hole bogey, .50 par, $1 birdie, $2 eagle. Automatic $1 greenies, and $1 front, back, and total on gross score-all level-no handicapping. With 3 or 4 guys in the group all roughly 15 hcp, it was seldom that more than $5 net changed hands.
Oh, my personal best was a one on one game against the local basketball coach one afternoon. Nine holes for a dollar a hole. I won $1, and we both shot 38.
I don't play much for money anymore though.
Edited by dbuck - 9/13/13 at 11:22am
I enjoy having a game....even if it's a 10 cents a hole. It's fun to have something riding on the outcome. With that said, I don't like playing for money with people I don't know well. I especially don't like losing, but I also don't like whipping a new golf acquaintances azz and taking their money either. It's best when among close friends..IMO
Case in point....the first time I played a game called RABBIT was with relatively new golf friends. It's a scratch game where whoever has the lowest score on a hole wins a rabbit leg. If a player wins a leg...it's 3 against 1 to take it away. Our bet is whoever has a leg at the end of 9 holes gets $5 from each competitor.
We had played a few times before when they asked me to join the game. I suppose they knew what they were getting themselves into. I cautiously agreed, but wasn't comfortable with my decision because we didn't know each other that well.. I went out and dumped an even-par 72 on them which made me feel guilty. I didn't want them to think I suckered them....LOL I told them I didn't want their money but they made me take it. I now consider them good golf friends. They tend to play later than me so I don't play with them very often, but I do play RABBIT when we do. They've got into my pocket a few times, but I'm definitely up as a whole...LOL Two of them are 10-12'ish...and one is maybe a 4hc so everyone has a chance if they just win a hole when it matters most!!!
Edited by BuckeyeNut - 9/13/13 at 7:50pm
Not much $$ the last few years. Most of my playing partners want golf as a way to relax, so we don't play for money very often.
When I do play for money, it's usually a $1 skins game. A "big winner" might get $15.
Years ago I got into a foursome $1 skins game with some weird side bet. I had a bad day, and ended up losing $35. It was so cruel a day: on a long par 3 - a double-carryover hole - I was the only one on the green. Then, some guy who's been playing golf for six weeks sinks a 30-yard bunker shot for his first-ever birdie. I missed a 20-foot putt and got par, but no skins.