Originally Posted by slightlymad
Its match play with 4 players. If you win hole you get 1 point and if you half with one other player half point and if you half with more, no points i believe. Apparently its supposed to work.
That sounds like how they handled the "individual match play" portion of my club's Ryder Cup?
A teammate (player 1) and me (player 2) were grouped with two opponents (players 3 and 4). During our nine holes, there were 4 pts at stake: 1 vs 3; 1 vs 4; 2 vs 3; and 2 vs 4. With every hole, the golfer was playing individual matches with two opponents.
The format worked well for our competition, but it is definitely what I would call a modified match play. For example, let's say you conceded a 1 ft tap in for par to one of your opponents. Your other opponent is 20 ft away and will be putting for bogey (I.e. There's a good chance for them to two putt for a double). You are facing a 20 yd pitch over a bunker with the flag just 4 paces onto the green beyond the bunker. There is plenty of green left of the bunker and plenty of green beyond the flag. You need to get up and down for a par.
Would you play your shot differently based on which opponent you are thinking about? If so, which strategy do you choose?