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Last time out I played with 2 other people, we had a bet for each hole. Whoever wins the hole (lowest strokes) the other 2 pay $1. Not sure if this is a typical way to wager, but i did win $9.
Some holes were ties and didn't exchange money but it was good to add a little competition to a game of golf
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The key when wagering for me is: It should be enough to make the round more interesting, but not so much that it hurts. For my Wednesday group (8-12 of us play at back to back tee times), we put $5 in a pot for skins, another $5 for putts and greenies (greenies are par 3's only, and you must make par to win, you get double for birdie). Those bets are for the entire group. Then we usually play a round robin match within each foursome as well for a couple of dollars per robin. We do set a limit.... once a player has dropped $20, he's maxed out. I've never reached the max, not because I'm better, I'm not, but because you would really have to work hard at sucking to lose $20 with our betting structure. We don't apply handicaps, and we have a range of players from about 6 to more than 20.

Most of the cash just ends up in a pile at the bar afterwards for beer and munchies anyway, so it's more for bragging rights than it is to actually pad your wallet. The money is just an alternate way of keeping score...

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The key when wagering for me is: It should be enough to make the round more interesting,

That's key. Make it enough so that everybody pays attention and cares about the outcome. Once the outcome is something that people are concerned with, it doesn't matter if the bet is for $5, $10 or $50, most of that cash is going to end up at a pile at the end of the bar anyway.

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We play "$1 a hole"

All 4 guys put $18 into the pot.
For every hole you win, you get $4 from the pot.

Simple.. Fun.. Not too expensive.. and even the worst player in your foursome wins a hole from time to time so everyone has fun.
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i've played for per diem paychecks when I've been on the road...and got RAILED...
I'll never play for my endorsement $ though....
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My buddy and myself have a standard game for anytime we are on the same course. Anywhere from a $2 - $5 Nassau for the round. Then as a twist we added that if you make eagle you get $2.50 from the other guy, birdies you get $1, and if you make double bogey or worse you have to pay $.50. So If I get an eagle on a hole and he triples, he would owe me $3.00.

Other than that, the groups I play with are usually 25 cent skins and greenies, or $2 a side if there are enough people.
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Usually it's small stuff for me and my groups. $1 per hole/stroke. Occasionally we will do $5 closest too on one hole, but not all of them. We play some games at our outing too, but it is usually $20 for the round gets you in skins and any other challenges.
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We have roughly a dozen golfers show up to play every day. Six vs six for a dollar a side. Cheap I know but it is mainly for bragging rights. BTW, we play in groups of 4 to speed up play.

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We have roughly a dozen golfers show up to play every day. Six vs six for a dollar a side. Cheap I know but it is mainly for bragging rights. BTW, we play in groups of 4 to speed up play.

How do you play 6 v 6? Do you compare the cards afterwards?

I like the 2 v 2 in the same group. get the adrenelane rush instantenously.
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How do you play 6 v 6? Do you compare the cards afterwards?

Yes, we take the best score on each hole by our team vs the same from the other team. Occasionally there will be some side bets and have a 2 vs 2 situation.

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$5 nearest the pin on par 3's,whoverever is the closest though has to par it,if nobody hits the green it carries over to the next par 3 and its $10 a man.
sometimes $20 overall score,no shots.
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