the playing card golf game
   The Playing Card 'Golf' Game is a versatile card game that can be played either by:
           A single player - as a game of patience ....                        
           Two players in a single match ....
           A group of players in a competition match.
   Scoring can be recorded in any of the recognised golf formats, e.g. stroke, stableford, versus par  -   including match play and the skins game.

   Equipment required for play
   A single pack of playing cards is required for the game ( the joker is discarded ).
   Where more than one player is competing, the pack of cards may be shared, alternatively  each player or group of players may use a seperate pack.
   An appropriate shot recording and score sheet is required for each pair of players involved in the game ( this is provided at the end of these instructions and rules of play ).

   Procedure for Play
   There are three seperate procedures for play in the 'golf'game  -  one each for :
                                 Tee and fairway shots  -  Chipping  -  Putting 
   Players make each shot in the same order/honour as in the real game of golf.

   Fairway Shots
   The cards in the pack, each have an allotted 'distance' value in accordance with the table attached. Each hand represents a shot played.
   The cards are dealt face upwards and the player selects the card/club which, in his judgement, has the desired distance value for the hole being played. The first card dealt may not be used for this selection as it is the card preceding the one selected which determines the 'ball's fate', after the shot is played - i.e. was it a good  shot - in the rough - in a hazard - or out of bounds? - ( refer to the attached 'ball fate'determination table ).' The shot distance may be selected from the second or any subsequent card dealt - 
   however, the object is to defer selection for a suitable two card combination.
   Selection should not be deferred for too long, as a card/club may not be selected if one of similar value has already been dealt and once cards displaying all values are exposed, the player incurs a penalty shot and must repeat the card/club selection sequence.

   Once each hand representing a shot has been recorded, the cards dealt should be returned to the bottom of the pack. After each hand/shot, the pack may be shuffled, at the discretion of the following player.
             
   Recording a Fairway Shot
   Following the first hand/shot on each hole played, record the distance value on the line against that particular hole on the score sheet. For subsequent hands/shots the cumulative distance is recorded.
   Each entry represents one shot played. The appropriate scoring sheet is also attached.
   Should a fairway shot reach the green its position is marked on the score sheet on the 'greens' grid.
   Any fairway shot through the green is deemed to have finished on the far edge of the green i.e. 15 metres from the hole.


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   Chipping
   Once a player is within 100 metres from the green, he is required to play a chip shot.
   The result of the chip shot is determined by the first card drawn from the pack, the value of that card determines how far the ball travels onto the green - measured from the edge/fringe of the green.
   Distance values for chipping are set out in the appropriate table - see tables attachment.
If a king is drawn, the chip is deemed short and must be replayed.
   After a successful chip is played the position of the ball is marked on the score sheet at its correct position within the 'putting green - grid'.

   Putting
   Each putting green is 30 metres in length with the hole positioned at the centre.
   Any ball reaching the green is marked on the 'putting green - grid' at the correct distance either side of the hole ( fairway shots are calibrated in 10 metre increments so that any fairway shot that reaches the green will finish either at the 15 metre fringe, or on the green 5 metres either side of the hole ).
  
   The  'Putting Green - Grid' appears on the score sheet as follows - ( distances from the tee are shown at the 15 metre fringe, front and back, for each hole - 
 
Hole
Par
Mtrs.
15




10




5




0




5




10




15
   1
  4
 365
350














o














380
   2
  3
 185
170














o














200
           
   The putting stroke is made by dealing three cards, face upwards and selecting the best card, based on its distance value set out in the attached table - i.e. the distance the ball travels across the green.
    A put may travel past the hole, but in no instance beyond the distance from which the putt was played.
      The total number of putts on any one hole shall not exceed 4.
      The number of putts from the 5 metre grid , and within, shall not exceed 2.
   At a distance of one (1) metre from the hole, the next shot shall be deemed a 'gimmee' and count as one shot only.

   Scoring
   At the conclusion of each hole, the number of shots taken by each player should be tallied and entered against the hole on the score sheet in the score column. The total score for 18 holes played is against a par rating of 72.
                                                                              Copyright - P.R.& M.T.Sherwin 
 
  Note: Select landscape format when printing the score sheet

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