Guest Author - Letta Meinen
Many golfers use various betting games during their round of golf. This is true of woman as well as men. Many variations in these betting games occur in all sections of the country. In this section of Golf Side Games I run across on the internet where you can find out just how these various games are played.
One game that I have been introduced to at my home golf course here at Mill Creek has been the Animal game. One of my friends drew sketches of the animals and laminated the cards. If you found yourself in trouble during your golf round you were given this card to hold until another player happen to get in the same trouble you passed the card to her. The animals are as follows;
If you hit a tree you will receive the MONKEY.
If you hit into the water you receive the FISH.
If you hit into the sand bunkers you will receive the CAMEL.
If you hit out of bounds you receive the GORILLA.
If you three put you receive the SNAKE.
These cards are passed back and forth as other players get into trouble. Another addition to this game is called a sandy which cost you a quarter to a player who makes par from the sand. Another side bet is when you are the closest to the pin on your drive on any of the par three holes this also cost you a quarter. If you are caught with any animal at the end of your game, you pay the other players a quarter. We arenít really big spenders but it adds something to the game.
An experience of mine with this game and it is remembered by all my friends with howls of laughter is when I received four of the five animals on one hole. On my drive I hit a tree and ricocheted back into stream of water. Hitting over the next water area to the green ended up in the sand trap I followed that by three putting. A high score plus four animals, UGH!
There are the usual groans whenever these cards are passed or you are stuck with one when the game is over. There are always a good time with settling up all the bets and having a few cools ones to enjoy the fellowship. If any of you have any interesting games you play during golf please let me know. Enjoy the games.
The following URL will take you to a description of games people play while playing golf. Side bets and variety of games are listed here, so check out these games as many are fun to play and it will bring more interest to your game of golf with friends.