T And F

Type Match
Alias None
Format Tournament
Number of players 2, 3, 4+
Team or Individual play Both
  • A T and F tournament can be played using any scoring system such as scramble, best ball, fourball, Texas Scramble, etc. In a T and F competition, the holes are divided according to their initial letters. The holes starting with a T or an F (holes 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 13, 14, and 15) are scored differently from the other nine holes (holes 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 16, 17, 18).

There are two ways the game can be played:

  1. In the first version, the individual player or team plays all 18 holes of the round, but only the scores of the nine holes beginning with a T or an F are counted, and the other nine are discarded from the final score. The problem with this version is that there is no good reason for playing the extra holes other than, perhaps, practice.
  2. The second version of this game is for 2-player teams. In this version, one player’s scores on the T and F holes and the other player’s scores on the other nine holes are counted and added together to produce the final score. Which player will score which holes is either decided before the round starts by the team or by the organizers, or it may be decided after the round is completed.