The Flag Game – a different kind of golf wager

The Flag Game works like this: each player receives a flag with their number written on it. The number is the sum of par for the course and that player’s course handicap. Each player’s number is how many strokes they get to use to get as far down the course as they can, and their flag is planted wherever their final allotted stroke comes to rest.

Three Man Wolf – An exercise in golf gambling, game theory, and psychological warfare

I am our golf trip captain. That makes me a dictator, consensus builder, logistician, travel agent, handicap committee chairman, tournament chairman, billing department, menu planner, and group secretary. These are all jobs that I am happy to perform. None of these tasks bring me as much joy as designing the team games and individual wagers…