Was talking to BT last night and we got on to different formats of the game.
[u]Singles[u] Strokeplay, matchplay, stableford, bogey(par) - its basically match play against the course, Chairman - its played in groups of 3 and whoever wins the hole gets 3pts, 2pts for 2nd & 1pt for 3rd.
Pairs Better ball strokeplay, matchplay, stableford, bogey. Foursomes, greensomes, Canadian greensomes, yellowsomes - like greensomes but rather than you choosing which ball to finish the hole with, your opponents choose.
[u]Team games[u] 4&3 man Texas scramble - everyone drives off, then you choose the best ball. The other guys go and collect their balls and you all play from were the best ball finished. This is repeated till you hole out. 2 man Mexican scramble - as above. 3 man waltz - on the 1st hole best one score from 3, 2nd hole best 2 from 3, 3rd hole all score, then revert to best 1, then best 2... its a waltz, 1,2,3,1,2,3,1,2,3. 3man team, best 2 on each hole - can be played as stroke or stableford.
There are a whole host of quirky games out there that can be great fun, e.g. strings - lets say you have a handicap of 20. You are given a 20' length of string and you can use it 20 times. You might be under abush, use the string and you can move you ball from under the bush at no penalty but you've only got 19 goes left. "Theiving"- played as matchplay, either pairs or singles. If you win a hole you go 1 up but the losing side gets to take 1 club from your bag, but not the putter. When they win a hole you have the choice of taking your club back or taking 1 of theirs.
Driver: Ping i15 11*
Three wood: Taylormade RBZ HL
Rescue: Taylormade 22degree
Irons: Titliest 712cb 4-pw
Wedges: Titliest Vokey 52&56 degree
Putter: Odyseey Whitehot no.5 centre shaft