Games Four-ball Matrix
Games Four-ball Matrix

Golf competitions such as the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup use the Four-ball format. The game plays in pairs in either stroke play or match play. This is an easy game to play and well suited to the beginner golfer.

Players Required for Four-ball

The Four-ball game requires Four players. The game consists of 2 teams of two players playing against each other.

Simple Rules: Match Play

The most straightforward format of Four-ball is match play. Each hole is worth one point and each player will play their own ball through the round. At the end of each hole, the team to win the point for the hole is the team with the member who has the lowest score. As a result, the overall winner is the team with the most points overall at the end of the game.

Simple Rules: Stroke Play

In stroke play, each player plays their own ball, similar to match play. The teams score on each hole is the lower of the two players scores. At the end of the round, the team with the lowest overall score wins the four-ball.

Betting in Four-ball

Betting in Four-ball is straight forward. Each player contributes to the pot, of say $2 each. For example, a total prize pool of $8 for a team of 4 is split between the winning team. This is effectively a double or nothing bet. A play will either lose, or they will receive back $4 for their $2 bet.