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Games to Play: Daytona

Golf with Two Golfers Holding Club in Fairway

Welcome into Games to Play, a regular feature here at the Billy Casper Digital Network where we help you expand your golf horizons with new formats that you may have never tried. 

As we get closer to the New Year, race fans know the Daytona 500 is not too far away. The Super Bowl of stock-car racing, the Daytona 500 is a race of endurance and one with a lot of unexpected twists and turns -- you know, besides turning left on the track. Turns out there's a golf format called Daytona, too, and it's pretty wild.

This is a four-person game with two-player teams. All four players hole out, then look at their scores. If they score the same, then they combine those digits together for their score. For example, if partners each make 4, their score is 44 for the hole. If the scores differ, then par is the guide. If one or more partners get a par or better, then the lowest number goes first. Say your team goes birdie-par on a par 3. Then your score is 23. But if neither team member makes par, then the higher number goes first. A double bogey and bogey on a par 5 would mean 76 points. The lowest number wins.

Give it a try and see how much fun you can have in this unique team format!

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