B08: BriskerGolf – a new five (or four, or three) ball Individual Matchplay Game, enabling Single-Round or Multi-Round Golf Tournaments & Games, & inspiring Brisker Golf!
BriskerGolf is a new golf game, the creation of a formal, single-round or multi-round, five (or four or three) ball, individual, match-play golf competition.
As its name suggests, BriskerGolf is structured to enable Brisker play!
BriskerGolf is a game devised for all categories of golfers, from Professional to Scratch Amateur to Club Golfers of Any Ability(CGAA).
Players accrue Coins by winning Holes outright, each Hole being worth one Coin.
These Coin wins are precisely recorded on a BriskerGolf Scorecard, which may be either in the form of a printed scorecard, or a BG App of a mobile device.
If a Hole is tied then the Coin it represents is not extinguished. It is rolled up to be played for at the next Hole, together with the Coin representing the current Hole.
Thus on consecutive holes, golfers may be playing for the Coin of the current hole, and in addition, the cumulative total of yet-to-be-won Coins rolled up from one or more tied holes that have immediately preceded the current hole: a Coin Bonanza!
The golfer that accrues the most Coins by the conclusion of a BriskerGolf round is the winner of the round.
In the event of a Coin Tie between two or more golfers at the end of an 18 hole competition (or the finish being any other number of Holes), if it is appropriate to decide an outright winner, this will not necessitate a sudden death play-off.
- Gimmie ties (legitimate @Given-Net Bogey scores) are decided by Countback to the last Coin scored by a legitimately contesting BriskerGolfer, with the golfer that last scored a Coin being declared the winner in such a scrutiny.
- All other ties (Net Pars / Net Birdies / Net Eagles) are determined by the Ultimate Net Score rule with respect to two or more leading Net scores
Thus if four Net Par scores and one poorer score are recorded at the last Hole, normally the 18th, then the Ultimate Net Par score is the winner. The other Net Par scores are termed Ghost Ties1*.
[1* Imaginary Ties]
Similarly if three Net Birdie scores and two poorer scores are recorded at the last Hole, normally the 18th, then the Ultimate Net Birdie score is the winner. The other Net Birdie scores are termed Ghost Ties1*.
[1* Imaginary Ties]
And if just two Net Eagle scores and three poorer scores are recorded at the last Hole, normally the 18th, then the Ultimate Net Eagle score is the winner. The other Net Eagle score is termed a Ghost Tie1*.
[1* Imaginary Tie]
In multiple BG competitions it is likely that more than one countback to the second-last or third-last Coin scored will be made to decide the winner, and so on.
In the extremely unlikely case of identical Coin countback scores the winner will be determined by a best-of-five game of rock/scissors/paper.
With regard to Multi-Round competitions, until now, there has never been a four-round (or five-round) World Five-Ball Individual Match Play Championship, featuring a host of the finest World Ranked golfers.
BriskerGolf has been devised to enable such four or five day contests, without limit, and to include the BriskerGolf World Championships (BG WC)!
BriskerGolf rounds normally consist of 18 Holes, even if the outright winner of the BriskerGolf game has been decided in less than 18 Holes.
Play must continue until the conclusion of the 18th Hole, because any Coin created in the 18 Hole round is never lost to the game, and may have a value to a Charity chosen by its winner, from a selection of charities provided by the sponsors of the BriskerGolf game, or the players themselves.