Eclectic Golf

In our never-ending search for fun golf games to share with GroupLooper users, every once in awhile we run across one that we can’t wait to tell you about.

Here is one of those… it’s called an Eclectic Golf Tournament.

You may know that the word eclectic is kind of a high-falutin’ word that means “deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.”

Awhile back, someone decided to coin the term “Eclectic Golf Score” to be a score comprised of a player’s best score on each hole of a course covering multiple rounds.  So, for example, if you are playing in a 3 day eclectic golf tournament, you take the best score on each hole over the 3 days, add them up and come up with one 18 hole eclectic golf score.

One of the reasons it’s fun is that you can wind up with some really low scores relative to your skill level.

For example, as someone who normally shoots in the low 80s, it was quite exhilarating to realize that over 15 years of playing at my home course I had accumulated an eclectic score of 52 (16 birdies and 2 eagles)!

Hole     1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   OUT 10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  IN TOTAL

Score   3   4   2   3   3   2   3   2   4    26     3    2   4    2    3    4    3    2    4  26   52

Par      4    5   4   4   4   3   4   3   5    36     4    3   5    3    4    5    4    4    4  36   72

I don’t remember the last time I was so impressed by my own golf game.

Now if I could only string all of those good holes together on one day I’d really be cooking.

There’s a wide variety of ways that you could use the eclectic score concept… for a season-long league, a weekend outing with your foursome, a lifetime achievement award, etc.  Get creative and have some fun within your Network with eclectic golf scores.



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