Golf game format: What is Gentsomes?

Not so big on ambrose golf? Maybe Gentsomes is more your cup of tea.

gentsomes golfers

Here is a golf format that is a little obscure, mainly because it’s not played as often as the more popular ambrose format.

Like ambrose, a team is made up of four players and all players playing their own golf ball from the tee. The best ball is chosen and all players play from that spot; if it’s on the fairway, within one club length, if it’s in the rough or a hazard, then the ball must be dropped in the same position.

But from this position though, all players play out the hole with their own ball and record their stableford score. The best 2 of the four scores are recorded and totalled each hole as the team score. the team with the highest number of points is the winner.

You can introduce variations requiring each player to contribute three (or more, or less) drives as the best ball throughout the round or maybe just choose one, or maybe three best scores from the team.

One thought on “Golf game format: What is Gentsomes?

  • June 2, 2016 at 10:13

    Played at Ladies Masters this year in Pro Am worked well and kept people moving.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.