GOLF FORMAT: Bingo Bango Bongo is great fun for new golfers

Here’s a cool golf format that brings golfers of all levels into the action.

Bingo Bango Bongo is a silly name, but a simple game. And we’ve had a stack of fun with this, p[articular with new golfers.

A point is given to the first golfer who lands their ball on the green – BINGO. Another point is awarded to the golfer who is closest to the pin once all golf balls are on the green – BANGO. One more point is awarded for the first golfer to their ball in the hole – BONGO.

The game can be played with any number of golfers but you must be strict in terms of who plays first.

Obviously, the golfer who lands their ball on the green from the furthest away gets the first point. The same goes for the last point for sinking the putt.

It means the focus on the game is really on the short game, so the advantage of experienced golfers and longer hitters is diluted somewhat.

But it tends to bring a smile to the faces of new golfers while teaching them the basics about the order of play.

5 thoughts on “GOLF FORMAT: Bingo Bango Bongo is great fun for new golfers

  • I love BBB!
    When I first started playing, the guys I played with were waaaay better than I was, so the Nassau’s were not very fair with me in the mix. It was they who introduced me to the fun of BBB. The perfect game for a high and low handicapper to interact.

  • Agreed mate. A great game. I recently played it in a threesome but pretty keen on trying it again as a four. Think it’s even better.

  • Yep – a great game. The only drawback is that it can slow the game down a bit — i.e. with Tap-ins, or measuring who is away/off the green, or who gets first approach shot, etc.

    Have you played Wolf? My favourite game by far.

  • I was going to write about Wolf some time…I’ve never played it but know how it works.
    Perhaps I should get that up on the site next week…

  • Richard,

    At least with us, you would never want to play for so much a point that you would worry about tap-in’s, etc.

    For me, I am indebted to my friends because it taught this beginner to try on every shot, and that one can always recover from a miss. Two lessons that I am indebted to them for.


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