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Question from Ian:

I have a group of 6 golfers wanting to play 3 rounds as 2x threeballs, but with different players each day. Is this possible? Can you provide some threeball combinations for this please?


It is possible to play with a different pair of other players each day, but one of them might be someone you've played with before. There aren't enough players to have two new partners for each round. There would need to be more people for that. Try this:

Day 1: 1,2,3 and 4,5,6
Day 2: 1,2,4 and 3,5,6
Day 3: 1,3,5 and 2,4,6

Some pairs of people never play together. In a case like this, that can't be helped.


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