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Question from Joe:

I have a group of 6 golfers wanting to play 3 or 4 rounds but with different players each day if possible. We know we cannot make it happen without some playing with the same person. Can you provide some pairings for this?


Try this:
1,2,3 & 4,5,6
1,2,4 & 3,5,6
1,5,6 & 2,3,4
2,5,6 & 1,3,4

Everybody plays with everybody once. You can mix the threesomes up a bit and still get the same result. Probably 5 and 6 don't need to play together in all 4 rounds.

Have fun,

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