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Then partition them into six groups of five  the rows and:
Forget about the rows and focus on (1), (2), ..., (5). These will eventually be the days. First delete the numbers 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 wherever they occur. This is a schedule for 20 golfers in 5 foursomes over 5 days with no repeated pairs. (The pairs that don't play together are the ones where the golfers are in the same row if the grid.) Finally, delete the numbers 19 and 20. This is the schedule you want. Again, there are no repeated pairs. Enjoy! Victoria  


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