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Question from Doug:

We are a group of 40 golfers who play in 10 x foursomes playing 3 rounds. Can we all play with different players each round yet maintain the foursomes format.

Hi Doug,

Probably. Here is a strange way to do it.

In the archive you should find a 20 player schedule where everyone has a different partner each day for four days. (Go to the Quandaries and Queries page and use the Quick Search to search for the term golf 20.) Use the first three days of that on players 1, 2, ..., 20; and then do the same thing for the remaining 20 players.

That's a big group!

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