



 
Hi Jim, Unfortunately, the schedule you want does not exist. We wrote a computer program to search through all of the possible schedules for 8 players in two foursomes daily for 4 days. Here is the most balanced schedule according to the measure we used. Here it is, the number in position i is the group (0 or 1) that player i is in on that day Day 1 : (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1) This corresponds to.... The tee times can be assigned arbitrarily so that "a" is not always in the first group. Everyone plays everyone else at least once, with some playing three times. It isn't possible to have every pair of players play either 0 or 1 times over the first 2 days. No matter how you do it, each of the foursomes on each day after the first will contain either 2 pairs of 2 players who played together the previous day, or three players who played together the previous day. Happy golfing!  


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