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Question from Jeremy, a parent:

can you have a 5-person golf flight and play only 3 matches so that one person plays one match each?


No. Each match is between 2 players. If no player has more than 1 match, then there must be 6 different players involved. With only 5 players, someone must play 2 matches. The others can play 1 each.


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