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Question from Brian:

We are 8 golfers who will be playing in 2x2 balls in 5 games.
is there a formula to minimize the chances of playing with a partner or opponent
too often please ?


In the schedule here: any two players are together exactly three times over seven rounds. Take any five of those days. I don’t know an easy way to make the 2-balls. The best way is to probably eyeball it. The outcome can’t be too bad. At least you should be able to do it so not two are partners more than twice.

Good luck.

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