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A schedule for 8 golfers over 5 days 2015-11-04
From Ged:
Hope you can help with the following to save next years arguments ! Schedule for 8 golfers playing as pairs in 2 X 4 balls on 5 days. No player to pair same player more than once and to have played with each player In the 4 ball. Thanks.
Answered by Victoria West.
8 golfers playing 5 round 2015-06-11
From Simon:
We have 8 golfers playing 5 rounds, and want to make the pairings as even as possible (ie all play against everyone else)

2 of the players however must play together each day - due to a buggy being required.

If anyone has a formula to work this out I'd be appreciated

Answered by Victoria West.
8 golfers playing in 2x2 balls in 5 games 2015-03-18
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 ?
Answered by Victoria West.
Revisiting 8 golfers in two foursomes 2014-08-19
From steve:

I noticed you had an answer on how can you put 8 golfers in even foursomes over 7 games so that everyone plays with everyone equally. However the formula showed the following sequence that was used but did not go past the second day. Can you change the 0s and 1s into the numbers 1 to 8 instead. Here is what you have written:
Day 0 : (0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1)
Day 1 : (0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1)
Day 2 : (0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1)
Day 3 : (0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1)
Day 4 : (0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0, 0)
Day 5 : (0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1, 0)
Day 6 : (0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0)

Thank you so much for your anticipated help.


Answered by Harley Weston.
Golf for 8 2014-05-05
From Ivan:
We have an eight member golf team. We field one foursome each week for 16 weeks of league play. How do I roate the eight members so each team member plays with each team member and all play an approximately equal number of times?
Answered by Victoria West.
Golf for 8 playing 7 rounds 2014-04-03
From Evan:
We are going on a golf trip to Scotland and are trying to work out the pairings. There are 8 of us playing 7 rounds. We would like to be partnered up in 2's with everyone once and have evenly split up foursomes. Thanks for the help
Answered by Victoria West.
A schedule for an 8 man golf team playing 4 each week 2014-04-01
From Harold:
We have an 8 man golf team and wish to schedule only 4 to play each week and to have each member play with one of the other 7 at least once. What is the simplest method. Number of weeks could be up to 18 or so.
Answered by Victoria West.
8 golfers for 7 rounds 2014-03-11
From Brian:
We have 8 guys playing 7 rounds of golf. We want to play with each player as a partner only once, sounds simple but i can not come up with the match ups beyond the first 4 matches. I believe the numbers should work perfectly where each player can play with another as a partner only once each throughout the week. Please help.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
8 golfers, 11 rounds 2014-02-09
From Clare:
I am leading a group of 8 golfers who will be playing 11 rounds each at the end of next month and have been tasked with coming up with a schedule that allows, as close as possible, that has everyone playing an equal number of rounds with each other. Do you have any suggestions?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Two teams of 4 playing 4 rounds of golf 2013-09-29
From Tom:
We would like to play a ryder cup format with two teams of 4 playing 4 rounds of golf. Three of the rounds would be pairs playing each other and one round would be singles. How can we set up the foursomes so we balance the number of times we play with every other golfer.
Answered by Victoria West.
8 golfers playing 8 games 2013-07-03
From Johan:
We have 8 golfers playing 8 games, and we want to schedule them so that they play together equal amount of times, or as close as you can get to that. They will be playing in two four balls each day. Anyone sorted this one out yet, I will really appreciate a solution? Thanks Johan
Answered by Victoria West.
8 golfers, 3 rounds 2013-04-15
From justin:
I have 8 golfers going on a trip. We have 3 rounds to play. We would like to play with everyone (with or against.) Is this possible? If so could you send me the formula please and thank you!
Answered by Robert Dawson.
Golf for 2 groups of 4 for six rounds 2012-11-21
From Andy:
You have very kindly responded to a couple of questions I asked previously and I have tried to find the answer to my current query on the various links etc. My question: There are 8 of us going on a Golf Tour and we will be playing 2 groups of 4 for six rounds of golf. Is there a suitable schedule that works to ensure everyone plays with each other the same number of times (or as close as possible). Many thanks again for your help.
Answered by Victoria West.
Golf: 8 players over 4 days in 4-balls 2012-05-03
From JimB:
I cannot seem to get this to work. Previous answers cover 2-balls, but we are 4-balls.

What we really want is for each player to play with each other, at least once and no more than twice.
Ideally, each would also play equally in the first and the second 4-ball of the day.

Answered by Victoria West.
8 golfers playing 2 groups of 4 each day for 5 days 2011-04-08
From Chris:
8 golfers playing 2 groups of 4 each day for 5 days. Trying to work out how they can organise playing at least once, and no more than twice, with everyone over the 5 days. We always come up with someone playing 3 times with another in one of the 4's!
Hope you can help!

Answered by Victoria West.
Eight golfers 2009-06-26
From E:
We have a golf tournament. 8 players, 3 days, 2 fourballs per day. How can each player play with each other no more than twice, and at least once? Would like a speedy answer as we're going tomorrow!
Thank you

Answered by Laura Morrison.
Eight golfers, four days 2009-04-28
From Billy:
A golf Pairing question:

8 Golfers are Playing golf - one round per day
Four days of golf
(four twosomes) are paired each day to play
***No one can play with the same partner more than once
***Everyone must play with every other golfer in his foursome at least once

Is this possible?

Answered by Robert Dawson.
8 golfers in 3 rounds 2009-04-22
From patrick:
We have eight people, playing three rounds of golf. Would like to know the optimal pairings so that the most people can play with everyone. Thanks.
Answered by Robert Dawson.
8 golfers, 5 rounds 2009-02-12
From John:
8 of us are going on a golf trip next month. We are golfing 5 rounds. Is there any way that everyone can play with each other at least twice? I have been trying to figure it out but it always seems that someone plays with another golfer only once.
Answered by Chris Fisher.



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