Target golf is a variation of golf, where players hit a golf ball at a large net, scoring points based on where the ball lands. It is a new sport which is played mostly at a social level or as a fund-raiser, though state and national competitions have been held in the USA.
Players use standard golf clubs and balls. The net, measuring 30'x30', is placed between 75 and 125 yards away. The ball is hit from a mat, with no tee. Bounces don't count.
As in regular golf, the lowest score wins. In the 18-shot game format, the golfer starts with a score of 100, and they attempt 18 shots at the target (6 shots from each of 125, 100 and 75 yards). The player's score is reduced based on where the ball lands - a ball which lands in the middle red zone results in minus 3 points. A ball landing in the surrounding yellow zone scores -2, and the blue section covering the rest of the net scores -1.
In the 3-shot format, a golfer starts play with a score of 35, and they take 3 shots from 100 yards away. There is also a version for children, using a mini-net (15'x15'), and shots are taken from closer range.
- Golf — players use a club to hit balls into a series of holes on a course, using the fewest number of strokes.
- Long Drive — competitions in which players attempt to hit a golf ball the longest distance.
- Mini-Golf — a putting only version of golf usually played on artificial surfaces.
- Pitch and Put — like regular golf, but on shorter holes and only a putter and a wedge is allowed.
- Darchery — a combination of darts and archery, using bows and arrows typically used for archery, but the target is a dart board.
- Clout Archery — a form of archery in which you aim from long range at a flag among a group of concentric circular scoring zones.
- Darts — a throwing game in which small missiles are thrown at a target, called a dartboard.
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