TBSG Course or Open, Safe Space, Designed for Recreation. WIthout playing a TBSG Course, you will need to designate “Things to hit” or “holes”.
Each player will choose a tennis ball and one golf club to start the round. Players must use the same ball throughout the round unless it is determined that the ball has become cracked/broken or lost. In non-TBSG Sanctioned play, the player can simply replace the cracked/lost. Recommendation is to carry extra balls. TBSG Sanctioned Events and “Supremes” will play using the “three items rules”.
Club chosen by the player but must conform with USGA Standards (make sure it is safe!). Scramble Format Team Play will see that a player may use the club of his/her partner(s) for exactly one shot per hole- unused attempts do not carry over from hole to hole or person to person.
After the tee shot, the ball can not be picked up at any time. Balls cannot be "propped up" onto "higher" or "better" grass. When playing team/scramble format, this applies only to the ball/shot being chosen by the team. The “playing” ball will remain untouched and hit first then team members may place ball in similar area to hit.
If the ball comes to rest on any hard surface (concrete, iron drains or covers, asphalt, wooden planks- unobstructed streets, walkways and parking spots create great “water” hazards!) or any flowering beds (gardens or anything of the like) a “drop” must be made and a 1-stroke penalty will be assessed.
catching any ball of any player (self-included) directly after contact of the object serving as the hole is classified as a “catchy”. Ball must be caught before it makes contact with the ground. Ball will remain “live” from moment of contact with object serving as the hole regardless of contact with other objects (animate or inanimate). Catchy is valid until the ball makes direct contact with course terrafirma (ground).
Example would be player A strikes Ball A and Ball A hits a tree serving as the “hole”. Ball A remains in air after contact with the “hole” (tree); it then strikes Player A on the arm; Player B catches the ball before it hits the ground. Player B is awarded a “catchy”
A predetermined number of “catchies” (course rules) results in a player being awarded a “mully” (mulligan- see golfterms.com). “Mully” is only permitted on Tee Boxes (defer to course rules as to how and which boxes are available).
Oral History of Recording Scores: During a round, scores have historically been recorded by means of oral communication of participants. Players are encouraged to announce scores in relation to established course par. Score are traditionally recorded in a relation to par & number of “catchy” format (see example below). TBSG Sanctioned Events may or may not require an additional means of recorded scoring.
“Undie”/”Ovie””Evie”- terms used to explain relation to par. “Undie” represents strokes under par. “Ovie” represents strokes over par. “Evie” represents a score of even par.
“FUPA”- Slang terminology expressing that a players next stroke will be a “par” attempt for that hole
“Fur- burger”- Slang terminology expressing that a players next stroke will be a “birdie” attempt for that hole
“Eagie”- Slang terminology expressing that player just scored an “eagle” on a hole
“Bird”- Slang terminology expressing that player just scored a “birdie” on a hole
“Boge”- Slang terminology expressing that player just scored an “bogey” on a hole
“Doublee” (AKA- “Michael Doublee”)- Slang terminology expressing that player just scored a “double bogey” on a hole
Example of player announcing score before teeing off on a hole-