For any of you that might be interested the ‘Golf Darts’ board has arrived. Proposed usage and rules are as follows:
Usage: To avoid any possible misunderstanding, Golf Darts is not in any way, shape or form intended as a replacement game for our usual ‘mickey mouse’ played at the Bad Boys Darts Club. In fact the intention is that it won’t normally be used on a Tuesday at all!
When: The current intention is that it will be played whenever folks fancy an extra game whether it is a night during the week or sometime over the weekend, so not a regular fixture, just as; when and if folks fancy it.
Who: I would also like to make Golf Darts games a little more of a social occasion so it won’t just be head to head matches it will be open to Bad Boys partners as well, if you fancy bringing the Missus or a Pal for the evening then just shout, usual rules apply – Bring your own supplies!
Ability: The game rules are customisable to accommodate players of different abilities, plus being golf we are able to add handicaps, novice players won’t need to be darts champions to have fun!
Golf Darts Rules:
The Golf Darts board represents a nine hole golf course.
Each hole has several ‘targets’: Fairway, Bunkers, Water Traps, Greens, holes and Out Of Bounds areas. Essentially you work your way from the Tee (Oche) to the hole with every dart thrown along the way counting as a ‘Stroke’.
You are allowed up to three darts for each target, if a dart hits another hole or the black areas of the board then an ‘out of bounds’ penalty stroke is added to your score (only one out of bounds penalty will be applied per hole). If you miss with all three then an extra stoke is added to your score and you move on to the next target for that hole.
The Fairway: Seven of the nine holes have a fairway, this leads on to the next target, depending on the hole this can be a second fairway or in most cases the green. If there is a second fairway the same rules apply as the first fairway. After hitting the fairway you move on to the green.
The Green: Most greens comprise of an ‘Outer Green’,’ Hazard’, ‘Inner Green’ and a Hole.
If your first dart hitting the green lands in the hole then you have ‘Chipped it in’ and you have finished the hole.
Inner Green: If you hit the inner green you move on to putting.
Outer Green: If you hit the outer green you move on to putting.
Water Hazard: If you hit a water hazard when aiming for the green one stroke is added.
Sand Bunker: If you hit a sand bunker when aiming for the green your next shot is taken from one foot behind the Tee (Oche).
There are no 'out of bounds' penalties once you are targeting the green.
There are three concentric circles at the centre of the board each circle represents a different putting difficulty.
Here your performance on arriving at the green dictates how easy your putting should be, the more accurate you were the less putting should be required:
If you landed on the inner green, then hitting any of the putting circles will allow you to ‘hole out’.
If you landed on the green hazard, then hitting either of the two inner rings will allow you to ‘hole out’.
If you landed on the outer green, then hitting the inner circle will allow you to ‘hole out’.
If you miss your putting target with all three darts then an extra stoke is added to your score. You then move on to the next Hole.
Any dart touching two areas will be given in favour of the player’s choice.