We all like to spice up a round with a side bet here and there – nothing too serious, of course, but something to add a little extra spice. The obvious one is a simple fourball – fiver front nine, fiver back nine, fiver for the match. But here are a few others, not necessarily always for groups of four, that can add a little interest. Tell us yours…


On The Perch (or Chairman)

We’re all familiar with skins, where you win a hole to take a skin, and if there’s no outright winner they roll over. On The Perch adds another layer – if a player wins a hole he goes On The Perch. Only when he’s on the perch can he win a skin, by winning the next hole outright. He stays on there until someone beats him on a hole. It is possible to spend much of a single round on the perch and still lose all of the money. Terrific, fun game.

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Richard Forrester

Richard Forrester

Richard Forrester is an experienced sports writer, having worked at SportsVibe and written for numerous sporting titles including Golfing World, Birmingham Mail and Stoke City's website.

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