HACK WEEK: Office Golf

by Henning Jacobs - 12 Jun 2014

Tired of hacking? Need to refill your "batteries" with a short break? Relax with a round of Office Golf!

Office Golfers just have to come by in our BMO office with one or two colleagues (or more, but a round is played with 2-3 players at a time), they pick up their scorecard and start playing!

Participants do not have to know anything before. Rules are printed on the scorecard. Clubs and balls are provided.

We even have a water hazard with a ball-eating crocodile prepared :-).



During the first two days everybody could play a round of golf and submit their scorecard to the organizer. On the second day it got quite competitive and we had 63 participants in the end :-) Some players even played multiple rounds to climb up on the leaderboard. We had a final tournament with the best nine players at day three. After six holes we had a tie for second place and three players played another round of six holes.


The prize for 1st place is a 15 EUR cinema voucher, 2nd place gets a 10 EUR voucher.

We congratulate Evans (1st place, right) and Bastian (2nd, left)!


Our Office Golf Rules

  • Office Golf consists of playing a ball with a putter from the teeing ground (marked by two blue tees) into the hole (white plastic ring) by successive strokes.
  • Order of play: The ball farthest from the hole is played first.
  • The ball is holed in when touching the ground inside the plastic ring and coming to rest not farer away than 42cm from the hole.
  • The ball may touch the putter, the ground and the hole only. The flagstick must be removed before holing in.
  • Any accidental contact of the ball with walls, doors, furniture (including curtains and plants) or the flagstick, will be charged with one penalty stroke.
  • The score has to be pronounced before noting down (loud counting is a plus). Each player has 8 strokes per hole. If the ball does not hit the target with 8 strokes, 9 strokes will be registered.
  • Water hazard: The ball is lost in the water hazard (denoted by a red line) and the player must, under penalty of one stroke, play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played.
  • The player may deem his ball unplayable at any place on the course. If the player deems his ball to be unplayable, he must, under penalty of one stroke, play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played
  • At the end of the course, the strokes will be summarized.
  • The player with the least strokes wins. In case of a tie, the game goes on to make a decision between the participants.

Obstacles ahead! --- Christoph at hole 2 of our Office Golf course.

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