TYPE OF GAME
Golf pool is a game that mixes pool and the scoring of golf.
This game can be played by any number of players or teams.
Every “hole” is different. When 2 balls are used, it is similar to a par 3, 3 balls is equivalent to a par 4 and 4 balls to a par 5.
At the beginning of each hole, balls are racked differently.(see the 18 pictures below)
OBJECT OF THE GAME
In Golf pool, as in real golf, the goal is to score lower than your opponent(s)for the number of holes the players decide to play (9 or 18)
RULES OF PLAY
Golf pool is played one player at a time. Each player shoots at the same hole in turns, everyone having to pocket all the balls on the table for getting his score. The numbers on the balls mean nothing. You play until all players have completed the predetermined number of holes to play.
Players don’t need calling which ball they’re shooting neither the pocket. Luck is permitted (as in real golf) as long as it is a legal shot.
PENALTY FOR FOULS
If the cue ball is pocketed or out of the table, there’s a 1 stroke penalty and the player continues his turn by placing the cue ball behind the head string and playing a ball outside the head string. If no balls are outside the head string, the player has to play forward and bank the cue ball so it can come back and hit the remaining ball or balls behind the head string.
If one or more balls are pocketed and the cue ball also goes in a pocket or out of the table, the pocketed ball or balls are spotted in line starting on the foot spot and there’s still a one stroke penalty and the player continues by placing the cue ball behind the head string.