Lucky7 Hold’em is a poker chip game based on positive (and negative) golf shots.It is designed to be played with 2-4 players, and can be played as individuals or teams.The object of the game is to accumulate positive chips and avoid negative chips.
Play starts on the first tee with all of the chips “out of play”.On the first tee, the group decides the value of each chip (typically $1-$5).When a golfer makes a shot or score that corresponds to a certain chip, he or she is awarded that chip, and retains possession of it until a fellow competitor earns the chip by making a similar play.
Multiple chips can be won on a single shot; for example, if a player holes out from a greenside bunker for birdie, he or she would gain possession of the sand save chip, chip in chip, and birdie chip.Conversely, if a player duck hooks a drive that bounces off a tree and out of bounds, he or she is awarded both the tree chip and the OB chip (and likely the double or triple bogey chip by the time the hole is finished!).
The chips are “cashed in” after the 9th and 18th hole.Players with positive chips get paid the chip value from every other player (thus a $1 positive chip in a foursome of individuals is worth $1+$1+$1=$3 to the person holding it).Players with negative chips must pay the chip value to every other player (a $1 negative chip in the same situation costs the person holding it $1+$1+$1=$3).
Positive Chip Definitions:
Negative Chip Definitions:
1 putt: Player requires exactly 1 putt (any length) to hole out.
Trees: When the ball strikes any part of a tree including leaves.
Birdie: One under par for the hole.
Water/OB: When the ball goes into a water hazard or out of bounds.
Chip in: holing out from anywhere off the green.
3 putts: 3 or more putts required to hole out.
Green ball:On the green and Closest to the pin in regulation.
Double Bogey: A score of exactly two over par.
Sand save: Up and down from any bunker, or saving par from a fairway bunker.
Triple Bogey: A score of three or more over par.
Eagle: Two or more under par for the hole.
Bunker: The ball comes to rest in a bunker.
Poley (Optional): Holing a putt that is longer than the length of the flagstick.
Drink (Optional): Awarded to the highest unique score on a hole.In the event of a tie, the chip does not exchange hands.The holder of the chip after the 18th hole is required to buy the first round in the clubhouse.