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2021 Ultimate Pairs Results


Welcome To The Ultimate Pairs Competition Results 2021

The Ultimate Pairs is a true test, for Amateur Golfers, of both golfing ability and patience with your playing partner, as both will get tested throughout a tough 36 hole challenge.

The competition is played in mixed formats

Played over 36 holes, each Team will battled through 9 holes of Betterball, 9 holes of Greensomes, 9 holes of Foursomes and 9 holes of Texas Scramble.

At the end of the 36 Holes, we have our Ultimate Pairs Champions

I have run this competition before and players have told me how much they looked forward to playing the challenging format, so I was delighted to be able to return it to the schedule in 2021.

Ultimate Pairs Results

Ultimate Pairs 2021 Overall Results

Congratulations to Dave & Ian Jenkins who won the Ultimate Pairs for 2021 with an impressive -8 under net score for the 36 hole competition.

Foursomes Results

Ultimate Pairs 2021 Foursomes Results

Played on the Blue Course

Handicap Allowances: 50% of the combined handicap
Handicaps are then divided by 2 as we adjust for 9 holes

Players take alternate shots using the same golf ball

Foursomes really is no more complicated than that.

Each player in each pair hits every other shot, so if one hits the tee shot, the other plays the second shot and they then alternate on every shot until their ball is holed out.

One player tees off on the even numbered holes and the other tees off on the odd numbered holes.

Should the pair have to play a provisional ball or another ball at any point, again it is whoever didn’t hit the original shot who will play again from the tee or wherever it was played from.

Foursomes is the most difficult of the formats played by pairs.

It requires a bit more use of your brain as you also have to think about how to help your partner play well, on top of playing well yourself.


Ultimate Pairs 2021 Texas Scramble Results

Played on the Orange Course

Handicap Allowances: 35% lowest player & 15% highest player
Handicaps are then divided by 2 as we adjust for 9 holes

In Texas Scramble both players tee off, then one of these drives is chosen to be used for the next shot and both players play a shot from where the chosen drive ended up.

From these second shots, one is chosen and both players play a third shot from there, and so on until the ball is holed.

Each Pair returns one score for each hole

How to place a ball in Texas Scramble

After choosing the more suitable tee-shot, both players play again, firstly the one whose ball was chosen and from the spot where the ball came to rest, then the other plays by placing their ball within one card length from that spot, but no closer to the green.

Exception: When the chosen ball was played from a bunker.

In this case the lie can be reconstructed after the first player hits it so that the other team member may fairly play their next shot.


Ultimate Pairs 2021 Greensomes Results

Played on the Yellow Course

Handicap Allowances: 60% of lowest handicap & 40% of highest
Handicaps are then divided by 2 as we adjust for 9 holes

Playing as a pair, both players will tee off using a ball each.

They will then choose the ball that is lying in the best position for the next shot.

Once selected this ball is then played until the hole is completed with players, again as in foursomes, taking alternate shots using the same golf ball.

*Hint: This is not always a case of just choosing the longest drive

betterball Results

Ultimate Pairs 2021 Betterball Results

Played on the Red Course

Handicap Allowances: 85% of individual handicaps
Handicaps are then divided by 2 as we adjust for 9 holes

Playing as a pair, both players will play normal golf on each hole, using their own ball

They will choose the lowest NET score as their Team score.

Nearest The Pin Winners

  • Red Course Hole 7 – Steve King
  • Yellow Course Hole 16 – Robert Hooper
  • Orange Course Hole 36 – Adam Weaver

Ultimate Pairs 2022

A big thank you to everyone who took part this year, as always your support means a lot.

The competition was played in good spirits all day and the race for top spot went down to the final few holes.

The day ran fairly smoothly and I received many kind remarks that it was a fun format and players thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Next Years Venue?

I was hoping to book Cumberwell Park again as the venue for the competition in 2022, but their Management Team have made a decision to increase their pricing by £15 per head, for the exact same golf day, which means that at this moment in time they have effectively priced me out of holding the day with them.

August 2022 Update

By this stage in the 2022 season I was hoping to have booked a venue and have already played the latest edition of the competition.

But as the golf industry as a whole has raised its prices so high that it is nothing short of a piss take, I have decided that I won’t be running the competition until things get back to more sensible levels.

Golf has a short memory, I remember when people said the game was dying and we need to do more to get people in to the game…putting prices through the roof seems to be the way to go for most.

I’ve never been a fan of ripping people off so I won’t be joining in with that.

As with most things in life, these things always go in cycles, so I am sure I will arrange another competition in the future.

Until then enjoy your golf



Steve King of Fore King Golf

Steve King

Steve King is a UK based golf blogger, who shares online golf coaching that he created with his good friend Richard Lawless (PGA Professional)

Steve plays most of his golf in his home county of Wiltshire, in the UK. Read more about Steve