GOLF SCORED FIELD TARGET
In southwest Florida, DeSoto Airgunners Club has combined the fun and frustration of golf with the challenges of field target shooting in our Golf Scored Field Target Match. The course is set like a regular FT match with the metal Field Targets placed on multiple lanes at random distances. ( NOTE: NEVER shoot a pellet at real golf balls, never. )
Like traditional Golf this version of Field Target can be fun and frustrating.
Consider each target on the lane as a Hole, and each shot is a Stroke. Missed shots add strokes, And like regular golf, fewest number of strokes wins the match.
Here Are A Few Twists:
SCORING: It's possible to score better than a hole in one, ZERO Stroke scores are possible on every hole. Here is how:
SHOT 1 : [miss] ---- Shoot again at that same target.
SHOT 2: [hit ] - Score 2 Strokes for that target. - Move on to NEXT target.
SHOT 2 [MISS] - If you miss that target on your 2nd attempt as well, automatically Score 3 Strokes for that hole. Move on to next target.
SHOT 1 : [HIT] . You could score that as a hole in one stroke OR try an Option Shot ( A 2nd shot at same target)
SECOND SHOT OPTIONS: Risks & Rewards
If you're successful hitting a target on your first shot, you'll have an option to possibly lower your score to a ZERO for that target. Something to consider before your next trigger pull.
SHOT 1: [HIT]
You may score this as 1 Stroke; (A hole in one) and move on to next target or Announce you are taking the Risk OPTION shot on that same target .
You may only take this option shot after making a kill on your first shot at that target -
The Option Shot is basically a second shot at the target you just downed .
Option Shot [HIT]: If successful downing that target with your optioned 2nd shot, score ZERO Strokes on that (target) hole and happily move on to the next target.
Option Shot [ MISS] Missing the option shot results in a penalty. If you miss the optioned 2nd shot you will be scored 3 strokes on that target! A costly miss. – Move on (not so happily) to next target.
Watch how your score on that "hole" just bloomed from (what could have been) 1 stroke to 3 strokes on that hole. What was a Hole In One is now a 3-Stroke score.
Now you see how the risk – reward option shots can be a big part of the game.
One More Twist: A 3-zone Stroke Eliminator Target.
Each competitor gets One Shot at this unique 3 face target with progressively smaller killzones. They correspond to progressively larger stroke count reductions.
Hitting the smallest target will cause all three faceplates to fall, and 3 strokes are DEDUCTED from that shooters total score.
Striking the mid size target flattens 2 faceplates and earns a 2 stroke reduction.
The largest hole is a single faceplate drop and scores a one stroke deduction for the shooter.
Missed? No Stress - A missed shot on the Stroke Eliminator is NOT counted as a stroke - and no deduction is made.
Dick Otten made a 3-Faceplate Multi-Target which can reduce a FT Golfer's stroke count by up to 3.
A single shot might save you up to 3 strokes. Feeling Lucky ??