Twenty One

Type Points
Alias 21
Format Game
Number of players 2, 3, 4
Team or Individual play Individual
  • This is a putting game created to help golfers who have a hard time getting their putts to the hole. It can be played for practice or as a betting game.
  • The name of the game, Twenty One, refers to the number of points that the players try to score in order to win the game.
  • Points in this game are only earned by the first putt on the green. After that, more putts don’t count.
  • There are two ways to earn points in this game and one way to lose them. They are as follows:
  • Any player to sink a ball on their first putt on a hole get 6 points.
  • If no player sinks the first putt, then the player whose ball is closest to the hole wins 3 points. However, suppose Player A’s ball is closest to the hole after the first putt, but they left their putt short. In that case, Player A only gets 1 point, not 2.
  • Leaving the first putt short of a hole can result in a player losing 3 points.
  • The first player to earn 21 points wins the game (or the pot).