Type Match
Alias Geiberger
Format Game
Number of players 4
Team or Individual play Individual
  • This game was named after American golfer Al Geiberger who was the first person to score a 59 on the PGA tour or any other pro golf tour in 1977.
  • 59 is a betting game that is played in groups. The goal of the game is to not be the first player to reach 59 strokes for the round. The Geiberger bet is set as an agreed-upon number of points or money before the round starts. All players except the first one to record a 59 have a chance to win the points or money at stake.
  • This is how the game works: the group of golfers tees off and plays the round. The first player to reach 59 strokes loses the bet.