I take my young kids golfing whenever I can. When we go, we play more beginner friendly courses, and I play from the front tees with them (or where ever they tee off to keep it more social.) Rather than handicaps, I had an idea to make the game a fair match and more fun.
That boring muni just got a lot more fun.
I have to use a ball that is smooth on one half and normal dimples on the other. It will not fly nearly as far as a Pro V1 and will have a lower ball flight (much like my kids shots.) If I stay in the fairway, I can lift and place the ball however I want (dimples facing straight back) but if I am not in the fairway, I have to play the ball as it lies. Depending on how the ball comes to rest, I may be hitting a ball that will severely hook (dimples on left) or slice (dimples on right). It will force me to be creative and turn that boring muni into a completely different course.
I envision other addendums to the rules. If I get up by two holes or more, I have to play the ball as it lies everywhere. And if I get up by 3 holes, my opponents get to lift & place my ball however they want, and I have to hit it. Basically, they get to try and sabotage me until the match gets closer.
So who would be willing to give Mudball a try? And how would you make it better?