With only few weeks to go until Christmas, many golf societies will be holding their annual ‘Turkey Trot’ golf competitions in the next few days.
The name Turkey Trot’ derives from the fact that the competition takes place shortly before Christmas and originally, the prizes were often Christmas fayre such as turkeys, Christmas puddings or mince pies etc..
There are no standardised rules for ‘Turkey Trot’ golf competitions and it is quite valid just to play standard match play or stroke play in two ball, four ball teams. However. many inventive golf societies have created their own formats and sets of rules to make the competition more and fun. A common theme is to insist players must wear Christmas garb or dress up as pantomime characters. Variations on the rules are numerous but can include, for example, limiting the maximum number of clubs that can be carried per player (e.g. two clubs and a putter).
We are keen to encourage golf societies to experience the fun of playing ‘Turkey Trot” competitions and would love to hear from anyone who has experience of playing their own, unique variation of the rules and competition.
Please contact us via our Contact Page if you would like to publicise your golf society and / or the particular Turkey Trot rules that you play. If you believe your variant of ‘Turkey Trot’ golf is such good fun that it would interest many of our readers then why not submit a 300+ word Blog? We would love to hear from you and promise to feature your Turkey Trot blog on the Eat Drink Golf website. Your Turkey Trot golf blog will not only interest our readers, it will also give your golf society a lot of positive publicity!