Golf on the Wedding Day: A Tradition Unlike Any Other
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You golfing grooms out there should definitely keep this checklist handy for the wedding morning. We know that the main focus of the day is obviously the nuptials. However, one of the traditional rites of passage for men is playing a round of golf on the morning of the wedding.
Furthermore, including your friends and family in this activity is also a great way to get them involved in wedding activities and spend a little extra time with them before you officially take the plunge. If you’re going to have a large group, we recommend calling a few months in advance to reserve tee times.
Here are some options for hitting the links on the wedding day:
Invite your father and future father-in-law out for an early morning round. Not to get too mushy, but it will be a special moment for the three of you. If you’re feeling extra generous, include brothers as well.
If you’ve got a bigger group interesting in playing, divide up even teams and play a scramble tournament. If you’re not familiar, scramble (or best ball) style is when all members of one team tee off, choose the best shot, and all then hit from that location on the next shot. This is a great way to even the playing field and let everyone compete evenly.
Groom’s side vs. bride’s side
If it’s blood you’re after, then pitting the groom’s friends and family against the bride’s side may be just the ticket. If the bride is a golfer (and you’ve agreed to see each other before the ceremony) it might be fun to get the girls involved as well..
GroomsAdvice Recommendation: If you’re a golfer, you should strongly consider getting out and playing a round on the wedding day. It may be the last chance you get for awhile…