Brick&Putt Alternative Putting Games…

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Brick&Putt is a collection of fun putting games played on a custom course. Practice your putting skills any time, or help your kids learn golf on professional turf. Brick&Putt is a fun challenge for golfers of all ages and skill levels.

Its simple, the more Brick you play the better putter you become!

Brick&Putt Original Course now available

Just in time for the holidays, the Brick&Putt original course is now available. The angle of the incline makes a nice smooth approach. The specially designed 10.5′ putting felt gives the ball a consistent roll.

Improve your putting skills with Brick&Putt. The course is perfect for practicing indoors during winter. Play fun games with your family while getting in some off-season practice.

A Great Christmas Present
Give your kids a great game that you all can play together. Spend time with family and friends playing fun games while improving everyone’s putting skills.

Accept the challenge

Game of the Month “Contact”

Contact

Contact is one of the few games in which you will not need different colored balls to identify each player’s/team’s score. The game of Contact not only challenges your  accuracy but your math skills as well. Like most Brick&Putt games, 12 balls are utilized and  players/teams alternate putts until all 12 balls are putted.  The object is to be the first  player/team to reach 100 points or higher after a round is complete.

So how do you score?  The only way to score points is by making contact with any ball lying on top of the course between the minimum distance line and the back end. Once a player/team does make contact, that player/team immediately receives all the points on the course. This can add up quickly.

The complete rules are illustrated in Brick&Putt Volume 2

Game of the Month

CALL YOUR SCORE

A game that seems to be played on a regular basis, both in tournaments and at home is  “Call your Score”. This game is interesting because each player/team must call out the total score they expect to obtain after all balls are putted without going over. The player/team that comes closer to their called score wins.

In this game it is important to win the lag. This gives you the option of  putting first or last, and calling your score first or last. In most games its better to go last. This gives you a chance to  disrupt the opposing player’s/team’s score by knocking their ball into a different point zone, or off the course.

Hint: One mistake new players/teams seem to make is that they tend to call too high of  a score. For instance, lets say you called 30 points and I called 18. Now you have 6 balls to try and get close to 30 points. But, since we alternate putts I will do my best to block the holes while trying to get close to my called score of  18. There is less room for error when a high score is called.  However, if you are a skilled putter, the higher score will ensure the win.

You can find the complete rules to “Call your Score”  below.

BrickandPutt Volume 2 official Rulebook

Choosing the games to play…

Your BrickandPutt course just arrived in the mail,  you set it up in the family room, you take out all the balls, you download both Rulebooks, which game do you play? It could be a bit overwhelming with so many options.

Always start with the game of BrickandPutt. This is the first game illustrated in volume 1. Once you understand that game, all other games will be easy to pick up, as the majority of the games are based on that game’s format. Fore instance, most of the games use 12 balls, with players alternating putts, leaving all balls on the course before scores are tallied.

The top games that me and my friends usually play are… Moneyball, Defender, Zerow, Call Your Score, Contact, Lyres Brick, Offense/Defense, Two Ball, and Touch.  I could keep going, but will stop there.

Hope you enjoy playing, and Accept the Challenge!

Russell Valena

What is a brick……

Why Brick&Putt for the name.? Yep, a question that’s been asked before. A “brick” is a fairly common term used to describe an ugly free throw, in basketball.  However, a brick can apply to any sport. Hence, a putt. We welcome all attempts. So Bricks Ahoy!

Game of the month ” Money Ball”

 People ask me all the time “which game do you like best”? Although I really don’t have a clear favorite right now, lately my go to game is Money Ball.  It always comes down to one putt in order to qualify for points and the win. That one putt is your Money Ball. So when I square up against an opponent , I  try to make sure to win the lag. That way I can I can opt to go second in the order of play. Because in Money Ball, having the last putt puts you in the driver’s seat.

                                                             Money Ball 
Object: The object of Money Ball is to land the Money Ball closest to the back edge of the course, and to be the first player/team to score 25 points or higher.
Competition: Money Ball can be played either one-on-one or with teams.
Format: A total of twelve balls are used for each round and must be evenly divided among all players/teams. Each player/team must alternate putts leaving all balls on the course.
To begin play: Each player/team alternates putts until all twelve balls are putted. Each player/team has one Money Ball. The Money Ball should be a different color making it easy to identify. Players/teams may choose to putt the Money Ball any time during the round.
Scoring: Only one player/team can qualify for points after a round is complete. The only player/team that has their Money Ball closest to the back edge gets to tally their score. The Money Ball will not count for points. A winner is determined by the first player/team to reach 25 points or higher after a round is complete.

Scores will not be tallied if the following occurs:
• Money Ball does not land at least halfway over the minimum distance line.
• Money Ball lands off the course or in one of the holes.

The player/team that scores without reaching 25 points or higher starts the new round.

Penalties: Once the Money Ball is played, any remaining balls from that player/team must be putted past the minimum distance line in order to qualify for points.

In  the illustration below Black plays Blue. Black has a pink Money Ball. Blue has a yellow Money Ball. All 12 balls have been putted. Only Blue can score since its Money Ball is closer to the back edge than Blacks Money Ball. Blues starts the next round with 17 points.

Maker Faire

This year was my first time attending the maker Faire. It was even better than expected. We were surrounded by so much cool gadgetry and innovative thought and expression. We set up a few Brick&Putt courses outside on the lawn in the west corner. Thanks everyone, for all the compliments and interest. Hope to see you all next year.

Maker Faire Bay Area

See me at Maker Faire!
See me at Maker Faire!

Hi everyone, If you're in the Bay area on the 21st-22nd of May, you should attend the Maker Fair Event. This event is Huge!
So much cool stuff to see.
This will give you a chance to play and check out BrickandPutt.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Russel Valena