Object: The object of Defender is to score the most points while the defense attempts to block the offense from scoring.
Competition: Defender can be played either one-on-one or with two teams.
Format: A total of twelve balls are used. Each player/team putts up to six balls consecutively.
To Begin Play: The first player/team to putt is the defense. The order of play will not change throughout the game. Each player/team plays four complete rounds. A round consists of each player/team putting once as the defense and once as the offense. The defender is the player/team who starts each round by putting up to six balls consecutively, attempting to create a wall that will hinder the offense’s chances of scoring. Once the defense putts all six of its balls, the offense putts six consecutive balls with the objective of scoring. After the offense is done putting they return as the defense.
Scoring: Only the offense can score points. Once the offense putts, the scores are tallied and the balls are removed.
Penalties: The defense will not be allowed to putt any additional balls if the following occurs: 1) a ball does NOT remain at least halfway over the minimum distance line a ball either lands off the course or in either hole. The offense will not be allowed to putt any additional balls if the following occurs: 1) a ball does NOT remain at least halfway over the minimum distance line 2) the offense pushes a defensive ball into either hole 3) any ball rolls off the course