Object: The object of Three Way Defender is to score the most points while the Defense attempts to block the Offense from scoring.
Competition: Three Way Defender is played with three players only.
Format: A total of twelve balls are used. Six balls on offense and six balls on Defense. Two players putt for the Defense, while the third player putts for the Offense.
To Begin Play: The Defense starts with two players alternating putts using up to six balls consecutively, thus, attempting to create a wall that will hinder the Offense’s chances of scoring. Once the Defense is finished putting, the third player, the Offense, putts up to six consecutive balls with the objective of scoring points. Each player plays four complete rounds. A round consists of each player putting once as the Defense and once as the Offense. Once all balls are putted scores are tallied, and players will rotate. The Defender who putted second will rotate to the offensive position for the next turn. The player who was on Offense for the previous turn always putts first on defense for the new turn.
Scoring: Only the offense can score points. Once the offense finishes putting, 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 2. 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. An offensive 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 during the Offense’s turn.