Object: The object of Zerow is to not sink a ball in the holes, and to be the first player/team to reach 25 points after a round is completed.

Competition: Zerow can be played 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 using all twelve balls to complete each round.

To Begin Play: Once the order of play is determined, each player/team goes in turn, putting one at a time. Upon completion of a round, if a player/team has balls in either the 6-point or 5-point hole, that player/team automatically will receive 0 points for that round.

Scoring: Scores are tallied after a round is complete. The first player/team to reach 25 pouts or higher after a completed round wins.