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

Brick&Putt Alternative Putting Games…


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!