Why Is Golf Michigan’s Favorite Card Game?
You know as well as I do, that there is a list for everything. I recently saw a list of favorite card games in each state, and believe me when I tell you I had to do a double-take when I read what apparently is Michigan's favorite card game - Golf. Yes, you read that right.
People in the Great Lakes State love playing golf. That in itself is not a surprise, the fact that the game is considered a card game is what I am having a hard time wrapping my head around - and then I Googled it.
As it turns out there really is a card game called Golf. That being said, when have you in your lifetime been asked to grab a deck of cards and sit down and play Golf? I am guessing the answer is never.
Here is the rundown on the game according to Bicycle Cards,
What do you need to play?
A standard deck of 52 playing cards and anywhere from two, three, or four players.
How many cards does each player get?
Each player is dealt 6 cards face down from the deck. The remainder of the cards are placed face down, and the top card is turned up to start the discard pile beside it. Players arrange their 6 cards in 2 rows of 3 in front of them and turn 2 of these cards face up. The remaining cards stay face down and cannot be looked at.
A game is nine "holes" (deals), and the player with the lowest total score is the winner.
How do you keep score?
Each ace counts as 1 point.
Each 2 counts minus 2 points.
Each numeral card from 3 to 10 scores face value.
Each jack or queen scores 10 points.
Each king scores zero points.
A pair of equal cards in the same column scores zero points for the column (even if the equal cards are 2s).
Does any of that make sense? It does not to me. You can have your Golf game, I will continue to play what I think should be Michigan's favorite card game - Euchre.