Rabbit

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"Rabbit" is a golf side bet that gets its name from the term used to describe a pacesetter. Someone who runs out ahead of the field in a mile run, for example, is called the rabbit. They are out ahead of the pack, setting the pace.

In Rabbit, the object is to achieve the low score on a hole, and to have that honor after the 9th and 18th holes.

Here's how Rabbit works: When the round begins, the first player to singly have the low score on a hole captures the Rabbit.

(In other words, if two players tie for low score, no one captures the Rabbit - the honor must be won singly.)

If on a following hole someone other than the holder of the Rabbit is the low scorer, the Rabbit is set free. And then the Rabbit can be won back by the next player to singly achieve a low score on a hole. So before another player can tame the Rabbit, the Rabbit must first be set free.

As a side bet, this one pays the player who holds the Rabbit on the 9th hole and on the 18th hole. They can and often will be different players; sometimes no one will win either instance because the Rabbit will be free.

If you want to make sure that Rabbit pays out, then eliminate the step of setting the Rabbit free. When a different player achieves a low score, the Rabbit changes hands at that point.