G O L F
Stephen M. Bennett
Golf is a patience game played with an ordinary pack of playing cards.
The rules are simple but the patience rarely completes.
Golf runs on an Atari with colour monitor (or television) in medium
Double click on GOLF.PRG.
Clicking the mouse will deal 5 rows of 7 overlapping cards.
One card is also placed face up and this card is the start
of the build pile. The rest of the cards are placed face down to the
left of this build pile. These cards are called the 'hand'.
The aim of the game is build all 52 cards onto the build pile.
Each of the bottom cards from the 5 columns are available for building.
You can only build a card if it one higher or one lower than the card
which is on top of the build pile. The suits do not have to match.
You cannot build an Ace on a King nor a King on an Ace.
Clicking on a card will build it (if it is legal to do so).
Clicking on the hand will move the top card from the hand onto the
There are no redeals. The game ends when there are no more cards in the
hand and no more cards can be built. You have won if all cards are on
the build pile.
Pressing the CONTROL key at any time will give you the option of
resetting the game or quiting.
!!! Keep your patience !!!
The game is called Golf because the build pile is the hole into which
all cards must be putted one at a time. The number of cards left at
the end of the game is the handicap for that round.
The game is sometimes called Fan Tan or One Foundation.