You wanna press me?
I’ll show you a press.
You like this press?
The press is similar to the double or nothing bet and is generally invoked at a critical point in the match.
The level of emotion accompanying a press is proportionate to the amount of money wagered. Tensions can also spike if the press is the second, third or fourth press. Especially if the presser is notorious for welching on bets.
Remember to make sure the rules of pressing are clear before teeing off. And the club head covers can serve as boxing gloves in rules disputes.
Any discussion about the ‘Press’ or ‘Pressing Bets’ will invariably lead to the Nassau. Here is what GolfToons came up with to explain the Nassau, including an origin story. Enjoy!