Participants will play a 2 person scramble format. Each player will hit his or her tee ball to begin each hole. The team will choose the best shot and from that spot each player will hit his or her second shot. This format will continue until completion of the hole and a single score is recorded. Upon completion of the round, the 18 hole total will be the team’s overall score.
The holing of any shot constitutes the end of the hole for that team and the score at that point becomes final. This situation typically becomes as issue when a team having a particular putt has a player miss the putt and decided to putt out before the second player has an opportunity at the original putt.
Improving your lie in a scramble
Each participating team must mark the spot of each selected shot with either a golf tee or divot repair tool. At that time both members of the team may lift, clean and place their golf ball according to the stipulations listed below.
The ball may be placed one club length from the spot of the selected ball no nearer the hole. When placed, the ball must remain in the fairway
The ball may be placed one club length from the spot of the selected ball no nearer the hole. The placement of the ball may improve the team’s stance, swing and line of sight but must not be placed outside the one club length limit. When placed the ball must remain in the same cut of rough that the selected ball came to rest in.
The ball may be placed one club length from the spot of the selected ball no nearer the hole. The placement of the ball may improve the team’s stance, swing and line of flight but must remain within the one club length limit and remain in the same hazard the selected ball came to rest in. In regards to sand traps, the trap may be raked before placement of the ball.
The selected ball may be placed one putter-head length from the spot of the selected ball no nearer the hole.
Local Qualifiers may elect to have women play one tee box forward of where the men play. Check with your local PGA course head Professional to make sure the carries for women on the selected tee boxes are appropriate.
National Championship - Female team may move up one set of tee boxes from the Championship tees.
At the completion of play all teams are to sign and attest their respective scorecards and turn them into the Tournament Director. Each scorecard must have the signature of the scorer as well as a signature from the participating team.
Tie Breaking Policy
Ties will be settled by use of a sudden death play off. The Tournament Director for each event will announce the play off holes used to determine a winner. In the event a sudden death playoff is not able to be played, a “card-off” will determine the overall winner. The scores starting on the #1 through #18 handicapped ranked holes will be used to determine the winners.
Team Member Replacement Policy
Teams that have advanced beyond the initial qualifying event may substitute one member of the team by filling out a substitute entry form. Prior to the initial qualifying event a team may adjust its participants as it wishes.
Team Uniform Policy
Teams must have matching uniforms. This includes either matching school logo jackets or golf shirts. Matching shorts and/or slacks are optional.
Electronic Measuring Devices
Devices that measure distance are permitted (i.e., the device may not be used to measure other conditions such as wind-spend or the slope of the ground).