Scramble: Both players tee off and chose the ball they’d like to play. Both players hit from this position and repeat until holed out. One score is posted for the team and match play format determines the winner. 1 POINT AWARDED TO THE WINNING TEAM
Alternate Shot: Both players tee off and chose the ball they’d like to play. The player’s tee shot that is NOT chosen hits the second shot and alternate shots continue until holed out. NOTE: On par 5’s both players tee off, hit each other’s tee shot and begin alternate shot on the 3rd shot. One score is posted for the team and match play format determines the winner. 1 POINT AWARDED TO THE WINNING TEAM
Better Ball/Low Score: Both players play own ball for entire hole. Low score for team is used to determine hole winner. ONE POINT AWARDED TO THE WINNING TEAM.
Singles Matches: Top 2 players from each flight will play a 9-hole match each against the opposing teams top 2 players (bottom 2 will do the same). Match Play. ONE POINT AWARDED TO THE WINNING PLAYER IN EACH MATCH.
Local and USGA rules apply with the following exceptions:
WINTER RULES APPLY: The ball may be rolled with the club head a maximum of 6 inches (Scramble ONLY: one club length), but not closer to the hole (must maintain same lie, i.e. rough, fairway, green, etc.).
In scramble format the opposing team may call a gimme putt good in the event the second player misses his putt. This speeds up play in scramble golf.
A ball that lands in an unnatural hazard (casual water, sprinkler head, road, pathway, hole, bench, etc.) may be moved, one club length, not closer to the hole, but in approximately the same line of flight without incurring a penalty.
A ball, which lands in a natural hazard near a tree, bush or fence and is unplayable, may be moved along the line of flight, no closer to the hole. A one-
Stroke penalty is incurred.
Lost or out of bounds ball: You are allowed only four minutes to look for it. A one-stroke penalty is incurred if the ball is not found and a new one must be dropped. A player may choose to play from the original location or may drop along the original line of flight but not closer to the hole and NOT IN THE FAIRWAY (unless it is the original spot).
A ball landing in a water hazard is to be played along the original line of play but not closer to the hole with the player incurring a one-stroke penalty.
Holes with out of bounds stakes: If your ball is OB you must follow the original line of flight and drop with a one-stroke penalty (not a lateral drop). OB is determined by using the nearest white stake in front and behind your ball. If your ball is in front of the first stake or behind the last stake – you are not OB. TEAMS SHOULD DISCUSS ANY CONCERNS PRIOR TO THE DROP.
Any ball hit parallel with or past the front edge of the green and is OB/unplayable may be dropped within 2 club lengths of the point of entry, even if the drop results in being closer to the hole.
If you believe that someone has miscounted his strokes or is not taking the appropriate drop, DISCUSS IT WITH THEM RIGHT AWAY. All players should error on the side of being overly cautious with respects to drops or penalties. If you have any question please ask your opponents and respect their decision.
Any decision concerning violation of the Rules that cannot be resolved on the course should be settled by the playing of a provisional ball and get a ruling from the team captains at the conclusion of the match.