In a scramble, each player tees off on each hole. The best of the tee shots is selected and both players play their second shots from that spot. The better of the second shot is determined, and then both play their third shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed. The goal of this format will allow for the juniors to have fun and keep the pace of play moving.
Please Note: If a two man team has two juniors in different divisions ( 7 and 10 year old play together) the group will be scored in the 9-10 division, but the 7 year old can tee off from the 6-8 division tee markers.
Rules of Play
Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf and its Decisions. However, Team Golf incorporates additional rules to make the event easy on the junior and enjoyable for all parties.
- There is a 10 stroke per hole limit at all Team Golf events, even if the player has not reached the green. Once the player has hit their 9th stroke and is not holed out, they must pick-up and record a score of 10. A player may not just pick up their ball prior to their 9th stroke and give themself a 10. They must hit at least their 9th shot before picking up for a 10.
- If a player is in a bunker and has taken 1 strokes without advancing the ball out of the bunker, he or she must under penatly of one stroke, pick up the ball, place it outside of the bunker at the nearest point, no closer to the hole and continue to play.
- If a player hits 2 balls into the same water hazard they must, under penalty of one stroke, drop a ball as close as possible on the opposite side of the water, even if it is closer to the hole, and continue play from there.
- If a player makes an attempt at the ball and misses, there is no penalty and the player can try again.
- All players are allowed to have one caddie. You do not need to be registered to be a caddie at Team Golf events; however, if you play in any Little Linkster event you must register in order to caddie during those events.
All sets of tees will be set in the middle of the fairway at modified yardages. Below is an outline that can help each team when practicing for the event.
||Par 3's: 40-50 yards
||Par 4's: 100-125
||Par 5's: 175-200
||Par 3's: 50-60 yards
||Par 4's: 125-150
||Par 5's: 200-225
||Par 3's: 60-70 yards
||Par 4's: 150-175
||Par 5's: 225-250