I played in a tournament, while visiting my parents out of town in the late fall. it went like this. You take your handicap 0-9 you allowed 80% of it, 10-15 you can take 85% 16-20 90%, 21 -30 = NO ADJUSTMENT.
lets say you are a 12 handicap, take 85%, your adjusted value is 10.2, add this to the par for the entire round 72 + 10.2 = 83 (.2 was rounded up as one stroke)
The purpose of the tourney is to play as FAR as you can with your strokes given to you ( 83) no gimmees, all rules are in effect. once you run out of strokes you put a tee down to mark it.
we did this one year and their were several players that ran out of strokes on the 17th hole, so who ever was closest to the pin eventually won. The guy who won it made a chip in on the par 4 16th hole,leaving him one more tee shot on 17, he crushed it and beat the next guy by15 yards. The guy who won it was a 9.
it really keeps an importance of playing steady, picking the right club, reducing errors and hitting to the center of the green.
another one I played was a 2 man scramble, 2 teams per hole, except the opposing team picks the ball that your team will eventually play. rather than choosing your own ball to play as a team.
I like the fairway and GIR concept.There might be some holes that you hit hybrid and then 7iron.