Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
RFKFREAK

Coordinating a golf outing

9 posts in this topic

So, I decided earlier this year that it might be fun to do a golf outing with some coworkers of mine.

I'm looking at the weekend after the 4th of July and have received interest from 14 people (including myself) that said they'd want to play.

I've never done a golf outing and was wondering if anyone here had and if they could give me some advice.  More than likely, the round will take place at a municipal course since I'm not a member of a course.

Do courses do discounts for outings?  Is it an inappropriate question to ask?

How much advance notice should I give before I call.  It's roughly two months out but I don't know how quickly it fills up.

Is an putting down a deposit expected?

These are the questions I have at the moment but if anyone's ever coordinated an outing, I'd really appreciate some guidance.

Thanks!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

So, I decided earlier this year that it might be fun to do a golf outing with some coworkers of mine.

I'm looking at the weekend after the 4th of July and have received interest from 14 people (including myself) that said they'd want to play.

I've never done a golf outing and was wondering if anyone here had and if they could give me some advice.  More than likely, the round will take place at a municipal course since I'm not a member of a course.

Do courses do discounts for outings?  Is it an inappropriate question to ask?

How much advance notice should I give before I call.  It's roughly two months out but I don't know how quickly it fills up.

Is an putting down a deposit expected?

These are the questions I have at the moment but if anyone's ever coordinated an outing, I'd really appreciate some guidance.

Thanks!

Asking wouldn't hurt. I am not sure about discounts, I think it depends on the course and how the payment plan is set up.

Not entirely sure, but you can always call some courses and ask how far in advance they usually require or what other outings have given them.

I think it depends on the course really. I would suspect if the course is holding the event, such as using its employees to help organize it, then maybe. If you are holding tee times, I doubt it, though they might require some sort of down payment just in case you cancel. I am sure they have a deadline to cancel by. I would just call around and inquire what is required.

Basically I would just call around and ask. Just phrase it like you are considering setting up an outing, what you need to do to set one up, and what the course requires. I would call a handful of courses asking the same questions to get a feel for it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I too have just coordinated a 2 day 2 course overnight golf outing! Here's what I found! Most courses will accommodate a golf society, wether your a member or not, so don't just limit yourselves to a municipal! Most courses will happily offer you a discount package, especially if there is a party of 12 or more playing. If you plan on playing during a weekday, (particularly not a Saturday) the prices can be very negotiable, if they won't budge on green fees, they will most likely offer you sweeteners, ie free breakfast, half price carts, 27 holes for 18, range balls, cheap lunch! Etc A deposit will most likely be required, depending on the club, you may even be required to sign a contract with a strict cancellation policy, if your taking 14 tee times, 14 meals, and in my case, 6 rooms, they quite rightly need assurance your going to turn up or at least cancel with plenty of notice! Here's what I would do: Pick 3 desired courses, phone them all and tell them of your plans, explain you have to stick to a budget to make it affordable to all members of your society, ask for their quote and deposit required, depending on their package offer, then ask if they could do you a deal on food, and carts ..if required, Once you have thrashed all the details out, decide with your friends the best option, collect 50% deposits of everyone! Those who pay you are the ones who want to be involved, those who don't... Don't! Finally, book, pay, and look forward to a great day out!
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, I'm bumping this thread because the golf outing is taking place next Saturday and I have two questions that I hope someone can answer for me. Because of the various skill levels between the people I figure we'll do a scramble. It's my understanding that in a scramble, all four people tee off and the team select which is the best shot. Then the other three drop where the best shot is and shoot their approach shots and continue to do that until they're on the green. There were going to be 8 of us but one person that said they'd play now cannot. My questions are: 1) If there are only 7 players, what's the fairest way to do the scramble? Should I put the perceived weakest player with the best player and a middle of the road player on team with only 3 people? 2) For shots into the green, once all the players on a team have shot and if only one gets on the green, do the other players drop and putt from where the person on the green has their shot (presuming the team feels that's the best shot) or are there different rules?
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

So, I'm bumping this thread because the golf outing is taking place next Saturday and I have two questions that I hope someone can answer for me.

Because of the various skill levels between the people I figure we'll do a scramble.

It's my understanding that in a scramble, all four people tee off and the team select which is the best shot. Then the other three drop where the best shot is and shoot their approach shots and continue to do that until they're on the green.

There were going to be 8 of us but one person that said they'd play now cannot.

My questions are:

1) If there are only 7 players, what's the fairest way to do the scramble? Should I put the perceived weakest player with the best player and a middle of the road player on team with only 3 people?

2) For shots into the green, once all the players on a team have shot and if only one gets on the green, do the other players drop and putt from where the person on the green has their shot (presuming the team feels that's the best shot) or are there different rules?

1) Have the best player play the front nine with one group of three, then have him/her play the back nine with the other group of three.

2) You're correct.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The best solution is to find one more player! Failing that, the team with 3 players still gets 4 attempts at each shot. Generally, they'll rotate the 4th shot so that neither the best nor the worst player is taking that shot. And yes, the format continues all the way until the ball is holed. Unless you have complete novices playing, why not just play golf though? A simple stableford game is fun, fair, and allows everyone to compete relatively equally.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

The best solution is to find one more player! Failing that, the team with 3 players still gets 4 attempts at each shot. Generally, they'll rotate the 4th shot so that neither the best nor the worst player is taking that shot. And yes, the format continues all the way until the ball is holed. Unless you have complete novices playing, why not just play golf though? A simple stableford game is fun, fair, and allows everyone to compete relatively equally.

Two of the seven people playing have never picked up a golf club and I'm supposed to go this week to range with them to give them some pointers. I'm definitely going to try and find an eighth but ideally I want it to be work people so I haven't decided if I want to bring in a friend that I don't with with to make 8.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Two of the seven people playing have never picked up a golf club.....

Have you considered bowling for your group activity....? :-)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Have you considered bowling.....? :-)

Haha, I don't bowl or play darts. For the most part, I play pool, golf, and poker. :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • I agree that Acree put others in danger. And as I stated before, the laws regarding weapons and/or assault need to be enforced in this case. And the rest of my statements only apply if he was fairly certain this guy was the thief (of which none of us knows the truth). I don't care in the least that he threatened the guy's life or kicked him in the head. If I stole from someone, I would expect the same treatment. I promise you, most thieves know it's coming if they get caught by the wrong person. As for leaving this up to the police to solve and retrieve the property... sorry, but that's naive. Go ahead and look the statistics up of recovered stolen property - excluding motor vehicles. As for the police not using what some may view as excessive force... when someone is acting as this guy did, I don't believe they are very "gentle" with them. I don't think they can afford to be. They may be smart enough not to kick anyone, but they'll make sure those cuffs are on nice and tight. I'd love to hear from a law enforcement officer - even if it meant my opinion was proven wrong. But because the rest of us have zero experience in apprehending a suspected criminal, none of us are qualified to do more than offer our stupid-ass opinions. It's a pissing contest of opposing views that will likely lead to the thread being closed. There is no one way to act in this situation. You can think of yourselves as highly intelligent on one side of the argument, or Dirty Harry on the other. But this crap goes way beyond reason or ego. When faced with the situation, you either act, or you don't. And if you're going to act, you can't go halfway. Probably the best thing Acree could have done - once he pulled his weapon - was threaten the guy's life and leave no doubt (at least that's my stupid-ass opinion). I wouldn't have done what he did and that's why I leave my weapons at home. But criminals love the fact that most of us are passive.
    • Hi guys, been working on the swing. Had a few lessons, playing once or twice a week and got down to a score of 20 over par (92 on a 72). But still really struggling with inconsistency. Losing a lot of balls each round, have a bad miss when I come through the ball with a wide open club face and the ball screams straight right out of bounds. Did this on the first tee this week into someone's house...not good when the club pro and loads of people were watching. A dog was barking for the next few minutes :( Any tips? saving up for some more lessons soon but they are expensive to get as much as I want.
    • Chainsaws get heavy if you carry your clubs, gotta take a cart.
    • So the younger guy on the original is a science teacher in nearby, (for me), Middleborough MA. I think it was high school.
    • I know you mentioned it, but you're showing yourself as a 30+ handicap.  For the next few years, the sole grind of your wedges isn't going to be nearly as important as learning to use them properly.  In your shoes, I'd be looking at lightly used clubs in approximately the right loft/bounce combinations, without getting too bogged down in the next level of details.
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Jason141
      Jason141
      (27 years old)
    2. ngreed86
      ngreed86
      (30 years old)
  • Blog Entries