Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
BallSeeker

Eight-some?? Is this a scramble?

4 posts in this topic

Played a round today and came up behind eight people (four carts) playing together. It seemed to be some sort of scramble, but I've never heard of such a thing anywhere. Am I just out of the loop or is this as wacky as it seems to me? They were also playing extremely slow, but it was late in the day and it was basically them and me out there.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

I see at least 8 playing together every Saturday morning. They are just playing a practice 9 before our money game and they are the first ones on the course. Since it's a practice round none of them are taking much time with anything and they move along reasonably fast. They usually start a little after 8:00 and are done in time to choose up for our game at 10:00. It's pretty silly really but everybody wants to tag along and play along with the best 2 players and the best 2 players want to play with each other. It's about the only chance they get to play together since they are always on separate teams. I'm sure the good players would rather some of the hackers split off into another foursome but they are too nice to say anything.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used to play in a tournament every year where after the tournament everybody throws in $5 and we all tee off the first first hole at the same time. We'd usually get 80 to 100 golfers. Everybody walks. You get to take one club. The first hole is a par 5 with a tee is probably 100 yards wide. So 100 golfers would whack their balls at the same time. It's like a driving range. mrk your balls. It's a wide open hole. I'd take a 4 iron because I could hit the ball long off the tee and putt fairly well with it. Only the lowest scores and ties would go to the second hole. Nobody ever eagled the first hole, so all birdies would go the the second hole. Only about 10 would survie. The second hole is a par 4. The third a par 3. That's as far as I ever got. Usually it would only go the 5th hole or so. Winner take all. Needless to say there was alcohol involved. :)
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw one such contest as an afternoon "fun event" during the 2007 U.S. Deaf Open (a tournament for people with hearing problems).

It was a "modified" sudden death elimination contest. About 15 golfers teed off on the first hole. The highest scores (some bogies) got eliminated.

The modified element: After the first couple of holes, two or more golfers might tie for high hole score. If so, they would have a chip-off or a bunker blast, and the loser would be dropped. Similar to the tiebreakers on The Big Break. (In the early going you want multiple people to drop quickly to make things more manageable.)

For playoffs at most PGA tournaments, you would see pure sudden death - even if it's a playoff with three or more golfers. If someone shoots lower than the others on a hole, it's over. Or, if it's two birdies and a par, the par shooter gets dropped, and the survivors continue. (And, of course, no chip-offs).

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 don't think we're at the point where all that stuff can really be integrated quite yet. Too many competing standards and stuff right now. Soon. Not yet.
    • Of the six military guys I asked about it, five felt it was exactly the kind of thing they fought to protect and had no problem with it. The sixth said he thought it was disrespectful but said so is killing people and blowing shit up and the military does that itself. Have you polled enough of the military to see whether it was seen as disrespectful by the majority?
    • Of course the outrage is after the fact.  As it is with most things.  Are you stating you would have to personally witness something as it happens to be outraged or disagree with it?   I don't believe it is something that can be "proved" either.  I don't think it needs to be.  If the majority of the military feels it is disrespectful, than I tend to agree with that.
    • My house is dumb as a brick.  And 2x4 posts.  And drywall.  And paint.
    • No. Liking the entirety of your country, your government, etc. is not a binary state. You don't even like everything about your wife. Or children. Or golf. @Gunther, never one to disappoint with that crap. More below… You never give people enough credit. Guess what? You can support a person's right to protest while completely disagreeing with whatever they're protesting. It isn't. But your constant attempts to pigeonhole do more to divide than they do to gain understanding, find common ground, and discuss things intelligently. I'll call it like I see it - you're intellectually lazy when it comes to anything political. That's why I think you pigeonhole everything into "liberal" and "correct" (in your opinion). And hey, I tend to vote Republican. We're probably more alike than you imagine, politically… except that I try to look at things separately, when I do take the time to consider it, while you seem to want to just pigeonhole and spout. Others have said it, but you can't "prove" that it's disrespectful. It's just your opinion. And anyone else's. At the risk of making a post that's not "on topic" enough that I'd moderate it if it weren't my own post (though mods are and always have been free to moderate my posts as they see fit)… my thoughts on the matter include: I don't think it's disrespectful to sit. I think you should probably have a reason to sit, because if you garner attention for sitting you'd better have an answer as to why, not just "I don't know, stuff sucks here right now." He seems to have had a reason, so okay. Sitting is no different, IMO, than burning a flag. Protesting in front of Capitol Hill. If a "regular person" sits, nobody will care. A few people might say "what a jerk" in their minds, but they're not going to care if he has an issue. They will if a celebrity sits, so he used the fame to get his point across. I'm not entirely sure what he was protesting, so I don't know if I agree or disagree with him. I know people who support gay marriage but who oppose welfare. Or the opposite. IMO, things are rarely so clearly divided along party lines. I know military people who think what he did was terrible, and others who think it was a great expression of the freedom their fighting and work has allowed for. As usual, since it's politics, I don't give it a whole ton of thought. But what little thoughts I've given it are right there.
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. NavyGolfer16
      NavyGolfer16
      (26 years old)
    2. sessionh
      sessionh
      (38 years old)
    3. VicMac
      VicMac
      (68 years old)
  • Blog Entries