Tournaments 2022

revised April 11, 2022

Note – click on tournament name for results.

Printable Tournament Schedule (click here)

Date

Tournament

Format

Time

Course

Jan 18

Winter Sloshfest

4-Man Scramble

9:00

Hills & Orchard

Feb 15

Valentine’s Day Massacre

4-Man Lone Ranger

9:00

Hills & Orchard

Mar 22

Tournament Of Champions & Just For Fun

Individual Stroke Play

8:30

Hills & Orchard

Apr 19

NCGA Senior Four-Ball Net Qualifier & JFF

2-Man Better Ball

8:30

Hills & Orchard

Jun 7

Spring Scramble

4-Man Scramble (ABCD)

8:00

Hills & Orchard

Jul 12

Red, White & Blue

4-Man Stroke Play

7:30

Hills & Orchard

Aug 16

Summer Heat

2-Man Better Ball

7:30

Hills & Orchard

Sep 12

Club Championship Round 1

Individual Stroke Play (C)

7:30

Orchard

Sep 13

Club Championship Round 2 & Just-For-Fun (JFF)

Individual Stroke Play (C)

7:30

Hills & Orchard

Oct 25

Halloween Howl

4-Man Stableford

8:30

Hills & Orchard

Nov 15

Fall Favorite

4-Man Scramble

8:30

Hills & Orchard

Dec 13

Holiday Challenge

2-Man Pinehurst

9:00

Hills & Orchard

Tournament Formats

Alternate-Shot:

Alternate Shot is a format in which 2-person teams alternate hitting the same ball. The first player tees off, the second player hits the second shot, the first player hits the third shot, and so on until the ball is holed. Tee balls are alternated so that the same player doesn’t hit every drive.

Better-Ball:

In a Better-Ball tournament, all members of each team play their own ball on each hole. At the completion of the hole, the lowest score among all team members serves as the team score. Example: if there are two members on a team, and on the first hole those two golfers score 4 and 5, the team score is 4, because that is the Best Ball among the two players.

Lone Ranger:

The Lone Ranger tournament format is a fun game that is played with foursomes. Every hole, one player in that foursome is assigned to be the Lone Ranger. On the 1st hole, player in position 1 in the pairings will act as the Lone Ranger. On the 2nd hole, player in position 2 in the pairings will act as the Lone Ranger. On the 3rd, player in position 3. On the 4th, player in position 4. The cycle then repeats throughout the rest of the round. When playing this format, the Team counts the Lone Ranger’s ball as well as the best ball of the other 3 players. So, two balls will be counted on each hole.

Scramble:

The Scramble is probably the most common format for team tournaments. It can be played by 2-, 3- or 4-person teams, and involves choosing the one best shot following every stroke, with each team member then playing again from that one spot.

Stableford:

In the Stableford scoring system, points are earned on a hole-by-hole basis. On each hole a player scores points: 1 for a bogey, 2 for par, 3 for birdie, 4 for eagle, etc. Any score higher than a bogey gets 0 points so any very high score on a hole does not wreck the whole round. Also as soon as a player can no longer score a point he can pick up his ball to speed-up play. The highest 18-hole point total wins.

Pinehurst:

The Pinehurst System is a format for 2-person teams. Pinehurst is really a melding of several formats into one. In a Pinehurst event, both teammates hit tee-shots. They then switch balls after their tee shots and both hit a second shot. They then select the best ball after their second shots, and then play alternate shot until the ball is holed. The player whose second ball was not chosen plays the third shot (so teams might sometimes choose the best ball after two shots based on who will get to hit the third).

Any Questions – contact Jim McGeough
at jamcgeough@aol.com or 510-205-8449 (cell/text)