Whether you’re a first-timer or a tournament veteran, it’s important to understand the different types of tournaments. Each serves its own purpose and offers a fun experience for all golfers. Here are some common golf events.
Match play is best known for a hole-by-hole competition where the golfer who scores best on the individual hole, wins that hole. Instead of going by an entire round basis, you are facing your opponent head-on with this type of tournament. Match play splits the entire tournament field into two teams. Each match features a one-on-one competition where each player squares off with only one other, battling it out to win a point for their team. How the gameplay works is that each hole is worth one point. The lower gross/net score per hole wins that player a point and ties are worth no points. The person with the most points at the end of the round wins.
Best Ball is a team format that can be played with two, three or four-person teams. Golfers play their own ball and card their own individual score for each hole. Then, the team records the best gross score from amongst the team members to be used as the “team score” for that hole. With larger teams of 3 or 4 golfers, you can play 2 Best Balls format, where you take the top two scores from the team members after each hole as the team score.
Scramble tournaments involve teams of 2, 3, or 4 golfers. In a Scramble tournament, each team member tees off on every hole. After the initial tee shots, the team selects the best shot out of their teammates and then each team member plays their next shot from that spot. This continues throughout the rest of the shots on the hole including putting.
These are just a few of the common types of tournaments that can be played for your golf events. For a beautiful golf course to play on, give us a call today. Check out our list of golf events.