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Competitions

Read the Competition Policy.

Four-Ball

You and your partner each play your own ball (you are encouraged to choose your own partner or request to be assigned one from the pool of players).

  • Lower score will be score for the hole.
  • No penalty if one player does not complete the hole.
  • Up to four divisions, however, you or your partner cannot exceed a combined handicap of 45.
  • Only one golfer with professional status may play on a team.

Scramble

One-day fun event. Perfect for those that cannot make it for the entire tournament.

  • Stand-alone event open to all members.
  • Great opportunity to network with industry experts, enjoy a day of golf and unwind at the 19th Hole Reception with your peers.
  • Choose your own foursome or request to be paired randomly from the pool of players.

Golf Classic

The longest running and most popular of the tournament events.

  • Two-day flighted tournament open to all skill levels.
  • Golf Classic uses the point quota scoring system.
  • A point quota for each round is established by subtracting your verified handicap index from 36.
  • Maximum allowable handicap index for point scoring is 30.
  • Handicap index over 30 assigned minimum of 6 points per day.

Quota scoring systems point values:

  • 0 Double Bogey or worse
  • 1 Bogey
  • 2 Par
  • 3 Birdie
  • 4 Eagle
  • 5 Double Eagle

Taking your point total for the round and subtracting it from the quota for the round will calculate the net score.

National Championship

  • 36-hole stroke-play
  • Open to first 72 entrants with a verified handicap index of 5.0 and below.
  • Overall champion and a low senior champion (age 50 and over) will be crowned.

Chapter Competition

If you are competing in the National Championship or Golf Classic, you can also opt into the Chapter Team Competition. Gross and net winner will be crowned with 75% of the entry fees paid back to the winning chapter.

Entry fee: $20 per player.

Registration of the chapter teams begins in December and continues until 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2023.

Each chapter team may have five competitors with the best four scores counting towards the total. All team members must belong to the chapter they are representing. Only one team member can be a golfer with professional status and only one team member may be a GCSAA affiliate member. A chapter may have more than one team in the competition, but competitors cannot participate on more than one chapter team.

Contests

3 Fun contests will be part of the Four-Ball, Scramble and Golf Classic.

  • Closest to the pin: Winner receives $50 GCSAA gift certificate
  • Straight drive: Winner receives $50 GCSAA gift certificate
  • Long drive: Winner receives $50 GCSAA gift certificate