GOLF TOURNAMENT CONTESTS
Closest To The Pin: This is a popular Las Vegas golf event contest to have for any size group. The Revere will provide a proximity sign marker for your contest. This is typically held on par three’s. The golfer that hits his or her shot closest the pin is awarded the winner. Some groups will have separate contests for men and ladies but it is not always necessary.
Longest Drive: This is similar to the closest to the pin contest. In this golf contest the prize is awarded to the player who hits the longest drive on a designated hole. Again, The Revere will provide the proximity sign marker for you. The winning drive must remain in the fairway. It is often recommended that a separate contest be held for men and women for this type of event.
Straightest Drive: In this contest, a line is drawn down the center of the fairway with either chalk or rope. The winner is designated by the player who hits his or her tee shot closest to the line. Distance is not the objective here, accuracy is!
Longest Putt: This golf event contest can be held on any green. The winner of this event is awarded based on the player who sinks the longest putt on the designated green.
Beat The Pro: For this contest the object is obviously to Beat the Pro! The Revere will provide one of our PGA Professionals on a par three. The participants can wager any amount of money from $5 to $100. We do our Beat the Pro Las Vegas style. If the participant hits his or her shot closer to the hole than our professional, they will be awarded double their wager in golf shop gift certificates. If they do not beat the pro, they get their wager back in golf shop gift certificates. So, you can’t lose! This is a fun way for your participants to take their chances against one of our PGA Professionals.
Scramble: This is the most popular golf tournament format because it allows golfers with varying handicaps to compete together. Each player in the foursomes will tee off, the best shot is selected and all players will move their ball to this location and play their second shot from that position. This format is followed until the ball is holed. The team score is marked on the scorecard for each hole. Handicaps may or may not be used with this style of format.
Best Ball: Each player plays their own ball for the hole and the best score of the foursome is recorded. This can be modified to a two best ball where two scores are recorded and can be used with or without handicaps. This also is a popular format to be used amongst group outings.
Individual Stroke Play: This format is often used for competitive golf tournaments. Each player plays their own ball for each hole and records their individual scores. Handicaps may or may not be used in this format. This format is usually used with smaller groups that wish to play a more competitive style of golf. Using this golf tournament format for large outings can sometimes make for a longer round of golf and be frustrating to your inexperienced golfers.
Modified Scramble: This is a good format to use that allows golfers who want to play their own ball, yet will help with your pace of play. It is similar to a regular scramble, but with this format each player will hit a tee shot, then select the best one and play the hole out from that position individually. The best of the four scores is kept or you can modify that to two best scores. This will allow your groups to play as a team, but allow them to play their own ball as well.