HOM Open Golf Tournament Rules

HOM Open Golf Scramble (Best Ball) Information:

  1. Each player will check-in upon arrival to receive their welcome kit and to find what team they have been assigned to. Teams are chosen randomly by golfer ability to provide a mix of all types of golfers.
  2. There will be a shotgun start (all teams start at the same time) at NOON. Participants need to arrive no later than 11am for check in and to receive tournament instructions.
  3. USGA golf rules will be abided by for the tournament.
  4. A four person captain’s choice best ball scramble format will be used.
  5. All rules of etiquette and fair play should be adhered to.


Format: 18 hole - four person scramble tournament.

  1. A scramble means that all four team members tee off on each hole and then decide which tee shot they like the best and mark the spot with a tee or ball marker.
  2. The other team members pick up their balls and place them within one club length (no closer to the hole) of the marked spot. Each team member hits their next shot from the chosen spot of the prior shot.
  3. This procedure is followed on every shot for the remainder of the holes, including putts. The ball should be marked on the putting green also.
  4. Putts need to be made within 3 inches of the marked spot (no closer to the hole). The first ball to go in the hole is counted for the team score.
  5. If the ball you choose to play is in a hazard (sand, water, etc.), the rough, or out of bounds, you cannot drop the ball outside of the hazard or rough even if relief is within one club length away.
  6. Men tee off from the white tees and women from the red tees.
  7. To speed play (all day) You play for Bogey. If you have reached a score of Par, but not yet sunk the putt – Pick-up and take a Bogey. Exception: Your on the green in 2 on a par 5, you miss two putts, you must putt for par!