Tee Time Start:
One foursome tees off every 9 minutes.
Individual Stroke Play:
This golf tournament format is often used for competitive golf. Each player plays their own ball 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 format for large outings can sometimes make for a longer round of golf and be frustrating to your inexperienced golfers.
Double Tee Start:
One foursome tees off every 9 minutes of #1 tee and #10 tee. This is typically done for two hours to allow the groups to turn to their respective back nines.
All foursomes begin play at the same time on a different hole, accommodates up to 144 players.
Back Nine Shotgun or Mini Shotgun:
All foursomes begin play at the same time on a different hole, not using the entire Ridge Creek Dinuba golf course. (Usually holes 10 – 18)
This is the most popular golf tournament format because it allows golfers with varying skills 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 Format:
Each player plays their own ball for the hole and the best score of the foursome is recorded. This golf tournament format 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.
Closest to the Pin:
This is a popular golf contest to have for any size group. Ridge Creek will provide a proximity sign marker for your golf tournament event. This is usually held on a par three hole on the course and the participants will mark their name on the sign when they hit their shot closest to the hole. The sign will be moved each time a player hits their tee shot closer than the previous player. The final player to come through that hole and have the closest shot to the pin will be awarded as the winner.
This is also a popular golf contest to have with group play. It works similar to the closest to the pin contest but the player with the longest tee shot in the fairway will mark their name of the proximity marker. Again, the last player to play the designated hole with the longest drive will be awarded as the winner.
Beat the Pro:
A professional staff member of Ridge Creek will stand out on a par-3 hole and players in your event can decide if they can beat the pro by hitting thier ball closer to the pin. This contest is a great way to raise additional dollars for your charity.