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Due to potential restrictions in travel because of COVID-19, the CES golf tournament will host a virtual golf tournament in conjunction with our physical golf tournament this year. Our goal is to continue to support our scholarship fund raising efforts this year, even if you can’t physically be with us. The tournament shall conform to USGA rules, as well as adhere to the rules listed below:

CREATE YOUR OWN FOURSOME:

  1. Play your local preferred course and provide the course’s USGA Slope/Rating on the virtual golf section of the registration form.
  2. Playing time is flexible. Play Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or the Monday of the tournament date.
  3. Submit your scores, a picture of your scorecard, and a picture of your team (if possible) to the tournament host, Liz Moore, by 5 PM CST on November 16th, via email: liz.moore@ua.edu.
  4. A virtual tournament handicap will be calculated and applied based on the slope and rating information associated with that specific course.
  5. Instead of “closest to the pin” or “Longest Drive” competitions, we will have four (4) individual drawings only for the registered virtual golfers.
  6. Since you will have to pay green fees at your preferred course, registration for a four-person team is only $500 which will tremendously help in raising scholarship funds for our students. Your CES Golf shirt and other tournament giveaways will be mailed to you.
  7. The winning Virtual team will be recognized in the CES newsletter and CES magazine. Your trophies will be mailed to the team captain.

GOLF SCRAMBLE RULES:

  1. A scramble means that all 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. 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.
  4. This procedure is followed on every shot for the remainder of the hole, including putts. The ball should be marked on the putting green also.
  5. 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. When putting, once any ball is holed out, no further strokes count.
  6. Each player’s tee shot must be used at least two times during the 18-hole competition.
  7. Men tee off from the white tees and women from the red tees.
  8. If one of your four-some cannot make it at the last minute, threesomes are permitted to rotate a fourth shot from each ball location. In other words, one person will be hitting twice from each position. However, the person hitting two shots cannot do so consecutively. (For example, it’s Player A’s turn to hit two shots. The other team members must play their ball in between Player A’s two shots.) a. The rotation should be set at the beginning of the round, and remain constant throughout.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. We are grateful for your support of the College of Engineering.

Liz Moore
Assistant Director for Alumni Engagement
College of Engineering
The University of Alabama
liz.moore@ua.edu | eng.ua.edu