Frequently asked questions

Contact the host club to fill out an entry form or you can print out the 2017/18 Holden Scramble Entry Form below, and send that to the PGA Professional or Holden Scramble Coordinator at the club.

You may also enter certain events online through the Schedule section of this website. Once you have found the event you wish to enter, press the red Enter here button, enter your team details, pay online and you’re done!

Use the event search function on this website to see all the Holden Scramble Local Events.

Contact the PGA Events Division on (03) 8320 1999 or at holdenscramble@pga.org.au to get all the information on how to run a Holden Scramble.

Team members’ GA Handicaps are adjusted as per the Slope Rating of the tees being played from at the Local Event to determine their Daily Handicaps. The aggregate Daily Handicap is divided by 8 to determine the teams Daily Handicap.

(e.g. 16 + 12 + 7 + 5 = 40, divided by 8 = 5)

Please refer to the Rules, Policies and Eligibility for all handicap information.

The player whose drive is selected off the tee does not hit the second shot under the elimination format. Should the players drive land on the green off the tee, then all four players are able to attempt the putt on the green.

Yes, the first team member will try to sink the putt; if they miss then the second team member will try to sink the same putt. This process continues until all four players have had an attempt at the putt or until one of the team members sinks the putt. If all members have attempted the putt and missed then the team marks the closet putt to the hole and the process starts again. Once the putt is holed, all four team members tee off the next hole and the elimination process starts again.

Yes, provided that each player has an official Golf Australia handicap current on the day of the Local Event; Only two (2) of the four (4) players can have a single figure handicap (9.9 or less) based on individuals GA Handicap, and the four players’ aggregate GA Handicap must total at least 32.0 and not exceed 112.0.

For the Women’s Holden Scramble the four players’ aggregate GA Handicap must total at least 32.0 and not exceed 132.0.

No, your team is limited to having only two players who have a single figure handicap (9.9 or less) based on the individuals GA Handicap the Local Event.

  • It depends upon how many players you have in your Local Event:
  • A minimum of 48 players qualifies one team (36 for a Women’s Holden Scramble).
  • A maximum of 4 teams from each Local Event may win through to a Regional Final.
  • Each qualifying team must be accompanied by one of the Club’s affiliated PGA Professionals or an eligible PGA member.

The current GA Handicap of a substituting player can be greater than, equal to, or up to two strokes less than the Local Event qualifying GA Handicap of the original team member.

Only one (1) substitution is allowed at each level of competition (e.g. Regional or Championship Finals)

For example: the original team member’s GA Handicap was 12.3. If the substitute player’s handicap is 15.7, then the substitute will play off 12.3 at the Regional Final.

Another example: the original team member’s handicap was 12.0. If the substitute player’s handicap is 11.2, then the substitute will play off 11.2.

Yes. Each team member’s tee shot must be used at least three (3) times per eighteen (18) hole round. You do not have to determine these shots prior to commencement of play, but be aware that should you complete the round without all players having hit three selected tee shots, your team will be disqualified.