The tournament will be a four-person scramble. In this format, all four players hit off the tee. The team then picks which ball to use for the next shot and all players hit from that spot. This continues until the ball is in the hole. The result is a game focused on fun more than on individual player skill. Because of the format, you don't need to be a good golfer to enjoy a scramble-style golf tournament. Better golfers do, however, have an improved chance of scoring lower in these types of tournaments.
Four-person teams can be made up of corporate employees, groups of friends or even ad hoc teams. If you want to golf but don’t have a team, call the Hillsborough Golf Club. They can place you on a list and will try to form teams with all the individuals and couples who want to play. Last year, 16 teams participated in the tournament. Despite some inclement weather, players had a wonderful day.
The event, which is held rain or shine, has a shotgun start at 10am. Teams play for five to six hours. Some bring their lunch but many eat at the Golf club’s restaurant. By late afternoon, people gather in the clubhouse for refreshments and the awarding of prizes.
All players, regardless of their skill levels, have a chance to win prizes, including lobster, a Stihl trimmer, gift certificates and more. There will be many prizes which means that a lot of people will walk away with something.
In addition to a great day of golf, participants will leave knowing they have contributed to our community. The BACH Foundation contributes to rural Albert County in many wonderful ways. In addition to providing invaluable support to the Albert County Health and Wellness Centre in Riverside-Albert and the Hillsborough Satellite office, BACH also supports a great number of progressive community initiatives including the Literacy Express Program, Sistema Hillsborough, the Imagination Library and Connecting Albert County. You can read more about these programs at www.ConnectingAlbertCounty.org. Search for “BACH” and you’ll see links to many stories.
If you would like to be a tournament sponsor, contact Tournament Committee Members Bob Rochon (734-3491) or Danny Jonah (734-2526).
Individuals or teams of four can now register as well. For members of the Hillsborough Golf Club, the cost is $20/person or $50 for non-members. (Add $15pp plus tax for a Power Cart if required.)