SCOTCH FOURSOME 2024
Newnan Country Club's Scotch Foursome kicks off on Sunday, March 11th; Shotgun – 4.00 P.M. When playing Scotch Foursomes, think of it as Scramble off the tee, then Alternate Shots into the hole. To add to the fun factor, each team is a boy / girl team. It works like this:
- Golfer A and Golfer B are a Scotch Foursomes team. On the first tee, both A and B hit drives.
- The team decides which ball to continue with. In many cases, the partners select the longest drive or the one that's in the best position.
- The two-person team plays the Alternate Shot format with one ball the rest of the way. The golfer whose drive was not chosen plays the second stroke. The partner plays the third stroke, and so on until they get the little white ball into the hole.
Why This Format Is Called Scotch Foursomes
It appears to be a nod to golf's roots in Scotland. When you see "Scotch" in the name of a golf format, it likely refers to "alternate shot." It's an indication that the format is entirely or partially Alternate Shot.
When Is Scotch Foursome Played?
Scotch Foursome is scheduled to be played every other Sunday at 4:00 P.M., with a few exceptions. Most play is 9-holes. There are two dates planned for 18-hole rounds. The dates are posted on the calendar on our website and on the Pro Shop bulletin board.
How To Sign-Up
Each week, there will be a reminder in the weekly blast. We will post a sign-up sheet on the board outside the Pro Shop. Sign-up with you and your partner's names. If you don't have a partner and are interested in playing, we will begin a list so we match you with a partner.
Check-In / Play Day Of The Event
Check-in at the Pro Shop. Pay for the round and $5.00 / person for the prize pot. Handicaps are required. If a player does not have a handicap, one stroke / hole will be assessed as the handicap. Handicaps will be adjusted after each play.
Following play, scorecards are turned in to the Pro Shop. The group stays and enjoys dinner + drinks together. The Scotch Foursome Tournament Committee (FSTC) scores and assigns awards for that day's play.
Guests (NCC Non-Members) are always welcome to participate. The cost for the Non-Member Guest Scotch Foursome participation will be $5.00 per person, plus the cart fee. Please give the Pro Shop a couple of days' notice for them to prepare the handicaps and scorecards.