Once again the USGA can’t get out of its own way and gives the sport of golf another black eye. Silly rules that lack common sense and grumpy old men in funny colored jackets challenging the integrity of the most honest athletes on the planet; and they wonder why the sport is not attracting younger golfers?
In my crazy busy life, I love the fact that golf affords me quality time outside with friends and family. For those of you who don’t play much or at all, I encourage you to ignore the antics of “professionals” like those running the US Open and simply book a tee time with your favorite mates.
We just completed another annual company golf tournament and once again it reinforced all the things good about golf. I have coordinated about 50 golf tournaments in my life from the very silly to the somewhat serious. At their best, these outings take you away from your weekly grind and get you (hopefully) with people you enjoy spending time with focused on worthy things such as a “champions” photo with a 40 year old trophy with a taped on sign!
For you golf junkies, our scramble format uses a very simple to use handicap formula sheet that asks only one question of your golfers. The result is a team handicap that essentially evens the field, giving every team a shot at winning. We even experimented with a live leaderboard this year using a free app on our phones (www.scrolf.com) that was very easy to use and I would highly recommend it.
Comment on this post & let me know if you would like me to send you a copy of the formula sheet.
Cheers and happy golfing!
Tom Quinn specializes in information technology, including systems integration, system requirements definition, vendor selection and implementation. He has led multi-million dollar, organization-wide technology and systems based projects for over 20 years. Tom is also an experienced practitioner of process improvement and organizational change management. Before Insyte, Tom managed a team of project managers at M&T Bank responsible for delivering client-focused solutions in office environments throughout the bank. He also worked as the technical operations manager for Integron Inc. Tom holds an MBA and BS in Electrical Engineering from the University at Buffalo. Tom is a certified ISO provisional auditor and possesses numerous lean instructor certifications. Learn more here.