Chamber Hosts Golf Tourney, Ryder Cup-style
The Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce will host their annual golf outing on Wednesday, May 25 at the Farmington Hills Golf Club. However, this tournament will look quite different than any other as it will provide everyone the experience of playing in what looks and feels like a Ryder Cup.
Foursomes accustomed to playing in a scramble will remain as teammates, but will be combined with other golfers to comprise an estimated four teams, each with 12 golfers. Team members will wear matching colored team shirts, and the entire focus of the competition is for one team to win the Cup.
Golfers will play a 2-person scramble in matches against two-somes from other teams. The goal is to win the match and contribute a point in the team’s quest to win the Cup.
All matches are competitively balanced, pairing opponents of similar skill against each other. If that is not possible, a handicap system of giving strokes and/or starting ahead or behind in the match creates fair competition for everyone.
Several scoreboards featuring every golfer’s name, results of all matches, and team standings will be kept live on the course. The names of the winning team members will be engraved on the Cup each year.
Anyone interested in registering to golf, willing to participate or sponsor the event may contact the Chamber office at 248-919-6917 ext. 225 or e-mail Amanda@gfachamber.com.