The idea of a quiet little mid-October scramble in Streetsboro is no more.
Instead, the Boulder Creek 5-Man Scramble presented by Northeast Ohio Golf will be a 40-team battle with a $12,000 prize purse and a $4,000 skins pot.
Since Oct 15 has a sunrise of 7:40a and sunset of 6:45p, we’ve determined that the maximum number of teams the event can comfortably manage is 40.
As of Wednesday, Sep 27th, 40 teams have submitted their roster of five players (1 pro + 4 ams or 5 ams) for Sunday, October 15th.
Already some teams have been added to the waiting list. If the event day forecast is sunny and clear with no frost delay, a few extra teams may be added. But that decision won’t be made until Thurs, Oct 12th — we won’t accept even the possibility of competitors running out of daylight.
The event will start at 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. off both the 1st and 10th tees in 10 minute intervals. That fits 26 teams into the morning wave, with a 4 hour 15 minute expected round. (The rangers will be cracking the whip to make sure every group keeps up!)
Then we will send a smaller second wave from 12:40p to 1:40p off both the #1 and #10 tees for another 14 teams, to get to the 40 team maximum.
We’re still running the Fast Play Format (event scorers, all ties split prizes, etc), so teams don’t have to wait around after completing their round if they don’t want to. But Boulder Creek will have some great food and beverage specials both at the halfway house and in The Lodge, their cool rustic restaurant, so many guys may decide to watch the NFL or MLB on the big-screens and hang out.
At 40 paid teams, the revised prize list for the 2017 Boulder Creek 5-M Scramble:
Skins Pot: $4,000
“The golf course is in great shape and we’re going to set it up tough but fair,” said Joe Salemi, owner of Boulder Creek. “Yes, we are going to tuck the hole locations into the ridges and behind the swales; this is a 5-player pro-am. But it won’t be goofy-golf. There will always be a way to successfully play the hole in a smart way. And we’ll spread out the tees to make it fair for every player in the field.”
Thinking about entering a team for the waiting list? Confirm your five players TODAY and get a call, text or email with the necessary information submitted ASAP!