EXPO 2017 Golf Tournament
Date and Time
The tournament will take place on Monday, September 11th, 2017, from approximately 7:30 am to 2:00 pm at Lost Creek Country Club. Sign in will start at 7:30 am, and the tournament will begin promptly at 9:00 am.
The course is located at 2612 Lost Creek Blvd, Austin, TX, 78746. More information about directions and parking can be found at the Lost Creek Country Club website.
The cost of the tournament per student is $25. Once registration has filled up, payment instructions will be emailed. Register for the tournament here.
The tournament will be a shotgun, 9:00 am start. Sign in will start at 7:30 am, and all teams must be signed in by 8:30 am in order to participate in the tournament. Shotgun start means all teams will start at 9:00 am on their assigned holes. If you are late, you will not be allowed to play, and your fees will not be refunded. The style of play of the tournament will be a team scramble. Each team will consist of four players: two recruiters and two students. All players will be teeing off from the same set of tees. Each individual will hit a drive, and then the team chooses one shot that the team feels is the best to continue the hole from. The other team members then all move their ball to the spot of that one shot, and continue play from there. Play of the best ball will continue in this way until the ball is holed, or until a score of two over par is reached. If the team reaches the score of two over par without holing the ball, the players will pick up their balls and move on to the next hole, counting three over par as their score for that hole. Another explanation of scramble play can be found at this website.
Determining the Winner & Prizes
Upon completion of the tournament, an impartial scorekeeper will tally up the scores of each team. The team with the lowest overall score for 18 holes will be named the winner, and the next lowest score will be named second place, and the third lowest score will be named third place. Each team member on the top three teams will receive a prize, which will be determined at a later time.
Dishonesty and Cheating
Each team is expected to accurately keep their score as they compete in the tournament. Any instances of inaccurate score keeping that are reported to the tournament officials and found to be true will result in automatic disqualification of the team found to be cheating. The point of the tournament is to have a good time and get to know some new people, so we do not expect this to be an issue.
The tournament will follow all USGA rules and regulations, and all teams will keep score in accordance with these rules. The official rules can be found at this site.
All players are expected to follow proper etiquette for a golf tournament. A guideline on good etiquette can be found here.
Dress Code & Equipment
All players are expected to meet dress code requirements for tournament play. For a shirt, each player should wear a nice polo shirt, or golf shirt. NO T-SHIRTS! For pants, players will be allowed to wear khaki golf shorts or slacks. As well as meeting the dress code, all players must provide their own clubs. Lost Creek Country Club does not rent clubs out, so if you don't bring clubs, you can't play.
If you have any questions about these rules, or anything involving the EXPO golf tournament in general, please email golf tournament coordinator Aayush Prasanna.