ABT’s “18 Shades of Green” Golf Tournament at Raccoon Creek
ABT recently celebrated their 2nd Annual scramble golf tournament at Raccoon Creek Golf Course. We had a great showing with 40 players this year and a fantastic mix of employees, clients, and vendors.
The Golf Tournaments were started last year as a team bonding and culture building experience. We enjoy getting everyone outside of the office to for goal rewards, team building, and holiday celebrations. Our partnership began last year with Raccoon Creek.
We’d like to take a moment to recognize the vendors that supported us: Xerox XFS, Leaf, Biscom, Katum, First Citizens Bank, Macquarie, and Xerox. This tournament would not exist without their support!
We play a Scramble Format
In a scramble golf tournament, you and your team will embark on an exciting round of golf where collaboration and strategy are key. Here’s a second-person description of how it works, along with the rules:
1. Team Formation: Gather your fellow golfers to form a team of usually four players. This format encourages golfers of varying skill levels to play together and have a great time.
2. Teaming Up: Once your team is ready, head to the designated starting hole at the golf course. Each team will typically be assigned a starting hole, and you’ll tee off from there.
3. Tee Shot: On the first hole, all four members of your team tee off. After seeing where each ball lands, you’ll choose the best shot among them. This is the shot your team will play from. Remember, the goal is to pick the most advantageous position.
4. Ball Placement: Once the best tee shot is selected, all team members will move their golf balls to that spot. This means that you’ll all hit your next shots from the same location, which makes the game more manageable and enjoyable for everyone.
5. Continued Collaboration: On every subsequent shot, the same process applies. You’ll choose the best ball among your team’s shots, and all players will move their balls to that position. This continues until the ball is holed.
6. Putting: When you reach the green, you’ll putt as usual. However, it’s important to note that there are often rules regarding the distance from which you can place your ball on the green without any closer to the hole. Usually, you’ll be required to place your ball within a putter’s length from the selected ball.
7. Scoring: Your team’s score for each hole is the total number of strokes it took to get the ball into the hole. The objective is to complete the round with the fewest strokes possible.
8. Handicaps: Depending on the tournament, your team might receive a handicap, which is an adjustment to level the playing field if there are significant skill differences among teams. This handicap will be applied to your final score.
9. Course Rules: Standard golf course rules apply, including out-of-bounds, hazards, and penalties. Each golf course may have specific local rules that you should be aware of.
10. The Winner: The team with the lowest total score at the end of the round is declared the winner. Scramble tournaments can be competitive or casual, depending on the event, so enjoy the camaraderie and the thrill of playing as a team.
Scramble golf tournaments offer a fantastic way to enjoy the sport with friends or colleagues, combining individual skills into a collective effort. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or just starting, the scramble format ensures that everyone has a chance to contribute to the team’s success and have a great time on the golf course.
About Raccoon Creek Golf Club
Raccoon Creek Golf Club is a picturesque golfing destination nestled in the scenic city of Littleton, Colorado. Surrounded by the stunning Rocky Mountain landscape, this golf club offers a captivating experience for golf enthusiasts of all skill levels. Here is a description of Raccoon Creek Golf Club:
Raccoon Creek Golf Club is a premier golfing facility located in the heart of Colorado’s Front Range. This meticulously designed course combines the natural beauty of the region with a challenging layout, making it a favorite among golfers and a sought-after venue for various events.
The golf club boasts an 18-hole championship course that winds its way through a diverse landscape featuring rolling hills, mature trees, water hazards, and strategically placed bunkers. These elements not only enhance the course’s aesthetics but also provide an enjoyable challenge for players. The course is meticulously maintained to ensure optimal playing conditions year-round.
One of the standout features of Raccoon Creek Golf Club is its clubhouse and amenities. The clubhouse provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for golfers to relax before or after their rounds. Inside, you’ll find a pro shop stocked with the latest golf gear and apparel. The club also offers dining options, making it an ideal place to enjoy a meal with friends or family.
Raccoon Creek Golf Club is not just a place for individual golfers; it’s also a popular venue for tournaments, corporate outings, and special events. The professional staff is dedicated to ensuring a seamless and memorable experience for all guests, whether they’re playing a casual round of golf or hosting a large event.
The club’s commitment to golf excellence extends to its practice facilities, including a driving range and putting greens. These areas provide golfers with the opportunity to improve their skills and warm up before heading out onto the course.
Additionally, Raccoon Creek Golf Club often hosts golf clinics and lessons led by experienced golf instructors, making it an ideal place for beginners looking to learn the game or for seasoned players aiming to fine-tune their skills.
Overall, Raccoon Creek Golf Club in Littleton, Colorado, offers a serene and challenging golfing experience amidst the breathtaking Rocky Mountain backdrop. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to the area, this golf club provides an exceptional venue to enjoy the great outdoors while indulging in the game of golf.
The Golf Tournament Theme
Every year we have a theme and teams are encouraged to dress up and come up with a creative team name – mission accomplished. This year, we accepted the challenge to tee up to “!8 Shades of Green” a clear play on the book series “Fifty Shades of Grey”. Less scandalous and more entertain, our teams took the opportunity to dress us in Shamrocks, Argyle, and more
The golf tournament was originally designed to Team Build our employees with other people in different departments, Sales – Service – Management – Administration. One from each created the foursome and this year we integrated in the vendors and clients with great success.
With the support of our vendors, we were able to award prizes for best and worst scores, longest drive for both men and women, closest to the pin for both men and women, and the grand prize was for a golf trip for 2, in Breckenridge.
Our clients had a great time, and it was a perfect excuse to get out of the office and share time with ABT employees on a completely different level. Here is a quote from one of our clients; “it was fun, well organized, and great to interact with more ABT folks and their Vendors.”
The future looks bright for years to come as we grow our company and this tournament to a very successful Charity Tournament supporting an organization with financial love.
We look forward to hopefully seeing you next year!