The field of 4-player teams is almost full for the 4th Annual $10,000 Timacuan Scramble, which will be conducted Monday, January 21, at Timacuan Golf And Country Club in Lake Mary, FL. The tournament, which has attracted full fields its first three years, is one of the first events of what promises to be a busy PGA Merchandise Show Week in the Orlando area.
The format is a four-person scramble, with at least one player on each team being a professional. Teams may consist of all professionals.
Last year’s tournament attracted some stars from the PGA, Champions and LPGA Tours, as well as numerous mini-tour players. Robert Gamez, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour, and Brittany Lincicome (No. 18 in the world) and Shanshan Feng (No. 5 in the world) of the LPGA were among the competitors, as was Jim Thorpe, a major winner on the Champions Tour.
But this is far from a “tour-players-only” event. This team competition is a rare opportunity to play against and beat some of the best players in the world. Entries will be limited to 36 teams. Professionals will receive a check on site. Cash prizes can be substituted with shop credit upon request. Men will play the golf course from the Gold tees that measure 7,047 yards. Women will play the Blue tees that measure 6,531 yards.
The tournament will have a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $800 per team, and the field will be limited to 36 teams. Payout based on 36 teams is $10,000 for first place, $4,500 for second, $3,500 for third, $1,500 for fourth, $1,200 for fifth and $800 for sixth.
Registration can be completed through the Timacuan Pro Shop at 407-321-0010. Payment can be made by credit card, cashiers check, or cash, and must be received before being entered in the Scramble.
The semi-private Timacuan, designed by Ron Garl, is located near Interstate 4, just minutes north of downtown Orlando. It has been ranked as high as No. 14 in Florida.