The Holden Scramble is a Pro Amateur Club teams event which is managed by the PGA of Australia. Since the event commenced in 1992, the Holden Scramble has become Australia's largest and most successful pro-amateur teams event.
GM Holden Ltd has been the major sponsor since its inception in one of the longest running golf sponsorships in Australia.
Now entering its 22nd season, and with over 800,000 players participating in over 8,000 events, the Holden Scramble has cemented its position in the history books. The Holden Scramble also runs in conjunction with the Women's Holden Scramble, which has seen over 10,000 ladies tee it up since its introduction and will be entering its ninth successful season this year.
Over 450 local events are held each year at golf clubs all over Australia, with winners progressing to Regional Finals held at some of Australias premier golf courses.
Each team at the Regional Final teams up with their PGA Club Professional with the winners progressing to the Holden Scramble Championship Final at Twin Waters Golf Club on the Sunshine Coast.
The Championship Final is the golfing experience of a lifetime, with four days of golf, social activities and the opportunity to play with a PGA Tour Professional, such as Stuart Appleby or Peter O'Malley, in the final round.Stage 1 - Local Event (March-September 2013)
The Number of Local Event participants determines the number of teams you qualify through to the Regional Final. Below is the breakdown of this information:
Stage 2 - Regional Final (October 2013)
- A minimum of 48 participants to send one team
- A minimum of 108 participants to send two teams
- A minimum of 160 participants to send three teams
- A minimum of 212 participants to send four teams
Stage 3 - Championship Final (November 2013)
- A PGA Club Professional joins each qualifying team to form a five-person team that will compete at a leading course around Australia*
- The winning team from each Regional Final qualifies to attend the Championship Final
- * Once a player has qualified for a Regional Final he/she is no longer eligible to compete for prizes or regional qualification at another local event
- The national level of the Holden Scramble offers Regional Final winning teams the chance of a lifetime - to play with a leading PGA Tour Professional at Novotel Twin Waters Resort & Twin Waters Golf Club, one of Australias premier golf resorts, set up in full tournament conditions
- PGA Tour Professionals who played with teams at the 2012 Holden Scramble Championship Final:
- Scott Laucock (AUS)
- Peter O'Malley (AUS)
- Cameron Percy (AUS)
- Andrew Tschudin (AUS)
- Andre Stolz (AUS)
- Ashley Hall (AUS)
- David Bransdon (AUS)
- Brad Hughes (AUS)
- Anthony Summers (AUS)
- Michael Wright (AUS)
- Adam Bland (AUS)
- Ryan Haller (AUS)
- The Championship Final is approved for payment of expenses Rule 4-2g/GA/2/2012
*It is every players responsibility to make themselves aware of all Rules, Policies and Eligibility for the Holden Scramble. Details are available on the Holden Scramble website: www.holdenscramble.com. Note: Special rules apply for teams that have competed at previous Championship/National Finals.
Who can play?
The Holden Scramble is open to anyone with a current Golf Australia handicap. For more details on team eligibility click here
Benefits and PrizesAll participants in the Holden Scramble will receive:
Every participant at a Holden Scramble local event will be competing for:
- Six (6) Callaway Golf Balls
- A $550 Cashback offer from Holden
- Special promotions from event sponsors
- A fun filled event to enjoy with family and friends
- Additional prizes, gifts or refreshments provided by a local Holden Dealer or support sponsor (where applicable)
- Callaway Prizes valued at over $1,000 featuring Callaway Cart Bags as first prize
- The opportunity to win through to a Regional Final and play with a PGA Club Professional
- The opportunity to qualify for the Holden Scramble Championship Final
- The chance to play with a leading PGA Tour Professional at the Championship Final
How to Enter
Entry forms and details about the location of Local Events are available from your local PGA Club Professional or on the Events Section of this website.
How much does it cost?
The entry fee for a Holden Scramble Local Event is $35.00 per participant (including GST). This is a National Entry Fee. Should the club you are participating at decide to charge a green fee, that fee would be additional to the Holden Scramble Local Event Entry fee.
Regional Final Entry Fee - $380.00 per team including GST
Championship Final Entry Fee - $300.00 per participant including GST
Most Holden Scrambles are supported by the local Holden Dealer in the area and provide significant support to the local events and the community. All clubs are encouraged to contact their local dealer regarding sponsorship of their local event. If you would like help in locating or contacting your local Holden Dealer, contact the PGA Events Division on (03) 8320 1999 or at email@example.com
Holden Scramble Sponsors and PartnersMajor SponsorSupport Sponsors
- Callaway Golf
- Novotel Twin Waters Resort
- Twin Waters Golf Club
- Sunshine Coast Council
- Sunshine Coast Destination
- Golf Australia Magazine
- Delta Air Lines
Has the format or rules changed from last year?
No. Everything regarding the format and rules of the Holden Scramble remains exactly the same as last year. The prize packs, however, have upgraded and now feature Callaway Stand Bags as first prize!
How do I sign up?
Contact the host club to fill out an entry form or you can print out the2013 Holden Scramble Entry Form below, and send that to the PGA Professional or Holden Scramble Coordinator at the club.
How do I find a Holden Scramble?
Use the event search function on this website to see all the Holden Scrambles in your state.
How do I run a Holden Scramble?
Contact the PGA Events Division on (03) 8320 1999 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to get all the information on how to run a Holden Scramble.
How is a Team's Holden Scramble Handicap calculated?
The 4 team member's handicaps are totaled and divided by 8, to determine the team's Holden Scramble Handicap at the Local Event.
(eg 14 + 10 + 6 + 2 = 32 divided by 8 = 4)
Please refer to the Rules, Policies and Eligibility for all handicap information.
Do all four players hit the second shot under the elimination format?
The player whose drive is selected off the tee does not hit the second shot under the elimination format. Should the players drive land on the green off the tee, then all four players are able to attempt the putt on the green.
Can all four players putt on each hole?
Yes, the first team member will try to sink the putt, if they miss then the second team member will try to sink the same putt. This process continues until all four players have had an attempt at the putt or until one of the team members sinks the putt. If all members have attempted the putt and missed then the team marks the closet putt to the hole and the process starts again. Once the putt is holed, all four team members tee off the next hole and the elimination process starts again.
Can any four players form a team?
Yes, provided that each player has a Golf Australia handicap current on the day of the Local Event; only two of the four players can have a single handicap (i.e. 9.4 or less); and the four players' handicaps total at least 32. (Please note the maximum handicap total is 112. Any handicap exceeding 36 will be regarded as 36 under the Holden Scramble Handicap Format for any male, maximum handicap for women is 45. Where any team aggregate exceeds the maximum the team handicap will be reduced to 112).
Can we form a team using low handicap players?
No, your team is limited to having only two players who have a single figure handicap (9.4 or less) at the Local Event.
What determines the number of teams we can send to a Regional Final?
It depends upon how many players you have in your Local Event:
A minimum of 48 players qualifies one team (36 for a Women's Holden Scramble).
A maximum of 4 teams from each Local Event may win through to a Regional Final.
Each qualifying team must be accompanied by one of the Club's affiliated PGA Professionals or an eligible PGA member.
If we substitute a player at the Regional Final, what should his/her handicap be?
The current handicap of a substituting player can be greater than, equal to, or up to two strokes less than the Local Event qualifying handicap of the original team member. Only one (1) substitution is allowed at each level of competition (e.g. Regional or Championship Finals)
For example: the original team member's handicap was 12. If the substitute player's handicap is 10, then the substitute will play off 10 at the Regional Final.
Another example: the original team member's handicap was 12. If the substitute player's handicap is 15, then the substitute will play off 12.
Is the three tee shot rule still in effect?
Yes. Each team member's tee shot must be used at least three (3) times per eighteen (18) hole round. You do not have to determine these shots prior to commencement of play, but be aware that should you complete the round without all players having hit three selected tee shots, your team will be disqualified.
The Holden Scramble is managed by the Events Division of the Professional Golfers Association of Australia (PGA).
The Events Division can be contacted by calling (03) 8320 1999 or by emailing email@example.com