Scramble Open

  1. Anyone can register for the event regardless if a state qualifier offers it or not.
  2. Participants do not have to compete in the 54-hole scratch play golf event to participate in the scramble.
  3. The age division of competition for golf scramble will be determined by the age of the youngest team member as December 31, 2025.
  4. Athletes may only compete on one four-person team. Teams may be same gender, but not mixed.
  5. It is the captain’s responsibility to declare team residency subject to NSGA approval, at the time of registration. Team roster participants who are unable to compete may be replaced after the official registration deadline for valid medical reasons only. Determining valid change requests are at the discretion of the NSGA and may be made after the advertised registration deadline.

1. Golfers must provide their own clubs.

2. Golf cart use during practice round and official competition is mandatory.

3. PGA members may compete as long as they are not on the PGA TOUR and adhere to Rule I Definition of a Professional of the Official Sport Rules for 2025. The NSGA has the right to determine pro status.

  1. Teams will be made up of four players. No twosomes or threesomes allowed. Teams will be required to find their own teammates or place an ad on NSGA’s team finder web page. The NSGA and LOC WILL NOT assign golfers to teams.
  2. Teams will play 18 holes.
  3. Standard best-ball format shall be used:
    1. All four members of a team start by teeing off on each hole before deciding on the best shot through a consensus. The “best ball” will retain its lie while the remaining players will pick up their balls and proceed to hitting their next shot where the best ball has been determined.
    2. Each golfer will then hit their ball within one club length of the previously determined “best shot location” when playing shots off the green. For shots on the green, each player must play their shot within a putter’s head of where the ball came to rest.
    3. The team with the lowest total score for the 18-hole round shall be declared the winner.
  4. In the case of a tie:
    1. Teams in tie shall play a single playoff hole as chosen by the tournament organizer.
    2. If a tie still exists, the tournament organizer will select a random hole number and use a team’s lowest score on that hole to determine the winner.
    3. If still tied, organizers will call for progression from that hole until a tie is broken.
  5. The NSGA and LOC reserve the right to change the tournament format for any age division based on entry numbers, space restrictions, or other circumstance.
  6. Awards will be presented for 1st through 4th place for each event within each age division.

Golf (Scramble)

Sport Rules:

  1. This tournament will be conducted in accordance with any Local Course rules and USGA rules, except as modified herein. Please refer to Local rule sheet during competition at the National Senior Games or for a copy of these rules, please visit the USGA website or call:(right)
  2. Code of conduct and adherence to the honor system shall also be in accordance with USGA rules.
  3. Caddies shall not be permitted during the Golf Scramble event.
  4. Tee distances shall be assigned based on age group of team, which is determined by the age of the youngest team member as December 31, 2025.
  5. No mulligans shall be permissible. 6. There shall be no requirement to play a minimum number of any particular player’s shots.


2025 National Senior Games - July 24 - August 4, 2025 367 Days 8 Hours 12 Minutes 58 Seconds