Next week I’m playing in a scramble tournament for the first time. It is only office mates and such, but dammit, I still want to win. I’m looking for some strategies – if there are any – for playing the most effective foursome.
My foursome is me (13 handicap), another guy who is probably about a 15, a woman who I’d guess to be about a 20, and another who is a rank novice.
I’m wondering about order of play. I’m guessing me and the 15 handicap should probably tee off first and last, right? If I’m hitting first, should I just try to bomb it, thinking that we have three other chances to hit the fairway? Same thing on short game, or would a different order be more advantageous?
I’m normally a conservative player, typically hitting a 3 iron or 5 wood on holes shorter than about 375 yards, playing for ideal fairway position, knowing I’ll have nothing more than a 7 iron to the green from the fairway.
Any advice appreciated.