Ninety-three participants enjoyed some camaraderie on the greens Saturday during the annual Turkey Scramble at Courses at Clear Creek.
Chuck McPhilomy, assistant manager at the golf course, said golf scrambles are a fun way to relax, enjoy the great outdoors and meet new people, without the pressure of keeping individual scores.
Unlike a traditional game of golf, golf scrambles are normally played in teams of four, with the team using the best shot of each hole. McPhilomy said Courses of Clear Creek is more relaxed with the rules and allow a team of two or three players, depending on the number of participants.
Veteran Hensan Timo said he tries to come out to play on the course as much as possible, but it is not nearly enough, in his opinion. He said that while he and his teammates may not be the best players, they enjoy themselves on the course.a
“We’re having fun and that’s the main thing,” he added.
Teammates Chase Shaw, Hunter Zweep and Jay Kasper came in first place with a score of 54, which is 18 under par.
Sgt. Maj. Arnold Muniz, 1st Cavalry Division G4 sergeant major, who was playing on the course Saturday, said golf is both fun and relaxing, so he likes to go out and play every few weeks as a stress reliever. He said he encourages Soldiers to come out and enjoy themselves for a few hours.
“This is for the Soldier,” Muniz said about the golf course, “so they might as well take advantage of it.”
McPhilomy said that while scrambles usually bring out the best players, he would highly encourage Soldiers to come participate for the enjoyment and camaraderie. The Turkey Scramble was their last big event of the year, as the holiday season approaches and the weather turns colder. They will kick-off 2021 with the annual Chili Bowl Classic Golf Scramble on Jan. 23.
Registration for the Chili Bowl Classic Golf Scramble will be
available in late December.
McPhilomy said teams of four can call or come by the shop to
register for the scramble. Courses of Clear Creek is located at 52381 Battalion Avenue.