The ELIH Golf Classic will be played as a scramble. A golf scramble is a format for golf tournaments where two or more players form a team to play, with the rules emphasizing fun without the pressure of players keeping individual scores. Each player hits a tee shot on each hole, but everyone plays from the spot of the best shot, subject to certain criteria. Rules for playing in a scramble are informal, with tournament organizers modifying basic rules as they wish. For example, organizers may require a group to select each player’s tee shot at least twice. The scramble format is not covered under the official Rules of Golf.

How to play
  1. Each member of the team tees off from the starting hole. In a scramble tournament, the team’s opening hole could be any hole on an 18-hole course, depending on the assignment by tournament organizers. Players can tee off with the golf club of their choosing—not necessarily a driver.
  2. The best tee shot is chosen through general consensus of the scramble team. The group can decide the best tee shot based on any criteria they choose. Usually, the best shot is the longest drive that lands in the fairway, though the team may choose a long tee shot that landed off the fairway in the rough if there is a decent lie.
  3. The spot of the best tee shot is marked with a golf tee or ball marker. Players must pick up their golf balls and hit from within one club length of the newly marked spot.
  4. Team members continue selecting the best shot until one player hits the ball in the hole. The team score is the total of the best shots.

If you are selecting a scramble team, try to include at least one player who can hit good tee shots with the driver. Good tee shots will put your team in a good position for its second shot. Having a player who has good short-game skills also helps, especially putting.

2017 Sponsors 

Title Sponsor

Bridgehampton National Bank Logo

Golf Bag Sponsor 

Bridgehampton National Bank

E.T. Browne Drug Co. Inc.

Mollie Biggane Foundation 

Door Prize Sponsor

Emerald Document Imaging

 Hole-In-One Sponsor 

Mullen Motors

Strong's Marine 

Exclusive Raffle Sponsor

Atlantic Golf Club

The Bridge

McCarthy Real Estate

Gold Sponsor

The Brennan Family Foundation

Patio Grill Sponsor

Coastal Pipeline Products Corp.

Medline Industries

Foursome Sponsor

Astoria Bank

BBS Architects, Landscape Architects and Engineers, P.C.

Burt's Reliable, Inc.

First American Title Insurance     

Mutual of America/James F. Buckland

Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council

Nemschick, Silverman Architects, PC

Peconic Landing

Stony Brook Medicine

US Trust

Lunch Sponsor             

Claudio Five Foundation

Joseph M. Duva, MD

Fumuso, Kelly, Swart, Farrell, Polin & Christensen, LLP

Dhiren C. Mehta, MD

The Neefus Stype Agency, Inc.

Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP

Colette and John E. Roe, Sr.

San Simeon By The Sound Center for Nursing & Rehab

Tritech Healthcare Management

Wm. J. Mills & Co

Player Sponsor

ELIH Medical Staff

Medical Liability Mutual Ins. Co

Suffolk Security Systems

Pennant Sponsor

E.T. Brown Drug Co. Inc.

KACE Group/Kontokosta Family Foundation

Maribeth and Herbert Finn

Mutual of America/James F. Buckland           

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists

North Fork Radiology

North Fork Sanitation, Inc.

Owens & Minor

Richmond Realty Corp.

Suffolk Designer Lighting

Weber & Grahn Heating and Air Conditioning

Wm. J. Mills & Co

Cart Sponsor

Arshamomaque Dairy Inc.

At Home Services for Independent Living, Inc.

Garfunkel Wild, P.C.

Greater New York Hospital Association Ventures, Inc.

McMann Price Agency

Shelter Island ACE Hardware

Wickham, Bressler & Geasa, PC

Tee Sponsor

Albertson Marine, Inc.

Alley Cat Signs

Ameriprise Financial

Andrew Stype Realty, Inc.

Astarita Associates Inc.

At Home Services for Independent Living, Inc.


Linda and John Bertani

Bove Industries, Inc.

Cammack Retirement Group

Condon Engineering, PC

Corazzini Asphalt, Inc.

The East End Financial Group

East End Tick & Mosquito Control

E.T. Brown Drug Co. Inc.

Greenport IGA

Grimes Custom Window Treatment

Jernick Moving & Storage, Inc.

Laborers Union Local 1298

LI Locksmith & Alarm Co. Inc.

Long Island Custom Renovations, Inc.

Mark Schwartz & Associates

Mattituck Environmental Services, LLC

McLaughlin & McLaughlin, Attorneys

Mutual of America/James F. Buckland

North Fork Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

R & J Construction Corp.

Relay Communications Center, Inc.

Riverhead Building Supply Corp


Southold IGA

Southold Pharmacy

Rita and Robert R. Wieczorek

Cocktail Sponsor

The East End Financial Group

Hampton Hill Golf and Country Club

Port of Egypt Marine, Inc.