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.

2018 Sponsors 

Platinum Sponsor

Title Sponsor

Bridgehampton National Bank Logo


Birdie Sponsor

Riverhead Building Supply Corp.

STALCO Construction, Inc.

Par Sponsor

Chernoff Diamond & Co., LLC

Coastal Pipeline Products Corp.

Nemshick Silverman Architects, PC

San Simeon by the Sound Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

Foursome Sponsor

Jessie Wong and Scott Bennett

The Brennan Family Foundation

Burt's Reliable, Inc.

Cook Maran & Associates

Custom Computer Specialist

East End Financial Group

First American Title Insurance

Moira and Thomas J. Mastro

Neefus-Stype Agency, Inc.

Stony Brook Medicine

Barbara and Andrew D. Stype

US Trust

Twosome Sponsor

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

Merrill Lynch - Jericho

Putney , Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP

Player Sponsor

Mary Ellen and Frank J. Adipietro, MD

Suffolk Security Systems, Inc.

Solaris Advisors

Pennant Sponsor

Claudio Five Foundation

E.T. Browne Drug Co., Inc.

Kontokosta Winery

National EAP

North Fork Sanitation, Inc.

NY Cancer & Blood Specialists

PKF O'Connor Davies LLP

Richmond Realty Corp.

Smith Affiliated Capital

Weber & Grahn Air Conditioning & Heating

WM. J Mills & Co.

Cart Sponsor

Arshamomaque Dairy, Inc.

Joseph M. Duva, MD, PC 

East End Hand Surgery

Maribeth and Herbert Finn

Patricia & Robert F. Friemann

Greater New York Hospital Association

Hampton Jitney, Inc.

Long Island Custom Renovations, Inc.

McMann Price Agency, Inc.

PKF O'Connor Davies LLP

Ratsey Construction

Rogers & Taylor Appraisers, Inc.

Shelter Island Hardware

Shoreline Records Managment

Tee Sponsor

Albertson Marine, Inc.

Ameriprise Financial

At Home Services for Independent Living


Chick's Southold Agway

Condon Engineering, PC

Cook Maran & Associates

Corazzini Asphalt Inc.

Elbow East

E.T. Browne Drug Co., Inc.

East End Geriatric & Adult Medicine

East End Tick & Mosquito Control

Garfunkel Wild, P.C

GNS/Mermaid Water Systems

Greenport IGA

The Halyard Restaurant at Sound View

Herbert J. Sims & Co., Inc.

Horton Mathie Funeral Home

Kolb Mechanical Heating and Cooling

LI Locksmith & Alarm Co., Inc.

Long Island Custom Renovations, Inc.

McCarthy Real Estate

Mutual of America 

North Fork Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

Relay Communication Center, Inc.

RIT Printing Corp.

Shade Trees Nursery, Inc.

Southold Rotary Club

Southold IGA

Townsend Manor Inn

Wickham, Bressler & Geasa, PC

Cocktail Sponsor

Mary Ellen and Frank J. Adipietro, MD

Southold Pharmacy

Wickham, Bressler & Geasa, PC


Hole In One Sponsor

Mullen Motors

Strong's Marine

Special Foursome Underwriter

The Bridge

McCarthy Real Estate

Golf Bag Tag Underwriter

Suffolk Security Systems, Inc.

Golf Ball Underwriter

Roy H. Reeve Agency, Inc.

Hat and Sunscreen Sponsor

Mollie Biggane Foundation

Golf Bag Sponsor

BNB Bank

E.T. Browne Drug Co., Inc.