Rules, Perks & Prizes


The Amani Foundation Charity Golf Tournament welcomes golfers of all experience levels and handicaps to compete.  The tournament is a scramble format.  Prizes will be awarded in two categories; Standard Foursomes will play for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place team pro-shop gift card awards. Executive Foursomes will play for a 1st place Grand Prize; Round for 4 players at Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst Village, North Carolina.  Mulligans, SuperDrives, and Golden Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event or in advance for those looking for a competitive edge.

This is a charity event.  Have a great time and if there is absolutely anything that we can do to enhance your enjoyment of your experience with us, please let us know.  We could not do the life changing work that we do around the world without the generous support of people like you at events like this.

Tournament Details

Our format is a traditional scramble format.  This means that, in our format, each player hits their own shot from the tee.  The team then chooses the best shot.  Players whose shots were not selected, go and pick up their ball from where it lies and place it where the “best” shot came to rest.  In placing the other three balls, the ball can be placed anywhere no nearer the hole that is within one club length from the “best ball” spot.  You cannot, however, move the ball from the rough to the fairway or from the sand to the rough/fairway or from the fringe onto the green.  After the second shots are taken, the process is repeated for each successive team shot until the team is in the hole.  Scoring is based on a gross team score.  Each foursome plays as a team against all other competing foursomes.  Scoring for the tournament is not handicap unadjusted.  In addition, the team must use at least 4 tee shots from each of the 4 players during the 18 hole round, else the foursome is disqualified from competition.


At the end of competition, in the event of a tie, the team with the lower score on the highest handicap hole (hole 5) will be the winner.  If there is a tie as between the two teams with respect the highest handicap hole, the scores of the two teams for the 2nd highest handicap hole will be compared, and so on, until a winner can be determined.


  Tee Shots

Men will hit tee shots from the tournament tee boxes marked for the event.  Ladies are free to hit their tee shots from the forward tees (red) or from the tournament tee boxes, in their sole discretion.



Absolutely every single shot must be put out.  There are no “gimmies” in this tournament.  Failure to abide by these rules could lead to immediate disqualification.


  Maximum Score

The maximum score on any given hole is a double bogey (+2).  If you have reached that score as a team, please do not continue play.  Please pick up your balls and proceed to the next hole.


Otherwise, the traditional rules of golf apply.

Please note that if all 4 players fail to hit a tee shot within bounds, the team may not take a drop where one of the 4 shots went out of bounds.  The team must count those 4 chances as team stroke 1, take a 1 stroke drop (shot 2) and then re-hit, lying 2 striking 3 from the tee box.  This is repeated until the team is in the hole or until the maximum score is reached.


  Mulligans ($20.00)

Mulligans (do-overs) are allowed in this tournament subject to a 4 mulligan maximum per golfer, a team maximum of 16.  Mulligans can be used for any shot except putts.  Mulligans must be purchased before play begins.  Mulligans can be transferred (given) to other foursome team members as long as the individual or team limit has not been exceeded. To pre-purchase mulligans, click here.


  SuperDrive Tee Shots ($20.00)

On  Holes 9 and 15, it is permitted for male players to strike their tee shot from the forward (red) tees as opposed to the tournament tees provided that the player has pre-purchased a SuperDrive ticket.  SuperDrive Tickets are $20/piece, with a maximum of 4 per player.  4 are allowed only in the sense that a player could choose to purchase a SuperDrive ticket and hit a poor tee shot and then use one of his 4 mulligans to strike a 2nd SuperDrive tee shot from the same tee box.


  Golden Ticket SALE ($60.00) reg. $80.00

Can’t decide which Perk is best, then the Golden Ticket is for you. For



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  • (4) $50 Gift Certificates
    at Hillendale Country Club Pro Shop

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  • Round for 4 players
    at Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst Village, North Carolina


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  • (4) $25 Gift Certificates
    at Hillendale Country Club Pro Shop