Long-time ECBC sponsors Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank decided to step up the fun factor this year and are presenting the inaugural ECBC Golf Scramble at Sandestin’s Raven Golf Club.

Hancock Bank and Whitney BankFeaturing a traditional scramble format, the event focuses on friendly competition and good times. We’ll have drink stations along the way and lunch afterwards. Trophies and braggin’ rights go to the winners and other contests include “Closest to the Hole”, “Longest Drive”, and “Hole-in-One”. There’s also a Chip Draw sponsored by Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank.


A “scramble” is a format for golf tournaments where 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. Rules for playing in a scramble are informal.


Each member of the team tees off from the starting hole. Players can tee off with the club of their choice—not necessarily a driver. The best tee shot is chosen through general consensus of the team, and the best tee shot can be 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.

The spot of the best 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, but must stay in like conditions (if the ball is in a hazard it must stay in the hazard).

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.

Raven Golf ClubDETAILS

Tuesday, June 20 | Tee Time 9:00am
18 Holes at the Raven Golf Club at Sandestin
$25/Player | Max 4 Players/Team | Limited to 144 Players/36 Teams
Open to ECBC Teams and Sponsors