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How Much $$$ Is Too Much To Pay For A Scramble

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    I don't mind paying $75 to $150 for a scramble. For some reason all the local scrambles recently raised all the prices to $150 to $350 PER PLAYER. I thank that’s just too much to pay for a scramble. I know almost all of the scrambles are for some sort of charity but, that’s just too much money to pay.

     

    What do you think is a reasonable price & how much would you pay for a scramble ?

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    I like to stay in the $150 - 200 range as it allows for more opportunities within charitable budget. In a season that is about 1 every three weeks or less.

     

    All for a good cause....

     

    -ICONs for All

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    I have seen them as high a $500 per team member. Remember, it isn't about what you are paying to play golf, it is about what yuo are giving to the charity.

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    19hole

    I have seen them as high a $500 per team member. Remember, it isn't about what you are paying to play golf, it is about what yuo are giving to the charity.

    True Rick, the ones I have played in have been from $250 up. If you won you got a tiny little trophy. It is not about winning it is about the charity. The ones I play in generally have free beverages so I do OK.

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    I like to think in terms of what I am giving to and try to limit myself to $150 - 200 per event. This allows for an event every few weeks.

    It's all about the giving.....

     

    -ICONs for All 

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    I think there a lot of factors that play into how much I will pay to play in a scramble, first what is the charity, and the course. Those are the big things I look at don't play in a lot though, I would rather play individual tournaments.
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    The Scramble is normally for a charity fund raiser. The most I have paid is $250. I think the majority charges around $125.00, a comfortable price.

    A forgotten group in scrambles is us Seniors that prefer the forward tees, Some forget that the Senior is at a disadvantage if not offered forward tees. Most I have discussed this say well they get to pick the tee shot of a long players on their team. That is correct, but that also means for the "drive" a team with a Senior has one less tee shot to pick from...;

    $125.00 is a good number for a scramble.

     

    Regards

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    for me it depends on the purpose...if its a fund raiser for a sporting team or something like that...i won't go above $100...if its a charitable fundraiser i will max out at around $250...

    unless of course its at a course i would never be able to play without participating...i might consider going higher

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    For me it depends on the charity, the course and the food offered.  I like to keep it below $100 unless its a great cause.

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    i try to stay under $100.  but i make exceptions depending on the course, the charity, and the 'extras.'  i probably wouldn't go above 150 unless it's something special.  (either course or charity).

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    I always look at it as what is my purpose of playing. Depending on if I am there to help a charity, play a course I normally wouldn't, or play with friends I normally don't get to very often, versus trying to win money. I have paid anything from $100 to $300 per player but normally like to stick to around $125 to $200.

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    Doesn't bother me.....  I let my work pay for it!!  LOL

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    The scrambles that I play in are normally $125. Fortunately this also gets me on a couple of courses in KC that I would not normally have access to.

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    johndeere10

    Doesn't bother me.....  I let my work pay for it!!  LOL

    nice......care to sponsor me in a couple tourneys!  haha.

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    I agree, $75-$100 is a good price for a scamble.  That should cover the cost incurred for the golf, cart, and prizes.  If you get into having a lunch and or dinner, then you jump into the $125 - $190 range.

     

    Most courses charge around $45-65 pp for golf and cart giving, $10-15 pp for prizes and the "cause" should get the rest.  There are always other things to bump up the charity...closest contests, putting, ect...