Sunday, July 3, 2016

Twilight Events at Cinnabar Hills
Over the past 6 months we have tried to create fun and exciting tournaments, some 9 holes and some 18 holes that tee off with a 3:00pm shotgun.  Usually when you hear the word "tournament" you think long, painfully slow rounds of golf.  Our goal was to change that thought.  In December we held our first Par 3 Challenge on the Mountain Course.  We created 9 "Par 3" holes on the Mountain that ranged from 100 - 190 yards.  Tees we placed in adjacent fairways or non-traditional spots on each hole to make the shots new and fun.  To add to the fun, we used a 2-person Alternate Shot format.  This first event drew 52 participants and was finished in under 2 hours.  The following two events had a field of 70 and were played on the Lake and Canyon courses with a similar pace of play.  The last Par 3 event in June drew 94 players on a day with 100 degree heat!  18 Holes were completed in 3 hours and 15 minutes!  There is always a appetizer reception after along with the awards presentation.  Due to the pace of the events and the fun of playing creative team formats, these events have become a much talked about part of the Cinnabar culture.  The event that was held in June was our 1st Annual Par 3 Championship.  We crowned both a gross and net team champion and will hold this event every year in June.  We will also hold a Tournament of Champions Par 3 tournament in the Fall.
Last week we experimented with a new 2-person Scramble format that was played over a full length Mountain and Canyon Course.  It was another success and we will continue to try new exciting formats to keep the tournament fresh and fun. 
The date of the next twilight tournament will be announced soon.  If you are not part of our e-mail club, please contact the golf shop and they will get your information

1 comment:

  1. Outstanding, Adam! Wish I was closer to Cinnabar. Miss you guys!



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