Imagine this post with the music of the Monster Mash (gooooooo) playing in the background…
A very fun golf tournament format is one played during this time of year for Halloween. The format is the Monster Mash but can go by other names like “tournament from hell” or “hell day” etc. The concept is fun and scary, to set up the golf course in as “scary” a way as possible. Here are a few course modifications which make for a great Monster Mash tournament.
Tees are placed in any place except what would be considered normal. Scary tee placements include on upslopes, behind trees, behind bushes, 50-100 yards behind the longest tee sets… Think of any way to place the tee in such a manner as to make the tee shot nearly impossible.
Hard to make a fairway tougher without some serious work by the grounds crew. One option is to force players to hit into fairway bunkers before they can proceed with their approach shots to the green. Other Monster Mash tournaments put pumpkins or a single pumpkin in the fairway which must be hit by the golf ball before the player can proceed to the green.
This is where the real fun happens. Think of all the horrible and frightening places one can put the hole on a green. Perhaps putting the hole in the middle of a steep slope, sidehill, fringe, are some ideas. Think 10-putt!
A few other variations for the green include putting pumpkins serving as immovable obstructions which must be putted around or perhaps adding more than one hole to a green.
The Monster Mash is the best time for the committee to be creative and do all sorts of fun and crazy things to the course and the tournament format.