How does shotgun work?

How does shotgun work?

Shotgun starts fill the entire golf course at once, compressing the amount of time needed to complete the tournament. Each team will start on a different hole unless the tournament is big enough that multiple groups will start on the same hole.

What is a shotgun start in golf tournaments?

What Is A Shotgun Start In Golf? A shotgun start in golf involves all the players in a tournament teeing off at the same time. To do this they have to start at different holes across the course. So at to let these groups know the tournament has started, a shotgun is fired – in effect it is a starting pistol.

What is a reverse shotgun start in golf?

In a shotgun start all the competitors in a tournament start at the same time, using whatever hole tees are needed to achieve this. Normally a shotgun start will utilise the holes nearest the clubhouse if not all 18 tees are to be used.

What is an example of a shotgun start?

Usage examples: "The tournament on Saturday has a shotgun start at 9 a.m." "The shotgun start is at 9 a.m., so make sure your group is in place on the appropriate hole and ready to begin play." The term "shotgun start" comes from the first known use of such a starting format.