We Play 2 ball Ambrose. This means that you play in a team of 2 golfers where you both hit the ball and then play on from the better shot.
We like to go around the course in groups of 8 (4 teams of 2). Each group has a team captain, who is nominated as an “allegedly” good golfer. The nominated golfers are auctioned off, so if you want to be paired up with a golfer that knows his way around a golf course, and give yourself a better chance of having the prestige of taking out the Krambach Classic, you have to pay for it.
This year we had 12 teams of 8, so 12 golfers were auctioned off raising around $500 each. We also auctioned off 4 golf buggies and some of the larger items that where donated. We have a professional auctioneer donate his time for this.
After the auctioned golfers have been paired up we then randomly draw the rest of the golfers meaning that you could get paired up with someone that you don’t necessarily know. We find that this adds to the event creating a friendly “get to know each other” atmosphere. Each team of 8 is designated an NRL side and they wear the team socks.
Friday night involves the “Welcome” — plenty of good food, golf auction and teams draw. This is also when we hand out the show bags. This year each show bag contained information about Lifeline’s services and contact details, a $200 pair of sunglasses, a Krambach classic t-shirt, a Krambach Classic beer cooler, your golf teams replica NRL socks and some second hand golf balls. Everyone that comes gets a show bag!
We supply buses to get everyone to and from the golf course safely. The buses leave the farm at 8am on Saturday morning. Breakfast is provided on arrival at the golf club and before we tee off we have some formalities. We have another welcome, some guest speakers, a tribute/remembrance song and a quick run down of the rules.
We have a shot gun start. This is where people start off of every hole at the same time as we have so many people to get around the golf course.
A food tent is set up so that people can grab lunch on the way around the course, from which we sell raffle tickets.This year we had prizes like fishing rods, a $1,000 Weber BBQ, signed Manly jersey, Volcom vouchers, gym membership, Calvin Klein packs and a $1,200 watch to raffle off.
In the event of a tie for first place we have a 2 hole play-off with the gallery following. The winning team of the golf receive a whole butchered cow to share. The longest drive receives a whole butchered lamb.
The Krambach golf course is shutting down as it’s being sold. In 2018 it looks like we will be heading to Bulahdelah golf course. They have been contacted and are willing to cancel their members day to accommodate us.