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NEXT Friday, the Holden Scramble reaches a significant milestone.

Now celebrating its 21st year, the tournament continues to be Australasia's largest and most successful team pro-amateur golf event.

Wilsons Holden will again sponsor the tournament at Kiama Golf Club.

The Holden Scramble is played as a teams' ambrose event under an innovative elimination format.

Teams of four players contest local events at each participating golf club, the winning teams progressing to one of the regional finals held throughout Australia in October.

The teams will be joined by their club professional - in this case Kiama pro Greg Drummond - at the regional finals to make a five-person team (club professional plus four amateur players).

The winning team from each regional final advances to the Holden Scramble Championship Final, taking place in early December at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort and Twin Waters Golf Club on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

"Since the Scramble started in 1992, well over 750,000 club golfers have participated in the Holden Scramble and over 8000 local events have been held across Australia," Drummond said.

"Over that 20-year history, it has proven to be Australia's most successful amateur golf event, continuing to attract over 35,000 players annually. It has become Holden's longest running sport sponsorship outside motorsport."

The 2011 Scramble final was won by Robina Woods Golf Club from Queensland, while the women's Scramble was won by the Cromer Golf Club from Sydney.

Aside from the event being sponsored by Holden, with a number of support sponsors including Callaway Golf South Pacific Ltd, Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Golf Australia Magazine and the Novotel Twin Waters Resort & Twin Waters Golf Club.

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