Some tournaments have the rule that beer is prohibited during the event!! Horrors!!
Then there are events where beer is no only allowed... not merely encouraged ...but absolutely required! Oh no. Twist my arm. Ok, twist it a little more please.
Of significant note is the 4 Keg Challenge, held annually at the Private courses owned by the Whites (Todd and Marnie) and the Laceys (Matt and Dawn) in Milford, Michigan. The divisions are divided by the alcohol rules: the mandatory consumption division, the optional consumption division (but with incentives built in for consumption) and the AA division which neither requires nor rewards drinking.
This last weekend was the tournament weekend. Friday was the warm up party. Saturday was the 4 Keg Challenge. Sunday was the Ace Race ( a separate event). Todd, once he recovered, reported that 133 gallons of beer were consumed during the weekend.
The tournament started with a mere 4 kegs on hand, thus the name, but has expanded as the field and the thirst of the competitors has increased.
Safety is strongly encouraged. This year the mandatory drinking division required competitors to surrender their car keys and camp on site.