As someone said earlier in the thread, venue options are very limited. Good courses aren’t shutting themselves down for half the day or more for something like this. VCU has to find a public course that doesn’t fill up its tee times on a spring day. And they also probably depend on having a longterm relationship with the course.If the point is to raise money, you'd always want to have the best product relative to price. Why not explore other venues as well? What could it hurt?
Also, you'd take all comers and then you'd group them yourself. For example, I am not a golfer but if I were I might not do this as I dont have 3 additional people who I could convince even if I wanted to participate.
The problem I have always had with Richmond and VCU is that we do very little thinking outside of the box and just stick with either "this is the way we have always done it" or "my way or the highway".
Again, explore different venues if there are better places, and take all comers and take the extra time to group those who dont have their own 4 some. Make the damned extra coin.
VCU also isn’t going to group teams themselves. Most people going want to golf with their friends. And most people want to play with people with a similar skill level. A good golfer doesn’t want to go to one of these things and get paired with a couple hackers that he/she doesn’t know. And most hackers won’t feel comfortable playing with 2-3 really good players that they don’t know and feel like they’re holding them back/holding them up. But you could always contact VCU and see if they have any incomplete teams that are looking for a fourth.