Of course. First and foremost.
But I've been involved in many charity scrambles over the years that were tainted... several years ago, in fact. I watched the eventual winning team miss 3 attempts for birdie from short range on an adjacent hole while we were waiting to tee off. The 4th player simply picked up the marker and they moved on to the next hole. From where I observed - it was at least a 4-5 foot birdie putt. They marked down a birdie for the hole, yet no one holed the putt.
Anyway... so I go on to win a skin that afternoon. I dunked an approach from 145 yards for eagle.
Who was leading the chant of "Give it Back, Give it Back" during the post-ceremony awards presentation to give the money back to the organizers and the charity? The team that didn't putt out for birdie, who oh by the way were declared the winners with the lowest score (by one stroke, to our team, no less, who finished second...)
The guys on my team were livid, and rightfully so. They wanted to confront the cheating team who won, but I simply told them, "guy's - it's not worth it. Let's not cause a commotion.... I'm gonna donate the skin I won to the fundraiser, we'll have our hamburgers and hotdogs afterward, and next year when they send out the mailer to play - we just won't sign up."
So a year later I get the mailer in the mail. I get a call from the lead organizer, wondering why we've not put a team in for the event that following year. And I tell him. "Mark, the team that won cheated last year. We didn't want to make a scene at the time, we didn't want to create a problem. But their winning score wasn't what they said it was." He apologized and begged and pleaded for me to reconsider. I simply told him I'd write out a check to donate for the cause, but that we were no longer interested in playing in their fundraising tournament.
That's what happens sometimes when you take away the competitive aspect of actually competing in a tournament, even if it is a fundraiser scramble. Not everyone there is happy to fork over 150 bucks to play a golf course that normally costs $45 to play and eat dried out frozen burgers that are burned on the grill afterward to. That skin I won that day would've more than covered the costs (since it was the only skin that day) of all the entry fees of the guys I played with.
And I did the right thing by simply donating the winnings back to the charity. But it was a half-ass run operation that eventually ended up dissolving over the next couple of years. And all because the field of beer-drinking contestants couldn't be trusted alone for a couple of minutes with your wife.
That's a big part of why fundraising events have a short lifespan... the more serious players avoid the half-ass run events like the plague, because of stuff like that. And in the end it ends up taking away contributing to a great cause.