2021 Tour Championship

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO ENTER

  • Who can participate? Players finishing the season in the top fifteen (and ties) from each of the four flights of a Local Tour’s points standings, qualify for the National Tour Championship. To be eligible for the Tour National Championship, players must have competed and returned valid scores for at least 4 tournament rounds. If a player chooses to move down a flight during the season, that player must play 3 rounds in the lower flight (after movement) to qualify to play in the lower flight at Nationals. Requests to move down a flight must be made before the local tour’s last three season rounds or by August 31, 2021 (whichever comes first). Qualification does not guarantee a spot in the Tour Championship field. Each flight has a maximum field size and players will be entered on a first come basis. When the field is full, the flight will be shut down to additional players regardless of local points standings.
  • When does registration open and close? Registration opens on September 20, 2021 and all qualified players in the top 15 for each flight will have the chance to secure their spots through an email sent directly to the qualified players. Each flight has a maximum field size and players will be entered on a first come basis. All flights will have a maximum of 128 players. Registration and payment must be complete to be added to the roster. When the field is full, the flight will be shut down to additional players regardless of local points standings.
  • What is the cost of the tournament and what is included in the fee? The cost of the 36 hole tournament is $325 and is due upon registration. Your registration is not complete until you have paid your tournament fee. The cost covers your two rounds of golf and includes the cart, range balls and prize pool as well as welcome gift pack and lunch after the first round. There is also an optional skins game by flight during the tournament. Cost is $40 for both days and can be paid at the registration table at each course during Round One.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

  • What golf courses will I be playing, and which tees/yardages will be used? Your flight determines which courses you will be playing. Courses, yardages and tee box information are all listed on Courses link (Courses for Tournament). Please keep in mind that all course information is subject to change due to COVID-19.
  • How can I book practice rounds? Practice rounds are available for Sunday afternoon, October 16th – Tuesday, October 19th.IMPORTANT NOTE: To take advantage of discounted practice round rates, bookings cannot be made before Thursday Oct 8th! To book, call the course using the numbers listed here and ask for the Senior AGT practice round rate. Morning rates may be higher than afternoon rates and may not be available on all courses. Walk up rates are usually not discounted so please book in advance.
  • Where do we register when we get to Hilton Head? Tournament Registration will be held Tuesday, Oct. 19th from 12pm -5pm at the Arthur Hills Clubhouse in Palmetto Dunes. If you are unable to attend, final registration will be at your assigned course on Friday and you can pick up your welcome bag at lunch after the round at the main scoreboard at the Arthur Hills in Palmetto Dunes.
  • What time do we start on each day? There is an 9:00am shotgun on both days with the exception of Championship flight for Round One. Champ flight will have tee times starting at an 8am at Hilton Head National. Be at your assigned course 1 hour early on each day to check in for final registration and warm up.

  • Who will I be paired with and where do I find my tee time? Pairings will be posted on the website by October 13th. Round Two pairings will be based on scores from Round One. Pairings will be posted on the website by October 20th.
  • Where is the main scoreboard? The main scoreboard will be at the Arthur Hills course in Palmetto Dunes for both rounds. In addition, all scores will be available to view on the Tour's website, www.senioramateurgolftour.net.
  • Where will the optional Skins Tournament take place before the National Championship? The TaylorMade Skins Game will be held on Tuesday, October 19th at Arthur HIlls in Palmetto Dunes and all of the details may be found here.

RULES AND POLICIES

  • Can I walk the course? All groups will have 4 players and each player must ride in carts.
  • Can we have spectators? Spectators are welcome to watch but cannot ride with the players. Spectators must walk as no carts extra carts will be available.
  • Are Caddies allowed? Caddies are not permitted.
  • Are Range Finders and yardage devices permitted? Yes. However, slope and wind applications must be turned off to be deemed legal.

  • What is the "One Ball Rule"? The One Ball Rule is in effect throughout both rounds of competitive play. The "One Ball Rule" is a Condition of Competition. Per the USGA, "When this condition is adopted, players are required to use the same brand and type of golf ball throughout the stipulated round."

  • How do you determine tiebreakers? All first place ties will be decided by sudden-death playoff on the course. For all other places the ties are broken as follows: Day 3 total, Day 2 total, Day 1 total, Day 3 back nine, Day 3 front nine, Day 2 back nine, Day 2 front nine, Day 1 back nine, Day 1 front nine.
  • What if there are weather issues during the tournament?

    However unlikely, severe weather-related conditions may delay or suspend play due to such things as lightning and/or the course being deemed unplayable as determined by host facility.  
    If such inclement weather is present, every effort will be made by the tournament committee to complete the full number of holes. Under a delay, all players should remain on property and await official announcements from the tournament committee.   
    If the course remains unplayable and/or lightning is present, the official tournament may be shortened as a last resort as follows:

    • 36-hole National Championship may become official and shortened to an 18-hole tournament
    • The National Championship will be considered official in 18-hole increments.  As an example, if 18 holes are completed in a given flight but the full 18 holes by each player are not completed for the final round, the tournament is considered official at 18 holes.  

    While the tournament committee will do everything possible to get in the full number of holes, there will be no refunds should inclement weather shorten the event.  

PRIZES, AWARDS AND SIDE COMPETITIONS

  • What prizes are we competing for? Prize money is a total of $13,000 .
    • Top 10 places paid as follows: 1st $500; 2nd $350; 3rd $300; 4th $275; 5th $250; 6th $200; 7th $180; 8th $170; 9th $150; 10th $125
    • Since "A, B and C” Flight are the largest flights, we will add additional gift cards for places 11- 20th for $100 each.
    • Crystal trophies will be presented to all flight winners.
  • Is there a skins game by flight and how much is it? The Skins game on Wednesday and Thursday and is by flight. Cost is $40 ($20 per day plus processing fees) and  paid at registration on Wednesday for both days. No skins entries will be accepted after that.
  • What is the Team Cup and how is it calculated? In addition to the individual competition at the National Championship, Local Tours compete in the Team Cup. You can help your local tour win this prestigious honor. No need to sign up. After each round, the best 2 scores from your local tour for the day in each flight are automatically combined into a Team Cup score. All rounds are then combined for the final Team Cup score. The lowest combined Team Cup score wins the title. The winning team’s picture appears on the website and has bragging rights for the next season. Defending the 2020 Team Cup is the Central Carolina Tour.

 

 

 

 

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