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Tournament Deadlines

All event entry/withdrawal deadlines are 5 days prior to the first round of the event at 7pm. Any entries placed after the deadline will carry an additional $25 Administration Fee and must be paid in full to secure your spot. We are unable to accept entries after 12 pm the day before the event.

Withdrawals   

Withdrawals will be accepted for any reason when notice is given prior to the deadline. Withdrawal notice must be given by either email, text or by calling the FPGTour office at 407-619-4778. Refunds will be assessed a fee of $25 for transaction expenses. This fee can be waved if entry is transferred to another FPGTour event. Withdrawals made after the deadline carry a Late Withdrawal Fee of $50 on top the $25 Transaction Fee (again the $25 Transaction Fee can be waved if entry is transferred to another event rather than refunded, but the player will still be responsible for the fee incurred due to late withdrawal). Any fees due must be settled before a player will be able to participate in another event. Please keep in mind an entry may only be transferred once.

Withdrawals after Pairings and Tee-Times: Round One Pairings and Tee-Times will be released 2 days prior to the first day of an event at 7pm . Once they have been released and posted, the withdrawal policy and penalties are the same as a "day of withdrawal" or "no show" and players will forfeit their entry in it’s entirety.

We are always excited to see players move forward to bigger opportunities, so withdrawals due to PGA affiliated Qualifiers/Q-school are always excused. We also understand things happen and personal emergencies or medical circumstances will be assessed on an individual bases.

Day of Withdrawals and No Shows  

 

Players who choose to withdraw on the day of the event or no show forfeit their entry fee in its entirety. Day of withdrawals due to personal emergencies or medical circumstances will be assessed on an individual bases (No shows with no attempt to contact the tour are never excused). If approved, the player will be allowed to transfer their entry to another event. No refunds or entry transfers will be issued once a player has teed off.

Fields and Waiting Lists    

 

Maximum field size for each tournament will average 132 players. If an event becomes full a waiting list will be started. Players can be placed on the waiting list by calling the office 407-619-4778. Players will be placed on the list in the order in which their call is received. If a spot becomes available players will be contacted in wait list order starting with the 1st alternate, should that player not answer we will continue down the wait list until a player has been reached and the open spot has been filled. Please be sure to provide us with an accurate contact number.

Pairings and Tee Times   

 

Pairings and Tee Times will be available on the website at 7 pm 2 days prior to a tournament. Pairings will be done at random. Attempts will be made to honor all tee time requests for the first round, however no guarantees can be made. Priority will be given to member requests.

Practice Rounds

Practice rounds will need to be scheduled through the host golf course and the player is responsible for any costs.

Tournament Rules    

All events are overseen by PGA Rules Officials in accordance with the current USGA Rules, as well as any FPGTour rules outlined on the local rules sheet provided at the first tee.

Tournament Format    

 

All tournaments are riding events (with the exception of The Ocala Open). Each group will be provided 2 carts and a players bag must remain on the cart. All Standard Tournaments consist of 36-holes of stroke play with no cut. Premier Tournaments will consist of 54-holes with a cut after the 2nd round to the low 33% of scorers and ties.

88 Rule    

 

Any player posting a score of 88 or higher after round one may be cut from the field at the discretion of the Tournament Committee. Any competitor who is found to display less than professional ability at anytime during a Championship round MAY be asked to leave the golf course. No refunds will be given for any reason after a competitor has begun his/her competitive round.

 

 

Cuts

 

Player fields at any and all  54-hole Premier Events (Including the Ocala Open) will be cut to the low 33% of scorers and ties after the first 36-holes. Purses are determined  based on the total amount of paid professional entries received for that event. Should the number of players who make the cut exceed 33% of the tournament field, the purse will be modified (Excluding First Place) to accommodate those extra payout positions over the 33%.

Weather    

 

In the event tournament play is suspended due to weather every attempt will be made to complete all rounds, if it is safe to do so. Each instance will be handled on a case-by-case basis to determine if an event will need to be shortened. If shortened, a tournament will only be considered “official” once 18-holes have been completed. No partial rounds will be included in the scoring of a weather-shortened event.

Ties    

 

If 2 or more players are tied for first place after the conclusion of the last round, there will be a Sudden Death play-off immediately following the completion of play. Any of the players tied for 1st that are not readily available for the play-off will forfeit the play-off and be awarded 2nd or T2. The play-off will begin at a hole chosen by the tournament committee.

Spectators and Caddies   

 

Should a player be accompanied by a caddie, friend, or family member they will be welcome to rent a cart if extras are available, at the discretion of the host course. Spectator carts must remain on the cart path and they will be responsible for adhering to all dress code and conduct guidelines set forth by the host course and this tour. Only players registered for the event may be on the 2 carts provided to each group, whether pairings consist of 2, 3 or 4 players.

Player Attire    

 

Players are responsible for adhering to the attire guidelines set by the host course. Please note: as a general rule,  jeans, t-shirts, and open-toed shoes are never permitted. Shorts may be worn during competition rounds EXCEPT at our Ocala Open.

 

Cell Phones

 

Cell phones should be kept on silent and only used when needing to contact a Tournament Official for a Ruling or in the case of an Emergency.

Professional Conduct  

 

Inappropriate behavior by any player will cause them to be subject to disqualification. Verbal or physical abuse by any competitor towards any other competitor, any member of the FPGTour staff, volunteers, or host facility employees and their club members will result in that player being removed from the property and banned from all future FPGTour activities. Any player found to be in violation of this rule will NOT be entitled to any refunds for any paid services whatsoever.

Player of the Year

The  seaon's "Player of the Year" leaderboard will be determined by the new points system. The points system will be implemented at the beginning of the 2023-2024 season, in hopes of awarding player participation and consistent outstanding performance in addition to traditional money winnings. Points will be awarded based on placement and type of event with ties being awarded the maximum points for that place to each of the tied players (i.e. all players finishing T4 at a 3 day event will receive 1500 points). The number of players registered for an event will have no bearing on the amount of points awarded. In addition to the points chart below, 500 bonus points will be awarded to players for each Pro-Am participation during the season.

The top 3 point earners at the close of the season will be awarded a free membership for the following season.

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