Event Format And Policies
Tournament Deadlines: All event entry/withdrawal deadlines are 3 days prior to the first round of the event at 6 pm. Any entries placed after the deadline will carry a $25 Administration Fee. 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 filling out the Withdrawal Form on the website under the current season’s tab. All refunds will be assessed a fee of $25 for transaction expenses. This fee is waved if entry is transferred to another FPGT event. Withdrawals made after the deadline carry a Withdrawal Fee of $50 on top the $25 Transaction Fee (which again can be waved if entry is transferred to another event rather than refunded).
Day of Withdrawals and No Shows: Players who choose to withdrawal 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. If approved, the player will be allowed to transfer their entry to another event after the $50 Withdrawal Fee has been paid. 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 be 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 they call. If a spot becomes available, players will be contacted in wait list order until the spot has been filled.
Pairings and Tee Times: Pairings and Tee Times will be available on the website at 12 pm the day 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 member requests will be given priority.
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.
Cuts: Player fields at the 54-hole Premier Events will be cut to 33% and ties after the first 36-holes.
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 bases 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. Play-off will begin at a hole chosen by the tournament committee.
Spectators and Caddies: Should a player be accompanied by a caddy, friend, or family member they will be welcome to purchase a cart if extras are available. Spectator carts must remain on the cart path and they will be responsible for adhering to all dress code and conduct guidelines.
Player Attire: Players are responsible for adhering to the attire guidelines set by the host course. Please note: as a general rule, jeans and open-toed shoes are never permitted and shirts should be collared.
Conduct: Inappropriate behavior by any player will cause them to be subject to disqualification. Cell phones should be kept on silent and only used when needing to contact tournament officials for a ruling.