COMPETITOR INFORMATION

  1. Eligibility

    Professionals
    The 5th Messinia Pro-Amis open to all PGA Members and trainees as recognised by their respective National PGA. A limited number of exemptions may be considered provided that the Professional is a member in good standing of an organisation that is considered a Professional Memberof the International Golf Federation. Any doubts as to eligibility will be decided by the Confederation of Professional Golf (CPG) Board of Directors whose decision will be final.

    Amateurs
    Amateur participants must be in possession of a valid handicap certificate.
  2. Tournament Itinerary

    Sunday 21 November Arrivals
    Monday 22 November Arrivals
    Tuesday23 November Arrivals + Official Practice Round
    Wednesday 24 November         Official Practice Round & Welcome Reception   
    Thursday 25 November Round 1      
    Friday 26 November Round 2 + Social Event
    Saturday 27 November Round 3 + Prize Ceremony & Gala Dinner
  3. COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Measures

    In line with the current COVID-19 climate, the CPG have outlined all measures in place for the tournament in line with Health & Safety and social distancing guidelines.

    It is the responsibility of ALL PLAYERS to have read this policy document before arriving at the tournament.
  4. Registrations and Competitor Briefing

    CPG Registration:
    The Professional and Amateur Registration desks will be operational from 08.00hrs on Wednesday 24th November and will be located at the entrance of the House of Events opposite the entrance of The Westin Resort Costa Navarino - All players are requested to register by 14:00hrs on Wednesday 24th November in person. If this will not be possible, they must send an email to  tb@cpg.golf

    If a Professional can’t register in person before 08.00hrs on Wednesday 24th November, they are requested to register their teams with the CPG via email or telephone, or alternatively through the online registration form [accessible at the tournament noticeboard or sent via email prior to the tournament.

    Telephone number: +44 (0) 20 71 83 59 83 Email: tb@cpg.golf

    All amateur competitors MUST confirm their current handicap upon registration and MUST bring an updated handicap certificate to send as an image.

    It is the Professional’s responsibility to ensure that the CPG is made aware of their amateurs’ exact handicaps as well as the system that their handicap uses and MUST provide a current handicap
    certificate. Failure to do so will result in the amateur playing off a handicap of 0.0.

    Data Use:
    Participants agree that their personal data may be given to third parties for reasons related to timing, results' ranking and announcement on the internet. Personal data of the participants required during the registration procedure are stored and will be used for purposes only related to the staging of the event [unless otherwise opted-in to]. By submitting an entry form, each participant consents to the storing of his/her personal data and its use for the purposes of the event.

    Participants consent to the use of their image during the event by the organizers, sponsors, or other partners of the event for promotional purposes, with no right to claim full or partial compensation for that reason.

  5. Conditions of Play

    The event shall be played under The R&A Rules of Golf, the Tournament Regulations of the CPG, the 2021 CPG Conditions of Competition and the local rules for the Navarino Dunes Navarino Hills and Navarino Bay Golf Courses, as determined by the CPG Chief Referee.

    The Professionals will play a 54-hole individual Strokeplay event.

    Up to 75 teams (consisting of 1 Professional and 3 Amateurs) will compete over 54 holes stableford betterball format, with the best two scores from the team of four to count on each hole.

    The handicap limit is 28 for men and 36 ladies with a ¾ sloped handicap allowance in the Pro-Am.
    The World Handicapping System [WHS] will apply and each amateur will play from the applicable handicap.

    Prizes:

    Amateurs
    • Three overall team prizes (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be awarded in the 54-Hole Pro-Am;
    • Closest to the Pin Awards per golf course

    In the event of a tie in the Pro-Am category, prizes will be determined by a card countback based on the scores achieved over the last 18 holes, then 9, 6, 3, and last hole.

    Professionals
    The Professionals will compete in a 54-hole individual strokeplay competition for a total prize fund of €50,000 based on 75 teams competing. This prize fund is therefore subject to change. The prize fund will be distributed based on scores achieved over 54 holes.
    Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 Professionals in the overall 54-hole Individual Stroke Play.
    Any disputes regarding the interpretation of these Conditions of Competition will be settled by the CPG Tournament Manager in consultation with Education City Golf Club and will be binding.
  6. Draws

    The starting times for Round 1 and 2 of the Pro-Am will be published on the tournament noticeboards in the tournament office and sent by email by 16.00hrs on Wednesday 24th November. The starting times for Round 3 will be published on the tournament noticeboards and sent by email following completion of Round 2. The order of play will be based on strict professional score order.

    NOTE: No changes to the draws will be permitted once they are posted and the decision of the Tournament Manager will be final.

  7. Starting & Tees

    All competitors are required to be at their starting tee 10 minutes prior to their start time. This is to allow the starter to provide pin positions, local rules and additional information to each player.
    This also ensures that all team members are present and able to start on time.

    Male Professionals will play from the white tees;
    Female Professionals will play from the blue tees;
    Male Amateurs will play from the yellow tees;
    Female Amateurs will play from the red tees.

    NOTE: Female Professionals will play from a course that is not shorter than 10-14% shorter than the total course yardage of the course played by the male Professionals. The Chief Referee will vary the tees as necessary to ensure the fairness of the holes and the event.

    NOTE: When both Professional and the team are subject to a two-stroke penalty for lateness on the tee, the team total for the first hole will be increased by two shots prior to any penalty being added to the Professional's individual score for that hole.

  8. Buggies

    All competitors will be permitted to ride in buggies for the practice rounds and the tournament rounds of the Pro-Am.
  9. Recording of Scores

    The Professional will record scores using the Golf Genius app. Please ensure you have downloaded the Golf Genius App on your smartphone in advance of the tournament.
    One of your amateurs will be responsible for marking the team score using a paper scorecard as well.
    All scores must be returned and finalised at the Tournament Office immediately following play.
  10. Rulings & Doubt as to Procedure

    There will be CPG Rules Officials on the courses at all times to deal with any disputes.

    If, however, there is no Rules Official present the player may invoke Rule 20.1c(3) (two ball rule). The player must nominate the ball with which he wants to score, should the rules permit, and report
    the facts to a CPG Official immediately after the conclusion of play. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

  11. Distance Measuring Devices

    All competitors will be permitted to use distance-measuring devices provided they measure distance only. If a player has any doubt as to whether a device is conforming, they should seek the advice of a CPG official.
  12. Slow Play

    For everyone's enjoyment we ask for each team to “keep up with the team in front, and not in front of the team behind”. If a player is not going to score on a hole, he/she is requested to please "pick up". A Pace of Play will be enforced on the courses.
    It will be the professional's responsibility to ensure that the team's pace of play adheres to the guidelines of the Tournament Director.
     
  13. Bad Weather / Play Foreshortened or Cancelled

    In the event of bad weather and an overall result not being possible, the overall result will be decided over completed rounds.

    All players should make themselves aware of the Suspension of Play Policy, which can be found on the CPG Hard Card – Section A11. In all instances when there is a threat of lightning the player should put their own safety first and seek shelter as soon as possible.

    In the event of unforeseen circumstances any decision shall be made by the CPG and, in consultation with Costa Navarino, will be binding.

  14. Golf Clubs – Check in procedure

    Upon arrival at the Westin Resort, Costa Navarino Reception for the check in, there will be staff from the Navarino Dunes Club House that will take all golf bags to the Club House storage area directly.
    All participants are kindly requested to leave only golfing items within the golf bags and not any other personal belongings.

  15. Dress Regulations

    Normal Golf clothing is to be worn at Costa Navarino Golf courses during the tournament or the equivalent after golf. Professionals are permitted to wear shorts throughout the practice and tournament rounds.
    Jackets (No Tie) are required, whilst women are requested to wear a semi-formal outfit for the Prize Giving Ceremony & Closing Reception.
    All other functions are smart casual.
  16. Children

    Only children over the age of 12 years old are permitted to attend social events. Such participation is also subject to the accompanying person's fee.
  17. Catering - On course refreshments

    A food and beverage service will be in operation at each course for the duration of the tournament.
    With the exception of official functions and the on-course light-lunch and refreshments, payment for all food and beverage is the responsibility of each individual.
  18. Exchange Rate

    The local currency is Euro.
     
  19. Officials and Contacts

    Communications & Events Manager: Tom Bentley (CPG) / tb@cpg.golf  / +44 (0) 20 71 83 59 83

    Chief Referee: TBD

    Point of contact for social events, communication & production: Erasmus Conferences & Events / MessiniaProAm2021@erasmus.gr  / +30 210 7414733

 


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