COMPETITOR INFORMATION

  1. Eligibility

    Professionals
    The 4th “Messinia Pro-Am” is 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 Member of 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

    Wednesday 19th February         - Official Practice Day
    Welcome Reception & Player Briefing at “1827” lounge, followed by dinner at Morias Restaurant (Dress Code: Smart Casual)
    Thursday 20th February - Round 1 – Dunes Course & Bay Course
    Friday 21st February - Round 2 – Dunes Course & Bay Course
    Social Event at “The Diner” restaurant including dinner and the charity bowling game for SOS Children’s Villages “A good cause to STRIKE” (Dress Code: Smart Casual)
    Saturday 22nd February - Round 3 – Dunes Course & Bay Course
    Dinner & Prize Giving Ceremony at The Great Hall, House of Event (Dress Code: Jacket for men and semi-formal outfit for women)
    Sunday 23rd February - Departures

     
  3. Registrations and Competitor Briefing

    The Professional and Amateur Registration desks will be operational from 08.00hrs on Wednesday 19th February 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 12:00hrs on Wednesday 19th in person.

    All amateur competitor MUST confirm their current handicap upon registration and MUST bring an updated and valid handicap certificate. It is the Professional’s responsibility to ensure that the CPG Desk 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 scratch.

    If a player can’t register in person before 12:00hrs on Wednesday 19th, he/she must send a copy of his/her updated handicap certificate to the CPG Tournament Manager, Emilio Dellanzo, at ed@cpg.golf before 12:00hrs on Wednesday the 19th.

    All competitors (Professionals and Amateurs) will be given a "goody-bag" upon registration at the House of Events.

    Following registration, the CPG Desk will move to the Tournament Office located in the Clubhouse at Navarino Dunes at 13.00hrs on Wednesday 19th February.

    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. 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 as well as CPG tournament information.

    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.

  4. Conditions of Play

    The event shall be played under The R&A Rules of Golf, the Tournament Regulations of the CPG, the 2020 CPG Conditions of Competition and the local rules for the Navarino Dunes and Navarino Bay Golf Courses, as determined by the CPG Chief Referee.

    A maximum of 50 teams (1 Professional and 3 Amateurs) will compete over 36 holes Stableford with the best two scores from the team of four to count on each hole. Each team will play 18 holes on either The Dunes Course or The Bay Course on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st. At conclusion of the 36 Holes the top 50% of the field (based on individual Professional scores) will compete on The Dunes Course in a one day Pro-Am on day 3, while the remaining 50% will compete in a one day Pro-Am over The Bay Course.

    In the event of a tie for place at 50% of the field following Round 2, a sudden death play-off will determine which Professional will qualify in 25th place to play Round 3 on The Dunes Course. The Play-Off will take place on Hole 18 of the Dunes Course. If, however, all players tied in 25th place have recorded their second round on The Bay Course, the Play-Off will be played on Hole 18 of The Bay Course.

    The handicap limit is 28 for all Male participants and 36 for all Female participants. Players who have a higher handicap than these limits will be capped at 28 and 36. Amateurs will receive 75% of their SLOPED handicap allowance for the duration of the Pro-Am. The EGA slope system will apply.


    Prizes:

    Amateurs
    • Three overall team prizes (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be awarded in the 36-Hole Pro-Am;
    • One team prize will be awarded for the final Pro-Am on each course;
    • Longest Drive (Men)
    • Longest Drive (Ladies)
    • Nearest to the Pin (All in one category)

    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 50 teams competing. This prize fund is therefore subject to change. The prize fund will be distributed based on scores achieved over 54 holes,
    however, after the field is split in two based on the scores achieved over 36 holes, the maximum prize fund a professional playing Round 3 on The Bay Course (bottom 50%) can receive is that allocated to 26th place.
    • Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 Professionals in the overall 54-hole Individual Stroke Play.

    Professional Prize Fund: €50.000 (based on 50 Teams competing)
    [The Prize Fund is subject to a CPG 5% Levy]
    1st € 6,000 11th € 1,300 21st € 680 31st € 540 41st € 440
    2nd € 4,300 12th € 1,200 22nd € 660 32nd € 530 42nd € 430
    3rd € 3,000 13th € 1,100 23rd € 640 33rd € 520 43rd € 420
    4th € 2,400 14th € 1,000 24th € 620 34th € 510 44th € 410
    5th € 2,000 15th € 920 25th € 600 35th € 500 45th € 400
    6th € 1,800 16th € 850 26th € 590 36th € 490 46th € 390
    7th € 1,700 17th € 780 27th € 580 37th € 480 47th € 380
    8th € 1,600 18th € 750 28th € 570 38th € 470 48th € 375
    9th € 1,500 19th € 720 29th € 560 39th € 460 49th € 370
    10th € 1,400 20th € 700 30th € 550 40th € 450 50th € 365
    Any disputes regarding the interpretation of these Conditions of Competition will be settled by the CPG Tournament Manager in consultation with Costa Navarino and will be binding.
  5. Draws

    The starting times for Round 1 and Round 2 will be published in the tournament office by 13.00hrs on Wednesday 19th February as well as at the Official Hotel, The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino by 14.00hrs. Players will also be notified of their team’s starting time by email. These will be double-tee starts (1st and 10th) from 08:00.

    Round 3 on both courses will also be double-tee starts (1st and 10th) from 08:00 and will be published following the completion of Round 2. The order of play will be a reverse U in strict Professional score order with the leading Professional going our last.

    Shuttles will leave the Westin Resort Costa Navarino Reception to the Bay Course every 30 minutes.

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

  6. 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 from the Blue Tees;
    Male Amateurs will play from the Yellow Tees, Female Amateurs 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.

    Important
    Missing team members including the PGA Professional may be subject to penalty if the team in question fails to meet the points highlighted in 20.1 of the CPG tournament Regulations 

    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.

  7. Buggies

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

    All scorecards must be returned to the Tournament Office in the Clubhouse immediately following play.
    It is compulsory to use the CPG GolfBox online live scoring system during the round through the use of mobile phones, however, the official score that will count towards the final leaderboard will be the score recorded on the paper scorecard provided.
     
  9. 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.

  10. 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.

     
  11. Slow Play

    A pace of play will be enforced for the duration of the tournament. If an amateur cannot score on a hole then they must pick up to assist the pace of play.

    It will be the professional's responsibility to ensure that the team's pace of play adheres to the guidelines of the Chief Referee.

     
  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Dress Regulations

    Normal Golf clothing is to be worn at Costa Navarino Golf courses during the tournament or the equivalent after golf.

    The dress code for the evening functions and social events will be smart-casual. During the Dinner and Prize Giving Ceremony at the Great Hall, men will be required to wear a jacket whilst women are requested to wear a semi-formal outfit.

  15. 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.
     
  16. Catering - On course refreshments

    A food and beverage service will be in operation at "The Dunes Course" and "The Bay Course" for the duration of the tournament. With the exception of official functions and the on-course lightlunch and refreshments, payment for all food and beverage is the responsibility of each individual.
     
  17. Exchange Rate

    The local currency is Euro.
     
  18. Officials and Contacts

    Tournament Manager: Emilio Dellanzo (CPG) / ed@cpg.golf  / +44 (0) 7809 338919

    CPG Media: Tom Bentley (CPG) / tb@cpg.golf 

    Chief Referee: Michael Jon

    Point of contact for social events, communication & production: Erasmus Conferences & Events / MessiniaProAm2020@erasmus.gr  / +30 210 7414733

 


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