Information for Competitors

  1. 1. Eligibility

Professionals

The 2nd “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 PGAs of Europe Board of Directors whose decision will be final.

Amateurs

Amateur participants must be at least of 18 years old on Wednesday 21st February 2018 and should provide written proof of a current official handicap.

  1. 2. Registrations and Competitor Briefing

The Championship Office will be operational from 09.00hrs on Tuesday 20th February and will be located in the Clubhouse at Navarino Dunes.

The Registration office (amateurs) will be operational from 11.00hrs on Tuesday 20th February and

will be located at the entrance to the House of Events at Navarino Dunes.

All competitors will be given a "goody-bag" upon initial registration. All amateur competitors MUST confirm their current handicap upon  registration.

In addition, all Professionals are requested to register at the Championship Office. This must be done before 12.00hrs on Wednesday 21st February either in person at the Championship Office, by e-mail to jjhp@pgae.com, or by Telephone using the Tournament Administration Telephone Number:  +44  (0)7809 338919.

 

  1. 3. Conditions of Play

The event shall be played under The R&A Rules of Golf, the Tournament Regulations of the PGAs of Europe, the 2018 PGAs of Europe Conditions of Competition and the local rules for the Navarino Dunes and Navarino Bay Golf Courses, as determined by the PGAs of Europe Tournament Director.

A maximum of 50 teams (1 Professional and 3 Amateurs) will compete over 54 holes stableford with the best two scores from the team of four to count on each hole. Each team will play 18 holes on Thursday February 22nd, Friday February 23rd and Saturday February 24th 2017.

Five overall team prizes (1st, 2nd 3rd, 4th and 5th) will be awarded in the Pro-Am. (Based on 50 teams participating.)

There will also be the following additional awards for amateurs in the Pro-Am

    • ∞ Longest drive (men)
    • ∞ Longest drive (ladies)
    • ∞ Closest to the pin (men and ladies)

 

The professionals will play a 54 hole individual strokeplay event which will consist of 54 holes strokeplay with their amateur teams. There will be a prize fund for the Professional Individual of 50,000 Euros (based on 50 teams competing).

Prize Fund Breakdown for €50,000

1st

€5700

11th

€935

21st

€730

31st

€630

41st

€545

2nd

€4250

12th

€900

22nd

€720

32nd

€620

42nd

€540

3rd

€3400

13th

€875

23rd

€710

33rd

€610

43rd

€535

4th

€2700

14th

€850

24th

€700

34th

€600

44th

€530

5th

€2000

15th

€825

25th

€690

35th

€590

45th

€525

6th

€1500

16th

€800

26th

€680

36th

€580

46th

€520

7th

€1200

17th

€780

27th

€670

37th

€570

47th

€515

8th

€1100

18th

€760

28th

€660

38th

€560

48th

€510

9th

€1025

19th

€750

29th

€650

39th

€555

49th

€505

10th

€970

20th

€740

30th

€640

40th

€550

50th

€500

 

*All Prize Money is subject to a 5% PGAs of Europe Levy

In the case of a tie in the Professional Individual Strokeplay then a hole by hole play-off will take place on the Dunes Course until a result is achieved.

In the case of a tie in the Pro-Am, prizes will be determined by a card countback based on the scores achieved over the final round on the Dunes course.

NOTE: All prize winners will be required to provide current proof of handicap before their teams are presented with their prizes.

NOTE: It is the amateurs’ responsibility to ensure that the registration desk is made aware of their exact handicap as well as the system that their handicap uses.

Any disputes regarding the interpretation of these Conditions of Competition will be settled by the PGAs of Europe in consultation with Costa Navarino and will be binding.

    • 4. . Draws

The starting times for Rounds 1 and 2 of the Pro-Am tournament will be published in the tournament office by 13.00hrs on Wednesday 21st February as well as at the Official Hotel, The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino by 14.00hrs.

The Round 3 starting times will be published in the tournament office and at the official hotel following completion of Round 2. The order of play will be in strict Professional score order with the leading Professional going out last.

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

    • 5. . Starting

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 from the Yellow Tees and female amateurs from the red tees.

Important

When a team comprises of more than a Professional and one amateur the team will incur a penalty of two strokes, if at the designated starting time they cannot fulfill the scoring requirements of the event:

    • i) Where the Professional is marking an individual score and the Professional is late then no penalty is applied to the team score providing that the team could fulfill the Pro-Am scoring requirements assuming that the professional was present. A penalty of two strokes shall be applied to the Professional's individual score.
    • ii) The team shall only commence play if the professional and the minimum number of amateur partners required to fulfill the scoring requirements are present.
    • iii) If a team cannot fulfill the scoring requirements of the event at the time of the last starting time the team shall be disqualified. Exception to this clause will be in the instance of a Professional not being ready to commence play by this time and if in these circumstances the team can fulfill the scoring requirements of the event then they will be permitted to play without the Professional. If a team commences play under these circumstances, then any player may join the team on the course upon his arrival.

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.

    • 6. . Buggies

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

    • 7. . Recording of Scores

All scoreboards must be returned to the recording area situated within the Tournament Office immediately following play.

    • 8. . Rulings & Doubt as to Procedure

There will be PGAs of Europe 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 3-3 (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 PGAs of Europe Official immediately after the conclusion of play. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

    • 9. . Distance Measuring Devices

As per Section B3 of the PGAs of Europe Conditions of Competition, 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 PGAs of Europe official.

    • 10. . Slow Play

A pace of play will be enforced for the duration of the tournament. If an amateur can not 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 Tournament Director.

    • 11. . 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 PGAs of Europe Hard Card – Section B5. 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 PGAs of Europe and, in consultation with Costa Navarino, will be binding.

    • 12. . 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.

    • 13. .  Dress Regulations

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

Semi Formal Clothing is required for the Prize Giving Ceremony & Closing Reception. All other functions are smart casual.

    • 14. . 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.

15. . 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 snacks and refreshments, payment for all food and beverage is the responsibility of each individual.

    • 16. . Mobile Phones

Mobile phones are NOT permitted on the golf course under any circumstances. They should be used with discretion elsewhere.

    • 17. . Exchange Rate

The local currency is Euro.

18. . Points of Contact

PGAS of Europe Tournament Director: Michael Jon

 PGAS of Europe Event Manager: Jo-Jo Hamer-Philip jjhp@pgae.com

+44 (0) 7809 338919

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