Savannah Golf Championship Open Qualifier
March 26, 2018
Landings Club (Oakridge & Plantation Course)
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FIELD IS LIMITED TO 288 PLAYER'S
The Entry Deadline date for amateurs, non-amatuer's, non-PGA TOUR/non-Web.com Tour Professionals and PGA of America Professionals is Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm CST.
The entry deadline date for PGA TOUR/Web.com Tour members is Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm CST.
ON-LINE ENTRIES ONLY......Telephone entries will NOT be accepted.
The Savannah Golf Championship Qualifier will be conducted on two courses with two separate fields. Upon the close of the entry deadline players will be notified which course they will be playing. Course assignments will be done at random.
The qualifier will be played on both the Oakridge & Plantation courses at the Landings Club.
Play will be 18-holes of stroke play.
For Web.com Tour events, the number of players advancing is normally twelve. To the extent possible, hole-by-hole playoffs for qualifying positions shall be conducted immediately following the completion of qualifying competition play. If multiple sites are required, playoffs for the specified number of spots shall be conducted at each site. In no case will a playoff be decided by any other means than a hole-by-hole playoff, even if this means continuing the playoff on the next day.
Upon approval by the on-site PGA TOUR Rules Official or designee of the Open Qualifying site round scores and prior to starting a hole by hole playoff, contestants that earn a qualifying position are in the field of the above named tournament. In the event of a tie for the last Open Qualifying position, a separate hole-by-hole playoff competition will be conducted to determine the player(s) that will earn the remaining qualifying position(s) for the above named tournament.
Prior to the approval of the round scores at an Open Qualifying site, an Open Qualifying contestant who gains entry into the field of the above named tournament shall be removed from the Open Qualifying competition, even if the player has completed his Open Qualifying round and returned his scorecard.
A contestant competing in an Open Qualifying hole-by-hole playoff that gains a position in the field via the alternate list of the above named tournament shall be removed from the hole-by- hole playoff.
A contestant competing in an Open Qualifying hole-by-hole playoff that earns an Open Qualifying position is in the field of the above named tournament and is removed from the alternate list.
Entries must be received at the PGA Section office by 5:00pm (local time) on the Wednesday (March 21, 2018) preceding the Open Qualifying competition, except for Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions Regular Members, for which the deadline is 5:00 pm local time on the Friday (March 23, 2018)preceding the Open Qualifying. Entries late or incomplete are not acceptable.
Telephone entries will NOT be accepted.
The PGA Section is not responsible for rejected credit cards
The Open Qualifier entry fee is set by the Web.com Tour from time to time. The entry fee for the Open Qualifier is:
(a) $100 for Web.com Tour members, PGA TOUR Champions regular members and PGA TOUR members.
(b) $300 for PGA TOUR Latinoamérica members, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada members and PGA TOUR China members
(c) $450 for all other entrants.
Professionals and Amateurs with a handicap index when applied to the qualifying course slope will generate a handicap of two (2) or less. The Web.com Tour reserves the right to verify the handicap index of amateurs and to refuse anyone not meeting the requirements.
Starting times will be available after 8:00 am on the Saturday preceding the Open Qualifying competition at: The Section office; the host facilities; or on the web at the address listed above. Starting times and groupings are made at the discretion of the PGA Section and Web.com Tour and specific requests will not be granted.
Applicants must withdraw prior to the entry deadline (5:00 pm Wednesday, March 21) to be eligible for an entry fee refund. Other refunds will be given only in the case of injury or other disability which requires medical attention, serious personal emergency, if the player becomes eligible for a Web.com Tour or PGA TOUR event, or any other situation covered by the Web.com Tour Tournament Regulations. No other refunds will be given.
Contestants who withdraw during the round may be subject to disciplinary action.
Practice rounds must be arranged with host facilities. Practice round fees are at the discretion of the host facilities.
Rules of Golf
Play shall be governed in accordance with the Rules of Golf of the United States Golf Association, as modified by the Web.com Tour Local Rules and Conditions of Competition card and supplemented by the Notice to Competitors. Questions or disputes (including equipment rulings) shall be settled by the on site Rules Committee appointed by the PGA TOUR, whose decision shall be final.
Distance Measuring Devices
Distance measuring devices are permitted in Open Qualifying.
Open Qualifying contestants MUST use equipment which conforms to the Condition of Competition for Groove Specifications as implemented in the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Web.com Tour Local Rules and Conditions of Competition (Hard Card). The complete specifications for grooves in elite competitions along with a public database listing conformity of many clubs can be found at USGA.org (click on Equipment > Conforming Lists > Informational Club Database) or by contacting the USGA Equipment Standards Department at (908) 234-2300. Players should confirm that their equipment conforms to the new specifications well in advance of the competition and should be aware that conforming equipment must be used in Open Qualifying.
If, before the competition, a player has doubt as to the conformity of a club, PGA Section officials will attempt to determine the status of the club(s), but play will not be delayed in doing so. There will be no on-site field testing for groove conformity at Open Qualifying. If the club(s) in question is not listed on the public database listing conformity of clubs, the club shall not be used in the competition.
In the event that it is discovered that a player’s club(s) do not conform after the close of the competition, the provisions of Rule 34 of the Rules of Golf shall apply.
The use of traditional metal spikes is permitted during the Competition. Soft spikes may be required during practice rounds at the discretion of the host facilities.
Players and Caddies shall walk at all times during qualifying rounds, except when permitted to ride by the Rules Committee. Players are not required to have a caddie; they may carry their clubs or use a manual or motorized pull cart.
Anyone seeking a golf cart due to a disability defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the PGA TOUR Competition Department at 904/285-3700 to obtain information on procedures for submitting such requests. All such request due to temporary injuries or impairments that do not qualify as a “disability” under the ADA will not be granted.
Players: While on the host facility property, players shall present a neat appearance in both clothing and personal grooming. Blue jeans, shorts, cutoffs, T-shirts or shirts with no collar shall not be worn.
Caddies: While on the host facility property, caddies may wear either long pants or tailored solid colored knee length shorts or skorts. Blue jeans, cutoffs, T-shirts or shirts with no collar shall not be worn. Smooth rubber sole shoes are required. Sandals, open toe shoes, and golf shoes with traditional metal or soft spikes are prohibited.
While on host facility property during qualifying rounds; players and caddies shall conduct themselves in a professional manner. PGA TOUR reserves the right to remove a player from the qualifying competition for; non competitiveness; conduct unbecoming a professional by the player; conduct unbecoming a professional by the players’ caddie.
Reduction or Cancellation
Any reduction or cancellation in the respective qualifying competition shall be in accordance with Reduction/Cancellation Guidelines as found in the Web.com Tour Tournament Regulations. In the event that the competition is canceled without any player having been able to play, all entry fees will be refunded. In the event the competition is canceled after play has begun, all entry fees will be refunded, minus a $25 administrative charge per player.
If in the judgment of the on-site PGA TOUR Rules Official or designee, whose decision shall be final, conditions render commencement or continuation of tournament play inadvisable, play shall be postponed until such time as the PGA TOUR Rules Official or designee determines that such weather conditions or other occurrences or conditions have improved sufficiently for play to commence or resume.
In situations involving adverse weather conditions or any other occurrence or condition, our first priority is the completion of the qualifying competition. Every effort will be made to achieve this objective by the end of the scheduled competition day.
In the event the qualifying competition cannot be completed by the end of the scheduled competitive day, play will be extended. Every effort will be made to complete the qualifying competition as soon as possible. The Open Qualifying competition will not continue beyond the end of the day immediately preceding the first scheduled tournament round of the competition. In the event one or more of the 18-hole Open Qualifying contestants cannot be identified, those qualifying spots will be filled by the next available players on the Web.com Tour Alternate List.
PGA TOUR Reserves the right to change the format, venue(s), qualifying spots and other criteria as presently contemplated. In such cases, the decision of the on-site PGA TOUR Official in charge shall be final.