The Missouri Speedgolf Open presented by Fast Signs is headed back to Springfield in September!
On Sunday and Monday, September 6th and 7th, 2020, the Missouri Speedgolf Open presented by Fast Signs returns to Horton Smith GC in Springfield, MO. Horton Smith is an ideal tournament venue, predominantly flat and fast, with short transitions between greens and tees.
The tournament will be contested over two days, with a projected 7:30 a.m. start on each day (weather dependent). There will be multiple divisions to accommodate all participant abilities:
1) 9 & 18 hole Open Divisions: Shorter distance options for beginner Speedgolfers and/or those who are not interested or able to play 36 holes over 2 days. Medals will be awarded to the top finishers.
2) 36 hole Amateur Divisions: Amateurs who want to play both tournament days in stroke play format. Medals will be awarded to the top finishers from each age-group division: Amateur (18-39), Masters (40-54), Senior (55+), and Womens division.
3) 36 hole Open Division: Elite Amateurs and Professional Speedgolfers who want to compete at the highest level for the title of 2020 Missouri Speedgolf Champion. Medals, points, and a cash purse will be distributed to the top finishers.
The 2020 Missouri Speedgolf Open entry fees are as follows: $45 for the 9 hole Open-to-all Entry, $75 for the 18 hole Open-to-all Entry, $125 for the 36 hole Amateur + Age group Entries, $250 for the 36 Pro Entry - (plus processing fees). Entry fee includes greens fees, range balls, tournament shirt (please indicate size at registration), practice round, light snacks and refreshments, and the chance to win awards and prizes. Depending on the sponsorships we receive, players may also receive additional benefits and the Open prize purse may increase. If you are interested in sponsorships please contact the tournament host Garrett Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOURNAMENT RULES & SCORING
The ISGA Official Rules of Speedgolf will govern play. USGA rules apply. Rule 27-1 concerning lost balls & out of bounds is in effect, but shall be modified to a 1-stroke penalty. Official timing - the elapsed time for a player's round will start at the official tee time. Timing will be stopped when the ball is holed on the player's final green.
SCOREKEEPERS / CADDIES
**Volunteers are encouraged to sign up here by selecting the Volunteer option above for $1. USE CODE: VOLUNTEER01 for $1 off. All players will be assigned a volunteer scorekeeper who runs or drives a cart along with them during their tournament round. Scorekeepers will perform the following duties: a) Mark their player's score on the official scorecard. b) Help their player find their ball (forecaddying is encouraged). c) Rake sand traps for their player. d)Repair ball marks on greens made by their player.
All players have the option to bring their own scorekeeper with them to the tournament. Aside from the ability to keep up with their players, volunteer scorekeepers must meet two additional requirements: 1)arrive at the 1st tee staging area 15 minutes before their player's scheduled tee time. 2)commit to accurately and honestly recording player scores and following the above guidelines.
If you do not bring your own scorekeeper, we will pair you with a friendly and capable volunteer recruited from the local community. **ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO VOLUNTEER AS A SCOREKEEPER FOR ANOTHER PLAYER.
Advice - USGA Rule 8 shall remain in effect, and advice is not permitted from players or spectators. Any verbal or physical communications between players and spectators could be construed as giving/receiving advice and may result in a 2-stroke penalty. The scorekeeper will serve as an eyewitness.
Spectators are allowed to help search for lost balls.
No Equipment on Greens - Per SGUSA policy, players may not place or drop bags/clubs/equipment (other than the ball) on the surface of the putting green. Violations of this rule shall incur a 1-stroke penalty per incident.
Finish With All Equipment - Players must finish their round with all of their equipment through the green of the last hole played. The penalty for leaving equipment on the course is 1-stroke per incident.
A complete list of local rules will be made available to all participants the week of the event.
Thanks to title sponsorship by Fast Signs, a cash purse will be offered to 36 hole Pro Division participants. Medals/awards will be provided to division and category winners.
Practice rounds will be available the day before the tournament. Practice round green fees are complimentary (cart fees are not).
Horton Smith practice rounds: Call the proshop at (417)891-1639 to reserve your practice round tee time.
Be sure to mention you are playing in the Missouri Speedgolf Open.
GETTING TO THE TOURNAMENT
From Springfield Airport (SGF) – Horton Smith is 15 minutes from Springfied-Branson National Airport (SGF)
There are many hotels within a 15 minute radius of the tournament site.
If you have any questions about the tournament, please contact Garrett Holt at email@example.com .
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