The 4th annual US National Championship makes its return in October! This is a limited field event, so don't delay! Submit your entry today.
On Saturday and Sunday, October 10th-11th, 2020, the United States Speedgolf Championships presented by PlaySpeedgolf.com heads to Spring Valley Country Club in Salem, WI. Spring Valley is a short yet challenging track perfect for low scoring and fast round times. The Speedgolf world record of 108 could be in jeopardy! Speedgolf USA has capped the 2020 championship field at 30 entrants. Get your entry in before it's too late.
2017 - Mack McLain | 2018 - Wes Cupp | 2019 - Jason Hawkins
2017 - Lauren Cupp | 2018 - Lauren Cupp | 2019 - Courtney White
2017 - Brian Noble(a) | 2018 - Larry Levinson(a) | 2019 - Brian Noble(a)
The tournament will be contested over two days, with an 8:30 a.m. start on each day (weather dependent). There will be multiple divisions to accommodate all participant abilities:
1) 18 hole Open-to-all Divisions: One-day option for novice Speedgolfers and those who are not interested or able to play 36 holes over 2 days. Medals will be awarded to the top finishers in each division. The 18-Hole Division will be contested on Sunday, October 11th.
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), Senior(50+), and Women's division.
3) 36 hole Open Division: Elite Amateurs and Professional Speedgolfers who want to compete at the Championship level for the title of 2020 US National Champion. Medals, player of the year points, and a cash purse to be distributed to the top finishers.
The 2020 United States Speedgolf Championships entry fees are as follows: $75 for the 18-hole Open Entry, $150 for the 36 hole Amateur + Age group Entries and Women entries, $250 for the 36 Open Entry - (plus processing fees). *Amateurs wishing to compete in the 36-hole Open division may opt to forego earning any prize money by paying the 36-hole Amateur entry fee and leaving a comment stating their intentions during checkout. Entry fee includes greens fees, range balls, tournament swag (please indicate shirt size in comments at checkout), snacks and refreshments, and the chance to win awards, trophies 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 Scott Dawley 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: VOLUNTEER2020 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 sandtraps 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.
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.
A cash purse will be available to 36-hole Open Division participants. *Amateurs competing in the 36-hole Open division may opt to forego earning any prize money by paying the 36-hole Amateur entry fee and leaving a comment stating their intentions during checkout. Medals/awards will be provided to all division winners and runners-up.
Practice rounds will be available after 12pm on Friday, October 9th. The cost is $20 and includes a cart. Call the proshop at (262) 862-2626 to reserve your practice round tee time. Be sure to mention you are playing in the United States Speedgolf Championships.
GETTING TO THE TOURNAMENT
The closest major airport is Chicago O'Hare, about 50 minutes from Spring Valley Country Club. Spring Valley Country Club is located at 23913 Wilmot Rd, Salem, WI 53168. *This route has TOLLS ->From Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) Get on I-190 E.(0.8 mi.) Follow I-294 N and I-94 W to IL-173 W/Rosecrans Rd in Newport Township. Take exit 2 from I-94 W. (36 mi) Continue on IL-173 W. Take US-45 N to Wilmot Rd in Salem. (12 mi).
If you have any questions about the tournament, please contact Scott Dawley at email@example.com.
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