The 5th annual US National Championship makes its return on Memorial Day Weekend 2021. Join the best and most passionate Speedgolfers from all across the USA and the world. This is a marquee, limited field, championship event. Submit your entry today.
On Sunday and Monday, September 5th-6th, 2021, the United States Speedgolf Championships presented by SpeedgolfUSA.com heads to Horton Smith Golf Course in Springfield, MO. Horton Smith is a short yet demanding track ideal for low scoring and fast round times. The Speedgolf world record of 108:56 could be in jeopardy! Speedgolf USA has capped the 5th annual championship field at 30 entrants. Register today and secure your spot in the national championship.
2017 - Mack McLain | 2018 - Wes Cupp | 2019 - Jason Hawkins | 2020 - Scott Dawley
2017 - Lauren Cupp | 2018 - Lauren Cupp | 2019 - Courtney White | 2020 - Courtney White
2017 - Brian Noble(a) | 2018 - Larry Levinson(a) | 2019 - Brian Noble(a) | 2020 - Adam Mannetter(a)
The tournament will be contested over two days, with a 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-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 9 & 18 Hole Divisions will be contested on Monday, September 6th.
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(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 2021 US National Champion. Medals, player of the year points, and a $5,000 cash purse to be distributed to the top finishers.
The 2021 United States Speedgolf Championships entry fees are as follows: $45 for the 9 hole Open Entry. $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 Garrett Holt at email@example.com.
TOURNAMENT RULES & SCORING
The SGUSA 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. All players will be assigned a volunteer scorekeeper who either runs or drives a cart alongside during their tournament round. Scorekeepers must perform the following duties: a) Mark their player's score on the official scorecard. b) Help locate their player's ball (staying 1 shot ahead is encouraged). c) store & provide hydration and extra golf balls (supplied by the player) at player's request. Additional duties that may be performed by scorekeepers include d) raking sand traps for their player. e) repairing ball marks on greens.
All players have the option to bring their own scorekeeper with them to the tournament. Aside from the ability to keep up with their player, 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 truthfully recording your player's score. 3) Abide by 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 for the purpose of making a stroke. 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 2pm on Saturday, September 4th. The cost is $20 and includes a cart. Call the proshop 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 Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF), about 15 minutes from Horton Smith Golf Club. Horton Smith is located at 2409 S Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807.
If you have any questions about the tournament, please contact Scott Dawley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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