After two unforgettable years in Springfield, Missouri, the 7th United States Open Speedgolf Open makes a move to the State of Kentucky in 2023. On Friday and Saturday, October 6th and 7th join the best and most passionate Speedgolfers at the 7th United States Speedgolf Open.
2017 - Mack McLain | 2018 - Wes Cupp | 2019 - Jason Hawkins | 2020 - Scott Dawley | 2021 - Jason Hawkins | 2022 - Rob Hogan
2017 - Lauren Cupp | 2018 - Lauren Cupp | 2019 - Courtney White | 2020 - Courtney White | 2021 - Lauren Cupp | 2022 - Lauren Cupp
2017 - Brian Noble(a) | 2018 - Larry Levinson(a) | 2019 - Brian Noble(a) | 2020 - Adam Mannetter(a) | 2021 - Nicholas Sloop(a) | 2022 - Luc Ranallo(a)
The tournament will be contested over two days, with an 8:00 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 consecutive days. Medals will be awarded to the top finishers in each division. The 9 & 18 Hole Divisions will be contested on Saturday, October 7th.
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+), Senior(60+), 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 2023 US National Champion. Trophies, medals, and a minimum $3,000 cash purse to be distributed to the top finishers.
The 2023 United States Speedgolf Open entry fees are as follows: $25 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). 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 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. Medals/awards will be provided to all division winners and runners-up.
Practice rounds will be available on Thursday, October 5th. Speedgolf Practice Round (8:00am-8:30am): $20. Traditional Practice Round (12:00pm-1:00pm): $46 – Includes Cart
GETTING TO THE TOURNAMENT
The closest major airport is ~30 minutes from course. Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport located at 600 Terminal Dr, Louisville, KY 40209.
If you have any questions about the tournament, please contact Scott Dawley at firstname.lastname@example.org.