2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship - PGA TOUR Champions - Pre-Event Qualifying

Date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Entry Form URL: 

 

 

 

 

HOST PROFESSIONAL

Mike White

FACILITY CONTACT

Kings Links by The Sea 
3388 72nd Street 
Delta, British Columbia, Canada 
V4K 3N2 
604.952.0999; 1.877.LINKS.10 (1.877.546.5710) 

ENTRY FEE
  • Current Associate Member of the PGA TOUR Champions or PGA of America or Canada Member or Apprentice: $150
  • Professional or Amateur, unattached: $200
  • An additional $20.00 insurance fee is required from non-members of the PGA
(Players successful in qualifying for the Event Qualifier shall not be subject to an additional entry fee)
ENTRY DEADLINE

September 1st, 2017 at 5:00pm PST

PRE-QUALIFIER 

A Pre-Qualifier will precede all Event Qualifiers (likely played the week prior to the Event).  The Pre-Qualifier shall be open to all amateurs and professionals aged 50+ on the day of the Pre-Qualifier and will be conducted at 18 holes of stroke play competition. Field size shall be limited to 144 players. All entries will be prioritized on a "first-come, first-served" basis.  Should the number of entries received on a respective day cause the field limit to be exceeded, the field will be completed and alternates placed via blind draw by the Section. Deadline and format for receipt of entries for the Pre-Qualifier shall be set forth by the respective Section but shall be no less than two days prior to the date of the Pre-Qualifier.

A maximum of the low six (6) scorers from the Pre-Qualifier will gain entry into the Event Qualifier.  (Note: At the host Section’s discretion, one of the six spots may be allocated amongst its Section membership). There shall be no alternates from the Pre-Qualifier.  Should one of the low six (6) scores from the Pre-Qualifier not be able to participate in the Event Qualifier, he will not be replaced with an alternate from the Pre-Qualifier.   

Amateur Access: The Event Qualifier is open to professionals only, age 50 and over.  Amateurs are permitted to enter and compete in the Pre-Qualifier and maintain his/her amateur status.  However, should an amateur competing in the Pre-Qualifier successfully qualify for the Event Qualifier, amateur status will be forfeited prior to entering the Event Qualifier.  Amateurs who become professional specifically to enter the Event Qualifier and are not successful in qualifying may apply to the USGA or Golf Canada for reinstatement of amateur status.

Proof of Age: Players who enter either the Pre-Qualifier or Event Qualifier must be prepared to provide conclusive proof of age as deemed acceptable to the PGA TOUR Champions (e.g., certified copy of birth certificate) with the application.  The PGA Section shall be responsible for verifying that entrants for the Pre-Qualifier are age 50 and over.

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE EVENT PRE-QUALIFIER
  • PGA TOUR Champions Associate Member
  • PGA of America/anada Member of Apprentice
  • Foreign Professional
  • Other Professional
  • Amateur with valid Golf Canada or USGA Handicap
ITINERARY

Tee Time to begin at 8:00am PST

APPEARANCE / CONDUCT

Players: While on the host facility property, players shall present a neat appearance in both clothing and grooming. Clothing worn by players shall be consistent with acceptable golf fashion. Blue jeans, shorts and/or cutoffs and T-shirts are considered inappropriate.

Caddies: While on the host facility property, caddies may wear either long pants or tailored solid coloured knee length shorts or skorts. Blue jeans, cutoffs, and T-shirts or shirts with no cooar shall not be worn. Smooth rubber sole shoes are required. Golf shoes with traditional metal or soft spikes are prohibited.

Players and Caddies shall conform to the host facility's appearance policies while onsite during any practice round.

PGA TOUR Champions Tournament Regulations prohibit the use of cellular phones during competition.

TOURNAMENT DRAW

TBA

PRACTICE ROUNDS

TBA

REGISTRATION & SCORING AREA

Upon arrival please proceed to registration. Immediately after play please remember to proceed to the designated scoring area and submit your scorecard.

MOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION (POWER CARTS)

In keeping with current PGA TOUR Champions Policy at its Official Tournaments, players are permitted to use golf carts during the Event Qualifier and Pre-Qualifier, unless conditions dictate otherwise by PGA TOUR Champions Staff on-site. Players are not required to have a caddie but have the option to have one should they elect. A player may also walk and carry his clubs or use a manual or electric pull cart.

REDUCTION/CANCELLATION GUIDELINES

Any reduction or cancellation in the respective Qualifying events shall be in accordance with Reduction/Cancellation Guidelines as found in the PGA TOUR Champions Player Handbook and Tournament Regulations. In the event that the Event Qualifier and/or Pre-Qualifier is canceled without any player having been able to play, all entry fee and insurance will be refunded. In the event the Event Qualifier and/or Pre-Qualifier is canceled after play has begun, all entry fees will be refunded, minus the $20 insurance fee, if any, and a $25 administrative charge. PGA TOUR Champions reserves the right to change the format, venue(s), qualifying spots and other criteria as presently contemplated.

GROOVE SPECIFICATIONS

Note: Event Qualifying contestants MUST use equipment which conforms to the Condition of Competition for Groove Specifications (see below). This condition shall NOT apply to Pre-Qualifying

Event Qualifying contestants MUST use equipment which conforms to the Condition of Competition for Groove Specifications as implemented in the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and Web.com Tour Local Rules and Conditions of Competition (Hard Card).  This condition shall NOT apply to Pre-Qualifying.  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 Event Qualifying, even if a player is successful in pre-qualifying with non-conforming grooves.

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 Event 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.