Sarasota Individual Winter Series Event
January 21-22, 2013
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Entries are open to amateur golfers who are age 40 or older as of March 5, 2013 and a Regular or Foundation Member of the FSGA.
The 2012-2013 Winter Series will conduct each event at 36 holes of gross only scoring.
Day One will be tee times at 11:00 AM off of the first and tenth tees. Day Two will be a shotgun start at 8:30 AM.
Groupings, Starting Times & Player Information
Information about practice rounds, directions, lodging etc. will be published on the FSGA website at www.fsga.org on this page before the event. Starting times will generally be posted on the website two days after the close of entries for each event.
Practice Rounds & Cost
Practice rounds are available one week prior to the event on a space available basis. Practice rounds are restricted until after 12:00 PM on weekends. To arrange your practice round please call the club at (941) 493-2664. The cost of a practice round is $45 plus tax.
Individual Age Divisions
There are three age divisions; Mid-Senior (40-54), Senior (55-64) and Super-Senior (65 & above). Each player must compete in the age division commensurate with their age as of March 5, 2013. Competitors may not elect to play in a different age division of from a different tee than designated.
Maximum Field Sizes
Individual events - 84 players
Three sets of tees will be utilized.
Mid-Senior approximately 6700 yards
Senior approximately 6400 yards
Super-Senior approximately 6100 yards
Age group Champions at each event will receive a commemorative award. Gift certificates of approximately $30 per player will be awarded for each of the age groups.
Throughout the series, the FSGA will maintain a “points list” that will determine which competitors win their age division. At the conclusion of the series, each series age division winner will receive a commemorative award.
After the first round, each age division may be flighted based on the number of competitors and/or the range of scores.
During the 2012-2013 Winter Series of competition, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. However, if, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind-speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional functions are actually used.”
Amateur Championship Exemption
The individual with the most points in the Mid-Senior (40-54) age division at the conclusion of the Winter Series will receive an exemption into the 2013 Amateur Championship to be contested at Jupiter Hill Club in Jupiter.
Mid-Amateur Championship Exemption
The individual with the most points in the Senior (55-64) age division at the conclusion of the Winter Series will receive an exemption into the 2013 Mid-Amateur Championship to be contested at Mountain Lake Golf Course in Lake Wales.
Senior Amateur Championship Exemption
The individual with the most points in the Super-Senior (65 & over) age division at the conclusion of the Winter Series will receive an exemption into the 2013 Senior Amateur Championship to be contested at Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach.
Senior Amateur Championship Exemptions
Those individuals in the following categories will receive an exemption into the 2013 Senior Amateur Championship to be contested at Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach.
Senior (55-64) Division – Winners of the 2012-2013 season’s 55-64 age division Individual Winter Series Events and those top twenty and tied from the Winter Series Points List as of the Senior Amateur Championship close of entries (March 6, 2013).
Players who maintain your handicap at a Florida club on the GHIN Handicap system, you will pay a reduced entry fee of $20 per person per entry. All Foundation members will pay the Regular (GHIN) member rate regardless of club handicap affiliation.
Regular (GHIN) and Foundation members: $180
Regular (Non-GHIN) members: $200
Fortunately, we are playing at very fine courses at significantly discounted rates and we appreciate these clubs’ cooperation. Playing during “the season” comes at a significantly higher price and we are doing everything possible (including depressed entry fees) to make competition available to you during the season.
Requests for refunds received prior to the entry closing date will be honored (less $20 per entry administration fee). Requests received after the closing date will be honored (less 50% of the entry fee). No requests will be honored within two days of the scheduled start date.