One-Day Events

About One-Day Events

FSGA One Day's is an individual traveling amateur game focused on fun and competition. Men who have a 24.0 or less and Women who have a 34.0 or less Florida GHIN handicap are eligible to compete in a friendly competition on great courses around the state.

Men's Format

  • 18 holes of individual net stroke play within flights
  • Players will play to 100% of their course handicap
  • Gross Flight - All ages; players play same tees, and no strokes given

Women's Format

  • 18 holes of individual gross and net stroke play within flights
  • Players will play to 100% of their course handicap
  • Players in each division will only compete against one another.  (Those playing from the “forward” tees will NOT be competing against those playing the “middle” tees)

Regions

There are five regions around the state. Players may play in multiple regions.

Entry Fee

  • Varies based on host facility.
  • Includes cart, golf, range balls and prizes ($10 of each player's entry fee goes towards gift certificate prizes)

Divisions and Tees Played

  • Men's Gross - All Ages - 6,500 yards (No Handicaps)
  • Men's Under 50 - 6,500 yards (Full Handicap)
  • Men's 50-64 Years - 6,200 yards (Full Handicap)
  • Men's 65 & Older - 5,700 - 5,800 yards (Full Handicap)
  • Women's Middle Tee - 5,400 yards (Gross and Net Scoring)
  • Women's Forward Tee - 5,100 yards (Gross and Net Scoring)

Playing With Friends

Pairing requests are encouraged; play with your friends! Email pairing requests to onedays@fsga.org (specify the date, location and full names of the players you would like to paired with). Pairing requests must be emailed five or more days before the event to guarantee pairing.

 Eligibility

  • Amateur golfers (18 years of age or older) with a Florida GHIN handicap index of 24.0 or less for men and 34.0 for women. All players MUST have a FL GHIN handicap
  • Players who do not have a Florida GHIN handicap may purchase a handicap online for $30. Click here for more information on purchasing an on-line GHIN handicap.
  • Players without an established GHIN handicap index will be eligible to compete, but are not eligible for prizes, unless they would like to play in the gross division until their handicap is established.

Tie Breaking Procedures

Tie-Breaks will be done by USGA scorecard match. The last 9 holes will be considered holes 10-18, the last 6 holes will be holes 13-18, the last 3 holes will be holes 16-18 and the last hole will be hole 18. In the case that players are still tied after the 18th hole, the winner will be determined by lot.

Entries, Tee Times and Results

  • All entries must be submitted through the FSGA website with appropriate payment by 11:30 pm of the closing date
  • Late entries will be accepted based on availability. Any late entrant that gains acceptance into the field will be subject to a $10 late entry fee
  • Groupings and hole assignment are posted approximately three days before the event
  • Four-Ball Events - Partners must be of the same sex
  • Results will be posted on the FSGA website
  • The FSGA will post each players' score to their GHIN account

"Stay & Play" Events

"Stay and Play" events are back-to-back one-days at a golf facility. The entry fee may include, and require a hotel stay. If the hotel is not included in the entry fee then a special hotel rate will be provided to the players.

Sandbagging

The FSGA does not tolerate sandbagging.  Everyone in golf has experienced problems with players who have handicaps that are “less than representative of that player’s true playing ability”. An occasional exceptional round that is 3-4 strokes better than your handicap is not out of the ordinary. However, two or more exceptional performances, or an individual performance of 7 or more strokes better than your handicap defies the odds of handicapping statistics and defeats the very purpose of net competitions.

Accordingly, if a player scores significantly better than his handicap index, his/her course handicap may be subject to reduction, and in exceptional cases, the Committee may elect to not accept the player's score for that event. The Committee will take into account, the condition of the golf course, weather conditions and other factors that logically may effect scoring on any given day.   The Committee also reserves the right to refuse future entries from a person suspected of sandbagging.  

To view the USGA's Handicap Manual, Appendix E, which outlines the probabilities of shooting exceptional scores, click here

Withdraw & Refund Policy

Withdrawals received prior to the entry closing date will receive a full refund, less a $20 per entry administration fee. Withdrawals received after the closing date will receive a 50% refund. Withdrawals received within 2 days prior to the event will not receive a refund. Players will not be able to Transfer Sites.

Pace of Play

A group is considered out of position when the group is (a) taking more than the allotted time to play and (b) finishes any hole more than fifteen minutes behind the group ahead.

First breach - warning
Second breach - one stroke penalty
Third breach - two stroke penalty

Weather Shortened Events

When inclement weather causes a round to be shortened, the FSGA will do what is most fair to determine who wins prizes. Nine holes played may constitute an official event, even if all players did not play the same nine holes.

The FSGA will do everything possible to complete the round that day. Entry fees will generally not be refunded, but if only a few holes are played, rain checks, refunds or rescheduling the event will all be considered.

Please note that events are being held during the rainy season in Florida and conditions may dictate cart paths only.

Fun times on great golf courses is the main purpose of the One-Day Events; the competition aspect is secondary.

  

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