New Tournaments for 2018!
The FSGA had an amazing 2017 season and we hope to make 2018 even better. Below you will new tournaments for golfers of all ages and skills.
May 19-20, 2018
Piper's Landing CC - Palm City
Two-person teams playing 18 holes of scramble and 18 holes of four-ball (two-person, best ball) stroke play. Championship Division is gross only while the Middle Division plays both gross and net and a shorter yardage.
Super-Senior Match Play
June 4-7, 2018
Sugar Mill CC - New Smyrna Beach
The Men's Super-Senior Division will no longer be a part of the Senior Match Play Championship and is becoming a separate Championship. This addition allows more players into both the Super-Senior Match Play and the Senior Match Play which is held a week later. Plus, players over 65 years of age now have the option to play in both tournaments.
Futures Championship (11-12 & 9-10 Age Divisions)
June 9-10, 2018
The Oaks Club (Heron Course) - Sarasota
Now that these two age divisions are included in the Florida Junior Tour, it is only fitting to have a state championship for them. Introduced in early 2017, the 9-12 age division of the Florida Junior Tour has been growing with each event. The Championship will consist of thirty-six holes of stroke play splitting the field
Senior Two-Man Shoot-Out
November 2-3, 2018
ChampionsGate CC - ChampionsGate
The regular Two-Man Shoot-Out is such a success that we created one for senior golfers. Two-person teams will play three formats over three rounds with each round being a separate tournament with prizes. Teams will play a modified alternate shot Saturday morning followed by a scramble Saturday afternoon. Sunday's round is a four-ball (two-person, best ball).
December 7-8, 2018
Grand Cypress GC, New Course - Orlando
A new men's championship for the best amateurs in the state. No handicaps, regular and senior division. The challenging foursomes format ("pure" alternate shot) is being held at the "New" Course at Grand Cypress in Orlando. The New Course (that's its name) is a Nicklaus, Links style design built in 1988. The
New Policies & Rules
- New Caddie Policy (Opens Only) - There is no longer a restriction on who may caddie in the Florida Open, Florida Senior Open
andFlorida Women's Open and Senior Open. Restrictions still apply in most other competitions.
- Local Rules - Some minor changes are being made to the FSGA Hard Card (Local Rules in effect at all FSGA events). The final changes are not yet finalized and until it is released the current Hard Card remains in effect.
- Florida Women's Open and Senior Open - Florida residency is no longer a requirement although out-of-state players pay a different entry fee.
- Women's Amateur - Extended from a four to five-day event, allowing a larger match-play bracket. The top 64 players will advance to match play.
- Mixed Shoot-Out - Teams have the option
betweenthe Middle Division (6,300 for men and 5,500 for women) or they Forward Division (5,800 for men and 5,000 for women).
Points & Rankings
The number of points earned at several USGA and FSGA championships has been adjusted. Some have increased while some others have decreased based on the historical strength of field and other factors. Also, points will be awarded for the new championships being held in 2018.
Points are being awarded to the 11-12 and 9-10 age divisions at Florida Junior Tour events and the Futures Championship.
Rules of Golf Workshops
Rules of Golf Workshops will not be conducted in the winter of 2018. A major
Happy New Year and Best Luck in 2018!