Sarasota Winter Series Four-Ball
January 23-24, 2012
Entries are open to amateur golfers who are age 40 or older as of March 6, 2012 and a Regular or Foundation Member of the FSGA.
The 2011-2012 Winter Series will conduct each event at 36 holes of gross only scoring.
Four-Ball Age Divisions
A player and his partner can be of any age but the team will compete in the division for the youngest player's age as of March 6, 2012. Points earned by each competitor will remain in their actual age group. Both team members must play from the same tee.
Maximum Field Sizes
Four-Ball events - 96 players (48 teams).
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 2011-2012 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 2012 Amateur Championship to be contested at The Bear's 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 2012 Mid-Amateur Championship to be contested at John's Island Club in Vero Beach.
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 2012 Senior Amateur Championship to be contested at Lake Wales Country Club in Lake Wales.
Senior Amateur Championship Exemptions
Those individuals in the following categories will receive an exemption into the 2012 Senior Amateur Championship to be contested at Lake Wales Country Club in Lake Wales.
Senior (55-64) Division – Winners of the 2011-2012 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 (February 29, 2012).
Tee times will vary with each event. Generally, Day One tee times will be late morning to early afternoon starting from the 1st and 10th tees or by shotgun. Day Two will be a shotgun start at approximately 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 be posted on the website two days after the close of entries for each event.
Practice Rounds & Cost
We are attempting to play golf during the busiest time of the golf season in Florida. Accordingly, the golf is costing us much more than during the summer months and that includes practice rounds. Accordingly, practice rounds will cost at least $50 and times will be limited.
If you 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: $340
Regular (Non-GHIN) members: $380
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 48 hours of the first scheduled tee time.