Florida Women's Open & Senior Open

Reunion Resort and Club - Kissimmee
August 11-13, 2017

PROUDLY Presented By:
Salamander Hotels and resorts

$50,000 Total Purse

OPEN TO AMATEURS AND PROFESSIONALS OF ALL AGES

30-40 Professional Golfers will take home $50,000!!


The Inaugural Florida Women's Open and Senior Open heads to Orlando in August of 2017 and will be played on Reunion's Watson and Palmer Courses. Players will play 18 holes on each course before a 36 hole cut is made. The final round will be held on the Watson Course. This Championship will give competitors a rare opportunity to play with some of the best professionals and amateurs from around the state, allowing great players from today and tomorrow to compete together on the same turf. Play with the best, learn from the best, and be the best.


Championship Format

  • 156 player field size
  • 54 holes of individual stroke play
  • The field will be cut to low 60 and ties after 36 holes
  • Purse - To be divided between divisions based on entries.
  • Each division will have a separate cut line. The number of players making the cut in each division will be based on the ratio of Open players to Senior Open players at the start of round one. Example - If 1/3 of the total field are Senior Open players, then 1/3 of the players making the cut will be Senior Open players.
  • The lowest score for 54 holes will determine the Champion for each division.

Eligibility

  • Female amateur or professional golfer
  • Florida residency required - (If you have any doubt - please click and review status to avoid issues)
  • Senior Division - At least 50 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
  • A valid USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4 (Open Division) or 9.4 (Senior Open Division)
  • Entrant is not required to be a member of the FSGA

How the Field is Determined

Prior to the close of general entries: June 28th 

  • EXEMPT entries will be guaranteed acceptance into the field upon receipt up until the Championship reaches capacity
  • During the general entry period, non-exempt entries may be accepted into the field based upon an applicant's exceptional playing resume

After the close of the general entry period : June 29th

  • NON-EXEMPT entries will be accepted into the field
  • Further entries received after June 29th will be accepted on the order of receipt

Alternates and Withdrawals

  • Alternates - Applicants not accepted through the entry process will be placed on an alternates list based upon the strength of their application. When a Division's alternates list is exhausted, an alternate from the other Division will be used to fill an open spot.
  • Withdrawals - Any withdrawals from either Division will be filled by an alternate from that Division's alternates list.

Exemptions

Players in the following categories will be eligible for exemption provided they meet all entry and eligibility requirements:

Professionals 

Open Division

  • Top 300 and tied from the current Symetra Tour Priority Status list
  • Top 25 and tied from the current NWGA Money Leaders list
  • Any player making the cut in last year's LPGA T&CP National Championship
  • Top 5 and tied from last year's PGA Women's Stroke Play Championship
  • Any player participating in last year's U.S. Women's Open Championship
  • Active Legends Tour members at time of entry (may compete in either division if 50 years or older)

Senior Open Division - 50+ years of age

  • Active Legends Tour members at time of entry
  • Any player making the cut in the LPGA T&CP National Championship
  • Any player participating in last year's U.S. Women's Open Championship
Amateurs

Open Division

  • Last and current year's FSGA Women's Amateur Champion
  • Last year's FSGA Women's Amateur Stroke Play Champion
  • Current year's FSGA Women's Mid-Amateur Champion
  • Last year's FSGA Girls' Junior Champion (16-18 Division)
  • Last year's FSGA Women's Player of the Year
  • Last year's FSGA Girls' Junior Player of the Year
  • Top 25 and tied from last year's final Florida Women's Player of the Year points list
  • Top 20 and tied from last year's final Florida Girls' Junior Player of the Year points list
  • Top 500 and tied of the Women's World Amateur Golf Rankings as of the entry open date
  • Any player participating in last year's U.S. Women's Open Championship
  • Any player participating in last year's U.S. Women's Amateur Championship

Senior Open Division

  • Current year's FSGA Women's Senior Amateur Champion (Championship Division)
  • Last year's FSGA Women's Senior Amateur Match Play Champion (Championship Division)
  • Last year's FSGA Women's Senior Player of the Year
  • Top 15 and tied from last year's Florida Women's Senior Player of the Year points list
  • Any player participating in last year's U.S. Women's Open Championship
  • Any player participating in last year's U.S. Women's Amateur Championship

Note: Any player that earns an entry exemption through a Senior Open Division category may only apply that entry exemption to the Senior Open Division. Loss of Exemptions - If a player turns professional, she loses any exemption(s) she previously earned as an amateur player with the FSGA.

Entry Fees

  Open Division
Senior Division
 Professional
 $300  $300
 Amateur  $200  $200

Professional Prize  Purse

$50,000

The purse will be distributed between the Open and Senior Open divisions based on entries. Prize money will only be paid to those players that make the cut and complete the final round of play. Professionals eligible for the Senior Open Division, but choosing to compete in the Open Division, are only eligible for prize money in the Division selected upon entry. Amateurs will receive their payment in the form of gift certificates redeemable to Reunion Resort.

Schedule of Events

Friday, August 11th

  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Round One tee times off #1 and #10 on the Watson and Palmer Courses
  • Buffet lunch included in entry fee

Saturday, August 12th

  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Round Two tee times off #1 and #10 on the Watson and Palmer Courses
  • After 36 holes are complete, the field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties
  • Buffet lunch included in entry fee

Sunday, August 13th

  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Final Round tee times off #1 and #10 on the Watson Course
  • Awards ceremony immediately following the completion of play
  • Buffet lunch included in entry fee

Divisions and Approximate Yardages

  • Open Division - 6,300 yards approx.
  • Senior Open Division - 5,800 yards approx.

Practice Rounds

Practice rounds are available on a space available basis up until the first day of the Championship. The price for a practice round is $40.00 + tax and includes cart and range balls prior to the round. To schedule a practice round, call the Reunion golf shop at (407) 396-3199. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.

Cart and Caddie Policy

Cart fees are included in the Championship Fee for all competitive rounds of the Championship. Players must utilize a golf cart for all competitive rounds. Caddies are permitted; however, parents, step-parents or guardians are not permitted to caddie, the caddie may not ride and the player's bag must remain on the golf cart. All players that choose to employ a caddie must adhere to the established FSGA Pace of Play Policy.

Other Policies

  • Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy -  Click here.
  • Caddies - Caddies are allowed in all FSGA Championships except Junior events. However, a player must not use a parent, step-parent or guardian as a caddie. The caddie MUST walk and the player’s clubs must remain on the golf cart.
  • Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here.
  • Local Rules and Conditions of Competition - Click here.
  • Championship Policies - Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and other policies.
  • Procedures for Alternates - Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into this Championship.
  • Conditions/ Schedule - The FSGA Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules. The decision of the Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee in any matter will be final.

Official Headwear

Imperial headwear will serve as the official hat of the Florida Women's Open & Senior Open.

Host Hotel and Accommodations

On-site villas to share with friends!

Reunion Resort
7593 Gathering Drive
Kissimmee, FL 34747
(407) 662-1000

Click here for information

Publicity and Promotion

By participating in The Florida Women's Open you grant the FSGA and those acting with the FSGA, permission, authority and the permanent rights to use your name or likeness for publicity and promotional purposes. Participants understand that all Media, including film, photographic prints, audio or digital files are the exclusive property of the FSGA. Participants in FSGA events waive their rights to inspect or approve all media produced by the FSGA and those acting on the FSGA's behalf. Participants waive their permanent rights to compensation for use of their name and likeness by the FSGA.

Direction - Reunion Resort

Reunion Resort
7593 Gathering Drive
Kissimmee, FL 34747

Click here for directions

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