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Parent-Child Championship

Celebration Golf Club - ChampionsGate Golf Club - Reunion Resort, Orlando, FL
July 20-21, 2019
Entries Close: Wednesday, July 3rd at 11:30 PM

~  Celebration Golf Club, ChampionsGate Golf Club, and Reunion Resort & Club  ~

A tradition in Florida, and on it's 30th year, the FSGA Parent-Child Championship, includes men, women, boys and girls of all ages.  Parents and Grandparents are eligible to play with their children and grandchildren in one of the multiple age divisions, which allows everyone to participate. Teams with children older than 12, play eighteen holes each day.  All ages use a modified alternate-shot format that promotes a great team atmosphere.  Different ages also play a variety of tee lengths to make sure that everyone is playing from the correct distance.  All rounds begin with morning shotgun starts to allow time for players and families to enjoy all of the Orlando attractions (such as Sea World, Universal, Magic Kingdom, Wet 'n Wild, etc.) in the afternoon. Join the hundreds of families that have made the Parent-Child Championship an annual tradition. For a look at past Championship Results click here. 


Entry Fee

$280 (for GHIN or Foundation Members)
$300 (for non-GHIN Members)

Late entries are subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrants gain acceptance to the field.

Eligibility

  • Any grandparent, parent, child or grandchild of which at least one must be a member of the FSGA
  • There is no maximum age limit for grandparent, parent or child
  • A child under the age of 13 can move up to play in the Regular Division (at the Committees discretion), but a child age 13 or older may not play in the 9-hole Division
  • Professionals can play, but are not eligible for trophies or prizes
  • Grandparents may also play with grandchildren
  • Only two-person teams are permitted

Championship Format

  • 36 holes of Modified Alternate Shot gross stroke play (no handicaps)
  • Each division Champion will be the team with the lowest 36-hole total score
  • 8:00 AM shotgun - both rounds

Modified Alternate Shot

  • Both players hit their tee shots
  • Next, both players hit the second shot with their partner's ball
  • After each ball has been played twice, the team chooses which ball it will use to complete the hole hitting alternate shots into the hole

Championship Field Size

  • Maximum of 208 teams; 416 players

The Courses

Celebration Golf Club is a favorite location for this event and will continue to be one of the courses for 2019 Parent Child. Masters of golf course architecture Robert Trent Jones Senior and Junior combined their talents to create a course unlike any other in the region. It's lush, almost like a natural park with undulating swells and topography, a course reflective of the very best of every course they have created around the world.

ChampionsGate Golf Club's International & National Courses will both be a great addition for 2019. The newly renovated International Course, is a beautifully styled coastal links course, which was remodeled to feel more like it's original design. The National Course is set up for players of all skill levels, as it offers scenic views, clever doglegs, and well maintained greens year round. Both courses being designed by Greg Norman, will provide golfers with a fun and great experience at the course. 

Reunion Resort's Watson Course will remain in the club rotation for 2019. The Watson course is highlighted by fast, firm and wide rolling fairways, a variety of strategically placed bunkers and large greens. The Tom Watson signature course is as much about strategy as it is about length.

Entry Priority

Entries will be accepted based upon the order of receipt. Entries received after their respective age division is full (52 teams each) or after the close of entries, will be placed on an alternates list. Alternates will be contacted in the order of receipt of entry, if and when, a spot becomes available.

2019 Daily Course Rotation

Each Age Division will play two 18-hole golf courses over two days. Age Divisions will change course rotation annually so that everyone will have a chance to play all courses over the years.

  • Child 15 & Younger - Celebration - Reunion
  • Child 16-20 - International - National
  • Child  21-29 - National - International
  • Child  30 & Older - Reunion - Celebration

(The FSGA reserves the right to adjust the Age Divisions in order to equally distribute the number of teams on each golf course)

Divisions 

Based on the age of the youngest team member as of July 21, 2019

  • Child 15 & Younger
  • Child 16-20
  • Child 21-29
  • Child 30 & Older

(The FSGA reserves the right to adjust the Age Divisions in order to equally distribute the number of teams on each golf course)

Flights

Teams will be flighted after the first round by first round scores.

Course Set-Up

 Gender/Ages

 Approx. Yards

 Men 17-49

 6,500 - 6,700

 Boys 15-16 & Men 50-64

 6,100 - 6,300

 Boys 14 & Younger and Men 65 & Over

 5,400 - 5,500

 Women 15-49

 5,400 - 5,500

 Girls 14 & Younger and Women 50 & Over

 4,800 - 5,000

Tee Times

  • 8:00 AM shotgun start BOTH DAYS.

Practice Rounds

ChampionsGate Golf Club's International & National Courses - available at the discounted rate of $40 plus tax per player one week prior to the event and after 10:00 AM the weekend prior on a space available basis. Call 407-787-4653 to reserve a tee time. 

Reunion Resort's Watson Course - available at the discounted rate of $35 plus tax per player one week prior to the event and after 12:00 PM the weekend prior on a space available basis. Please call 407-396-3199 to reserve a tee time.

Celebration Golf Club - available at the discounted rate $35 plus tax per player one week prior to the event and after 12:00 PM the weekend prior on a space available basis. Please call 407-566-4653 to reserve a tee time.

Carts 

Carts are included for all competitive rounds. Players are responsible for practice round fees.

Spectator carts may be rented on the day of the competition, based on availability on a first-come first-served basis, at all courses for $25 plus tax per day per cart.

Defending Champions

Child 30 & Over: Joseph Latowski / John Latowski (69-67~136)
Child 21-29: Katie Mitchell / Mitch Mitchell & Chad Ibbotson / Chase Ibbotson (66-65~134)
Child 16-20: Cooper Smith / Brian Smith (66-70~136)
Child 15 & Younger: Jesse Daley / Stefan Daley (64-68~132)

Other Policies

  • Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy - Click here.
  • Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here.
  • Local Rules and Terms of the 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.

Host Hotel and Accommodations

Due to the number, personal preference, vacation clubs and popularity of hotels in the Orlando area, there is no host hotel for this event.

Payment 

The courses accept Cash, Visa/MasterCard and American Express for methods of payment.

Directions to ChampionsGate Golf Club  

Click here for directions to ChampionsGate Golf Club

8575 White Shark Blvd,
Davenport, FL 33896
407-787-4653

Directions to Reunion Resort's Watson Course

Click here for directions to Reunion Resort's Watson Course

7593 Gathering Drive
Kissimmee, Florida  34747
407-396-3196

Directions to Celebration Golf Club

Click here for directions to Celebration Golf Club

701 Golf Park Drive
Celebration, Florida 34747
407-566-4653

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