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U.S. Open Championship

Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club

1. PAIRINGS AND TEE TIMES: The pairings and tee times for the qualifying round at Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club in Valrico, FL on Thursday, May 6, 2021 will be posted at on or around Friday, April 23, 2021

2. PRACTICE ROUND INFORMATION: To arrange your practice round, call 813-689-7766. On a space available basis, practice rounds are available one week prior to the competition, Saturday and Sunday after 12:00 PM. The cost of the practice round is $30 plus tax. All players playing a practice round must reserve a tee time.

3. DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES:  In Local and Final qualifying, a player may obtain distance information by use of a distance-measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., elevation changes, wind speed, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 4.3a.

4. NEW GROOVE REGULATIONS: In Local and Final Qualifying and in the Championship proper, the player’s clubs must conform to the groove specifications in the Rules of Golf that are effective from January 1, 2010. Note: Ping EYE2 clubs manufactured prior to March 31, 1990, may not be used during qualifying or the Championship proper unless they have been tested and found to conform with the current groove specifications. The condition of competition is available for review on the entry application. 

The USGA and R&A have created a reference resource called the Informational Club Database to assist golfers in determining whether their irons, hybrids and fairway woods comply with the New Groove Rules. For information about and to access the database, please use the following link: 

The USGA strongly suggests that all players verify the conformance of their clubs well in advance of their scheduled qualifying competition. It is the player’s responsibility, not the USGA’s responsibility to ensure that his clubs conform. Waiting until the day of the competition is the fault of the player. The Committee is under no obligation to test the club. The competitor may play. However, if it is later determined that the club is non-conforming, including after the competition has closed, the player will be disqualified.

5. TRANSPORTATION: All players MUST WALK during the qualifying round. However, a cart may be rented for your caddie to transport your clubs at a cost of $25 plus tax.

6. CADDIES AND SPECTATORS:  Spectators are welcome, but they MUST WALK at all times. Only caddies are authorized to ride. You must make your own arrangements if you want a caddie.

7. PULL CARTS: Permitted

8. METHOD OF PAYMENT:  Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club will accept Cash and All Major Credit Cards for method of payment.  

9. CONDUCT AND DRESS CODE:  Remember you, any caddies and spectators are guests at Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club and proper behavior and dress is expected at all times. The proper place to practice your swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.

10. PERFORMANCE IN LOCAL QUALIFYING: Players are reminded that if they fail to return a score within 8 strokes of the USGA Course Rating of Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club, future entries in USGA competitions may be declined.

11. QUALIFYING SPOTS: At this time, the number of qualifying spots has not been determined by the USGA. This information will be posted at the qualifier.

12. FOOTWEAR:  Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club prohibits the use of traditional metal spikes.

13. GHIN SCORE POSTING: The FSGA will automatically post Amateur qualifying rounds.