Each player new to GProTour for 2017 will be entitled to one “member entry fee” this MUST be used before April 1st. To use this discount; type in promo code “onetimememberentry” in the shopping cart

The tour shall payout 33.33% of each field. All players must have correct tax documentation on file before a earnings can be paid. All players without a Tax ID number or Social Security number will receive a check minus 30% for taxes.

Player Forms Here

Direct Deposit

Players are able to select and are encourage to register for Direct Deposit for prize money earned. Payment will be received in as little as 12 hours. Please see below for prize money distribution times.

Event ending Thursday

Prize money will be in players account Friday morning.

Events ending on Friday 

Prize money will be in players account Saturday morning for large institutions or Monday morning for small institutions.

Players can download the ACH approval form that will need to be filled and signed for an ACH transaction to occur.

Checks

GProTour will be going green from 2018 onwards. All players will receive their prize winnings via direct deposit. We understand that this may an adjustment for some players and we do appreciate their patience.

Event Purses

36 Hole Events – 82.1% Minimum Payout

54 Hole No Cut Events – 82.5% Minimum Payout

54 Hole Events – 85.3% Minimum Payout

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54 Hole Cut Event

It is our belief that in the event that more players make the cut, than the given 33.33% the additional paid places should be paid at a reasonable rate. While this will detract from positions above, it is again in our belief a fairer a simpler way to deal with this situation.

In the event that more players make the cut rather than 33.33% each additional place will be paid $700.

84 Player Field – 33.33% = 28 but 32 players make the cut.

26th   $800          ($900 – $100)
27th   $775          ($875 – $100)
28th   $750          ($850 – $100)
29th   $700
30th   $700
31st   $700
32nd   $700

This money will come from adding the total amount of extra positions and dividing by the original paid places. Example:

($700*4 = $2,800) / 28 = $100 – So $100 would be subtracted from each position 1-28.

 

PLAYOFFS AND TIES

Ties for the tournament title shall be decided by sudden death playoff after the completion of regulation play and all parties are scored. The procession of holes shall be at the tour official’s discretion.  All other ties, the monetary value of each subsequent position will be combined then divided by the number of players. I.E (5th+6th+7th /3) In the event that the play can not commence or be completed the title shall go to all parties and the money shall be split in accordance.

Range finders will be allowed at all GProTour events providing that they conform to USGA Rule 14-3. Under the following local rule:

“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 14-3.”

Penalty for Breach of Rule 14-3:

  • Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes.
  • For subsequent offense – Disqualification.
  • In the event of a breach between the play of two holes, the penalty applies to the next hole.

 

What this means for rangefinders: players may use rangers that have a slope function on them but must have the function disabled for all competitive rounds or be in breach of Rule 14-3. A multi-functional device, such as a smartphone or PDA, may be used as a distance-measuring device, but it must not be used to gauge or measure other conditions where doing so would be a breach of Rule 14-3.

2018 will be the first time GProTour will set tee times based on categories. Below are how each will be broken down and their respective start times.

Category 1
  • Members
  • Past winners (includes non-members)
  • Top 25 money list (2017 and 2018 season, includes non-members)
  • Top 20 from week prior
Category 2
  • Non-members
  • Members after entry deadline
Category 3
  • Non-members after entry deadline
  • Amateurs

 

Double Tee Two Wave Start

We will mimic how the PGA Tour presents their times, there will be no flip of the draw. First times off in the morning will be first off in the afternoon. As shown below:

Double Tee Single Wave Start

Players teeing off first on #1 in round one will be teeing off last on #10 in round two. As shown below:

Single Tee Start

After round One the field will be split in two and then flipped with each effective wave staying in the same order.

During the season GProTour Tour events will have limited field sizes , each events web page will designate the events limited field capacity. Where possible events will be riding, if a host facility cannot provide enough carts the event will be walking.

2018 Members will have priority entry over all other players. Once we have the field limit a waiting list be established. With a one-out-one- in policy.

54 HOLE NO CUT  EVENTS

54 Hole events will feature a minimum first place of $5,000 with 35 professionals in the field. Purse and first place increases and decrease depending on number of competing professionals.

Members

  • $775 + 3% processing fee before closing date
  • $825 + 3% processing fee after closing date

Non-members

  • $850 + 3% processing fee before closing date
  • $900 + 3% processing fee after closing date

54 HOLE EVENTS

These events will be contested over 54 holes with a cut after 36 holes to the low 33.33% (including ties) of the field. Should more than 33.33% of the field make the cut, the purse will be distributed evenly for each additional place.  Purse and first place increases and decrease depending on number of competing professionals. With just 35 players 1st place would be valued at over $5,000

Members

  • $750 + 3% processing fee before closing date
  • $800 + 3% processing fee after closing date

Non-members

  • $825 + 3% processing fee before closing date
  • $875 + 3% processing fee after closing date

36 HOLE EVENTS

We believe that by hosting low cost 36 hole events, we can give you regular competition on the best courses the Carolinas has to offer. We schedule these and all our events around Monday Qualifying and US Open Qualifiers.

Members

  • $560 + 3% processing fee before closing date 
  • $610+ 3% processing fee. ($50 late fee) after closing date

Non-Members

  • $635 + 3% processing fee before closing date
  • $685 + 3% processing fee after closing date

RE – JOINING MEMBERS

Players re-joining GProTour from 2017 have the following membership options

  • $299 On And Before April 1st
  • $399 After April 1st

2018 NEW MEMBERS

  • $449 On And Before April 1st
  • $599 After April 1st

NEW GRAD MEMBERSHIPS

Back for 2018 GProTour is pleased to offer our “New Grad” membership starting each May. Eligible players will be able to access this membership the day after their graduation. Players that would like to take up membership under this new offer, please contact Gary Haugh at (336) 392 – 4909.

Player Eligibility

  • Must be able to prove graduation.
  • Must be able to prove that you have competed on current seasons golf roster.
  • Membership applies only to players coming directly out of college.

ANNUAL MID-SEASON MEMBERSHIP – STARTS JULY 1ST

Re – Joining Members

Players re-joining GProTour from 2016 have the following membership option

  • $199 On and after July 1st

2017 New Members

  • $299 On and after July 1st

 

***Membership are only in effect per season and end on December 31st***

***No membership refunds will be issued after a player has competed in one event as a member or after April 1st***

AMATEUR PRICING

Amateurs may compete in any GProTour event, but will be limited to an “experience” basis only. Amateurs may not collect any monetary earnings, gift cards, pro-shop credit or likewise. There will be a limit of three (3) amateurs per event. In the event that we receive more than three (3) amateur entries we will create a waiting list in the order of received entries. Amateurs must contact a staff member to register for events. Amateur pricing is as follows:

  • 36 Hole Event: $225
  • 54 Hole Event (any format) $275

Online

Players can pay online whether they are a member or non-member of the tour. Members, the website will only show you member pricing for each event once logged in.

Over the Phone

Players may call us to register for an event over the phone to process a credit / debit card. Players can call 336-392-4909 to do so

  • Players may withdraw for any reason without charge up to the closing date of each event.  Withdrawals after the the closing date shall result in a $50 penalty fee. Unless they have a viable reason (at the tour officials discretion)
  • Any player that has pre paid and fails to show shall forfeit their entry fee, unless they have a viable reason (at the tour officials discretion)
  • Any no show player will officially be disqualified and will have their entry applied that that events purse.

All players must have paid before their first tee shot is struck. Once a player has struck their first tee shot they will not be granted a refund.

At the unfortunate event of inclement weather, the tour will issue refunds provided that play for the entire field has not commenced.

If play is stopped due to inclement weather the tour will do its upmost to complete the schedule of play. If this is unable 36 hole events will be scored where possible over 33, 30, 27, or 18 holes. If 18 holes are unable to be completed players will receive a refund of entrance fee minus $35.

54 hole events will be scored over 51, 48, 45, 42, 39, 36, 33, 30, 27 and 18 holes. If 18 holes is unable to be completed players will receive a refund of entrance fee minus $35.

If play has been suspended for more than One (1) Hour players will have a 15-minute warm up period before play resumes providing that conditions permit the practice facilities can be open.

Each individual that utilizes a golf cart for the tournament has a responsibility to ensure the cart is operated and maintained in a safe manner. Responsible driving requires concentration, sound judgement, and common sense on your part.  Don’t compromise your health and safety or the health and safety of others by operating carts irresponsibly.During the registration process, you will be prompted to approve a waiver stating you have read these rules and will observe them so accidents and injuries can be prevented
Golf Cart Safety Agreement -Downloadable 

Walking Event

During walking events players are allowed to bring their own push / pull carts

 

Riding Event

Players MUST ride if an event is designated a riding event. Groups will be limited to two (2) carts per group. Should a player have a caddy or spectator, they may ride with their player. In the event that there are more caddies/spectators that seats available, it is the decision of the group who will ride. The tour staff and officials will have no part in this decision.  

Caddies and spectators may NOT ride on the on the back of golf carts due to safety concerns.

CADDY RULE

Players may have a caddy at any event. Caddies must adhere to all rules that are set forth for the event and player. Caddies must also sign a Golf Cart Safety Agreement if they wish to drive.

Any conduct unbecoming of professional golf shall be subject to fines. Players shall receive one warning of conduct infringement, upon the second violation players shall receive $75 fine deductable from their prize winnings of said event, if the player does not place, the fine will incur on their next entrance fee. Violations are as follows

  • Alcohol consumption during regulation play/scoring.
  • Any consumption of illegal drugs.
  • Club throwing/breaking, damage to any private property.
  • Excessive profanity, all other acts that is unbecoming of a professional
  • The GProTour and its officials have the discretion to distribute fines as deem fit.

PACE OF PLAY POLICY

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EQUIPMENT

All GProTour players must use conforming USGA clubs and equipment. Players must also adhere to the current groove regulations. Failure to do so shall result in instant disqualification.

ONE BALL RULE

The One Ball will be in effect for all GProTour events

During a stipulated round, the balls a player plays must be of the same brand and model as detailed by a single entry on the current List of Conforming Golf Balls.

Note: If a ball of a different brand and/or model is dropped or placed it may be lifted, without penalty, and the player must then proceed by dropping or placing a proper ball (Rule 20-6).

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITION:
Stroke play – Two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round – Four strokes (two strokes at each of the first two holes at which any breach occurred).

Players and Caddies must wear a collared shirt at all times, and it should remain tucked in. Shorts are permitted but must be of golfing nature (sport shorts not permitted). Soft spikes must be worn at all events, caddies are required to wear spike less shoes.

Disclaimer

GProTour and its officials are not responsible for lost, stolen or damage items at our host facilities or secondary venues. It is the players’ responsibility for any damage they cause to the host venue or private property during a regulation event. Once a decision has been made regarding any issue by a designated GProTour official it is deemed final. By participating in a GProTour event you adhere to all the policies explained.

***GProTour retains the rights to amend any policies at any point during the season***

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