PKB Girls Golf Tour

ROCKETTOUR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP @ University of Georgia GC

Registration
February 6-7, 2021 - ROCKETTOUR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP @ University of Georgia GC
Category: Championship
Tournament Courses: University of Georgia Golf Course (Athens, GA)
Registration Deadline: Monday, January 25 at Midnight
  • Eligibility:
  • Girls 12-19
Members Non-Members
$199.00 $199.00
*Early Bird Discounts subject to change at anytime
Cost: $199.00 (PKBGT Members Only)
Notes: PRIORITY BASED ENTRY FOR ALL DIVISIONS, Home Course to the University of Georgia Women's Golf Team
Registration Closed
Divisions
Bell National
$199.00 - Max Field 42
All Rounds
University of Georgia Golf Course
PKBGT Bell - Par 72 - 6000 Yards (138/75.2)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 3 15 7 1 11 17 9 13 5 4 14 12 8 10 6 18 16 2
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 5
Yardage 350 357 178 321 360 334 435 156 347 388 341 481 132 363 371 128 521 437
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 3 15 7 1 11 17 9 13 5
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4
Yds 350 357 178 321 360 334 435 156 347
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 4 14 12 8 10 6 18 16 2
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 5
Yds 388 341 481 132 363 371 128 521 437
All Rounds
University of Georgia Golf Course
PKBGT Bell - Par 72 - 6000 Yards (138/75.2)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 3 15 7 1 11 17 9 13 5 4 14 12 8 10 6 18 16 2
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 5
Yardage 350 357 178 321 360 334 435 156 347 388 341 481 132 363 371 128 521 437
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 3 15 7 1 11 17 9 13 5
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4
Yds 350 357 178 321 360 334 435 156 347
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 4 14 12 8 10 6 18 16 2
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 5
Yds 388 341 481 132 363 371 128 521 437
Prep Preview (Full)
$199.00 - Max Field 21
All Rounds
University of Georgia Golf Course
PKBGT Prep - Par 72 - 5701 Yards (135/73.6)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 3 15 7 1 11 17 9 13 5 4 14 12 8 10 6 18 16 2
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 5
Yardage 350 357 106 321 360 314 435 156 347 329 326 481 132 363 324 128 448 424
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 3 15 7 1 11 17 9 13 5
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4
Yds 350 357 106 321 360 314 435 156 347
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 4 14 12 8 10 6 18 16 2
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 5
Yds 329 326 481 132 363 324 128 448 424
All Rounds
University of Georgia Golf Course
PKBGT Prep - Par 72 - 5701 Yards (135/73.6)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 3 15 7 1 11 17 9 13 5 4 14 12 8 10 6 18 16 2
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 5
Yardage 350 357 106 321 360 314 435 156 347 329 326 481 132 363 324 128 448 424
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 3 15 7 1 11 17 9 13 5
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4
Yds 350 357 106 321 360 314 435 156 347
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 4 14 12 8 10 6 18 16 2
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 5
Yds 329 326 481 132 363 324 128 448 424
Futures National (Full)
$199.00 - Max Field 21
All Rounds
University of Georgia Golf Course
PKBGT Futures - Par 72 - 5200 Yards (124/71.2)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 3 15 7 1 11 17 9 13 5 4 14 12 8 10 6 18 16 2
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 5
Yardage 350 301 106 321 323 308 374 156 297 329 319 433 115 266 324 97 357 424
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 3 15 7 1 11 17 9 13 5
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4
Yds 350 301 106 321 323 308 374 156 297
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 4 14 12 8 10 6 18 16 2
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 5
Yds 329 319 433 115 266 324 97 357 424
All Rounds
University of Georgia Golf Course
PKBGT Futures - Par 72 - 5200 Yards (124/71.2)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 3 15 7 1 11 17 9 13 5 4 14 12 8 10 6 18 16 2
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 5
Yardage 350 301 106 321 323 308 374 156 297 329 319 433 115 266 324 97 357 424
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 3 15 7 1 11 17 9 13 5
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4
Yds 350 301 106 321 323 308 374 156 297
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 4 14 12 8 10 6 18 16 2
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 5
Yds 329 319 433 115 266 324 97 357 424
Participants
Bell National (40)
Katie Carman Lexington, KY Class of 2023
Alice Choi Suwanee, GA Class of 2023
Hillary Currier Olathe, KS Class of 2023
Kate Dann Charlotte, NC Class of 2023
Olivia Deakins Dobbs Ferry, NY Class of 2022
Kyra Dube Atlanta, GA Class of 2023
Mikayla Dubnik Murrayville, GA Class of 2021
Makena Dubois Canton, GA Class of 2023
Leah Edwards Greensboro, NC Class of 2025
Aly Francis Stockbridge, GA Class of 2022
Isabella Galla Palm Beach Gardens, FL Class of 2021
Annika Gomeyac Powder Springs, GA Class of 2025
Kathryn Ha Roanoke, VA Class of 2025
Hailey Han Duluth, GA Class of 2025
Grace Holcomb Wilmington, NC Class of 2021
Thienna Huynh Lilburn, GA Class of 2022
Sara Im Duluth, GA Class of 2023
Megan Kirkpatrick Woodbine, MD Class of 2024
Sophie Lauture Charlotte, NC Class of 2024
Elizabeth Madden Blythewood, SC Class of 2022
Sahana Mantha Charlotte, NC Class of 2025
Ava Merrill Johns Creek, GA Class of 2023
Nicole Nash Charlotte, NC Class of 2023
Mattie Padgett Seneca, SC Class of 2023
Katie Park Fairfax, VA Class of 2022
Olivia Pellerin Greenville, SC Class of 2024
Alisa Pressley Hoschton, GA Class of 2025
Saia Rampersaud Durham, NC Class of 2025
Elizabeth Rudisill Charlotte, NC Class of 2025
Mia Sessa Augusta, GA Class of 2022
Kyndall Shamblin Cleveland, TN Class of 2022
Kimberly Shen Johns Creek, GA Class of 2022
Skye Two Hawks Skenandore Aiken, SC Class of 2024
Reagan Southerland Atlanta, GA Class of 2023
Neve Thanner Atlanta, GA Class of 2022
Mahima Vurupatur Alpharetta, GA Class of 2024
Melanie Walker Burke, VA Class of 2022
Mckenzie Weddle Floyd, VA Class of 2023
Ellen Yu Greensboro, NC Class of 2026
Alice Zou Potomac, MD Class of 2022
Prep Preview (18)
Grayson Bonner Mount Pleasant, SC Class of 2024
Shyla Brown Matthews, NC Class of 2026
Zoe Carles Clinton, SC Class of 2023
Emerson B. Dever Durham, NC Class of 2025
Ella Drew Dodd Mount Pleasant, SC Class of 2022
Garland Gould Raleigh, NC Class of 2024
Caroline Hawkins Columbia, SC Class of 2026
Macy Johnson Salem, VA Class of 2023
Emily McAninch Mechanicsburg, PA Class of 2022
May McDonell Charlotte, NC Class of 2022
Kasey McIlvaine Raleigh, NC Class of 2023
Madison Myers Cary, NC Class of 2025
Maddie Peake Pauline, SC Class of 2023
Emerson Purcell New Albany, OH Class of 2024
Vivian Shillingsburg Wake Forest, NC Class of 2023
Taylor Sieg Summit, NJ Class of 2024
Monica Solis Clemmons, NC Class of 2021
Ella Stoll Acworth, GA Class of 2022
Futures National (19)
Mia Carles Clinton, SC Class of 2027
Aubree Clements Summerville, SC Class of 2022
Anna Czarkowski Morganton, NC Class of 2023
Kathryn DeLoach Athens, GA Class of 2026
Mary Elizabeth Harrison Cary, NC Class of 2025
Pearl Hughes Dawsonville, GA Class of 2027
Alexandra Kennedy Arden, NC Class of 2026
Julia Kessler Greenback, TN Class of 2022
Yvette O'Brien Greenwich, CT Class of 2025
Jalyn Owens Greer, SC Class of 2022
Alexa Prettyman Plain City, OH Class of 2025
Emily Rosenschein Concord, NC Class of 2024
Chloe Scofield Charlotte, NC Class of 2026
Steele Southerland Atlanta, GA Class of 2026
Emma Mae Stover Hendersonville, NC Class of 2026
Elizabeth Sullivan Atlanta, GA Class of 2025
Tatum Thompson Marietta, GA Class of 2023
Mahathi Vurupatur Alpharetta, GA Class of 2026
Stacy Yoon Duluth, GA Class of 2022
Information
"Shotstat Live" Scoring App

We are excited to announce Digital Scorekeeping & Live Scoring by having players download the "ShotStat Live" scoring app to their phone. All you need to do is download it and authorize it! When using the Live Scoring App during your round, you will be scoring your marker as well as keeping your own score providing a true electronic scorecard.

At the bottom of this email you will find a link to the App Instructions PDF that details how to download the app and authorize it, as well as some screen shots for scoring and some of the other features, but the quick instructions are below.

1) Search and download the “ShotStat Live” app in the App Store of your iPhone or in the Google Play Store of your Android phone.

    

2) Authorize the app by either entering in your cell phone number or e-mail address to receive a 1-time PIN (we recommend using your cell phone number). NOTE - the only cell phone number or email that will work will be the one on your player account in our system - so that may be the player’s number/email, or it may be the parents (depending on how it was set up). If the number or e-mail is not in our system, the app will notify you. 

3) Once you download and authorize the app, tap the “Schedule” tab on the bottom navigation bar to view your upcoming events that are utilizing live scoring. If parings are set, the tournament will be highlighted in green allowing you to tap into the tournament.

If you have questions, please let us know! It is important that all players download this app before Round 1 begins so we can have complete hole-by-hole live scoring!

** Click Here for ShotStat Live Player App Instructions **

 

Priority Based Entry Event

This event uses the PKBGT Priority Based Entry system for the Bell National, Prep Preview, and Futures National Divisions.

BELL SERIES: The Top 36 players as of the Priority Based Entry Commitment Deadline listed below will be selected for the Bell National field.  Immediate entry will be granted to PKBGT members inside the PKBGT Performance Index Top 50 and elite national players with Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings inside the Top 500.  Remaining spaces in the field will be filled from the top players on the waitlist from the Class 1 Waitlist

PREP PREVIEW SERIES: The Top 24 players as of the Priority Based Entry Commitment Deadline listed in the Prep Preview Waitlist in addition to the players in the Class 1 Waitlist who are not selected for the Bell National Division will be selected for the Prep Preview field. Players will be listed as "Waitlisted" until this time.  Players who are not selected for the Prep Preview field who have Class 2 status will be automatically moved to consideration for the Futures National field.

FUTURES SERIES: The Top 24 players as of the Priority Based Entry Commitment Deadline listed below will be selected for the Futures National field. Players will be listed as "Waitlisted" until this time.

PKBGT Covid Player & Spectator Protocols

The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour has adopted the following protocols to better serve and protect our players, families, and staff. Along with our association partners during this pandemic, we hope that you understand the significance of these measures in allowing us to operate golf tournaments and will adhere to the following protocols in order to keep our tournaments safe for players, volunteers, host club staffs and families.  We ask that all players and spectators review these protocols by clicking here before attending a PKBGT event. Additionally, PKBGT staff and officials will be following enhanced health screening and infrastructure cleaning protocols.

Plan For Your Tournament

FIELD CONSTRUCTION:  The Bell National division is set for 36 players, Prep Preview for 24 and Futures National for 24.  With the Priority Based Entry system in effect for the each division, the exempt players will be invited into the field.  All additional players will be waitlisted should a spot become available.

PRACTICE ROUNDS: Practice rounds will be available in advance of the tournament by calling the Pro Shop at 706-369-5739. Practice rounds are available Monday - Thursday for $19.50 + tax and Friday - Sunday for $26.50 + tax. Cart fees will be $16.00. Range balls for practice rounds are NOT included (small basket $4.50, medium basket $6.50, large basket $10.50).

SPECTATOR CARTS: The course offers spectator carts at $26.50 + tax for 18 holes and $13.25 + tax for 9 holes on a first come, first serve basis. Spectator carts must stay on the carts paths at all time.

MEALS PROVIDED: As part of the event, a boxed lunch will be provided for the players at the turn each day.

Accommodations & Travel

ACCOMMODATIONS: A PKB group room block has been set-up at the Holiday Inn Express Athens: 513 W. Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606. To receive this discounted rate, participants must book their rooms by January 18, 2021. The hotel is located 4.4 miles from the University of Georgia Golf Course.  Group rates are as follows: $99 per night.  Please book by calling 706-546-8122 and use Group Name "PKB Golf Tour" or click here to book online.

TRAVEL: The University of Georgia Golf Course is located 73.6 miles from Atlanta International Airport. Athens-Ben Epps Airport - AHN is 5.2 miles from the golf course.

PKBGT Performance Index

BELL, PREP PREVIEW & FUTURES: All players will be ranked on the PKBGT Performance Index rankings. Results in Bell, Prep Preview & Futures division are weighted according to course rating and field strength.

PKBGT Order of Merit

BELL NATIONAL: This event is a 2.5x multiplier for the PKBGT Bell National Series Order of Merit standings

PREP PREVIEW: This event is a 2.5x multiplier for the PKBGT Prep Preview Series Order of Merit standings

FUTURES NATIONAL: This event is a 2.5x multiplier for the PKBGT Futures National Series Order of Merit standings

PKBGT Tournament of Champions

BELL, PREP PREVIEW & FUTURES: Each division champion will earn Group A status and an invitation to the PKBGT Tournament of Champions. Each division runner-up and 3rd place finisher will all earn Group C status and an invitation to the PKBGT Tournament of Champions

PKBGT Invitational Qualifier

BELL: The Bell division champion will earn an invitation to the PKBGT Invitational

Golfweek Junior Golf Rankings

BELL: All Players that finish the maximum amount of holes played will be ranked on the Golfweek Performance Index (Minimum field size: 12)

Junior Golf Scoreboard

BELL, PREP PREVIEW & FUTURES: All multi-day events will be ranked (Minimum field size: 5). Bell, Prep Preview & Futures division will be ranked separately.

Carolinas Golf Association

BELL: This is a CGA 6 multiplier

PREP PREVIEW: This is a CGA 3 multiplier

FUTURES: This is a CGA 3 multiplier

** CGA multiplier applies to both the Tarheel Youth Golf Association & South Carolina Junior Golf Association State Rankings

Local Rules

 

RULES HOTLINE: Call 336-347-8537.  If a group is waiting for a ruling, and the hole in front of that group is open, wave the following group to play through.

NOTICE TO COMPETITORS

COURSE TEES: Players will play the black PKBGT Bell tee markers, the purple PKBGT Prep tee markers, and the lilac PKBGT Futures tee markers..  See PKBGT scorecard for details.  

PLAY READY GOLF: Ready golf means that ALL golfers should go to their balls as soon as possible and get READY to play their shots. While waiting to hit, players should SURVEY their shot, SELECT their clubs, TAKE them from their bags, and STAND at their balls READY to step up and make the shot when it is their turn. That’s Ready Golf.

 

DROP ZONES: Are provided as an additional relief option under Rule 17.1 on Holes 12, 13, 16.

GREEN SIDE FANS - Local Rule F-23: The large fans located next to the greens are considered TEMPORARY IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (TIO). This Local Rule gives the player the additional relief option when a TIO is located on the straight line between her ball and the hole (known as “line of sight relief”) by moving sideways, keeping the same distance from the hole, so that the TIO is no longer between the player’s ball and the hole.

WRONG PUTTING GREEN: Holes 9 & 18 share a double green. If a player is playing the 9th hole and her ball comes to rest on the 18th green (or vice versa) she MUST take complete relief under Rule 13.1f  There is a rope line that defines the edge of each green. 

NO PLAY ZONE: The landscaped area behind the 9th green is considered a No Play Zone. The margin of the No Play Zone is defined by the white dots on the edge of the cart path. Players MUST use the painted Drop Zone provided to the right of the 9th green.

RULES COMMITTEE: Mike Gibbons (PKBGT Tournament Director), Killian Casson (PKBGT Staff), Gary Guyer (PKBGT Staff), Mike Waldron (Rules Official), Wendell Couch (Rules Official), Jim Blose (Rules Official)

COVID-19 PLAYER PROTOCOLS

MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING: Everyone must continue proper social distancing procedures, maintaining a minimum of six feet apart at all times. This includes your entire time at host facility: parking lot, putting green, practice area, on the golf course, in the scoring area, restrooms, clubhouse (if open), and golf shop (if open).

BUNKERS: If tournaments are played without bunker rakes, in all bunkers a player may: Mark the location of the ball, lift the ball, smooth the area, and place it within club length of the original spot, no closer to the hole. The ball must remain in the bunker. They player MAY smooth the sand with anything EXCEPT a golfclub. Please smooth the sand with your feet after your shot as you leave the bunker.

FLAGSTICK MUST REMAIN IN THE HOLE: Under the Rules of Golf, players are permitted to leave the flagstick in the hole while putting. At this time, all players MUST leave the flagstick in the hole. A player removing a flag or playing a stroke to a flagless hole will be subject to the General Penalty.

HOLING OUT: All players must still hole out. A ball must come to rest in the cup with any part of the ball below the hole.

 

PKBGT RULES OF PLAY

 

The Rules of Golf as approved by the USGA and The R&A govern play. These Local Rules and Terms of the Competition are in effect at all PKBGT tournament rounds. Complete text of the Rules and Local Rules may be found in the current Official Guide to the Rules of Golf, effective January 2019.
Unless otherwise noted, the penalty for breach of a Local Rule or Condition is the general penalty

 

LIST OF CONFORMING DRIVER HEADS – Local Rule as prescribed in Sec. 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. Model Local Rule G-1.

ONE BALL RULE & GROOVES AND PUNCH MARK SPECIFICATIONS – These Local Rules are NOT in effect. 

LIST OF CONFORMING GOLF BALLS – Local Rule as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. Model Local Rule G-3. 

RESOLVING RULES ISSUES DURING ROUND – Players must not unreasonably delay play when seeking help with the Rules during a round. If the Committee is not available in a reasonable amount of time to help with Rules issue, the player must decide what to do and play on. The player may protect their rights by asking for a ruling in match play (Rule 20.1b (2)) or by playing two balls in stroke play (Rule 20.1c (2)). 

OUT OF BOUNDS – Defined by the line between the course-side points, at ground level, of white stakes or fence posts; by white lines on the ground that connect stakes or roads; by the inside edge of paved roads and beyond, even if ball comes to rest on another part of course. 

PENALTY AREAS – When a penalty area is defined on only one side, it extends to infinity. When a penalty area is connected to the out of bounds edge, the penalty area extends to and coincides with out of bounds. 

GROUND UNDER REPAIR – Defined by white lines. Ground under repair also includes French drains, which are trenches filled with rocks or stones and newly trenched areas, even if not marked as such. 

RELIEF FROM SEAMS OF CUT TURF (LIE OF BALL ONLY) – Local Rule as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. Model Local Rule F-7. 

WHITE-LINED AREAS TYING INTO ARTIFICIALLY SURFACED ROADS AND PATHS – White-lined areas of ground under repair and the artificially surfaced roads, paths or other identified obstructions that they are connected to are a single abnormal course condition when taking relief under Rule 16.1. 

WOOD CHIPS AND MULCH – Are loose impediments. 

INTEGRAL OBJECTS – Include cables, rods, wires or wrappings when closely attached to trees, artificial walls and pilings when located in penalty areas and bunkers, unless otherwise denoted. 

BALL DEFLECTED BY POWER LINE – If it is known or virtually certain that a player’s ball hit a power line [or tower or a wire or pole supporting a power line during the round, the stroke does not count. The player must play a ball without penalty from where the previous stroke was made (see Rule 14.6 for what to do). Model Local Rule E-11. 

TEMPORARY IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS – Include greenside fans, starting/scoring tents & temporary PKBGT signage. Local Rule as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. Model Local Rule F-23. 

IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS CLOSE TO PUTTING GREEN (BALL IN GENERAL AREA CUT TO FAIRWAY HEIGHT) – Relief from interference by an immovable obstruction may be taken under Rule 16.1. In addition, if the player’s ball lies off the putting green and in the general area cut to fairway height and an immovable obstruction within two club-lengths of the putting green and within two club-lengths of the ball intervenes on the line of play, the player may take relief under Rule 16.1. Model Local Rule F-5. 

RELIEF FROM AERATION HOLES – If a player’s ball lies in or touches an aeration hole: (a) Ball in General Area. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b (drop ball). If the ball comes to rest in another aeration hole the player may take relief again under this Local Rule. (b) Ball on Putting Green. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1d (place ball). But interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player’s stance or, on the putting green, on the player’s line of play. Model Local Rule E-4. 

SPECTATOR ADVICE – Under no circumstances are spectators able to give advice or a player ask a spectator for advice. In addition, any conversation between player/spectator may be construed as advice. This includes any conversation between player/spectator in a language other than English. Players are responsible for the actions of their relatives and spectators in regards to this rule. In either instance, penalty for breach of this rule is two strokes, at the discretion of the rules official(s).

SPECTATORS - Spectators must remain on cart paths or in the rough, and approximately 15 yards from the players, except when helping to search for a ball. There may be no communication between players and spectators that could be deemed advice of any nature for the duration of the 18 holes. Please be aware of other groups and their positions. Spectators are encouraged to forecaddie.

TIME OF STARTING – A player is responsible for being at the assigned tee promptly to begin play on time. A player should arrive at the assigned tee prior to the player’s starting time in order to receive all information. Players will not be called to assigned tees. See Rule 5.3a. 

STOPPING AND RESUMING PLAY – Local Rule as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. Model Local Rule J-1. A suspension of play for a dangerous situation will be signaled by one prolonged note of a siren or horn. All players will be notified of suspension verbally and must stop play immediately. All other suspensions will be signaled by 3 consecutive notes of a siren or horn. In either case, resumption of play will be signaled by 2 short notes of a siren or horn (unless otherwise indicated). See Rule 5.7b. Note: All practice areas are closed during an immediate suspension for a dangerous situation until the Committee has declared them open. Players who practice will be asked to stop practicing; failure to stop practicing might result in disqualification. 

TRANSPORTATION - Players shall walk at all times during a stipulated round. UNLESS, shuttles are provided by tour officials or volunteers in designated shuttle areas noted in the Notice to Competitors. Players are prohibited from sitting in or riding in a cart driven by a family member and/or coach during the round played. Players are prohibited to ride other than these shuttle areas. This rule is waived in the event of inclement weather/emergency situation where player safety is in question.

CADDIES – All non-Discovery players are prohibited from using a caddie during a stipulated round unless otherwise stated in the Notice to Competitors.

SCORECARDS – In the event that a defined, roped scoring area exist, a scorecard is deemed returned to the Committee when the competitor leaves the scoring area. In the absence of such area, a scorecard is deemed returned to the Committee when the score is posted on the official scoreboard. No alteration may be made on a scorecard by a competitor after it is returned to the Committee. Competitors are encouraged to remain in the scoreboard area until their scores are posted.

HOW TO DECIDE TIES - In the event of a tie for first place, there will be a hole-by-hole sudden death playoff starting at a hole determined by the Committee. For all other ties, a scorecard tie-breaking system will be used. In multi-day events, the tiebreaker will be the lowest score of the most recent round, and then if necessary, the lowest score of the next previous round, etc. In the event there is still a tie, the tie will then be broken by the scores of the most recent round starting on the 18th hole and working backwards to determine trophy positions. In one-day events, all other ties will be determined by a scorecard play-off starting on the 18th hole and working backwards to determine trophy positions. For ties in both one-day and multi-day events, tour points will be equally distributed among tied players.

CLOSE OF COMPETITION- The competition is deemed to have closed when the trophy has been presented to the winner or, in the absence of a prize ceremony, when the Committee has approved all scores. 

LIVE SCORING - Players are required to provide their scorecard to a scoring checkpoint station when asked.



DROP ZONES: Are provided as an additional relief option under Rule 17.1 on Holes 12, 13, 16.

GREEN SIDE FANS - Local Rule F-23: The large fans located next to the greens are considered TEMPORARY IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (TIO). This Local Rule gives the player the additional relief option when a TIO is located on the straight line between her ball and the hole (known as “line of sight relief”) by moving sideways, keeping the same distance from the hole, so that the TIO is no longer between the player’s ball and the hole.

WRONG PUTTING GREEN: Holes 9 & 18 share a double green. If a player is playing the 9th hole and her ball comes to rest on the 18th green (or vice versa) she MUST take complete relief under Rule 13.1f  There is a rope line that defines the edge of each green. 

NO PLAY ZONE: The landscaped area behind the 9th green is considered a No Play Zone. The margin of the No Play Zone is defined by the white dots on the edge of the cart path. Players MUST use the painted Drop Zone provided to the right of the 9th green.

RULES COMMITTEE: Mike Gibbons (PKBGT Tournament Director), Killian Casson (PKBGT Staff), Gary Guyer (PKBGT Staff), Mike Waldron (Rules Official), Wendell Couch (Rules Official), Jim Blose (Rules Official)

COVID-19 PLAYER PROTOCOLS

MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING: Everyone must continue proper social distancing procedures, maintaining a minimum of six feet apart at all times. This includes your entire time at host facility: parking lot, putting green, practice area, on the golf course, in the scoring area, restrooms, clubhouse (if open), and golf shop (if open).

BUNKERS: If tournaments are played without bunker rakes, in all bunkers a player may: Mark the location of the ball, lift the ball, smooth the area, and place it within club length of the original spot, no closer to the hole. The ball must remain in the bunker. They player MAY smooth the sand with anything EXCEPT a golfclub. Please smooth the sand with your feet after your shot as you leave the bunker.

FLAGSTICK MUST REMAIN IN THE HOLE: Under the Rules of Golf, players are permitted to leave the flagstick in the hole while putting. At this time, all players MUST leave the flagstick in the hole. A player removing a flag or playing a stroke to a flagless hole will be subject to the General Penalty.

HOLING OUT: All players must still hole out. A ball must come to rest in the cup with any part of the ball below the hole.

 

PKBGT RULES OF PLAY

 

The Rules of Golf as approved by the USGA and The R&A govern play. These Local Rules and Terms of the Competition are in effect at all PKBGT tournament rounds. Complete text of the Rules and Local Rules may be found in the current Official Guide to the Rules of Golf, effective January 2019.
Unless otherwise noted, the penalty for breach of a Local Rule or Condition is the general penalty

 

LIST OF CONFORMING DRIVER HEADS – Local Rule as prescribed in Sec. 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. Model Local Rule G-1.

ONE BALL RULE & GROOVES AND PUNCH MARK SPECIFICATIONS – These Local Rules are NOT in effect. 

LIST OF CONFORMING GOLF BALLS – Local Rule as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. Model Local Rule G-3. 

RESOLVING RULES ISSUES DURING ROUND – Players must not unreasonably delay play when seeking help with the Rules during a round. If the Committee is not available in a reasonable amount of time to help with Rules issue, the player must decide what to do and play on. The player may protect their rights by asking for a ruling in match play (Rule 20.1b (2)) or by playing two balls in stroke play (Rule 20.1c (2)). 

OUT OF BOUNDS – Defined by the line between the course-side points, at ground level, of white stakes or fence posts; by white lines on the ground that connect stakes or roads; by the inside edge of paved roads and beyond, even if ball comes to rest on another part of course. 

PENALTY AREAS – When a penalty area is defined on only one side, it extends to infinity. When a penalty area is connected to the out of bounds edge, the penalty area extends to and coincides with out of bounds. 

GROUND UNDER REPAIR – Defined by white lines. Ground under repair also includes French drains, which are trenches filled with rocks or stones and newly trenched areas, even if not marked as such. 

RELIEF FROM SEAMS OF CUT TURF (LIE OF BALL ONLY) – Local Rule as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. Model Local Rule F-7. 

WHITE-LINED AREAS TYING INTO ARTIFICIALLY SURFACED ROADS AND PATHS – White-lined areas of ground under repair and the artificially surfaced roads, paths or other identified obstructions that they are connected to are a single abnormal course condition when taking relief under Rule 16.1. 

WOOD CHIPS AND MULCH – Are loose impediments. 

INTEGRAL OBJECTS – Include cables, rods, wires or wrappings when closely attached to trees, artificial walls and pilings when located in penalty areas and bunkers, unless otherwise denoted. 

BALL DEFLECTED BY POWER LINE – If it is known or virtually certain that a player’s ball hit a power line [or tower or a wire or pole supporting a power line during the round, the stroke does not count. The player must play a ball without penalty from where the previous stroke was made (see Rule 14.6 for what to do). Model Local Rule E-11. 

TEMPORARY IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS – Include greenside fans, starting/scoring tents & temporary PKBGT signage. Local Rule as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. Model Local Rule F-23. 

IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS CLOSE TO PUTTING GREEN (BALL IN GENERAL AREA CUT TO FAIRWAY HEIGHT) – Relief from interference by an immovable obstruction may be taken under Rule 16.1. In addition, if the player’s ball lies off the putting green and in the general area cut to fairway height and an immovable obstruction within two club-lengths of the putting green and within two club-lengths of the ball intervenes on the line of play, the player may take relief under Rule 16.1. Model Local Rule F-5. 

RELIEF FROM AERATION HOLES – If a player’s ball lies in or touches an aeration hole: (a) Ball in General Area. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b (drop ball). If the ball comes to rest in another aeration hole the player may take relief again under this Local Rule. (b) Ball on Putting Green. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1d (place ball). But interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player’s stance or, on the putting green, on the player’s line of play. Model Local Rule E-4. 

SPECTATOR ADVICE – Under no circumstances are spectators able to give advice or a player ask a spectator for advice. In addition, any conversation between player/spectator may be construed as advice. This includes any conversation between player/spectator in a language other than English. Players are responsible for the actions of their relatives and spectators in regards to this rule. In either instance, penalty for breach of this rule is two strokes, at the discretion of the rules official(s).

SPECTATORS - Spectators must remain on cart paths or in the rough, and approximately 15 yards from the players, except when helping to search for a ball. There may be no communication between players and spectators that could be deemed advice of any nature for the duration of the 18 holes. Please be aware of other groups and their positions. Spectators are encouraged to forecaddie.

TIME OF STARTING – A player is responsible for being at the assigned tee promptly to begin play on time. A player should arrive at the assigned tee prior to the player’s starting time in order to receive all information. Players will not be called to assigned tees. See Rule 5.3a. 

STOPPING AND RESUMING PLAY – Local Rule as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. Model Local Rule J-1. A suspension of play for a dangerous situation will be signaled by one prolonged note of a siren or horn. All players will be notified of suspension verbally and must stop play immediately. All other suspensions will be signaled by 3 consecutive notes of a siren or horn. In either case, resumption of play will be signaled by 2 short notes of a siren or horn (unless otherwise indicated). See Rule 5.7b. Note: All practice areas are closed during an immediate suspension for a dangerous situation until the Committee has declared them open. Players who practice will be asked to stop practicing; failure to stop practicing might result in disqualification. 

TRANSPORTATION - Players shall walk at all times during a stipulated round. UNLESS, shuttles are provided by tour officials or volunteers in designated shuttle areas noted in the Notice to Competitors. Players are prohibited from sitting in or riding in a cart driven by a family member and/or coach during the round played. Players are prohibited to ride other than these shuttle areas. This rule is waived in the event of inclement weather/emergency situation where player safety is in question.

CADDIES – All non-Discovery players are prohibited from using a caddie during a stipulated round unless otherwise stated in the Notice to Competitors.

SCORECARDS – In the event that a defined, roped scoring area exist, a scorecard is deemed returned to the Committee when the competitor leaves the scoring area. In the absence of such area, a scorecard is deemed returned to the Committee when the score is posted on the official scoreboard. No alteration may be made on a scorecard by a competitor after it is returned to the Committee. Competitors are encouraged to remain in the scoreboard area until their scores are posted.

HOW TO DECIDE TIES - In the event of a tie for first place, there will be a hole-by-hole sudden death playoff starting at a hole determined by the Committee. For all other ties, a scorecard tie-breaking system will be used. In multi-day events, the tiebreaker will be the lowest score of the most recent round, and then if necessary, the lowest score of the next previous round, etc. In the event there is still a tie, the tie will then be broken by the scores of the most recent round starting on the 18th hole and working backwards to determine trophy positions. In one-day events, all other ties will be determined by a scorecard play-off starting on the 18th hole and working backwards to determine trophy positions. For ties in both one-day and multi-day events, tour points will be equally distributed among tied players.

CLOSE OF COMPETITION- The competition is deemed to have closed when the trophy has been presented to the winner or, in the absence of a prize ceremony, when the Committee has approved all scores. 

LIVE SCORING - Players are required to provide their scorecard to a scoring checkpoint station when asked.



Schedule
Monday, Jan 04 - 11:59 PM
Priority Based Entry Commitment Deadline

Following the priority based entry commitment deadline, the final positions in the Bell National, Prep Preview and Futures National fields will be completed based on the PKBGT Priority Based Entry process.  Click here to learn more about how the field is set.

Tuesday, Jan 05 - 2:00 PM
Priority Based Entry Completed - All Fields

Following the registration closing, the final positions in all fields will be completed based on the PKBGT Priority Based Entry process.  Click here to learn more about how the field is set.  The Bell National field will be filled first.  All eligible players who are not accepted to this field will be considered for the Prep Preview field along with other Class 2 applicants.  Once the Prep Preview field is set, all remaining Class 2 & 3 players will be considered for the Futures National field.  A waiting list will be kept for each division.  Players accepted in a lower division will be automatically promoted if their waiting spot comes available for a higher field.

Monday, Jan 25 - 11:59 PM
Registration Closes

If spaces are not filled by the Priority Based Entry deadline, entries will become and first come, first serve and this will be the last day to register for consideration for the tournament.

This is the last day to withdraw from the event and receive a credit/refund. Players must withdraw no later than the official closing date to receive a credit/refund. All withdrawals and transfers are subject to an administrative fee.

CLICK HERE to read the official PKBGT Withdrawal Policy

Monday, Feb 01 - 5:00 PM
Tee Times Released

Round 1 tee times will be emailed to all participants and their families.  

Please note, participants withdrawing after tee times have been released will not receive a credit.  Only in extreme circumstances will a credit be granted, at the discretion of the Tour Director.

Saturday, Feb 06 - 9:00 AM
Round 1 Tournament Play

Round 1 tee times begin off of the 1st and 10th tees, weather permitting.

Saturday, Feb 06 - 3:30 PM
PKB Experience

More Information Coming Soon!

 
Sunday, Feb 07 - 9:00 AM
Round 2 Tournament Play

Round 2 tee times begin off of the 1st and 10th tees, weather permitting.

Sunday, Feb 07 - 4:00 PM
Award Ceremony

Awards for the top-5 finishers in each division will occur after play concludes.

Courses
University of Georgia Golf Course
2600 Riverbed Road
Athens, GA   30605
+1 (706) 369-5739

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