Katherine Perry Hamski Girls Tradition @ UNC Finley GC
- Girls 12-19
This event uses the PKBGT Priority Based Entry system for the Bell National, Prep Preview, and Futures National Divisions.
BELL SERIES: The Top 42 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.
ELITE LEVEL UNDERAGE PLAYER EXEMPT EVENT: This event is offered by the PKBGT for limited access to elite 10 & 11 year old girl golfers who do not meet the age requirement for Classification 3 status. Elite is defined by a top 10 finisher in the U.S. Kids World Championship or other nationally recognized 12 & under championship. Players may apply for a sponsor exemption into these fields by emailing Tour Director Mike Parker. The PKBGT Tour Committee will have sole discretion on the number of under-age exemptions available and the recipients of these exemptions.
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!
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.
FIELD CONSTRUCTION: The Bell National division is set for 42 players, Prep Preview for 24 players and Futures National for 24. At the registration deadline, the Priority Based Entry System will be executed with the top players receiving admittance for each division. 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 919-962-2349. Practice round times must be made over the phone or in person (NO online booking). Please identify yourself as a participant of the PKB Girls Golf Tour. Practice rounds are available for $30, cart fee included. Practice round rates apply Friday, March 1 - Friday, March 12, 2021 only. Practice rounds may be played Monday - Friday anytime and Saturday - Sunday after 12:00 PM. Accompanying adults are $50 per person during the same time frame, cart fee included. Walking is allowed for practice rounds. Participants wishing to play a practice round outside of this time frame will be charged the normal student rate at the time of play.
SPECTATOR CARTS: The course offers carts at $20 / rider for 18 holes or $10 / rider for 9 holes on a first come, first serve basis. Spectator carts must stay on the carts paths at all time.
ACCOMMODATIONS: A PKB group room block has been set-up at the Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill: 6121 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517. To receive this discounted rate, participants must book their rooms by Sunday, February 28, 2021. The hotel is located 3.1 miles from UNC Chapel Hill Finley GC. Group rates are as follows: $109.00 per night. Please book by calling 919-403-8700, press 0 and provide the Group Code "PKB" or click here to book online.
TRAVEL: UNC Chapel Hill Finley GC is located 15.5 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
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.
BELL NATIONAL: This event is a 2x multiplier for the PKBGT Bell National Series Order of Merit standings
PREP PREVIEW: This event is a 2x multiplier for the PKBGT Prep Preview Series Order of Merit standings
FUTURES NATIONAL: This event is a 2x multiplier for the PKBGT Futures National Series Order of Merit standings
BELL: Champion will earn Group A status and an invitation to the PKBGT Tournament of Champions. Event runner-up will all earn Group D status.
PREP: Champion will earn Group A status and an invitation to the PKBGT Tournament of Champions. Event runner-up will all earn Group E status.
FUTURES: Champion will earn Group A status and an invitation to the PKBGT Tournament of Champions. Event runner-up will all earn Group E status.
BELL: All Players that finish the maximum amount of holes played will be ranked on the Golfweek Performance Index (Minimum field size: 12)
BELL, PREP PREVIEW & FUTURES: All multi-day events will be ranked (Minimum field size: 5). Bell, Prep Preview & Futures division will be ranked separately.
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
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.
SUSPENSION OF PLAY: In the event play is suspended, you are directed to evacuate to your car in the parking lot. Updates will be posted on the
tournament page and emailed about resumption of playPlay is governed by the 2019 USGA Rules of Golf except as amended by the PKBGT Rules of Play
and the following Local Rules shown below. Disregard local rules printed on the club score card.
DOUBT TO PROCEDURE: Only members of the Rules Committee are authorized to render a Rules Decision. If in doubt as to the correct procedure, and
a member of the Rules Committee is not present, play a second ball under Rule 20.1c (3) and report the facts to the Committee even if the scores are the
same with both balls. The player MUST, before proceeding, announce which ball she intends to use for score. Failure to do so shall result in the first ball
played to be scored or possible disqualification.
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.
DEFINITION OF MARGIN OF PENALTY AREAS: Because there is not marking paint on the ground, the margins of the penalty areas
on the golf course are defined by the water’s edge or the line between the outside points of the stakes at ground level.
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.
GRAVEL CART PATH EXTENSIONS: The gravel cart path extensions that run towards the fairway are considered to be part of the cart
path and relief will be granted under Rule 16.1.
RULES COMMITTEE: Mike Parker (PKBGT Tour Director), Mike Gibbons (PKBGT Tournament Director), Killian Casson (PKBGT
Staff), Vicki Disantis (Rules Official), Eric Eschelman (Rules Official), Carolyn Sidor (Rules Official), Ron Sidor (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
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
GENERALAREA 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
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
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.
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.
Following the 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.
All remaining entered players will be kept on a waitlist for entry into the field should space become available.
Players selected for the Bell National & Prep Preview fields will be announced at this time. Players not initially selected will be placed on a waiting list should a spot become available.
The Futures National field will be announced at this time. Players not initially selected will be placed on a waiting list should a spot become available.
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
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.
Round 1 tee times begin at 8:00 am off of the 1st and 10th tees, weather permitting.
Round 2 tee times begin at 8:30 am off of the 1st and 10th tees, weather permitting.
Awards for the top-4 finishers in each division will occur after play concludes.
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