SPRING PREP INVITATIONAL @ Wachesaw Plantation
- Girls 12-19
This event is an INVITATION ONLY event for Prep Preview division. Players must be currently eligible for the Prep Preview division to participate. Players who are exempt into the Spring Bell National Invitational are not eligible for this event.
Players earn entry through the following tiers of entry:
TIER 1 - 15 Champions of a 2021 Prep Preview Series Event between Imperial Girls Classic & Eastern NC Girls Classic
TIER 2 - Top 30 players on the Prep Preview Series Order of Merit standings at the conclusion of the Palmetto Girls Classic @ Pawleys Plantation G & CC on February 14th.
TIER 3 - Top 50 players on the Prep Preview Series Order of Merit standings at the conclusion of the Kathryn Perry Hamski Girls Tradition @ UNC Finley GC on March 14th.
TIER 4 - 1 Sponsor Exemption
TIER 5 - Remaining field will be completed from the Spring Invitational Application List. Players must apply for consideration by Monday, March 15th at midnight to be considered for one of these spots to be considered on March 18th.
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.
PRACTICE ROUNDS: Practice rounds will be available in advance of the tournament by calling the Pro Shop at 843-357-1500. 18-hole green fee will be $53+tax. Practice round rates are available April 7-9,2021. Regular rates apply prior to these dates.
SPECTATOR CARTS: The course offers carts at $5 cash 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. Please contact us if your player has any food allergies or dietary restrictions.
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 purple PKBGT Prep 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.
RULES HOTLINE: Call 864-502-8537. 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.
DROP ZONES: The drop zone on number 4 is the only sanctioned drop area on the course. Any other drop zones will not be used for this weekend’s event.
RULES COMMITTEE: Killian Casson (PKBGT Staff), Donnelly Wolf (PKBGT Staff), Tom Jorjorian (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.
ACCOMMODATIONS: A PKB group room block has been set-up at the Hampton Inn Murrells Inlet/Myrtle Beach Area. To receive this discounted rate, participants must book their rooms by April 1, 2021. The hotel is located 3.1 miles from the Wachesaw Plantation Club. Group rates are as follows: $124 per night. Please book by calling 843-651-6687 and use Group Name "Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour" or click here.
TRAVEL: Wachesaw Plantation Club is located 16.2 miles from Myrtle Beach International Airport.
PREP PREVIEW: All players will be ranked on the PKBGT Performance Index rankings. Results in Prep Preview division are weighted according to course rating and field strength.
PREP PREVIEW: This event is a 3x multiplier for the PKBGT Prep Preview Series Order of Merit standings
PREP PREVIEW: All multi-day events will be ranked (Minimum field size: 5).
PREP PREVIEW: Champion will receive 2 PBE Performance Stars. Runner-Up & 3rd place will receive 1 star.
PREP PREVIEW: This is a CGA 5 multiplier
** CGA multiplier applies to both the Tarheel Youth Golf Association & South Carolina Junior Golf Association State Rankings
The Top 30 players on the Prep Preview Series Order of Merit standings at the conclusion of the Palmetto Girls Classic @ Pawleys Plantation G & CC
The Top 50 players on the Prep Preview Series Order of Merit standings at the conclusion of the Kathryn Perry Hamski Girls Tradition @ UNC Finley GC will be selected into the field.
The last day to apply for a spot in the field.
Following the exempt player commitment deadline, the final positions in the Prep Preview field 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.
Remaining spots in the field will be filled by the committee from the Application Event Player Pool. If Exempt Players do not accept their spots, additional players will be selected from the At-Large field to fill these spots.
Last day to register 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, weather permitting.
Round 2 tee times begin, weather permitting.
Awards for the top-5 finishers in each division will occur after play concludes.
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