the 13th PKBGT INVITATIONAL @ Bermuda Run CC
- Girls 12-19
Entry fee includes up to 4 rounds of golf, lunch each tournament round and player gifts.
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.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hampton Inn Bermuda Run: 196 NC Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run, NC 27006
To receive this discounted rate, participants must book their rooms by October 8, 2021. The hotel is located 2.4 miles from Bermuda Run Country Club. Group rates are as follows: $96.00 per night. Please book by calling 336-998-3480 and use Group Name "PKB Girls Golf " or Group Code "PK2" when booking online.
TRAVEL: Bermuda Run CC is located 35 miles from Piedmont Triad International Airport.
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!
BELL: All players will be ranked on the PKBGT Performance Index rankings. Results in Bell Series are weighted according to course rating and field strength.
BELL NATIONAL: This event is a 2.5x multiplier for the PKBGT Bell National Order of Merit standings
BELL: Champion will earn Class A status and the Top 5 finishers will earn Class C status and an invitation to the PKBGT National Tournament of Champions
BELL: The Top 10 finishers will earn invitations to the 2022 PKBGT Invitational
BELL: All players will be ranked on the World Amateur 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)
BELL: All multi-day events will be ranked (Minimum field size: 5)
BELL: Champion will receive 12 PBE Performance Stars. Runner-up & 3rd place finisher each will receive 8 PBE Performance Stars. 4th & 5th place finishers will receive 4 PBE Performance Stars, and the remaining Top 10 players will receive 1 PBE Performance Star.
BELL: This is a CGA 7 multiplier
** CGA multiplier applies to both the Tarheel Youth Golf Association & South Carolina Junior Golf Association State Rankings
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 Jan. 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 & PATHS – White-lined areas of ground under repair & 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 a 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.
Last day to register online for pre-qualified players for the Invitational to guarantee your spot.
This is the last day to submit At-Large applications for the Invitational. Submit your name for consideration by registering here.
We will announce the initial selections from the at-large pool at this time. Total number of At-Large exemptions TBD. Additional at-large players may be added at later times based on field availability. There are no guarantees of the availability of at-large selections.
Last day to register online for invited players for the Invitational to guarantee your spot.
Players must withdraw no later than the official closing date to receive a refund. All withdrawals and transfers are subject to a $25 administrative fee.
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.
The Friday practice round is included in your entry fee. There will be tee times available in the morning and afternoon on the East Course at Bermuda Run. Additional times will be available on the West Course in the afternoon. Tee times will be available every 10 minutes.
Players must book their Friday tee times directly with the PKBGT through the link emailed to you starting Wednesday, October 21st at 10:00 AM. DO NOT BOOK practice rounds for Friday through the golf course. Only call the golf course for practice rounds prior to Friday, November 6th.
All players and families are encouraged to attend the celebration banquet on Friday, November 5th as part of their event experience. The event will feature guest panelists. The banquet will be held at the Bermuda Run Country Club Clubhouse starting with a player Meet & Greet at 6:30 pm and the banquet at 7 pm.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Girls Golf of America Foundation to help support the growth of "girls' only" tournaments in the US. All PKBGT Invitational participants and one guest are free of charge; additional tickets are available for $30. Tickets will be available to purchase online.
Round 1 will begins on the WEST Course, weather permitting.
Round 2 will begin on the EAST Course, weather permitting.
Following round 2, the field size will be reduced to the top-50% and ties based on the number of players who tee off during Round 1.
Final Round tee times begin on the EAST Course, weather permitting.
Awards for the top-six finishers will occur after play concludes.
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