Tournament

Format

THE DOUBLE EAGLE INVITATIONAL PRO-AM
TOURNAMENT GOLF

72 Holes

Field Size

56 Teams

Prize Purse

$100,000

Team size

One Professional
+ four amateurs

Team scoring

Best Ball Gross
+ Best Ball Net

The Double Eagle Invitational Pro-Am is a five-person team event, each consisting of an invited professional and four amateur partners. The professional plays for a total of $100,000 in prize money, based on the individual 72- hole competition and the position of the team at the end of the tournament. The team position of the event is a best-ball gross PLUS best-ball net competition.

USGA rules and local rules apply

Team Format

Teams consist of one professional and four amateur partners. Within each flight division and in the overall competition, teams will compete in a one-best-ball gross PLUS one-best-ball net competition. This requires two balls to complete each hole, as the score for anyone participant can count for gross OR net (not both). The professional’s ball is part of the team format and shall have a designated handicap of 0.

COURSES AND PAIRINGS

Each team will play two rounds on the Nicklaus Course and two rounds on the Weiskopf Course at the Vista Vallarta Golf Club. Pairings for the 1st two rounds will be available at check-in. Pairings for the final two rounds will be determined by position in the field. Pairings for Friday and Saturday will be posted the previous evening.

Flight divisions

There will be four flight divisions, based on combined amateur handicaps.

Golf Genius Live Scoring

Live scoring is featured throughout the event using Golf Genius. Both monitors at the golf course and online access make scoring available to participants, friends and followers at home. Live scoring assists with the excitement of the event, and it is important that each team (one player only) simply posts team scores on a hole-by hole basis during the round.

Playoffs and ties

A sudden death playoff for 1st place in the 72-hole medal competition will be held immediately following the completion of the final round. The playoff will continue until a winner is declared. If weather or daylight halts the playoff at any time, the players will be deemed co-champions and share the prize monies accordingly.

Distribution of prize money

All prize money will be forwarded to professionals following the event.

Team awards

Team awards will be distributed to the overall team champions. There will be four flight divisions based on the combined handicaps of the amateur members of the team. In each flight, there will be awards for the overall champions. Ties will be broken using the following method: “the team with the lowest team score on any given day shall be determined the champion”.

Optional team buy-in

Teams have the ability to buy-in to an event pool which pays out for skins and low teams in each flight.

Handicaps

All men’s handicaps are converted with the following tournament handicap chart. Male amateur participants will compete at the handicaps listed and from the tee colors noted. Each participant will play at the index determined by the tournament committee. This will be determined through a formula utilizing the player’s low index for the year, and the player’s current index. Note that due to the best ball format, and with four amateurs on each team, the tournament handicaps will compute to approximately 80% of your ‘normal course handicap’.

Individual Index
HDCP
Tee Color
and below
+3.1
+3
Blue
+3.0
+2.1
+2
Blue
+2.0
+1.1
+1
Blue
+1.0
0.2
0
Blue
0.3
1.2
1
Blue
1.3
2.4
2
Blue
2.5
3.6
3
Blue
3.7
4.8
4
Blue
4.9
6.0
5
Blue
6.1
7.2
6
Blue
7.3
8.4
7
Blue
8.5
9.6
8
Blue
9.7
10.8
9
Blue
10.9
12.0
9
White
12.1
13.2
10
White
13.3
14.4
11
White
14.5
15.6
12
White
15.7
16.8
13
White
16.9
18.0
14
White
18.1
19.2
15
White
19.3
and higher
16
White

All ladies use the handicap chart noted above (note the comments under HANDICAPS section above). Ladies all play red tees.

Tournament Tee Positions

PROFESSIONALS
TEES
YARDAGE
Professionals under 50 yrs old
Tournament tees
6800 yds
Senior Professionals 50-59 yrs old
Gold tees
6600 yds
Super Senior Professionals 60+ yrs old
Blue tees
6400 yds
Women Professionals
Yellow tees
5950 yds
AMATEURS
TEES
YARDAGE
Men
Blue tees
6400 yds
Men @ index 10.9 / higher
White tees
6100 yds
Men 60+ yrs old
White tees
6100 yds *
Women
Red tees
5300 yds

* This is optional for those with indexes of .03 – 10.8, and the handicap will be reduced by 1 stoke.

Yardages are approximated

Senior Golfers

Age 60 and over male players, with a tournament index of 0.3 or higher, shall have the option of moving up from the blue tees to the white tees. If the player chooses this option, the player’s handicap will be reduced by 1.

Notes
1) The player must declare which tee he wishes to play from prior to teeing off on round #1 (inform the starter on #1 tee). He will continue to play from the same tee color throughout the event and may not change this designation during the competition.
2) If the player is already playing from the white tees, this option does not exist, and he will remain playing from the white tees with the tournament handicap as noted. All participants with indexes of 10.9 or higher will already be playing from the white tees so this option would not apply.

TOURNAMENT

WINNERS