Sun City Pro-Am

Sunshine Senior Tour Pro-Am Series No.2

Friday 13 November and Saturday 14 November 2020

Hosted at the Sun City Resort

Entries close:  18:00 hours on 23rd October 2020

Venue: The Sun City Resort over the Lost City and Gary Player Golf Courses

PLAYER INFORMATION

Format & Conditions of Entry

This SA Senior Tour (SAST) pro-am will be played in accordance with the rules and regulations as set out by the R&A in a 36-hole Strokeplay event for professionals, who are 50 years of age or older on 13 November 2020.(18 holes being played on each of the days of 13th and 14th November 2020 respectively). A teams’ event will run concurrently in a 4-ball alliance competition consisting of one professional and three amateur partners. The field size will be limited to a maximum of 25 professionals and 75 amateurs, with the professionals playing off separate tees from the amateurs if the amateurs so wish in accordance with Golf RSA handicapping conditions.  

Entry Conditions, Exemptions for Entry into the Starting Draw
  • Professional Prize Fund R100 000 minimum
  • All professionals must enter through admin@seniortour.co.za.
  • This is an order of merit event for professionals over 36 holes of stroke play.
  • All amateurs are expected to enter through their team professional. The professionals must invite 3 amateurs as a condition of entry.

Exemptions for professional entrants-Pre-Q Details

  • Only member professionals of SAST in good standing may enter.
  • Preference will be given to members according to the ranking and exemption list of 2020 and invitations to participate with amateurs. (25 max)
  • The starting field size will be limited to 25 professional entrants. In the event of there being more than 25 entries, a prequalifying round will be necessary at Blue Valley on the morning of 10 November for 3 spots to be added to the 22 exempt players. In all instances the qualified exempt player must have a team including 3 amateurs and meet the entry criteria of accommodation and entry fees as stated in section 7 below.

 

Practice Day and Practice Facilities

The official practice day is Thursday,12 November 2020 and is free for professionals only. Players must book practice times through the Sun City pro shop on (sports@suninternational.com).

 

The range is behind the Lost City Clubhouse to the right of the 10th hole and balls are charged at R50 per bucket from 7am to 4pm Thursday 12 November 2020 to Sunday 14th November 2020 for all competitors.

Registration

All exempt senior professional entrants are required to register with the SA Senior Tour by 18.00 on 12th November 2020. This may also be done by telephone/sms/email to the Senior Tour Financial Director on 083 2270840 or email: fd@seniortour.co.za

Entry Fee, Withdrawals and Refunds
  • The Entry Fee for all professional entrants for the event is 00.
  • Entries close 23rd October 2020 at 6pm.
  • Professionals must enter and pay as per SAST Rules and Regulations.
  • Withdrawals BEFORE 18:00 hours on 23rd October 2020; a full refund will be possible.
  • If a player is absent on the tee without notification, no refund will be given and a fine may be imposed. The Tournament Committee will decide on refunds from withdrawals after the closing date for entries on medical and compassionate grounds only.
  • Once an entrant has teed off, refund of entry is not possible under any circumstances.
  • The amateur entry fee is R3000.00 per person payable to the Senior Tour at the course on the competition day or beforehand by EFT. Bank Details: Bank; ABSA, Account No.3310150605, Branch Code 632005. Receipts will be issued.
  • If a SAST member entrant is late on the tee, when called upon to start, the player shall be disqualified after an absence of 5 minutes and will not participate in the professional prize fund. The R&A rule 6-3a will apply for duration of this fun event. He will however be able to play with his team in the teams’ competition and win a prize.
Accommodation, Catering, Hospitality

Accommodation for individuals or team members and their partners may be booked with Sun International as follows:

 

Soho Hotel                                                                  Hotel Package(ea.) + SAST E/Fee(ea.)

  • Single golfer accommodation at    R7 397.00 + R3 000.00
  • 2 x Golfers sharing a room per person at     R4 931.00  +  3 000.00
  • 1 x Golfer sharing a room per person with a non- golfer  R4 250.00 + R3 000.00

 

All bookings and payments must be settled directly with the hotel. Typically, accommodation is

on a B&B arrangement per room from 12-15 November 2020 if required. Extensions to your

stay may be made with the hotel.

 

The costs include:

  • 3 nights’ accommodation at the Soho Hotel
  • 2 dinners (Friday night at Shebeen and Saturday night at Brew Monkey
  • 1 round at GPCC including halfway house
  • 1 round at Lost City GC including cart and halfway house

 

Cabanas Hotel                                                            Hotel Package(ea.) + SAST E/Fee(ea.)

 

  • Single golfer  R6 029.00 + R3 000.00
  • 2 x golfers sharing per person   R4 232.00   + R3 000.00
  • 1 x golfer +1 x non-golfer sharing per person  R3 551.00  +  R3 000.00

 

The costs include:

  • 3 nights’ accommodation at the Cabanas Hotel
  • 2 dinners (Friday night at Shebeen and Saturday night at Brew Monkey
  • 1 round at GPCC including halfway house
  • 1 round at Lost City GC including cart and halfway house

 

All bookings and payments must be settled directly with the hotel. Typically, accommodation

is on a B&B arrangement per room from 12-15 November 2020 if required. Extensions to your

stay may be made with the hotel.

 

Special Notes

  • Check- in 12 November, check out 15 November (Should guests wish to check in earlier or check out later they may do so; Cabanas accommodation is R1 579.00 per night and at the Soho Hotel at R2 045.00 per night).
  • Professionals in the starting line-up have complimentary accommodation with their non-golfer spouse/partner also at no cost for dinners during the tournament.
  • Golf Dates: 13 November at Lost City and 14 November at GPCC.
  • Caddies are not included in packages. They can be booked on the day at R330.00 per day (R250 + R50 h/way + R30 caddie foundation) paid to the pro shop.
  • Bookings are to be done via sports@suninternational.com
  • All vocation Club and MVG guests who wish to make bookings using time share or MVG points must do so directly, the packages excluding accommodation will be as follows:

# R1 862.00 per golfer +R3 000.00 SAST E/Fee

# R1 181.00 per person for 1 x golfer + 1 x non-golfer sharing+R3 000.00 SAST E/F

# The costs include:

  • 3 nights’ accommodation at the Soho Hotel
  • 2 dinners (Friday night at Shebeen and Saturday night at Brew Monkey
  • 1 round at GPCC including halfway house
  • 1 round at Lost City GC including cart and halfway house

 

The above pricing was given to the Senior Tour on 5 October 2020 and is subject to the terms

and conditions applied by Sun International at the facility. The Senior Tour takes no

responsibility for any bookings or dealings between the Senior Tour member and his

guests(amateurs) and Sun International.

 

On 14th November 2020, and weather permitting a prize giving dinner will take place at the Brew Monkey at 7pm.

 

Caddies, Motorized Carts

There will be caddies available at both Clubs during the event for those who prefer to walk the course. It is also recommended that each 4-ball take a caddie to rake bunkers and remove/install flag poles during play. Please tip generously.

All tee time groups will only be allowed two carts per group in the teams’ competition on the Lost City course: There are no carts allowed on the GPCC course.

Please check and book with the Pro shop.

SA Senior Tour Rules and Regulations/Additional Local Rules

All SA Senior Tour rules, terms and conditions apply. Additional Local Rules will be available from the starter on the 1st tee. Professional competitors are specifically asked to note:

  1. a) One ball rule is applicable
  2. b) Prohibitions on practice putting (Pros)
  3. c) Play suspensions in a dangerous situation requires an immediate stop for all players.
  4. d) Distance devices may be used
Golf Tee-Time Draws

 

There will be SA Senior Tour staff on the Event Committee.

Pat Lowth will be the Tournament Director (TD) in the event of a disputed rule.

  • The draws for both rounds will be made available on site from 12 noon on Thursday, First round draw available HERE
    12 November 2020.Practice rounds to be arranged with the pro shop at a rate TBA. 

SMS’s will also be sent to competitors advising of the same.

Play Off and Completion of the Event

In the event of a tie for first place amongst the professionals, there will be a play- off  using the 1st and 9th holes until a winner is established.

In the event of a tie(s) in the Teams section, prizes will be decided by     a count-out.

  • Best last round in the 36-hole totals
  • Then best last 18/9 holes where applicable
  • Then best last 6 holes
  • In another way by the TD if the above remains unsolved

The event will be considered closed by the TD when all scores are recorded and the winners have been established.

 If a Teams’ day is not completed, the TD will decide on further procedures and details after consultation with the event committee.

Prize giving

Prize giving for the pro-ams will be done at the Brew Monkey within strict Covid-19 conditions on 14th November 2020 from 6.30pm for 7 pm.

There will 3 team prizes per day, one 36- hole overall team prize and closest to pins on all the short holes and longest drive on both days.

Also, we would like to auction a few items at the prize giving to raise funds for a deserving cause or for some who have been without income for 5 months.

There is compulsory attendance required at the prize giving by all the senior professionals participating in the teams’ event. Dress smart casual.

In the event of a tie(s) for the team prizes, these will be done by scorecard count outs as decided in point 11 above by the TD.

Team Event
  • The team competition is an Alliance Stableford format with 2 scores to count on each hole, where the professionals play off a scratch handicap and their amateur partners (male or female) off their official club handicaps. The Alliance score is recorded on each hole. Ladies may play from the forward tees as per the golf course design and their scorecard stroking. The current Golf RSA handicapping format will apply off the chosen coloured tee markers.
  • The competitors may have the same or different partners on the respective days of the competition.
  • The senior professional must record his strokeplay score on each hole played.

 

 

The management and staff of SAST hope you all have a wonderful and enjoyable experience and thank you for your participation.