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Important Information below...Please Read the following
The 2014 Ocala Open......$10,000 added money.....$12,000 guaranteed winners check
Entry Deadline: Thursday March 6th @ 5pm (est)
Dates: Tuesday March 11th.....Ocala Open Charity Pro-Am
Championship: Wed.-Fri. March 12-15 (54-Hole Walking event with a cut after 36-Holes)
Maximum Field Size:
Number of Entries Received: 156... The 2014 Ocala Open is now SOLD-OUT
The 2013 Champion is two-time Ocala Open Champion Travis Hampshire, Travis has decided to Defend his title once again.
Some important things to know about the Ocala Open...
This is a 54-Hole Stroke Play Championship with a cut to the top 33% and ties after 36 Holes.
The Ocala Open is a WALKING event.....All players are required to walk during each stipulated round. Players may carry their own clubs, use a pull cart, or employ a caddie. Caddies will be offered the option to use a cart.
All contestants MUST wear slacks during the Championship.
All players are asked to check in at Player registration to receive their Player Parking pass, and to fill out a tax form.(W-9 for U.S., or W-8BEN for foreign athletes). I must have this on file for you to receive a check. If you earned a check at last weeks Crane Lakes invitational, it will be available for pick-up at registration.
The 2014 Ocala Open Charity Pro-Am will take place on Tuesday, March 11th. This years Pro-Am is full and will begin promptly at 9:30am (Shot-Gun start)....Practice rounds are available after the pro-am field finishes. Andy Jorgenson, the Golf Course superintendent and his staff will be preparing the golf course for the opening round, all players are asked to be courteous to the grounds crew during your practice round.
The Florida Professional Golf Tour, Candler Hills Golf Club, and the entire On Top of the World community welcome all of you and hope you enjoy this years Ocala Open.
The 2014 Daytona Beach Open and Pro-Am
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, March 19 @ 5pm (est)
Dates: Friday March 21st.....The Mayors Pro-Am......8:30am shot-Gun start...as of now only 21 pro's needed...
Championship: Saturday-Sunday, March 22-23
Maximum Field Size: 144
Number of Entries Received thus far: 74
Please Take a moment to check and be sure your name is on the Player Lists for the events listed below, PLEASE don't wait until 2 days before an event to tell me your not on the list.
These lists have been on the web site for month's.....Please Take the time to check them.
A couple things not to do:
Don't call us and try to enter an upcoming event DURING an event....Call the office when we are not on-site conducting a Championship.
Do not call the office after 6pm and expect someone to answer. If you need your Tee-Time it's always on the web site, and at the Host facility.
As I've said before, if we don't answer when you call the office it's because we are attending to another call, Leave a message.....we will always call you back.
Player Notice: IMPORTANT
The following players need to contact the FPGTour Office: I have (checks, W-9's, etc.) for you and I am in need of corrected mailing addresses and / or Tax information.
Thor Gissurarson...(No accurate tax info or mailing address on file)
Ryan Saul.....(Incorrect Mailing address) W-9 ( Mail was returned )
J.D. Guiney...(Incorrect Mailing address) W-9 ( Mail was returned)
Stuart Gold...(Incorrect Mailing address) W-9 ( Mail was returned)
Special Notice to ALL future contestants: 2013-2014 Entry Procedures
Effective Immediately.....The Florida Professional Golf Tour has adopted a new entry procedure for all contestants...These new procedures will take effect immediately and are as follows.....
All Non-Member entries MUST be secured with a Credit Card (Unless pre-paid by Cash or check)...No exceptions. On-Site checks from
Non-Members will not be accepted at registration.
FPGTour Members in good standing, may continue to enter any event on the schedule (With exception to the 2014 Ocala Open) by verbally committing to the FPGTour office.
The FPGTour apologizes for any inconvienence this new entry procedure may cause, but I believe too many players feel it's OK to just pull out, or withdraw after the deadline with no consequence. In order to protect both the field and the Host Facility I must make these necessary changes to insure the size of the field I promise the Host Course remains consistent.
The FPGTour's withdrawal policy will remain the same and is as follows:
Any player may withdraw without penalty so long as He or She does so by the ENTRY DEADLINE, and that means 5:00pm est. as stated on the schedule page of the FPGTour's web site.
Any player (Member or NON-Member) who withdraws from any event after the 5:00pm Entry Deadline will incur a late withdrawal penalty of $25.00 . Non- Members will have their Credit Cards charged the appropriate amount, Members will be assesed the late withdrawal penalty at their next event.
Any player (Member or NON-Member) who withdraws after the Round One pairings have been released will be charged the FULL ENTRY AMOUNT. Non-Members will have their Credit Cards charged the appropriate amount, FPGTour Members will be subject to the same amount, due and payable before they can enter any future events.
In addition, any FPGTour member who fails to follow these entry procedures will forfeit his or her membership privileges, and will be required to pre-pay all entries in all future events.
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NOTICE TO ALL COMPETITORS:
Rules change on Grooves...
Updated August 6th, 2013
After careful consideration, the FPGTour has decided to adopt the new grooves change as a "Condition of competition" for the upcoming 2013-2014 tournament season. Though we are a developmental tour for aspiring professional golfers we believe that by now all players should have acquired conforming clubs.
The FPGTour would like to caution all players who plan on competing in, or Qualifying for a USGA Championship (ie. US Open, US Senior Open) or any PGA Tour, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, LATINOAMERICA Tour, or PGA Tour Canada event after January 1, 2010.
PLEASE check the Conditions of the Competition for these events before attempting to compete, as it is our understanding that your clubs " MUST" conform.
Side Note: If you contact the Tour Office and we're unable to take your call, please leave us a message and we will return your calls as soon as possible. Due to the amount of telemarketing phone calls received at the office, we can not return missed calls if we don't recognize the number, or you do not leave us a message with a call back number. We do not answer calls received from "Blocked or unknown" numbers, please be sure to add us to your Un-Blocked phone list.
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