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Before we reach the end of the year, we still have work to do. We still have five Golden Tee 2017 World Championship tickets to give out in various ways. Then, after New Year’s has come and gone, the madness will truly commence.
The latest installment of the Golden Tee Worlds will take place on May 19 through May 21 at Hi Scores Bar-Arcade in Henderson, Nevada—just a short drive from the Las Vegas strip.
We’ve doubled the total field, which is up to 64 players. The top prize is $10,000. The overall prize pool is more than $70,000. It’s big—really, really big—although we have to establish a tournament field before we can do anything else.
The next part of this process begins, well, pretty much now. Starting Friday, November 25, the winners of four Freaky Fridays will reserve their spot in the Golden Tee World Championship.
The schedule (and themes) for these courses are as follows. (Please note, we will explain them more in depth in time.)
November 25 – Around the World
December 2 – Just Play Golf
December 9 – Elevation Overload
December 16 – Jim Zielinski’s Favorite Designs
During this time, we will also award the winner of Power Event’s Player of the Year tournament a spot as well, meaning that six of the 64 spaces will be taken. Another way of putting it is that there are still 58 spots open.
Here is when/how these spots will be filled.
Best 50-Game Average Score (January 15 – March 15, 50 Spots):
A proven form of qualifying returns to this year’s worlds with a slight twist. Between January 15 and March 15, all Golden Tee players will be able to qualify by playing LIVE Prize Play. In order to have a chance at qualifying, each player must finish 10 Prize Play games on all five Golden Tee 2017 courses—for a total of 50 games. In these two months, players are allowed and encouraged to play as many games as they please.
But it's not just about playing 50 games. It's your best 50 games—or your best 10 scores from each course. The goal will be to better your best 10 scores on each course through qualifying. Once March 16 arrives, this 50-game average will be final. Combined Great Shot Points in these games that are counted will serve as the tiebreaker.
Best 50-Game Average Score for Non-Prize Play States (January 15 – March 15, 3 Spots):
Do you play Golden Tee in a state that doesn’t allow Prize Play—specifically Alaska, Louisiana, New Jersey or South or Dakota? If so, you too can qualify for the Vegas event. A separate online contest for players from these states will take place with the exact same 10-game average, 50-game total format mentioned above during the exact same time period. The top three finishers during this time will earn spots in the Golden Tee World Championship.
Please note: all qualifiers must be a resident of the state that they qualified in.
The Golden Tee Home Edition World Rankings (January – March, 3 Spots):
Surprise! Not only will Golden Tee Home Edition owners be included in this year’s Worlds, but we are creating World Rankings that will be specific to Golden Tee Home Edition locations. For those new to World Rankings, it takes the top score on all five current courses in a given month, averages them together and takes the total Great Shot Points in those games to rank players.
The top Golden Tee Home Edition World Rankings finishers during January, February and March will each be rewarded a spot in Vegas. In the instance that a player wins first more than one month, the No. 2 player will be selected. Please note:
Please Note: In order to qualify for the Worlds on a Golden Tee Home Edition, a player must be the owner of the game.
We have lots and lots and lots to get to, and it all starts next Friday on the Daily Contest.
Stay tuned to Goldentee.com for more!