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The first Golden Tee tournament of 2017 is now just a few weeks away. And for those residing in horrifying climates, this event provides a few days of sun and warm temperatures.
Plus, Golden Tee. That’s a significant portion of the Florida Open, a staple stop on Power Events’ Golden Tee Tour.
The PEGT Tour returns this year with six separate stops, and it all begins at Sidelines Sports Grill in Orlando, FL on February 9 through February 12. Please note: this is a new location for the Florida Open. If you’ve just been showing up the last few years, show up to Sidelines Sports Grill this time around. Same great service, same great ownership, new location.
The tournament weekend commences on Thursday, February 9 with a Closest-to-the-Pin event. The entry fee is $10 and this contest will be double-elimination.
On Friday, focus will shift to the handicap tournament, a night that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It will begin roughly at 7:30 p.m. and be single-elimination. Entry is $25, and you must have a valid GT handicap to enter.
The following day, Saturday, the main event will begin at noon. All participants will take part in a five-course qualifier on the 2017 courses. The 32 players with the combined lowest scores will be placed into the main bracket. All other players will be thrown into the purple bracket.
Double-elimination match play to decide the winners of both brackets will take place on Sunday. By evening, the first Golden Tee tournament champions will be crowned. Tournament entry is $100. There is also the option to pay $20 to be included in the hole-in-one side pot.
The energy and the atmosphere at this event have always been superb, and it will certainly remain that way in a new location. If you have not attended a GT tournament yet—and you’re tired of the cold and grey and snow—this might be the one to try.
And if you have attended an event and are looking for more action, and who can blame you, try the 2017 Florida Open on for size. Visit PEGTtour.com to sign up if you’re ready. Walkups are certainly welcome as well.
Stay tuned for much more on this tournament and many others!