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There will be sunshine and beers and, of course, Golden Tee. That much we can guarantee about this year’s Florida Open, the first PEGT Tour stop of 2017 that is closing in fast.
Power Events’ fantastic tournament series will begin at Sidelines Sports Grill in St. Cloud, Florida on February 9 through February 12. For those who have attended this event over the past few years, please note that this is a new location. Same great ownership, but a new venue.
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, 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.
Beyond the events, the Florida Open always has tremendous vibe: the weather, the people, the start of a new tournament year. Whatever the reason, it’s a must-attend for fans of all skill levels. You will learn shots you have never seen before and get the thrill of competing in whatever events you please. Or you can simply attend, have a beer or three and watch the action up close.
For more information or to sign up, visit pegttour.com. Walkups are always welcome as well.