The first Golden Tee tournament of 2018 is only just a few short weeks away! For those of you currently experiencing below-freezing temperatures or dealing with inches of snow on the ground will appreciate the fact that this event takes place in the typically-warm-in-February, Orlando, Florida.
The PEGT Tour returns for an eighth year with six separate stops, and it all begins at Sidelines Sports Grill in Orlando, FL on February 8 through February 11.
The tournament weekend begins on that Thursday with Closest-to-the-Pin and Money $hot events. The entry fee is $10 a piece and these contests will be double-elimination.
On Friday, focus will shift to the handicap tournament, a very popular night where many players get the chance to win their entry into the Saturday main event. 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 2018 courses. New to this year is the addition of our GT Fore! re-imagined course Rattlesnake Ridge. The five-courses will be drawn at random on the day of qualifying.
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. Tournament entry is $100. There is also the option to pay $20 to be included in the hole-in-one side pot.
After qualifying is done there will be a blind draw doubles tournament that will take place on classic courses. Doubles will be $15 per player and double elimination on the winners side.
We head back to the main event Sunday afternoon with double-elimination match play to decide the winners of both brackets. By evening, the first Power Events' tournament champion of 2018 will be crowned.
The energy and the atmosphere at this event have always been superb, and certainly looks like it remain that way with a location that continues to support Golden Tee so well. 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.
If you can't make it out to Florida to participate in the action, you can always follow along on Golden Tee's social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Golden Tee TV will also be along for the ride, streaming all the action from the weekend LIVE on YouTube and Twitch!
And if you have attended an event before and are looking for more action, and who can blame you, try the 2018 Florida Open on for size. Visit PEGTtour.com to sign up if you’re ready. Walk-ups are certainly welcome as well.
We hope to catch you in the sunshine state of Florida!