67th Florida Open Championship Quail Valley Golf Club/Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club Vero Beach, Florida July 19-21, 2013
Dear Participant, On behalf of the Members and staff at Quail Valley Golf Club we would like to welcome and congratulate you on qualifying for this year’s Florida State Open. We are certainly excited and feel privileged to be hosting, with Orchid Island, this year’s prestigious event. We hope you will find both golf courses to be challenging and enjoyable. In hosting this event we did want to insure that all competitors were familiar with a couple of polices which Quail Valley has in place which we would ask that all players follow: 1) Cell phones use is prohibited in all areas at Golf Club with the exception of the Men’s Locker Room and porch. 2) Quail Valley does not permit Cargo Pants/Shorts 3) Quail Valley requires all players to wear collared or mock turtle neck golf shirts. 4) Pull carts are not permitted at Quail Valley We thank you in advance for your adherence to these policies. Upon arriving at Quail Valley you will be provided with a guest tag that we would ask all players to please place on their bag. This will aid our staff in storing clubs and getting players set for play each morning. Additionally, lockers will be assigned and are for your use all week. Locker assignments will be available upon your arrival. In closing, please feel free to contact me or any member of my staff with any needs that you may have prior to or during championship week. Once again, congratulations on you’re qualifying up to this point and best of luck to each of you this week. Fairways and Greens,
Don Meadows, PGA Director of Golf Quail Valley Golf Club firstname.lastname@example.org (772)-299-0093
Memorandum to Contestants: On behalf of the Florida State Golf Association (FSGA) and the PGA Sections operating in Florida, congratulations on qualifying for the 67th Florida Open Championship. We hope that you enjoy your experience competing in one of Floridaâ€™s oldest Championships and take many favorable memories from your time at each facility. Please take time to carefully read through this packet of information. There are several important items contained here, some of which require action by you by a certain time (e.g. hotel reservations, pre-registration, and practice rounds, etc.). If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the FSGA Championships Department at (813) 868-5850 or email@example.com. Pre-Registration Deadline: By 12:00 PM, Monday, July 15th, each player must pre-register: All qualifying professional players must remit $250 and amateur players must remit $150 per player for advance payment of Championship fees. Championship fees include tee gift, cart fees and range balls for all competitive rounds. Players should pay by credit card online through the My FSGA Account section at www.fsga.org. Payment must be received by 12:00 PM, Monday, July 15th, or you will be withdrawn from the Championship. To register online: log on to the FSGA website at www.fsga.org using your email address and password click on "My Account" in the upper right hand corner of the homepage under "My Tournaments", click on the "Pre-Register" button to the right of the tournament name enter your credit card information and then click the "Charge My Card" button on the bottom right hand corner of the page Exempt players are automatically pre-registered with a complete entry. Failure to meet this deadline will result in withdrawal of your entry and your place in the field will be filled by an alternate. We stress that all players who qualify must meet the pre-registration deadline of 12:00 PM, Monday, July 15th. Championship Format Championship (54 Holes) - The Championship field of 156 players will be split for rounds 1 & 2 between the two championship courses. Over the first two rounds, each player will play one round at each course. After two rounds, the field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties with the final round being conducted at Quail Valley Golf Club. The lowest score for 54 holes will be the Champion. If necessary, there will be a three hole aggregate score play-off on holes 16, 17 & 18, for the Championship. If the play-off results in a tie, play will immediately continue, hole by hole on holes 18, 10, 8 & 9. It is the playerâ€™s responsibility to be present for any playoff.
Carts, Caddies & Spectators Players can either ride or walk during the Championship rounds. However, all players including those who choose to walk must adhere to the established FSGA Pace of Play Policy. Only two carts per group. Spectators and caddies are always welcome at FSGA Championships. Players or caddies are allowed to ride in carts, but each player is entitled to only one seat in the cart. This means that either the caddie or the player may ride, but not both at the same time. Spectators may NOT ride. Tee Times & Groups Tee times and groups will be arranged and posted on the FSGA website no later than Friday, July 12th. Players will be emailed a notice when pairings are posted and tee times will also be sent out via text message for those who registered to receive tee times by text message. Practice Rounds & Practice Facilities Practice rounds are available one week prior to the Championship (starting July 12th) on a space available basis on both courses. Practice rounds are restricted to after 12:00 PM on the weekend prior (July 13th & 14th) to the Championship. Players can either walk or ride during their practice round and the cost of the practice round is $25 plus tax and includes range balls. Only exempt and qualifying participants may play practice rounds at the discounted rate. You may not make your practice round tee time before the field is set on Monday, July 8th. Starting times for your practice round can be arranged by calling the club. The golf shop telephone numbers are: Quail Valley Golf Club - (772) 299-0093 and Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club - (772) 388-9393. Players will be allowed to practice after their practice rounds on Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18, and after each competitive round. Any players playing a practice round before Wednesday, July 17th, will be allowed to use the practice facility before that round only. Quail Valley Golf Club and Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club The Membership, Management and the Board of Directors of Quail Valley Golf Club and Orchid Island would like all of you to enjoy your experience during the Florida Open. Players are to change their shoes in the locker room; not in the parking lot. Players are encouraged to use the services of the clubhouse including the buffets and grill room for food and beverage as well as the locker room and its services. Gentlemen are prohibited from wearing their hats while in the club house. Both clubs strictly prohibits the use of cell phones on the golf course and in the club house. Practice Facility The driving range will open at 6:45 AM Friday - Sunday. The practice facility will close each day at 6:30 PM.
GPS and Range Finders In this competition, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance ONLY. However, if, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind-speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional functions are actually used.” Lunch Buffets During the Championship rounds, there will be a complimentary player’s buffet set up in the main clubhouse. Players will need to show their player badge to the club’s staff to receive lunch. Lunches for spectators and caddies will be available. The price will be posted at each club. Dress Codes Gentlemen are required to have shirts tucked in and hats worn properly while on the golf course. The wearing of mock turtleneck shirts designed for golf is permitted. Golf shorts are permitted. No cargo shorts are allowed. Remember that you are guests at Quail valley Golf Club and Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club. Entries are subject to rejection or withdrawal at any time (including during the event). The reason for rejection may include improper attire and/or unbecoming conduct. Caddies & Spectator’s Dress Code – All caddies, spectators and family members should wear golf attire. Caddies should wear golf shirts with a collar. Accommodations Arrangements have been made at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott - Vero Beach at a rate of $109 plus tax (rate includes a breakfast buffet). When making your reservations please identify yourself as a FSGA Florida Open competitor. For reservations please call 772-978-9292, and identify yourself as an FSGA Competitor. This rate would be available until the hotel has 10% of their inventory left. Holiday Inn - Vero Beach Oceanside All FSGA competitors will receive 15% off the current rates. For reservations please call 772-231-2300, and ask for the Florida State Golf Association (FSGA) corporate rate. Pace of Play Policy – Checkpoint System In order to accommodate 156 players, it is essential that the game be played at a brisk pace and the stated pace of play for each course will be posted on the Notice to Players. The FSGA uses a checkpoint pace of play system at all competitions that it conducts in the state of Florida. There are NO Warnings to the players and players are not timed. Each group must complete each nine within the stated time or within 15 minutes of the group ahead or each player in the group will be subject to a one stroke penalty (two strokes for a second breach). This pace of play policy places the full responsibility for pace of play on the players. FSGA Pace of Play Policy.
The FSGA pace of play policy utilizes a two checkpoint system. Players will not receive warnings. Players are not timed Each group is responsible for monitoring their own pace. To avoid penalty, groups must complete each checkpoint hole: Within 15 minutes of the group ahead, or Under the allotted time. Checkpoints at each course will be on holes #9 and #18. All players in a group in breach are subject to penalty. Position with Group Ahead – To stay within 15 minutes of the group ahead, players should never have an open hole and they should be in the fairway on par 4’s and 5’s when the group ahead leaves the green. Purse Pay Out The purse and payout will be announced at the site during registration on Thursday. The golf professional purse will be mailed to the professional’s address on file from their entry by the Wednesday following the Championship. The amateurs in the field will receive gift certificates immediately after all of the scores are accepted. Registration There will be a registration table set up in the main clubhouse to pick up your Florida Open Shirt, hat, and player badge and player information the day before the Championship at the Quail Valley Golf Club only from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. This is NOT a mandatory registration. Tee gifts and additional information will be available for pickup before the competitive rounds for players not playing a practice round on Thursday. Charges Each club accepts cash or Visa/MasterCard for payment. Spike Policy It is a condition of the Florida State Golf Association that shoes with traditionally designed spikes (regardless of composition, i.e. ceramic, plastic, etc.) or spikes, regardless of design, comprised either entirely or partially of metal (when such metal comes in contact with the surface of the putting green) are prohibited. Penalty for breach of this condition: Disqualification.
Thank you and Good Luck!! FSGA Championships Committee
Directions to Quail Valley Golf Club 6545 Pinnacle Drive Vero Beach, Florida 32967 (772) 299-0093 From US 1 - take US 1 to 69th Street (SR 508). Go west approximately 3.5 miles and the Club will be on the left. From I-95 (From the North) - Take exit 156 to Fellsmere/Sebastian Exit. Head east to SR-510. Turn right on SR-510 and continue to the stop light at 66th Avenue. Turn right on 66th Avenue, continue south to 69th Street, turn right (west) and go approximately just over 1 mile - the Club is on the left. From I-95 (From the South) - Exit 147 (Vero Beach/Lake Wales Exit SR 60). Turn right and go east on SR 60. From there turn left on 66th Avenue north until you reach 69th Street. Then go back west (take a left) on 69th Street and they will see the Golf Club approximately 3/4 of a mile on the left. From the I-95 Exit it will take approximately 15 minutes to arrive at Quail Valley. From Orlando International Airport to I-95 - Take SR-528/Beeline east to I-95 south. From here follow directions above (From I-95). From Palm Beach International Airport to I-95 - Take Belvedere Road east to I-95 north. From here follow directions above. Driving Directions from Quail Valley Golf Club to Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club 7.1 Miles â€“ Driving Time 15 Min. 1. Departing from Quail Valley turn Right onto 69th St / CR-508 (2.2 miles) 2. Turn Left onto 58th Ave. / Kings Hwy / CR-613 (2.0 miles) 3. Turn Right onto 85th St. / CR-510 (2.5 miles) (You will pass a CITGO in 0.6 Miles continue over the Wabasso Causeway the entrance gate house for Orchid Island will be on your Left)
Directions to Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club One Indies Drive Vero Beach, Florida 32963 (772) 388-9393 Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club is situated on the barrier island north of Vero Beach. It is bordered to the west by the Indian River (intracoastal waterway), to the south by County Route 510 (Wabasso bridge road) and to the east by the Atlantic ocean. The property is 80 miles north of Palm Beach, 30 miles south of Melbourne, and 90 miles southeast of Orlando. Interstate 95 and the Florida turnpike are conveniently accessible. Traveling South to Orchid Island Take Interstate 95 south to Exit 156 (Fellsmere Exit/Route 512). Turn left (East) at the end of the exit ramp onto Route 512. Proceed East on Route 512 for 7 miles to Route 1. Turn right (South) on Route 1 and proceed approximately 4.5 miles to the intersection of Route 1 and Route 510 (Wabasso Bridge Road). Turn left (East) onto Route 510. Continue East on route 510 2.5 miles (over the bridge) to Route A1A. Turn left (North) on A1A, proceed approximatley 1 mile and you will find the entry to Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club on right. Traveling North to Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club Take Interstate 95 north to Exit 147 (Vero Beach/Route 60). Turn right (East) at the end of the exit ramp onto Route 60. Proceed East on Route 60 for 10.5 miles through Vero Beach and over the Intracoastal Waterway to Route A1A. Turn left (North) on route A1A and proceed approximately 8 miles. Turn right (East) at the entry to Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club. Directions from Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club to Quail Valley Golf Club 1. Head southeast on Beachside Drive toward Orchid Island Drive 2. Turn right onto Orchid Island Drive go 115 ft total 3. Take the 1st left onto A1A S about 2 minutes go 0.8 miles 4. Turn right onto FL-510 W/Wabasso Beach Rd. Continue to follow FL-510 W (About 4 minutes, go 2.6 miles) 5. Continue onto County Rd 510 W/85th St About 4 minutes go 1.6 mi 6. Turn left onto Co Rd 505/66th Ave about 3 minutes go 2.0 mi 7. Turn right onto Co Rd 508/69th St go 1.0 mi 8. Turn left onto 74th Ave/Pinnacle Dr.