Information for Competitors

 

2018 AEGEAN AIRLINES PRO-AM
Costa Navarino, Greece
07 - 09 June 2018

COMPETITOR INFORMATION

1. ELIGIBILITY
Professionals
The 13th “Aegean Airlines Pro-Am” is open to all PGA Members and trainees as recognized by their
respective National PGA. A limited number of exemptions may be considered, provided that the
Professional is a member in good standing of an organization that is considered a Professional Member
of the International Golf Federation. Any doubts as to eligibility will be decided by the PGAs of Europe
Board of Directors whose decision will be final.

Amateurs
Amateur participants must be at least of 18 years old on Thursday 7th June 2018 and should be in possession of a current official handicap.

2. REGISTRATIONS
Professionals
The Championship Office will be operational from 09.00hrs on Tuesday 5th June in the clubhouse at
Navarino Dunes. All Professionals are requested to register at the Championship Office before 12.00hrs
on Wednesday 6th June either in person at the Championship Office, by e-mail to ed@pgae.com, or by
Telephone using the Tournament Administration Telephone Number: +44 (0) 7809 338919.
The Professionals are also advised to assist amateurs’ registration at the Team Registration Office at the
Westin Resort entrance to ensure exact handicaps are provided.
Amateurs
The Team Registration office (amateurs) will be located at the Westin Resort entrance and will be
operational on Tuesday 5th June from 10.00 to 19.00, and the remaining tournament days from 09.00
to 18.00.
All amateur competitors MUST confirm and present their current exact handicap upon registration.

3. COMPETITORS BRIEFING
Professionals’ Briefing will take place at the Championship office upon registration.

4. CONDITIONS OF PLAY
Professionals Individual Strokeplay
The Professionals will play a 54-hole individual Stroke Play event. Each Professional will play 18 holes
on Thursday 7th June, 18 holes on Friday 8th June and 18 holes on Saturday 9th June 2018.

The event shall be played under the R&A Rules of Golf, the Tournament Regulations of the PGAs of
Europe, the 2018 PGAs of Europe Conditions of Competition and the local rules for the Navarino Dunes
and Navarino Bay Golf Courses, as determined by the PGAs of Europe Chief Referee.

Male Professionals will be playing from the White Tees; Female Professionals will be playing from the
Yellow Tees.

INDIVIDUAL STROKEPLAY PRIZE FUND BREAKDOWN

1st

€ 7,000.00

23rd

€ 570.00

45th

€ 350.00

2nd

€ 5,000.00

24th

€ 560.00

46th

€ 340.00

3rd

€ 3,000.00

25th

€ 550.00

47th

€ 330.00

4th

€ 2,000.00

26th

€ 540.00

48th

€ 320.00

5th

€ 1,300.00

27th

€ 530.00

49th

€ 310.00

6th

€ 1,100.00

28th

€ 520.00

50th

€ 300.00

7th

€ 900.00

29th

€ 510.00

51st

€ 290.00

8th

€ 830.00

30th

€ 500.00

52nd

€ 280.00

9th

€ 780.00

31st

€ 490.00

53rd

€ 270.00

10th

€ 750.00

32nd

€ 480.00

54th

€ 260.00

11th

€ 730.00

33rd

€ 470.00

55th

€ 250.00

12th

€ 710.00

34th

€ 460.00

56th

€ 240.00

13th

€ 690.00

35th

€ 450.00

57th

€ 230.00

14th

€ 670.00

36th

€ 440.00

58th

€ 220.00

15th

€ 650.00

37th

€ 430.00

59th

€ 210.00

16th

€ 640.00

38th

€ 420.00

60th

€ 200.00

17th

€ 630.00

39th

€ 410.00

61st

€ 190.00

18th

€ 620.00

40th

€ 400.00

62nd

€ 180.00

19th

€ 610.00

41st

€ 390.00

63rd

€ 170.00

20th

€ 600.00

42nd

€ 380.00

64th

€ 160.00

21st

€ 590.00

43rd

€ 370.00

65th

€ 150.00

22nd

€ 580.00

44th

€ 360.00

66th

€ 140.00


In the case of a tie in the Professional Individual Strokeplay then a hole by hole play-off will take place on the Dunes Course until a result is achieved.

All Professionals who complete both rounds in the Pro-Am will receive an additional €400.00 Prize Money

*Please note that all Prize money is subject to a PGAs of Europe 5% Levy. 

ADDITIONAL AWARDS FOR PROFESSIONALS:
• Longest drive - Round 3 - €200
• Nearest the pin (Hole 14 at The Dunes Course) - Round 3 - €200

“HOLE-IN-ONE” AWARD
• There will be a “Hole-in-One” Award Prize for Professionals

Aegean Airlines Pro-Am
A total of 66 teams (consisting of 1 Professional and 3 Amateurs) will compete in a 36-Hole Stableford event, with the best two scores from the team of four to count on each hole. Each team will play 18 holes on Thursday 7th June and 18 holes on Friday 8th June 2018.

The Pro-Am shall be played under the R&A Rules of Golf, the Tournament Regulations of the PGAs of Europe, the 2018 PGAs of Europe Conditions of Competition and the local rules for the Navarino Dunes and Navarino Bay Golf Courses, as determined by the PGAs of Europe Chief Referee.

Male Amateurs will be playing from the Yellow Tees; Male Seniors will be playing from the Blue Tees; Female Amateurs will be playing from the Red Tees.

Senior Tees will be available to all amateur competitors over the age of 65. Seniors wishing to play off the senior tees will need to show proof of age upon amateur registration.

Six overall team prizes (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th) will be awarded after accumulating the scores of the two rounds.

In the case of a tie in the Pro-Am, prizes will be determined by a card count back based on the scores achieved over “The Dunes Course”.

Following round one of the Pro-Am, teams will also compete in three divisions (Gold, Silver and Bronze) on each course based on Rounds one’s results, and the winning team of each division will be awarded prizes. Divisions for each course will be as follows:

Divisions for each course will be as follows:
Gold Division 1st to 11th ranked team following Round 1
Silver Division 12th to 22nd ranked team following Round 1
Bronze Division 23rd to 33rd ranked team following Round 1

ADDITIONAL AWARDS FOR AMATEURS IN THE PRO-AM:
• Longest drive (men) Round 2
• Longest drive (ladies) Round 2
• Closest to the pin (men and ladies) Round 2

In the case of a tie in the Pro-Am, prizes will be determined by a card count back based on the scores achieved over “The Dunes Course”.

ADDITIONAL AWARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL IN THE PRO-AM
The professional participants of the 13th "Aegean Airlines Pro-Am" will receive €400 each for their participation. The fund of €26,400 will be distributed evenly among each professional, irrespective to the final ranking and score of the respective teams participating in the 2-day Pro-Am tournament.

The Aegean Airlines Cup
On Saturday 9th June, Amateur Players can compete in the Aegean Airlines Cup, and individual Stableford tournament played on the Navarino Dunes and Navarino Bay courses. Players can choose whether they would like to compete in the afternoon slot on the Navarino Dunes Course, the morning slot on the Navarino Bay Course, or the afternoon slot on the Navarino Bay Course. Players who wish to compete in the Aegean Cup MUST register no later than 17.00hrs on the 7th June.

5. DRAWS
Aegean Airlines Pro-Am
The draw for Rounds 1 and 2 of the Aegean Airlines Pro-Am tournament will be published in the Tournament Office after 13.00hrs on Wednesday 6th June, and at the Official Hotel, The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino after 14.00hrs.

Professionals Individual Strokeplay – Round 3
The draw for Round 3 will be published in the Tournament Office and at the Official Hotel, The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino following completion of Round 2. Play will be in score order in a reverse U-Draw with the leader out last. 

Aegean Airlines Cup
The draws for all three slots will be published after 11.00hrs in the Tournament Office and at the Official Hotel, The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino.

NOTE: No changes to any of the draws will be permitted once they are posted and the decision of the Tournament Manager in conjunction with Aegean Airlines will be final.

6. RULES & ETIQUETTE
Starting Times
All competitors are required to be at their starting tee 10 minutes prior to their start time. This is to allow the starter to provide pin positions, local rules and additional information to each player. This also ensures that all team members are present and able to start on time.

IMPORTANT
Missing team members including the PGA Professional may be subject to penalty if the team in question fails to meet the points highlighted in 20.1 of the PGA’s of Europe tournament Regulations.

NOTE: When both Professional and the team are subject to a two-stroke penalty for lateness on the tee, the team total for the first hole will be increased by two shots prior to any penalty being added to the Professional's individual score for that hole.

Buggies
All competitors will be permitted to ride in buggies for the practice rounds and the first 2 rounds of the Pro-Am.

Professionals will NOT be allowed buggies in round 3.

All competitors of The Aegean Airlines Cup 2018 will be permitted to ride in buggies.

Recording of Scores
All scorecards for rounds 1, 2 and 3 must be returned by the Professional to the recording area situated within the Tournament Office immediately following play.

Rulings & Doubt as to Procedure
There will be PGAs of Europe Rules Officials on the courses at all times to deal with any disputes.

If, however, there is no Rules Official present the player may invoke Rule 3-3 (two ball rule). The player must nominate the ball with which he wants to score, should the rules permit, and report the facts to a PGAs of Europe Official immediately after the conclusion of play. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

Distance Measuring Devices
As per Section B3 of the PGAs of Europe Conditions of Competition, all competitors will be permitted to use distance-measuring devices provided they measure distance only. If a player has any doubt as to whether a device is conforming they should seek the advice of a PGAs of Europe official.

Slow Play
For everyone's enjoyment we ask for each team to “keep up with the team in front, and not in front of the team behind”. If a player is not going to score on a hole, he/she is requested to please "pick up".
A pace of play will be in place for the duration of the tournament. This will be detailed on the scorecard. It will be the professional's responsibility to ensure that the team's pace of play adheres to the guidelines of the Chief Referee.

Bad Weather / Play Foreshortened or Cancelled
In the event of bad weather and an overall result not being possible, the overall result will be decided over completed rounds.

All players should make themselves aware of the Suspension of Play Policy, which can be found on the PGAs of Europe Hard Card – Section B5. In all instances when there is a threat of lightning the player should put their own safety first and seek shelter as soon as possible.

In the event of unforeseen circumstances any decision shall be made by the PGAs of Europe and, in consultation with Aegean Airlines, will be binding.

Dress Regulations
Normal Golf clothing is to be worn at Costa Navarino Golf courses during the tournament or the equivalent after golf.

Mobile Phones
Mobile phones are NOT permitted on the golf course under any circumstances. They should be used with discretion elsewhere. 

7. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Golf Clubs – Check in procedure

Upon arrival at the Westin Resort, Costa Navarino Reception for check-in, there will be staff from the Navarino Dunes Club House that will take all golf bags to the Club House storage area directly.
All participants are kindly requested to leave only golfing items within the golf bags and no other personal belongings.

Catering
Food & beverage stations will be in operation at the two Golf Courses for the duration of the tournament. With the exception of official functions and the on-course snacks and refreshments, payment for all food and beverage is the responsibility of each individual.

Exchange Rate
The local currency is Euro.

8. SPECIAL OFFERS FOR PARTICIPANTS OF THE 13TH AEGEAN AIRLINES PRO-AM
• 10% Discount at the Dunes Course Pro shop
• 20% Discount at the Anazoe Spa
• Special Buffet Menu rates at the Flame Restaurant at the Dunes Course - €30,00 per person
(including 1 soft drink or 1 beer or 1 glass of wine)

9. TOURNAMENT ADMINISTRATION CONTACT DETAILS
PGAs of Europe Tournament Manager: Emilio Dellanzo
PGAs of Europe Chief Referee: Michael Jon
PGAs of Europe Media: Aston Ward
PGAs of Europe Scoring: Danielle Webb
Rules Officials: Edwin Heenk – Teemu Laakso – Simon Edwards
ed@pgae.com
+44 780 9338919