Information for Competitors

 

2019 AEGEAN AIRLINES PRO-AM
Costa Navarino, Greece
17 - 21 September 2019

COMPETITOR INFORMATION

1. ELIGIBILITY

Professionals
The 14th “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 19th September 2019 and should be in possession of a current official handicap.


2. TOURNAMENT ITINERARY

Wednesday 18th September Official Practice Day
Thursday 19th September Round 01
Friday 20th September Round 02
Saturday 21st September Round 03 – Final Round Professionals + Amateurs’ Aegean Cup Prize Ceremony & Gala Dinner
Sunday 22nd September
Departures


3. REGISTRATIONS

The Professional and Amateur Registration Desk will be operational from 10.00hrs on Tuesday 17th September and will be located at the entrance of the House of Events opposite the entrance of The Westin Resort Costa Navarino.
All players, Professionals and Amateurs, are requested to register at the Registration Desk in person before 12.00hrs on Wednesday 18th September. If a Professional or Amateur is unable to register in person before 12:00hrs on Wednesday 18th September, he/she must do so by email to ed@pgae.com and amateurs must send a current handicap certificate.
All amateur competitors MUST confirm their current handicap upon registration.

It is the Professional’s responsibility to ensure that the PGAs of Europe Desk is made aware of their amateurs’ exact handicaps as well as the system that their handicap uses and MUST provide a current handicap certificate. Failure to do so will result in the amateur playing off scratch.

All professional competitors MUST have completed their online Player Profile prior to registration. Instructions on how to do this will be sent to them by email by the PGAs of Europe.

Following registration, the PGAs of Europe Desk will move to the Tournament Office located in the Clubhouse at Navarino Dunes at 13.00hrs on Wednesday 18th September. All tournament related matters will be managed by the PGAs of Europe, and as such, all tournament related enquiries must be referred to the PGAs of Europe in the Tournament Office.

The Event Desk will be located in the House of Events opposite the entrance of the Westin Resort and will be operational on Tuesday 17th September from 10.00 to 19.00, and the remaining tournament days from 09.00 to 18.00. All non-golf specific matters will be managed by Argo Travel, and as such, all non-golf related enquiries must be referred to Argo Travel at the Event Desk.

Participants agree that their personal data may be given to third parties for reasons related to timing, results' ranking and announcement on the internet. Personal data of the participants required during the registration procedure are stored and will be used for purposes only related to the staging of the event. By submitting an entry form, each participant consents to the storing of his/her personal data and its use for the purposes of the event.

Participants consent to the use of their image during the event by the organizers, sponsors, or other partners of the event for promotional purposes, with no right to claim full or partial compensation for that reason.

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 19th September, 18 holes on Friday 20th September and 18 holes on Saturday 21st September 2019.

The event shall be played under the R&A Rules of Golf, the Tournament Regulations of the PGAs of Europe, the 2019 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 play from the White Tees; Female Professionals will play from the Yellow Tees. Female Professionals will play a course that is not shorter than 10-14% shorter than the total course yardage of the course played by the male Professionals. The Chief Referee will vary the tees as necessary to ensure the fairness of the holes and the event.

Professionals will compete for a prize fund of €46,000 based on 60 teams competing.

An additional €24,000 in prize money will also be split equally between all Professionals who complete both rounds in the Pro-Am (€400.00 each).

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.

*Please note that all Prize money is subject to change.
**Please note that all Prize money is subject 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 Professional
Any competitor who fails to record a score for any round or is disqualified, shall not be eligible for prize money. The Club and sponsor may choose to pay the Professional at their own discretion and as such has nothing to do with the PGAs of Europe. A competitor who fails to complete a round for which he/she has entered may also be fined up to €75 by the Committee.

Exceptions to these rules may be made in the case of sickness and other special circumstances subject always to the discretion of the appropriate Committee and to the provision of satisfactory evidence to the PGAs of Europe.

Aegean Airlines Pro-Am
A total of 60 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 19th September and 18 holes on Friday 20th September 2019.

The Pro-Am shall be played under the R&A Rules of Golf, the Tournament Regulations of the PGAs of Europe, the 2019 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.

The handicap limit is 28 for all amateur participants, male and female. Players who have a higher handicap than these limits will be capped at 28. Amateurs will receive 90% of their SLOPED handicap allowance for the duration of the Pro-Am. The EGA slope system will apply.

Male Amateurs will play from the Yellow Tees; Male Senior Amateurs (65+) may choose to play from the Blue Tees (handicaps will be adjusted accordingly). Seniors wishing to play off the senior tees MUST notify the PGAs of Europe at Registration and MUST show proof of age upon registration; Female Amateurs will play from the Red Tees.

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:

Gold Division 1st to 10th ranked team following Round 1
Silver Division 11th to 19th ranked team following Round 1
Bronze Division            20th to 29th 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

The Aegean Airlines Cup
Amateur Players may choose to compete in the Aegean Airlines Cup, an individual Stableford tournament played on the Navarino Dunes and Navarino Bay courses on Saturday 21st September 2019. Players may also 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 19th September. The entry form will be hanging on the Notice Board in House of Events from 10.00hrs on Tuesday 17th September until 12:00hrs on Wednesday 18th September, after which it will be located on the notice board situated in the PGAs of Europe Tournament Office situated in the Dunes Clubhouse until 17:00hrs on the 19th September after which entries will no longer be accepted.

The handicap limit is 28 for all amateur participants, male and female. Players who have a higher handicap than these limits will be capped at 28. Amateurs will receive 90% of their SLOPED handicap allowance for the duration of the Pro-Am. The EGA slope system will apply.

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 18th September, and at the Official Hotel, The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino after 14.00hrs. Players will also be notified of their stating times by email.

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 strict score order with the leader out last.

Aegean Airlines Cup
The draws for all three slots will be published following completion of Round 02.

NOTE: No changes to any of the draws will be permitted once they are published 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 2019 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.

It is compulsory to use the PGAs of Europe GolfBox online live scoring system during the round through the use of mobile phones. Failure to do so may result in a fine of €75 for the Professional. The official score that will count towards the final leaderboard, however, will be the score recorded on the paper scorecard provided.

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 20.1c(3) (two ball rule). The player must nominate the ball with which he/she 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
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". 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 A11. 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.

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 14TH 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 COMMITTEE:

Emilio Dellanzo - PGAs of Europe Tournament Manager

Katia Avramidou – Aegean Airlines Legal Counsel

Michael Jon – PGAs of Europe Chief Referee

10. 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: TBC
Live Scoring Official: TBC
ed@pgae.com
+44 780 9338919