Information for Competitors

 

2017 Aegean Airlines Pro-Am

Costa Navarino, Greece
7-10 June 2017

 

COMPETITOR INFORMATION

 

 

Eligibility 
Professionals

The 12th “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 Tuesday 6
th June 2017 and should be in possession of a current official handicap.

 
Registrations

The Championship Office will be operational from 09.00hrs on Tuesday 6th June. The Registration office (amateurs), will be located at the Westin Resort entrance and will be operational on Tuesday 6th June from 10.00 to 19.00, and the rest tournament days from 09.00 to 18.00.

 

All amateur competitors MUST confirm and present their current handicap upon registration.


Competitors Briefing

In addition, all Professionals are requested to register at the Championship Office located in the clubhouse at Navarino Dunes. This must be done before 12.00hrs on Wednesday 7th June either in person at the Championship Office or by e-mail to jjhp@pgae.com, or by Telephone using the Tournament Administration Telephone Number: +44 (0)7809 338919.

Professionals Briefing will take place at the Championship office upon registration.

 


Conditions of Play
The Pro-Am, the stroke play and the Aegean Airlines Cup shall be played under the R&A Rules of Golf, the Tournament Regulations of the PGAs of Europe, the 2017 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 Tournament Director.

In the Pro-Am a total of 60 teams (1 Professional and 3 Amateurs) will compete over 36 holes stableford with the best two scores from the team of four to count on each hole. Each team will play 18 holes on Thursday 8thJune and 18 holes on Friday 9th June 2017.

 

Male Professionals will be playing from the White Tees, Female Professionals and Male Amateurs will be playing from the Yellow Tees, Seniors will be playing from the Blue Tees and 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 and the 1st team on each course will be awarded prizes in the divisions (Gold, Silver and Bronze).

 

 

Divisions for each course will be as follows:

Gold Division                        1 to 10 following Round 1
Silver Division                      11 to 20 following Round 1
Bronze Division                    21 to 30 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

 

1st place in each division of the three blocks in the Aegean Airlines Cup 2017 will also receive prizes.

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

 

Professional Prizes

Professional Prize Fund Breakdown (Total €70,000)*

Professional Individual Fund (Total €45.600)

1st

€7000

21st

€590

41st

€390

2nd

€5000

22nd

€580

42nd

€380

3rd

€3000

23rd

€570

43rd

€370

4th

€2000

24th

€560

44th

€360

5th

€1300

25th

€550

45th

€350

6th

€1100

26th

€540

46th

€340

7th

€950

27th

€530

47th

€330

8th

€900

28th

€520

48th

€320

9th

€850

29th

€510

49th

€310

10th

€800

30th

€500

50th

€300

11th

€780

31st

€490

51st

€290

12th

€760

32nd

€480

52nd

€280

13th

€740

33rd

€470

53rd

€270

14th

€720

34th

€460

54th

€260

15th

€700

35th

€450

55th

€250

16th

€680

36th

€440

56th

€240

17th

€660

37th

€430

57th

€230

18th

€640

38th

€420

58th

€220

19th

€620

39th

€410

59th

€210

20th

€600

40th

€400

60th

€200

               

The professional participants in the 12th "Aegean Airlines Pro-Am" will also receive the same purse of €400 each for their participation. The fund of €24,000 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.



 Additional awards for professionals:

Longest drive - Round 3 - €200

Nearest the pin (Hole 14 at The Dunes Course) - Round 3 - €200



In the case of a tie in the Professional Individual Stroke play 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 a PGAs of Europe 5% Levy.

 

 

“Hole-in-One” Awards

For Professionals:

Hole 10 - “The Dunes Course”

·         There will be a “Hole-in-One” Award Prize for Professionals.

·         The prize is a BMW 5 Series 520d, 1.995cc, 190hp car. The prize is only available to Professionals and will be awarded to the first Professional to achieve a Hole-in-One at round 3 at Hole No10. 

 

For Amateurs:

Hole 5 - “The Bay Course”

·            There will be a “Hole-in-One” Prize for Amateurs to be contend for over the 2 Pro-Am days.

·            First amateur to achieve will win a branded BMW golf bag and a bottle of champagne!



Draws

The starting times for Rounds 1 and 2 of the Pro-Am tournament will be published in the tournament office by 13.00hrs on Wednesday 7th June as well as at the Official Hotel, The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino by 14.00hrs.


Any tee time requests for Rounds 1 or 2 must be made to the Championship Office, with accompanying reason by 11.00hrs on Wednesday June 7
th. Requests may be declined if a suitable reason is not provided. A suitable reason would include but not be limited to flight times or proven illness. Please be advised that personal preference does not constitute a suitable reason to request a starting time.

The Round 3 starting times for Professionals will be published in the tournament office and at the official hotel following completion of Round 2. The order of play will be in strict score order with the leading Professional going out last. 

The starting times for the individual amateur competition on Saturday 10th June will be posted in the clubhouse by 13.00hrs on Friday 9th June and also at the official hotel by 14.00hrs.

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

 

Starting
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
When a team comprises of more than a Professional and one amateur the team will incur a penalty of two strokes, if at the designated starting time they cannot fulfill the scoring requirements of the event:

i) Where the Professional is marking an individual score and the Professional is late then no penalty is applied to the team score providing that the team could fulfill the Pro-Am scoring requirements assuming that the professional was present. A penalty of two strokes shall be applied to the Professional's individual score.

ii) The team shall only commence play if the professional and the minimum number of amateur partners required to fulfill the scoring requirements are present. 

iii) If a team cannot fulfill the scoring requirements of the event at the time of the last starting time the team shall be disqualified. Exception to this clause will be in the instance of a Professional not being ready to commence play by this time and if in these circumstances the team can fulfill the scoring requirements of the event then they will be permitted to play without the Professional. If a team commences play under these circumstances, then any player may join the team on the course upon his arrival.


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.

The Aegean Airlines Cup 2017 will be conducted on buggies.


Recording of Scores 
All score cards 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 please "pick up". 

A pace of play will be in place for the duration of the tournament. This will be detailed on the score card as well as on every third tee.

It will be the professional's responsibility to ensure that the team's pace of play adheres to the guidelines of the Tournament Director.

 

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.


Golf Clubs – Check in procedure

Upon arrival at the Westin Resort, Costa Navarino Reception for the 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 not any other personal belongings.



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

 

Special offers for the 12th “Aegean Airlines Pro-Am” participants

·         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)


Catering 
Food & beverage stations will be in operation at the 2 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.  


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


Exchange Rate
The local currency is Euro.

 
Tournament Administration contact details:

PGAs of Europe Tournament Director: Michael Jon

PGAs of Europe Event Manager: Jo-Jo Hamer-Philip

PGAs of Europe Secretary and Media: Aston Ward

Rules Officials: Kirsty Fisher, Teemu Laakso, Edwin Heenk

jjhp@pgae.com

+44 780 9338919