Premier Golf Tour

Tour Rules

Premier Golf Tour (hereinafter referred to as "Premier" or "PGT") reserves the right to change its policies and rules at any time. It is the responsibility and agreement of all players, caddies, and spectators to keep apprised of any changes made to Premier's Rules.
 
 
Important Note on Divisions/Points/Eligibility
 
Handicapped or Net Divisions:
For the 2019 Points Year, which runs from Nov. 17, 2018 - Nov. 2019, your age on the day of the tournament will determine the division you will play in for that event. Please know that points earned in a division stay in that division.
 
Men's and Women's Gross Divisions:
For the 2019 Points Year, which runs from Nov. 17, 2018 - Nov. 2019, you must be at least 18 years old on the final round. 
 
 
Caddies/Golf Carts
All PGT tournaments allow for competitors in all divisions to have one caddie if they wish. Caddies can be anyone the competitor chooses, but must be at least 18 years old. Caddies walk the course; however, on an "as available" basis by the golf course, the caddie may purchase and rent a golf cart, and the player may ride in the caddie's cart.
 
If a caddie and/or competitor cause a delay of play or hold up a group, the Committee reserves the right to impose penalties for slow play/undue delay.  The entry fee includes players playing out of a shared cart with their bags on the back of the cart. If, however, a player wishes to walk, they may, as long as the player maintains the established pace of play. Penalties for slow play/undue delay apply to the walking player as well as the player in a shared cart.
 
 
Registering For A Tournament
Our events are "open", meaning any amateur golfer may apply for the net or gross divisions per age guidelines, with any exceptions noted on our Schedule page.  All of our events are also first come first served until full. 
 
 
Maximum Strokes
All of our age divisions have no maximum # of strokes per hole. You must play each hole until you hole the ball out.
 
 
Practice On Tournament Days
Players are not allowed to play a practice round on the tournament course during any tournament round date. Penalty: Disqualification.
 
 
Trophies/Awards
 
For Men's and Women's Handicapped or Net Divisions:
Each event will feature trophies/awards for both the Champion and the Runner-Up of the overall combined net field winners.
 
For Men's and Women's Gross Amateur Divisions:
Each event will feature a trophy/award for the Champion.
 
Ties:
Ties in both the net and gross divisions will be broken by handicap holes, starting with the #1 handicap hole, then #2 handicap hole, etc. until the tie is broken.
 
 
Rejection Of Entry And Behaviors That Could Result In Immediate Disqualification (Code Of Conduct) by either Player, Caddie or Player's Spectator/s
Club Throwing or Profanity by Player, Caddie or Player's Spectator/s, also Caddie/Spectator involvement in discussing/arguing with anyone regarding scores/rulings, and anyone causing undue delay of the tournament:  First Offense of either during a tournament weekend: Official Warning; Second Offense, two-stroke penalty to the player; Third Offense: player's immediate disqualification. If caddies or spectators verbally/physically engage with ANYONE, they lose the privilege of being on the golf course with the player and must leave the course immediately, and PGT reserves the right to remove anyone disruptive to the field in any way. See Code of Conduct for additional details.
 
 
Tee Times & Pairings
Tee times & pairings will post on the PGT website one day before the competition, typically at 10am. Subsequent rounds (for gross divisions) will post on the PGT website approximately one hour after the last group has finished. It is the competitor's responsibility to know their tee time and to be at the tee at least ten minutes before their scheduled tee time.
 
 
Distance-Measuring Devices
Devices that measure distance ONLY are permitted for use during competition at PGT events. However, if the device measures anything other than distance (e.g., slope, etc.), that device may not be used during competition. Penalty: disqualification.
 
 
Ties And Play-Offs
Ties:
Ties in both the net and gross divisions will be broken by handicap holes, starting with the #1 handicap hole, then #2 handicap hole, etc. until the tie is broken.
 
 
Practice Rounds
Typically, a single practice round will be available for an additional fee, arranged by the player and payable to the golf course. Some courses allow player's guests to also play for a fee. Players without a driver's license will not be allowed to operate carts during practice rounds.
 
 
Proper Attire Required By Competitors, Caddies And Spectators
Proper golf attire must be worn at all times when competitors, caddies and spectators are at a host facility. Hats and visors must be worn with brim forward; males must remove hat/visor while indoors at host facility; collared shirts or golf shirts must be worn and tucked in at all times; Women's fashion shirts without a collar are acceptable but must have sleeves; shorts must be no higher than 5" above the knees or the inseam of the shorts must measure at least 5"; all attire must be acceptable by the host facility, and men's shorts cannot hang below the knee. You may not wear tank tops, t-shirts, earrings (males), body piercing (earrings for females acceptable), denim attire of any kind.
 
 
Withdrawals (WD), No Shows (NS) And No Cards (NC)
Players who have entered and been accepted into a field may only withdraw with a full credit (no refund) minus a $25 administration fee if a doctor's written excuse is mailed to Premier, or an extreme situation arises, such as a family death, emergency surgery, etc. The player must email Premier prior to the start of the event.
 
A no-show (NS) is a player who fails to show for a round of a tournament without contacting Premier by phone. No shows do not receive a credit. Withdraws (WD) of any kind do not receive a credit. A withdrawal is a player who begins the round but does not complete the round or the tournament. To withdraw from a tournament, the player MUST speak with the Premier Committee for the withdrawal to be considered justified. Withdrawing for poor play is considered an unjustifiable withdrawal.
 
If a player does not return a scorecard at scoring or to the committee for proper withdrawal, the player is designated as no card (NC). Serious breaches of Premier policy are no shows, no cards and improper or unjustifiable withdrawals.
 
 
Credits
No entry fee may be refunded. Credit policy: requests for a credit 7 or more days before a tournament will be honored less a $25 administration fee to be used within a 12-month period. No requests will be honored within 7 days of the tournament (unless an extreme situation arises, such as a family death, emergency surgery, etc.) No credits will be issued due to tournaments being shortened for any reason.
 
 
Spikeless Policy
Shoes with traditionally-designed spikes, comprised entirely or partially of metal (when metal comes in contact with the surface of the putting green) are prohibited. Penalty: disqualification.
 
 
Returned Checks
All checks returned due to insufficient funds will carry a $30.00 service charge.
 
 
Appeals
Any appeal must be made in writing to the Premier Golf Tour Tournament Committee at:
P.O. Box 510412, Punta Gorda FL 33951
Appeals must be made within two weeks of the date in question.