EAST COAST PLAYERS TOUR
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Tournament Dates and Information

April 27th  ECPT is hoisting the Eagle / Birdie Shoot-Out at Eagle Chase GC in Marshville NC. To benefit US Junior Golf Foundation. USJGF has 6 young athleths coming to America in  2019 and these funds raised will hepl better equip these young men as they start college golf in America.

Entry fee is $100 in advance and $125 day of event. All players will pay their own green fees of $30. We will have a 12:00 shotgun start. Field is limited to first 72 players.

Tournament Format: There will be a $200 bounty placed on each hole.  All birdies on a hole will share in the bounty for that hole. If a Eagle is made on the hole it cancells all birdies on that hole and shares with other eagles made on the hole. Any hole not birdied the USJGF will keep the bounty to support junior golf. Hole assignments will be done at course at 11 AM by tournament director and host pro. Players will only score a birdie or eagle on scorecard. No playing the hole out will be allowed, if you are not chipping or putting for a birdie pick up and put a - as your score for that hole.

There will be a Decuses purse of $10. All 2's will share in this purse. There will also be a $10 closest to the pin contest on #6 and The winner will get entire po..

Breakdown on prize money offered for each hole based on number of players.

36 players to 44 players $200 per hole
45 Players to 55 players $250 per hole
56 players to 65 players $300 per hole
66 players to 72 players $350 per hole

Food and drinks will be served after the round and all money won will be paid out after food is served.

Sponsorship Levels:

$150 black and white company name on sign (No logo)

$200 company logo in full color on a sign.

$250 Par Sponsorship (2 Eagle Birdie Shoot outs in 2019 plain sign)

$300 Birdie Sponsorship  (2 Eagle Birdie Shoot outs in 2019 full color with logo sign)

$500 Eagle Sponsorship (Food Sponsor and beverage)

$1,250 Albatross Sponsorship (1/2 tournament sponsor company name on welcome banner and all printed material)

$2,500 US Open Sponsorship (Tournament main sponsor, company name on all media and all banners, company can have product at course and staff to do hand outs. One staff member to be the banker and pay out to players each hole money.).

$3,600 Masters Sponsorship (Titls sponsor for 2 Eagle Birdie Shootouts in 2019)

Company Name:______________________________________________________

Address:____________________________________________________________

City:________________________State:__________Zip Code:_________________

E-Mail:______________________________________________________________

Phone Number:_______________________________________________________

Total Due: $_____________ Make Checks out to: Western Carolina Golf Association

Attach a business card or give us your logo for your sign.To pay by credit card go to www.usjgf.org



Tour Information

How we figure your ECPT handicap: 

*ECPT has developed a fair system of figuring your handicap. We will use your last 10 scores and each time you 
post an ECPT  tournament score after your 10th score we will take off your first score posted.                                                       


*If you shoot a low net score the score will be used multiple times to figure your ECPT Hdcp.                                         

-3 net score will be counted as 1 score.                                                                                                                                   

-4 net score will be counted as 2 scores.                                                                                                                               

-5 net score will be counted as 3 scores.                                                                                                                               

-6 net score will be counted as 4 scores.                                                                                                                           

These scores will count as part of your last 10 scores so you are not penalized  for a long period of time with a 
career round.                                                                

*ECPT will adjust how much of your hdc. we use at each event to keep an easy course from changing your Hdcp.  
too  much.                                                                                                                                                                                  

*Slope rating from 105 to 120 we will use 80% of your hdcp.                                                                                             

*Slope rating from 121 to 135 we will use 90% of your hdcp.                                                                                        

*Slope rating from 136 and up we will use 100% of your hdcp.                                 

*ECPT will play yardages from 6,300 (Seniors) to 6,700. We will also have a local rule of playing the ball down 
unless the course is in bad shape. We will always try to book good courses but each course condition will      
determine the decision of the tour director.

First time player rule:      
                     
*All players must go through our first time player rule of not allowing a new player to shoot too low net score.             
After a player has 3 rounds in a 4 month period they have an ECPT handicap and can shoot up to 3 under par            net without being adjusted. A new player is someone who has less than 3 ECPT 18 hole scores. A new player      
can have a handicap from  their host golf club or they can just tell us what they want to play with. Our system will          not let them shoot too far under par without adjusting them back to even par or even over par based on how              
low their net score is.

-A new player can shoot a net score of –2 without being adjusted.                                                                                     

-A new player shooting a net score of –3 will be adjusted to –2 under par.                                                                        

-A new player shooting a net score of –4 will be adjusted to –1 under par.                                                                        

-A new player shooting a net score of –5 will be adjusted to +1 over par.                                                                           

-A new player shooting a net score of –6 or lower will be adjusted to +2 over par.                        

*Player may submit scorecards from their tournament they play in. Players must submit 3 scorecards to have              ECPT figure their ECPT Hdcp. This will not void the first time player rule for that player. The new player will  be 
verified by tour director or local pro.    

Adjustment for a player with ECPT Hdcp:                                                                                        

*Once 3 events are scored a player now has an ECPT Hdcp. The adjustments will be as follows to protect the        
field from a low round.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
*A ECPT player shooting a net score of -3 is ok.                                                                                                               

*A ECPT player shooting a net score of -4 will be adjusted back to –3                                                                            

*A ECPT player shooting a net score of -5 will be adjusted back to –2                                                                              

*A ECPT player shooting a net score of -6 will be adjusted back to even                                                                       

*A ECPT player shooting a net score of -7 or lower will be adjusted back to +2.

The equitable scoring system for figuring future ECPT handicaps only:

*ECPT will use a modified equitable scoring system to calculate handicaps. This will not allow a player to throw 
away shots on one hole to protect their handicaps from being adjusted.                                                                         

*A - 0 to 5.9 handicap can score a bogie on any hole, if this player scores a double bogie or more they will only       
get a bogie figured to calculate their hdcp. after that event.                                                                                                  

*A –6.0 to 11.9 hdcp. can score a double bogie on any hole.                                                                                               

*A 12.0 to 18.0 can score a triple bogie on any hole. If they score more shots on any hole they will only get              
credit for that amount to help us figure  future ECPT Hdcp. This does not apply to the event on that day.
                                                                                                           
Entry fees    
                                                                                               
*One day Entry fee $175 and two day Entry fee $395.  Amatuer's entry fees: $150 one day events and $275 for     
two day events (will be playing for gift cards up to $750 as allowed by the USGA).  All entry fees can be paid  by 
registering on our web site. Credit cards can be used prior to the event and will have a 3% charge.                                                                                     

Tournament Scoring                              

*We will use your handicap to figure all scores  using the ECPT handicap system to protect anyone from 
sandbagging. All players should read closely how our system works and choose the right handicap to play with. 
ECPT tour players will be paid at the end of the last day of the event. Non tour members will be mailed a check.
                                                  

General Tour Information                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

*All players will use their handicap to score a net score for the tournament.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

*ECPT will play yardages from 6,300 (Seniors) to 6,800. We will also have a local rule of playing the ball down  
unless the course is in bad shape. Course condition will determine the decision of the tour director.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
*All players must have a handicap (0 to 18) to play, no touring pros.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                     

*Players can choose to play in a 18 or 36 hole event or play both.                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                 
*Players must choose before teeing off to play pro or amateur. Amateurs will play for gift cards & pro’s for money.                                                                                                   

*New players may submit scorecards from tournament play to establish a starting handicap.  



                                                                                                               

For more information: email: info@usjgf.org  or call  980-207-9900  or  321-209-9822