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As a Golfweek Amateur Tour Member, you will receive membership into a -USGA compliant club through USHandicap.com and issued an official USGA index.

Within 45 days of joining the tour and filling out the 2020 registration, each member will receive an email from USHandicap with instructions on how to sign into your account. You will not be able to access your Silver membership until you receive the confirmation email. Nothing will be mailed, everything will be done via email address.

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Welcome to the 2020 Season


NEXT EVENT

Monday April 13th, Pine Island

Is Still On!

The is a 9:00 Straight Tee-time Start. 



Tee Boxes


  Men's Tee Assignments
Champ Flight Blue   (70.8\135)   6635 Yards  
A Flight White   (68.8\130)   6307 Yards  
B Flight White   (68.8\130)   6307 Yards  
C Flight Gold   (66.0\121)   5864 Yards  
D Flight Gold   (66.0\121)   5864 Yards

Practice Rounds 


Tuesday-Thursday $35


It is very important that you inform me of your intention to walk (Carry, use a push pull cart or will be put your bag on a cart that is driven by someone else) or if you are would like a cart for yourself.  We only have 55 carts available to us and once they are accounted for, the remaining golfer will be walking.  These are very differenet circumstances and do not assume you are riding in a cart.  With Socail distancing, we must follow the rules.  I will be updating the list of players below and this will show what your preference has been communicated to me.  In the Emails I've been sending, I've included a poll at the bottom that I've been tracking results.  If you have clicked on the poll, then your answer has been logged and I thank you.





CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19

Please take note

This will be a CASHLESS event.  No Cash will exchange hands at the event.

  • All Tournament Payments must be made in advance using the AGT website.
  • All Optional Cash Games (Flight Skins only $10 or Flight and Super Skins $20) must be paid in advance using Venmor or PayPal to one of the following accounts.
    • VENMO - @Phillip-VanGeersdaelen
    • PAYPAL - pcv.enterprises.inc@gmail.com  - Make sure you indicate that you are paying family and friend and NOT Goods and services.  If you do not choose family and friends, then a service charge is taken.
  • All Optional Cash Game winning will be distributed in the same manner that was paid
  • In the VEnmo or PAYPAL payment, please include the following
    • Name, Tournament, What you are paying for
    • example
      • Phil Van, GW-PineIsland, Flight Skins only $10
      • Phil Van, SR-Northstone, Flight and Super Skins $20


ALL PAYMENTS (Tournaments-Cash Games) must be received by NOON - 2 days prior to the event.  In the case of Pine Island, this will be Saturday, April 11th.

  • If you are planning to walk, please let me know via email 
    • Carrying your own bag
    • Using your own push/pull cart
    • Having Bag on Cart with other competitor, but walking.
  • If you are not competing in optional Cash Games, please let me know via email.

There will be a starter to make sure everyone is there, Live Score Check in will be done PRIOR to everyone arriving based on what has been outlined above.

There is a possibility that the range will be closed (Mecklenburg County Ordinance).  Please arrive in time to stretch, hit a few putts and goto the first tee.  Please do not show up an hour early.  We do not want golfers gathering.

We will still need one player recording scores on the Paper Card.

We will still need one player recording scores on the Live Score System

Flag Sticks - PLEASE KEEP THESE IN THE HOLE AT ALL TIMES

Bunkers - Lift Clean and Place within the bunker, Use your Foot as a rake to smooth sand prior (if necessary) and after your shot.

At the conclusion of the round, please have all players verify that Live Score Matched the paper card and I will ask that all players verbally confirm this with myself/Tom and or Randy who will be stationed close to the 18th green as you complete your round.  If all players verbally agree that the scores are correct, you will not need to hand in the card.

Again...

If you are not feeling well, DO NOT COME

If you are uncomfortable, DO NOT COME

BE SAFE



If the 2020 season is anything like last year, there are a few things that will make things easier.      

Registration is a two part process, Register is part 1 and Paying for the event is part 2.  Only when both of these are completed is your spot guaranteed in the field.  Over the last 2 seassons we have sold out all of our events with the exception of aq few.  So, If you are planning to play in an event, please register and pay as early as possible to avoid being left out.

Playing AWAY events.  With your AGT membership you are allowed to play in any event on any tour where space is available.  However, points can only be accumulated towards the points race IF you let me know in advance of playing in the away event.  By doing this, it stops people for requesting points after the event when they finish high in the standings and not requesting the points when they don't.  The Make Up points can only be requested for events that you plan on missing on the Local Tour Schedule.  





      For those that are new to the tour, let me outline a few of the nuances to the Charlotte events.   

      1. Most Charlotte events are SHOTGUN starts, meaning everyone will leave the clubhouse at the same time and head out to their starting holes where play will begin.
      2. Your Tour Membership package will be given to you at your first local tournament you play in.  Carolina Lakes Feb. 1st kicks off the regular Charlotte Tour season!
      3. We utilize Live Scoring in all events. Not only can you track your progress against the field during the event, but so can your family and friends, no matter where they are.
      4. Side Cash Games.  These are all optional.
        • Flight Skins Games (only eligible for one depending on flight)
          • Champ and A Flight combined ($10 entry)
          • (B, C and D Flight) combined ($10 entry)
        • Super Skins Game 
          • All Flights combined ($10 entry)
        • Pins (aka closest to the Pin) (All Flights combined) ($5 entry)
          • Example 100 entries at $5 a piece = $500 in prize fund.
          • 4 total par 3's = $500/4 for a prize of $125 per par 3 closest to the pin.
      5. Charitable contribution $10 per ticket
        • Each tournament (non-major) we run a 50/50 draw for "Stand Up to Cancer" (SUTC)
          • 50% of all proceeds donated to "SUTC" 
          • 50% of all proceeds given to winning ticket holder.
          • second draw for Course Sponsored Rounds (twosome/foursome)
          • thir draw for 1 dozen AGT Logo Golf Balls.
      Playing - Other Tour Events.  

      The ability to play on any AGT tour event accross the country is a great benefit.  However, I need to know IN ADVANCE if you want these points to count for a missed event on the CLT tour.  If you want the (adjusted) points to count, I need to know which event you will be missing.  Also..a single day event can be replaced with another single day event and a 2 day major can be replaced with a local 2 day major.  Just send me a quick email outlining the event you are playing and the event you will be missing.  Thanks...Phil



        Hallenbeck - Mitterling Award Winner for 2019

        Charlotte, NC

        This award is presented to the local tour that raises the most money during the season for Stand Up To Cancer.  For 2019, we raised slightly over $9,000 which was an increase over 2018, so Thank You very much for all your contributions as we know that this disease has reached all of us in some capacity over our lives.  Hopefully with contributions such as ours, we can finally beat this disease. 

        For 2020, We are going to change things up slightly in order to try and beat our total from 2019.  Last year we drew 2 numbers at each single day tournament, one for the Money and one for the logo golf balls.  This year we will 3 winners at each event.  

        Each Ticket will be $10

        1st draw - 25% of 50/50 pot.

        2nd draw - 25% of 50/50 pot.

        3rd draw - Foursome at Golf Course we are playing

        4th draw - One Dozen AGT Logo golf balls.

        If we are at a Local 2 day event....Everything is doubled....

        Stand Up To Cancer - 50/50 and Golf Ball winners
        DateEvent50/50 draw50/50 drawFoursomeLogo Golf BallsSUTC Contribution
        2/1/2020Carolina Lakes Don
          Hasen
        $250
        Raymond Hoerr
        $250
        Allen HagenJames Cox $250
         SUTC

        $250 (Supporting Jamy Gillan)

         2/15/2020 Edgwater Cprey Reeder $235 Pedro Lantigua
        $235
         David Cline Raymond Hoerr $235
        SUTC

        $235 Supporting Jamy Gillan
         3/9/2020 Ballantyne CCJohn
        Page
        $320
         Chuck Snider
        $320
         Robert Gruendel Andy Captain  $320 
        SUTC

        $320
        Supporting Jamy Gillan 

         3/14/2020 Cowans Ford Dan Ahlers

        $265

         Casey McCreary

        $265

         Terry Bollenbecker Chris Beeman $265 SUTC

        $265 - Supporting Jamy Gillan

         


         
        2020 - Cowans Ford

        115 Golfers attended the GolfWeek Am Tour event at Cowans Ford Golf Club in Stanley, NC on Saturday March 14th.

        There was some very close competition in all the flights on Saturday which made for some exciting and nerve-wracking finishes.


        In the Championship Flight, we had some great scores on the day.  Cowans Ford member, Scott Patnode, fresh off his Senior Tour victory shot a blistering 4 under par round of 68 to win for the first time this season on the Golfweek Am Tour.  Scott was one clear of Jay Barnes (-3,69) who unfortunately made a bogie on his final hole, the 18th. Third place goes to Scott Roberts (-1,71) and rounding out the top four was Mike Gentry (+1,73) beating Matt Kilgo on the scorecard playoff.

        In the A Flight, Ryan Brandenburg wins for the first time in 2020 with a round of (+3, 75) to take home the crystal.  Dan Stroud (+5, 77) claims second place honors.  Phil VanGeersdaelen (+7,79) wins a scorecard playoff over Judd Dye (+7, 79) to take third and fourth respectively.  Rounding out the top 5 was Andy Murrow (+8, 80) winning a scorecard playoff over Allen Hagen).


        In the B Flight, David Aussicker kept it between the white lines today with a score of (+8, 80) to take a 3 shot victory and claim his first win in 2020.  Chris Beeman, a late entry on Saturday morning, claims second with a score of (+11, 83).  Chip Goode claims third with a score of (+12, 84).  Dale Ambrose (+13, 85) and Russell McDonald (+13, 85) tied for fourth, but it was Ambrose winning the scorecard playoff to take fourth.  McDonald had to settle for 5th.


        In the C Flight, Eric Herman takes home first place honors with a score of (+14, 86) and a 2-shot victory.  Casey McCreary making his tour debut in 2020, claims second place with a score of (+16, 88).  Glen Nutting takes 3rd with a score of (+19, 91) winning a scorecard playoff with Tony Pharr (+19, 91) who takes home fourth place honors.

        In the D Flight, Greg Scott, wins by 4 shots with a score of (+21, 93) over David Rosier who takes second with a score of (+25, 97).


        Congratulations to Chengyu Sun, who made his first-ever HOLE-IN-ONE on the par 3, 7th hole today with a 6-iron.  The only bad thing about this accomplishment was that Chengyu was not in either skins pots (Flight or Super).


        Our next event takes us to River Run on the Monday March 30th.  

        If you are looking for events to play in the coming weekends, please look at the neighboring tours as we do have many events in the area.  The Upstate tour is hosting two events in NC on the next 2 Saturdays.  The 21st at Riverbend in Shelby, NC and then the following weekend (28th) at Apple Valley at the Rumbling Bald Resort at Lake Lure, NC.

        We will continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 issues daily and will keep our players informed of any changes to the tour schedules.

        Thanks to all that came out today.  

        Phil







         
        2020 Schedule!   

          Course Date City Cost Details



         

        Icebreaker

        Pametto Dunes - Robert Trent Jones

        Harbour Town Golf Links

        Saturday, Jan. 11th
        Sunday, Jan. 12th
        Hilton Head, SC $405 Event Details
        Sun City - Carolina Lakes Saturday, Feb. 1st Indian Land, SC $90 Event Results
        Edgewater Golf Club Saturday, Feb. 15th     Lancaster, SC $90 Event Results


        Ballantyne CC Monday, Mar. 9th Charlotte, NC $115 Event Results

        Cowans Ford Saturday, Mar. 14th Stanley, NC $95



        River Run  
        Monday, Mar. 30th


        Davidson, NC

        $110

           Pine Island CC  Monday Apr. 13th Charlotte, NC   $95

         

        Cabarrus CC Saturday, May 18th

        Charlotte, NC $95

        Peninsula CC Tuesday, May 26th  Cornelius, NC $115
        CC of Salisbury Saturday, Jun. 6th Salisbury, NC $105
        Mooresville Golf Club Saturday, Jun. 20th Mooresville, NC $90


        Southern Regional (2 day)

        Turtle Point

        Ocean Course

        Saturday, Jun. 27th 
        Sunday, Jun. 28th
        Kiawah Island, SC $445
        Lancaster Golf Club Saturday, Jul. 18th Lancaster, SC $85
        River Hills CC Saturday, Aug. 1st Lake Wylie, SC $95
        Warrior Golf Club Saturday, Aug. 15th China Grove, NC $90

        Monroe Masters (2 day)

        Monroe CC

        Saturday Aug. 22nd 
        Sunday Aug. 23rd
        Monroe, NC $180






        Local Finals (2 day)

        The Club at Irish Creek

        Northstone Club

        Saturday, Sept. 14th
              
        Sunday, Sept. 15th

        Kannapolis, NC

        Huntersville, NC

        $225


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