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Within 60 days of joining the tour and filling out the 2019 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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2019 Midwest Open Tournament Information

Midwest Open

June 1 & 2

Presented by


It’s Tourney Time! The premier Golfweek event in the midwest is upon us! This email is full of important tournament details for this weekends upcoming event. Please take a moment to review all details and let us know about any questions you may have.

A note about the pairings, we had MANY requests for special tee times. While we can not guarantee your requests, we did our best to fulfill as many as possible. Please note that the caddie requests were the #1 priority and are now FINAL. Please be prepared to tip your caddies for their service. For those with caddies on Saturday,you will be ecpected to pay your caddie fee directly to the course before teeing off.

In preparation for this weekend, please be sure to review the local rules, live scoring guidelines and the NEW USGA rules. It is the player’s responsibility to know, understand, and implement the Rules of Golf. If you don’t know, please ask, we’re here to help! Good luck to all those participating this weekend — See you at the tournament!!

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Tournament Information


Tee Boxes


Champ - Red Golfweek Tee

A Flight - Green Golfweek Tee

B Flight - Blue Golfweek Tee

C Flight - White Golfweek Tee

D Flight - Black Golfweek Tee


A & B - Gold Golfweek Tee

C & D - Red Forward Golfweek Tee

Tournament Prize Pool

Prize Pool: Visa Gift Cards & Pro Shop Credit

CHAMP Flight: 1st $625 | 2nd $250 | 3rd $100

A Flight: 1st $700 | 2nd $300 | 3rd $125 | 4th $75 | 5th $50

B Flight: 1st $675| 2nd $275 | 3rd $125 | 4th $75 | 5th $50

C Flight: 1st $750 | 2nd $350 | 3rd $150 | 4th $75 | 5th $50

D Flight: 1st $600 | 2nd $150

All 4th and 5th place cards will be pro shop credit

These amounts are estimates and based on the number of entries per flight -- final amounts subject to change upon final headcount .


Saturday Tournament Schedule



  • 7:00 am Registration Opens
  • 7:15 am Range Opens
  • 9:00-2:50 Tee Times - Play Golf
  • 7:30 Tournament Raffles
  • 7:45 Day 2 Pairings Released

Sunday Tournament Schedule



  • 6:30 am Range Opens
  • No Registration - be at 1st tee 15 minutes before your tee time
  • 7:30-1:30 Tee Times - Play Golf
  • Awards & Food to follow completion of each flight

Sunday Caddies

A caddy is included for your Sunday round, each player will be responsible to tip your caddie. Suggested gratuity is $40-$80 per player.

Sunday Pairings

Sunday's pairings will be emailed on Saturday evening and posted to the website. Please note the Top 8 in each flight will be paired together and will start their rounds in the afternoon wave (noon or later).


Tournament Practice Rounds

The courses has a limited supply of practice rounds available, only email requests will be granted. NO PHONE CALLS. Players can enjoy these rates the week before the event:

  • Straits $374 including caddie
  • River $254 including cart
  • Irish $174 including cart - $204 with caddie
  • Meadow Valleys $174 including cart

EMAIL: Ed Elsner


Tournament Contests


Skins & Pins

$40 (optional) paid at the tournament ($20 ea day)

  • $10 Flighted Skins
  • $5 Super Skins
  • $5 Flighted CTP

Hole in One

$2,500k Hole

  • Irish Course #11
  • Straits Course #17

$500 Holes

  • Irish #3, #6, & #13
  • Straits #3, #7, & #12

Pins - Irish

  • Champ: #13
  • A Flight:#3
  • B Flight:#11
  • C Flight: #3
  • D Flight:#6

Pins - Straits

  • Champ: #17
  • A Flight: #17
  • B Flight: #7
  • C Flight: #3
  • D Flight: #12

Each CTP is worth $100

*Only Chicago, St.Louis, & Milwaukee BIRDIE members are eligible for Wilson Staff Cup*



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