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2023 Alabama Speedgolf Open benefiting RMHCA
June 24, 2023 - June 25, 2023
Hit, run, repeat! Speedgolf sounds pretty simple but we might just stick to our golf carts!
For anyone who does want to show off their skills, the 3rd Annual Alabama Speedgolf Open is June 24 and 25, 2023 at Oak Mountain State Park.
The competition is open to amateurs as well as pros in 9, 18 and 36 hole course options. Winners will receive a portion of $3,000 in cash and prizes! Proceeds from this fast-paced event will be donated to RMHC of Alabama to ensure our services remain free to guest families.
Thank you to Jonathan Jeff, local contact, for connecting Speedgolf USA to supporting our mission!
Register to play or volunteer at speedgolfusa.com
From Speedgolf USA:
Speedgolf USA is proud to announce the 3rd annual Alabama Speedgolf Open will return to Oak Mountain State Park in Birmingham, Alabama in 2023! “The Oaks” at Oak Mountain State Park is a championship course with meandering water and Bermuda greens and fairways. Last year the championship came down to the wire! Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the excitement! We are proud to partner with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama for the third year in a row. This year we are doubling our donation from $50 to $100 of every $300 in sponsorship raised for the tournament. We’ve raised thousands so far to help families in their greatest time of need, and we look forward to making a greater impact year after year.
On June 24 & 25 Speedgolf Birmingham will welcome participants from the local area as well as top ranked professionals and amateurs from around the country to compete in the first of 4 major championships on the SGUSA Tour in 2023!
Entry options for every type of Speedgolfer: beginners, amateurs, professionals. Play as little or as much as you want! Choose 9 or 18 holes on Day 1, or 18 holes per day.
OR…grab some friends and enter our ALL NEW 9 hole Team Relay Division. (3 person)
Cash and prizes for ALL divisions!
The tournament will be contested over two days, with a projected start each day between 7am and 7:45am (weather dependent). There will be multiple divisions to accommodate all participant abilities:
1) 9 hole Team Relay Division: Play in teams of 3. Carts allowed. *Safety first 😉
2) 9/18 hole Open-to-all Divisions: Shorter distance options for beginner Speedgolfers or those who are not interested/able to play more than 1 round over 2 days. Medals will be awarded to the top finishers.
3) 36 hole Amateur Divisions: Amateurs who want to play 2 rounds both tournament days in stroke play format. Medals and cash prizes will be awarded to the top finishers from each age-group division: Amateur(18-39), Masters (40-54), Senior(55+), and Womens division.
4) 36 hole Open Division: Elite Amateurs and Professional Speedgolfers who want to compete at the highest level for the title of 2022 Alabama Speedgolf Champion. Medals, points, and a cash purse will be distributed to the top finishers. $3,500 in cash and prizes.
The 2023 Alabama Speedgolf Open entry fees are $5 for 3 hole team relay, $10 for 6 hole team relay, $20 for 9 holes, $45 for 18 holes, $90 for 36 holes amateurs, $175 for 36 hole Open(elite am and pro) (plus processing fees). Entry fee includes greens fees, range balls, ‘fueling station’ snacks and refreshments, and the chance to win prizes and awards. Depending on the sponsorships and donations we receive, players may also receive additional benefits.
If you are interested in supporting this thrilling championships and its local charity through sponsorships and donations, please contact Jonathan Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hole sponsorships start at $300. $50 from every $300 in sponsorship received goes to our benefitting charity in 2023: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama
TOURNAMENT RULES & SCORING
The SGUSA Official Rules of Speedgolf will govern play. USGA rules apply. Rule 27-1 concerning lost balls & out of bounds is in effect, but shall be modified to a 1 stroke penalty. Official timing – the elapsed time for a player’s round will start at the official tee time. Timing will be stopped when a) the ball is holed on the player’s final green or b) upon crossing the designated finish line.
SCOREKEEPERS / CADDIES
Speedgolfers are not permitted to have caddies or pacers. Player must carry all equipment without assistance, with the exception of golf balls and hydration, which may be placed in the scorekeeper’s cart during play. Scorekeepers may rake bunkers, replace divots, and fix ballmarks.
After holing out on each hole, players will yell out their score to the scorekeeper, who will write the score down on the official scorecard. At the conclusion of play, the player and scorekeeper shall agree on the hole-by-hole scores before signing and attesting the scorecard.
Advice – USGA Rule 8 shall remain in effect, and advice is not permitted from players or spectators. Any verbal or physical communications between players and spectators could be construed as giving/receiving advice and may result in a 2-stroke penalty. The scorekeeper will serve as an eyewitness.
Spectators are allowed to help search for lost balls.
No Equipment on Greens – Per SGUSA policy, players may not place or drop bags/clubs/equipment (other than the ball) on the surface of the putting green for the purpose of making a stroke. Violations of this rule shall incur a 1-stroke penalty per incident.
Finish With All Equipment – Players must finish their round with all of their equipment through the green of the last hole played. The penalty for leaving equipment on the course is 1-stroke per incident.
Any local rules will be made available to all participants the week of the event.
Practice rounds will be available the day prior to the tournament. Practice round greens fees for players and guests will be $20, including a cart. Call the proshop to reserve your practice round tee time. Be sure to mention you are playing in the Alabama Speedgolf Open.
GETTING TO THE TOURNAMENT
Oak Mountain State Park Golf Course is located at 877 John Findlay Drive, Pelham, AL 35124
Plenty of affordable hotel options across I-65, less than 5 miles / 10 minutes away.
If you have any questions about the tournament, please contact Jonathan Jeff at email@example.com.