Frequently Asked Questions
What is the advantage of being a member of the 2012 eGolf Professional Tour?
There are several advantages to being a member of the 2012 eGolf Professional Tour.
· eGolf will pay for 2012 PGA TOUR Q-School for the top 20 members on the tour’s 2012 member earnings money list.
· 72-hole tournaments with a full-field purse of $235,000. Highest in the industry.
· Tour will again offer a minimum of four Nationwide Tour/European Tour exemptions in 2012.
· No mandatory prepay or ranking schools. Members will be given priority entry each week, but non-members may sign up at any time as well.
· Play without doubt the best courses in the developmental tour industry: Pine Needles Golf Club, Spring Creek Golf Club, The Club at Irish Creek, Rock Barn Club & Spa and The Reserve Club at St. James, to name a few.
How much does it cost to play in an eGolf Professional Tour event?
For 72-hole events the entry fee is $1,150 for members, $1,390 for non-members and $650 for amateurs.
Who is eligible to play in an eGolf Professional Tour event?
All professionals and Amateurs with a verified USGA handicap of 2.0 or less may play on a space available basis only.
What is the deadline for entering a tournament?
The payment deadline for all United States-based events is Monday at 6:00 pm the week prior to the event. All contestants who have not paid their entry fee by the Monday deadline will be put on the waiting list. All players who sign up after the Monday deadline will be charged a $75 late fee.
How do I make a payment to enter an event?
Players may pay using Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover or check. All credit card payments must be made via the entry page of the website. If you are having troubles signing up please contact Martha Autry at firstname.lastname@example.org. All checks must be accompanied with a completed entry form and should include the 3 percent administrative fee.
How do I confirm that I am entered into the next event?
Click the drop down box marked "Schedule" and go to the Info tab located next to the event in question. Once you click on info you will see a tentative field list, if you have entered correctly your name should be there. If not, please contact any member of the eGolf Professional Tour staff. The field list will be posted on the Thursday prior to the start of the tournament.
How will I receive my earnings from the tournaments?
The eGolf Professional Tour offers direct deposit, whereby all earnings will be wired into competitors' bank accounts approximately six days following the event. Players can sign up for this free service by following the instructions on our policies page under payment options. Players that absolutely cannot utilize direct deposit will be mailed a bank check no later than 10 days after each event.
Do I have to sign up for payment via direct deposit?
No. However, there is a fee of $10 assessed for all written checks.
If I want to change my direct deposit account, how do I do it?
Go to our policies page, print out the direct deposit form, follow the directions and fax it with a voided check to Paula Miller at 704.295.3905.
How do I withdraw from a tournament?
For all United States-based events, a player may withdraw via an email to a tournament official without penalty up until 6:00 pm on Friday the week before the event. A player withdrawing after the deadline and before 6:00 pm Sunday will be charged $200.00. Players who withdraw after 6:00 pm Sunday will be considered a no-show and will not be refunded for any reason. A life or death circumstance will be the only situation that could alter this policy. No-shows will not be tolerated. Any player who no-shows for an event will forfeit their entry fee.
Does the eGolf Professional Tour pay practice round fees for competitors?
Practice rounds at the main course in all regular season two-course events will be paid for by eGolf. These complimentary practice rounds will ONLY be provided at the main course and on TUESDAY of tournament week. Practice rounds at secondary courses, contested on Monday or Tuesday, must be paid for by the player. Any player wishing to play the main course on Monday of tournament week must pay for his round. The tour will negotiate discounted rates for all practice rounds which players are responsible for. Practice rounds for all fall series events must be paid for by the player. Any changes to this policy will be noted on the tournament’s information page.
Am I allowed to wear shorts while playing in an event?
Shorts may be worn but must be of Bermuda length. No jeans or denim allowed.
Am I allowed to use a range finder in an official tournament round?
No. The only exception to the policy will be use during tournament pracitce rounds.
Are competitors allowed to ride in carts during official tournament rounds?
There will be a few "riding events" in the 2012 season. Players will be allowed to use carts in those events. In "walking events," players are required to walk and may use a caddy or pull cart. Players may use carts during practice rounds at walking events based on availability and host course discretion. All information regarding riding and walking will be on the tournament information page of our website.
Is there private housing available for eGolf Professional Tour Events?
Private housing will be available for some eGolf Professional Tour events but is not guaranteed for all. Information regarding availability at specific events can be found by calling the head professionals of the hosting golf courses.
Is there a host hotel provided for events?
Yes, there is a host hotel for each event that will give discounted rates to tour members and competitors. Information regarding the host hotel can be found on each tournament's info page and on the front page of the website, the week prior to the event.
If I am entered into an event, is there a room reserved for me at the host hotel?
No, the tour recommends that you make reservations at the host hotel at least two weeks before the event.
Is there transportation provided from the hotel to the golf course for United States events?
No. Players are required to provide their own transportation.
When are tee times posted? Where can I find the tee times?
Tee times for each tournament will be posted on the website 36 hours prior to the start of the event. There will be a link to tee times on the front page of the website for each tournament. Tee times will also be posted at each host course.
If I Monday qualify or gain entry into a PGA or Nationwide Tour event, will my entry fee be refunded?
Yes. You must email a staff member notifying them of your qualification, and whether you wish to have your entry refunded or transferred to another event.
How many players make the cut?
The low 33 percent of the field plus ties.
Are there any opportunities for special memberships at Charlotte area golf facilities so that I can practice?
- Charlotte National Golf Club
$100 per month includes all greens fees and range balls. Players may play at anytime.
- Cabarrus Country Club
All members who wish to join Cabarrus Country Club can do so for $1200 for one year. The membership includes all range privileges. Players will be charged a $16 cart fee to play the golf course. Interested members should contact Director of Golf Ken Guilford at (704)786-8154.
- Warrior Golf Club
$750.00 for the length of the season. Entitles tour members to unlimited range balls and discounted cart and green fees of $20.00. Players may play at anytime.
Are there any member benefits regarding equipment and apparel?
Yes, the tour has arranged discounted prices for equipment with many different manufactures. Please check the member benefits page of our website.
Why does the tour need my social security number?
The social security number is needed in order to process your payments and earnings