Official Tee Times
Monday, December 11th, 2017
Welcome to the
2017 USSGC Online Player Guide
December 5th Update
Less than one week to show time! Are you ready? You'll notice a few changes to the guide. Here are the most notable:
November 22nd Update
Hello Speedgolfers. We are just a few short weeks away from GO time! I hope your training has been intense and your excitement level is on the rise. Together we are going to make Speedgolf history on December 11th.
This week we are releasing the Online Player Guide, a dynamic communication hub between the players and SGUSA. As you'll no doubt notice, this webpage is a work in progress. New sections and additional information will be added on a daily basis all the way up through tournament day.
As we shift away from email communication, please make it your responsibility to check here every day for information you are seeking before reaching out to SGUSA. We have added a FAQ section with the ability to submit questions or comments. We will post new questions with answers daily to the benefit of all participants.
If you don't see your picture in the competitor bio section, it may be because you have not sent one yet? If you have sent a picture, we'll get it up very soon. If you do not like the picture we used for you, send us one you like better!
The participant directory is here to facilitate easy communication between players. While it is meant for your eyes only, certain members of the media may also benefit from access to this page.
More to come.
Founder & Director
Section Quick Links
Schedule Of Events
Tee Marker Locations
Frequently Asked Questions
Saturday - December 9th
SPEEDGOLF USA 2018 STRATEGY MEETUP
USSGC GROUP DINNER
Sunday - December 10th
ON-SITE REGISTRATION OPENS
OFFICIAL PRACTICE ROUNDS
VOLUNTEER SCORING TRAINING
USSGC PLAYER MEETING
Monday - December 11th
AMATEUR DIVISION TEE TIMES
AMATEUR AWARDS CEREMONY
WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION TEE TIMES
WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS CEREMONY
MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP TEE TIMES
MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALS
MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS CEREMONY
Tee Marker Locations
Know What Markers To Look For On The Course
Combo Blue + White
#1 - #3 - #5 - #6
#10 - #13 - #14 - #18
Masters 50+ Tees
*All competitors will play Hole #14, a par 3, from the Blue Tees - 149 yards.
Can't find the answer you're looking for? Submit your question below.
Q: When will my official tee time be posted?
A: Tee times will be posted no later than Wednesday, December 6th.
Q: Are players responsible to know the Rules of Golf?
A: Yes. The USGA Rules of Golf are used to govern Speedgolf USA competition, except when the Rules would substantially impede a Speedgolfer’s pace of play. In those cases, local rules for Speedgolf are put into effect. (Waiving the rule that requires golfers to remove the flagstick before holing out is a good example.)
*Local rules for the tournament will be reviewed at the player's meeting on Sunday evening at 6pm.
Q: What are the rules of Speedgolf?
A: Speedgolf rules include:
- Allowing the flagstick to remain in when holing out without penalty.
- Players must carry all their equipment without assistance for the duration of the round.
- One procedure for out of bounds, lost ball, unplayable lie, water hazard: One stroke penalty, drop anywhere along the line of flight of the previous shot.
- Distance measuring devices allowed.
- SpeedGolf Score (SGS) is the combination of golf strokes and elapsed round time. (ex: 80 in 55:01 = 135:01)
Q: Are there any other local rules for this tournament I need to know about?
A: - Yes. Many tournaments institute local rules to address issues specific to the event, course, and conditions. Local rules for the tournament will be reviewed at the mandatory player's meeting on Sunday evening at 6pm.
Q: Are bags/clubs/equipment allowed on the green surfaces?
A: - No.
As a GCOH policy, bags, clubs, or player's equipment are not permitted on the green surfaces. 1 stroke penalty incurred for each breach of rule.
Q: What do I do in a rules situation on the course if I'm unsure how to proceed?
A: Follow the Speedgolf rules procedure for a lost ball/unplayable lie: One stroke penalty, drop anywhere along the line of flight of the previous shot.
Q: Can I wear/use my round tracking tech (garmin, smartphone app, hr monitor) during competition?
A: Yes. Your Speedgolf round data can be used in a myriad of valuable ways to give people a better understanding of just how awesome this sport is!
Q: Can players wear headphones and listen to music during competition?
A: Yes. Players should limit the volume to a level that allows them to hear their scorekeeper, a player yelling 'fore' from behind, or a horn blast from the tournament director if play needs to be suspended.
Q: What kind of interaction between players and spectators is permitted during the round?
A: - Very little. Keep it simple. Players play. Spectators spectate.
Q: Can people 'run with you' during the round? (submitted by AH)
A: Yes. Spectators are allowed to follow on foot, or pace ahead, provided they maintain an objective distance that does not interfere with or disturb normal play. Repeated interactions may be construed as giving/asking for advice, and a 2 stroke penalty may be assessed.
Q: Will spectator carts be available?
A: Yes. The cost per cart is $20 and can be paid for at the proshop. Carts should remain on cart path. Drivers must agree to operate the cart with safety in mind at all times.
Q: Can spectators help you look for a lost ball?
A: Yes. Spectators are allowed to aid in the search for lost golf balls using care not to improve the lie of the ball.
Q: Can anyone watching you give you yardages? (submitted by JC)
A: No. You're on your own.
Will there be a live leaderboard?
A: Yes. Realtime scoring will be available at usaspeedgolf.com/leaderboard
Q: Will there be a live video feed?
A: SpeedGolf USA will be live streaming throughout the day on Facebook and Instagram. @speedgolfusa
Q: Who is going to win the inaugural US Speedgolf Champs?
A: It's depends. Check back on December 11th.
Q: What other questions do you have?
A: Ask away. We'll keep adding to the list.
Don't be afraid to reach out. You + us = awesome tournament!
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