Handicapped divisions may not request to be in the same foursome, though they may request to be flighted together. See next question for more information on flight together requests.
You may request to play in the same flight as friend(s), but all players will have to play down to the lowest age group and lowest handicap bracket of the players involved. For example: If a 65 year old man with a 12 handicap wants to play with his 42 year old son who has a 7.5 handicap, both men would have to play in the 49 and under age group and in the flight that a 7.5 would play. The participant playing down into a lower flight will be able to play at the highest handicap within that flight (If the range was 5-8.9 then he would play at the 8.9 with his son staying at the 7.5). Keep in mind your handicap index may be based off of your lowest index revision of the last 12 months (August 2017-August 2018) or a World Amateur past history index.
Remember, even a difference of .1 in indexes could mean the difference in an entire set of courses. If you NEED to be flighted together you NEED to make these requests regardless of your difference in index.
For competitive reasons, requesting to be in the same flight as a friend DOES NOT mean you will be placed in the same grouping. All foursomes are made at RANDOM for Rounds 1,2 & 3 and by Standings (PGA TOUR Style) for Round 4.
The tournament committee requires all Flight Together requests to be made on the Handicap Submission Form completed in mid-August. No Flight Together requests will be accepted after the handicap submission deadline has passed. Absolutely no changes will be made to a player’s flight once flights are announced. Each participant in flight together’s must make the request of each other in order for it to be accepted. IE: If Player B is an 8 handicap that requests to flight into Player A’s 5 handicap, but Player A does not indicate he would like to be flighted with Player B, no change will be made to either individual.
The tournament committee reserves the right to deny a flight together request.
The second will determine the index at which you will play and is sent on August 15th and due by August 17th. Failure to submit your index as USGA approved can result in being ineligible.
Only one location will be operational per day. See below:
Saturday, August 25th – NORTH MYRTLE BEACH PGA TOUR SUPERSTORE only, 9am – 7pm
Sunday, August 26th – BROADWAY MYRTLE BEACH PGA TOUR SUPERSTORE only, 9am – 5pm
You may NOT have a friend/family member pick up your gift bag on your behalf. If you cannot make it to either check in day, you may pick up your gift bag at Will Call DURING operating hours of the 19th Hole (6-9PM Monday-Thursday).
The World Am will refund participants based on the date of the cancel request being received by tournament staff:
- between date of entry and end of day August 2, 2018 – $40 processing fee.
- between August 3, 2018 and end of day August 14, 2018 – $140 processing fee.
- between August 15, 2018 and end of day August 24, 2018 – $240 processing fee.
- after August 24 no refunds are granted regardless of nature of request.