Road to the PGA FAQ's | Australian PGA Championship 2018

Road to the PGA FAQ’s


Frequently Asked Questions


1

What is the Road to the PGA?

The Road to the PGA is a simple grass roots - club engagement concept, developed to link the Australian PGA Championship primarily with localised Golf Club members in Queensland and northern New South Wales, however any club throughout Australia is invited to host an event.
2

What is the benefit to my club of running a Road to the PGA?

By running a Road to the PGA event, your Club will give golfers not only the cheapest event ticket to the Australian PGA Championship (for their $10 entry fee they receive one any day General Admission ticket valued at $25) but a unique chance to play the tournament course before the Pro’s do.

Each host club will also receive two (2) invitations to the Australian PGA Championship “PGA Member Lounge” for an exclusive meet and greet with a PGA Championship player. The meet and greet will take place following the morning play on Thursday 29 November. Further details will be provided closer to the date.

Each club will also go into the draw to win four (4) tickets into the “Soniq Million Dollar Hole” hospitality marquee on Thursday 29 November after the player meet and greet. The number of entries you have in the draw is determined by the number of players in your RTPGA competitions as follows:

  • 20 participants equals one ticket into the draw
  • 30 participants equals two tickets into the draw
  • 40 participants equals three tickets into the draw
  • 50+ participants equals four tickets into the draw
3

How do I run a Road to the PGA event?

Simply nominate a date alongside one individual format (stableford, stroke or par etc) whereby your club/resort can host a “Road to the PGA” event concurrent to your existing member competition (this does not replace your current fixture competition, rather provides another opportunity for members on the day). The winner is the best placed “RTPGA” entrant in the club competition is the inner.
4

How do I register my club for the Road to the PGA?

You can register via the form below or contact admin@pgachampionship.com.au to request an entry form. Once received by the PGA, a staff member will be in contact with you to finalise your details and send out your event promotional kit.. Please note you must complete the electronic entry form to secure your place in the Road to the PGA competition.

Registration Form
5

When do I have to host my club’s Road to the PGA event?

You will need to run your events between Saturday 30 June, 2018 and Sunday 18 November, 2018.
6

How many Road to the PGA events can I run?

Each club is allowed to host up to five events. Each event must have a minimum of five (5) players competing in order for the winner to progress to the championship final. If you change your mind about the number of events you wish to host after completing your registration, contact admin@pgachampionship.com.au
7

How do my members redeem their Australian PGA Championship ticket?

Participants are required to retain their receipt ticket and present at the ‘Road to the PGA’ ticket collection booth, located at the main entrance gate of the Australian PGA Championship during any of the 4 Tournament rounds.
8

Does it cost me anything to run an event?

No, it doesn’t cost the host club to run a RTPGA event. Just by scheduling an event on your calendar, you will receive a promotional kit including posters, counter stand and participant registration booklets.

The entry fee for participants is $10 per person, which is passed on to the PGA to cover the expenses of the event.
9

Does the winner pay an entry fee for the RTPGA Final?

No, the winner does not pay a fee however any costs associated with travel and accommodation to RACV Royal Pines Resort is at the expense of the winner.

As part of the final, the winner receives light refreshments before play, 18 holes of golf including a cart at RACV Royal Pines Resort set up in full tournament conditions, and lunch following the round.