Team Golf is open to any boy or girl ages 6-14. Once an individual reaches their 15th birthday they are no longer eligible to participate. In order to participate, players must be a member of both the SFPGA Foundation and a sanctioned team in the SFPGA Team Golf program. If you would like to become a member of Team Golf please contact the SFPGA at 561-729-0544 for further information, or contact your local PGA or LPGA Professional.
NOTE: Roster sizes, facility access, team practice schedules and practice fees will vary amongst teams and coaches.
Team Golf is primarily held during the summer months. The schedule will begin in June and finish in August. Leagues are separated by county and each league will conduct a minimum of four (4) and maximum of eight (8) tournaments between June and August. Tournaments will be held in the geographic area that your team’s facility is located (no more than 15-20 miles away).
An extended schedule may also be conducted during the spring and fall months, based on each league (click HERE to see full schedule for more details).
The SFPGA Foundation membership is an annual $50 fee (which includes a deluxe tee gift). Team members that are not registered for SFPGA Foundation membership will not be able to participate in Team Golf tournaments.
Entry fees for each Team Golf tournament will be $25. Team coaches will be responsible for submitting their team roster for each tournament. Players will be responsible for registering online for each tournament. Tournament registration deadlines will be 4 days prior to the events:
During the summer, the tournament registration deadline will be on Monday for Thursday and Friday events. The tournament registration deadline will be on Tuesday for Saturday and Sunday events.
Team Golf tournaments will consist of six players from each team that form three (3) two-person teams. The format will be a two-person Scramble, playing 6 or 9-holes. All participants will compete from their age/gender appropriate tee (see yardage guideline below). Most/all tournaments will be a shotgun start.
NOTE: If a team does not have enough players on its roster to field a team in each age division, they may have multiple teams compete in one age division. For example, teams can be comprised of six 11-year-olds. Plus, each team of two can be any combination of gender; boy/boy, girl/girl, or boy/girl. Having players of both genders on a team or in a particular age group is not mandatory.
Boys 6-8: Blue Cones, 1200-1300 yards
Boys 9-10: Green Cones, 1400-1500 yards
Boys 11-12: Yellow Cones, 1700-1800 yards
Boys 13-14: Orange Cones, 2100-2200 yards
Girls 6-8: Blue Cones, 1200-1300 yards
Girls 9-10: Blue Cones, 1200-1300 yards
Girls 11-12: Green Cones, 1400-1500 yards
Girls 13-14: Yellow Cones, 1700-1800 yards
NOTE: Tees and yardages are subject to change depending on each host facility and layout of course.
A player’s age division with Team Golf is determined by their age on the day of each tournament. For example, a player who turns 11-years-old on July 1 will play all tournaments before July 1 in the 9-10 age division, and will automatically be moved to the 11-12 division after that date. If that player turns 11 on the day of a tournament he/she will be moved into the 11-12 age division (prior to the start of the tournament).
Should there be a tie for first place (total team points), the team’s total strokes will be used to determine the winner. If, after proceeding with this method, the winning team has yet to be determined, matching score cards using the lowest individual two-person team score will be used to break the tie (the second and the third lowest, if needed).
The final summer tournament in each league will be held to encourage all teams and players to participate. Activities may include contests holes, awards for most spirited team, best cart design and a post-golf pizza party. This day is meant to be a FUN way to finish off the summer schedule with all teams and players in the region.
For those teams that compete in the Masters level, a separate final summer tournament will be played on Saturday, August 20th and is designated as the Team Golf Championship. Teams from different leagues will come together to compete and award an overall champion. This tournament will be held at a facility in Broward County.
Play is governed by USGA Rules of Golf & its Decisions. Below are additional rules for Team Golf tournaments:
Completion of 9-holes by all contestants will constitute an official Team Golf tournament. However, the SFPGA reserves the right to reduce the amount of holes in the event of inclement weather or other incidents.
In addition, the SFPGA reserves the right to cancel a Team Golf tournament in the event of inclement weather or other incidents. It is recommended that team members check the status of the tournament by calling the SFPGA, their team coach, or host facility prior to the tournament. If a tournament is cancelled, team members registered to participate will be refunded the full entry fee back to their credit card, or have the option to transfer their entry fee to a future Team Golf tournament. If the tournament is cancelled during play, the SFPGA reserves the right to retain the full entry fee. Best efforts to reschedule a cancelled tournament will be made. If a tournament is rescheduled, team members who were entered in the first tournament will automatically be entered into the rescheduled tournament. If they are unable to participate on the rescheduled date they may transfer registration to a later tournament or receive a full refund. If the rescheduled tournament has available space, team members who were not entered in the original tournament will be afforded an opportunity to register for the rescheduled tournament.
The SFPGA Foundation requires all caddies to conduct themselves appropriately at all times.
The SFPGA Foundation reserves the right to suspend and/or ban any caddie from one or more tournaments. Failure to comply with the stated caddie guidelines may result in the immediate removal from the host facility and/or suspension of playing privileges for the SFPGA Foundation member.
Spectators are encouraged to attend Team Golf tournaments, cheer and be supportive of the team. However, the SFPGA Foundation requires all spectators to conduct themselves appropriately at all times.
The following cart policy has been established as a pace-of-play initiative and to help as a potential evacuation plan should weather become a factor.
The SFPGA staff will be working with each host facility to utilize a two-cart per group system (group = 4 players). Team members must walk the hole during play, but they can keep their clubs on the golf cart at all times. Parents will be asked to utilize the golf carts to shuttle players out to their starting hole, and also shuttle them between holes from green-to-tee. The SFPGA staff will coordinate with each host facility on fees specific to the use of golf carts and the course, and will try to avoid any additional costs that parents may have to pay on-site for use of these specific golf carts. Should parents be required to pay additional fees on-site to the host facility for use of golf carts, the SFPGA staff will notify each team coach in advance of the tournament. Please keep in mind parents are NOT required to pay for a golf cart (they can still walk). It is suggested that each team coach establish an advanced parent sign-up sheet for each tournament; ensuring that the team coach and SFPGA staff are aware of which parent(s) will be in attendance.
Additional spectator golf carts will be available for purchase at the discretion of the host facility. If these additional spectator golf carts are permissible:
The SFPGA Foundation takes great pride in the quality and conduct of its players, host facilities, and sponsors. The SFPGA Foundation requires all members to adhere to a set of guidelines known as the Code of Conduct. The purpose is to help all SFPGA Foundation participants grow and mature by understanding and accepting the consequences of their actions, both on and off the golf course.
The SFPGA Rules Committee may assess any or all of the following penalties based on the severity of the Code of Conduct violation:
By entering and competing in a SFPGA Foundation sanctioned Team Golf tournament, team members assume all risk and danger incidental to the game of golf and hereby release the PGA of America, the South Florida Section PGA and their host sites, sponsors, participating players, and all agents thereof from any and all liabilities resulting from such cases. You also grant permission to the South Florida PGA to utilize your image or likeness while participating in all South Florida PGA Team Golf tournaments.