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TEAM GOLF, REDEFINED.

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WHAT IS THE VEGAS GOLF SERIES?

The Vegas Golf Series is team golf redefined. Through a series of Local and Regional Qualifiers, players compete in team-based events to earn their spot to take part in the VGS Final in fabulous Las Vegas, NV to compete for upwards of $100,000 in purse & prizes.

Players can choose from two formats. 2-Man Best-Ball or 5-Man Scramble.

Hundreds of Local Qualifying venues across the United States and Canada at the best public and private courses. That’s hundreds of chances to earn your spot to compete in the VGS Final December 8-10, 2022 at the world-renowned Paiute Golf & Resort in Las Vegas, NV. 

Only the best make it. Are you feeling lucky? 

Grab your favorite golfing bud and register for a Vegas Golf Series event happening at a course near you!

HOW DO I GET TO THE VGS FINAL?

01. local qualifying

Your journey begins here. The top 3 teams and ties at each 2-Man Best-Ball Local Qualifier move onto the Regional Final. The top 2 teams and ties at each 5-Man Scramble Local Qualifier move onto the Regional Final with the Professional of their choice to compete as a team of 5.

02. Regional Final

The Regional Finals are the second stage to earning a spot in the VGS Final. Each team that qualifies through a Local Qualifier will earn a spot in the Regional Finals. Battle it out against the best teams in your state on a world-class course. The top teams at each Regional Finals move on to compete in the VGS Final in Sin City!

03. VGS Final

The Vegas Golf Series culminates at the world-renowned Pete Dye Paiute Golf Resort in Las Vegas, NV December 8-10, 2022 where the top teams in the country will battle it out to be named America’s top team and compete for upwards of $100,000 in purse and prizes.

2-man best-ball

2 PLAYERs

Teams of two playing at 70% handicap in the better-ball, stroke play format.

2-MAN best-ball

TOURNAMENT FORMAT & DETAILS.

EVENT STRUCTURE

Teams of two (2) playing at 70% handicap in the better-ball, stroke play format.

Local Qualifiers will be held throughout the year across the United States and Canada, with the top 3 teams and ties progressing to Regional Finals held at some of the finest golf courses in each respective region.

01. local qualifying

MARCH - SEPTEMBER

Your journey begins here. Form your team of 2 players (respecting the handicap requirements listed below) and compete in a Local Qualifier near you. The top 3 teams and ties at each Local Qualifier move on to the Regional Final and are one step closer to Sin City. Prizes for the top teams at each Local Qualifier will be provided by our partners. 

  • 18-hole best-ball format
  • Teams of two eligible players
  • All players must have an up-to-date USGA or Golf Canada Handicap
  • Top three teams and ties from each Local Qualifier move on to the Regional Final

*Once a player has qualified for a Regional Final he/she is no longer eligible to compete at another Local Qualifier

02. Regional Final

SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER

The Regional Finals are the second stage to earning a spot in the National Final. Each team that qualifies through a Local Qualifier will earn a spot in the Regional Finals. Battle it out against the best teams in your state on a world-class course. The top teams at each Regional Final in the 2-Man Best-Ball will move on to compete in the VGS Final in Sin City!

  • 18-hole best-ball format
  • The same team of two eligible amateurs from Local Qualifying must compete at the Regional Final
  • All players must have an up-to-date USGA and. Golf Canada Handicap
  • The top teams from each Regional Final qualify to attend the VGS Final

*Depending on the number of teams that qualify locally within each region, one or more teams may be eligible to qualify for the VGS Final through a Regional Final.

03. VGS final

december 8-10, 2022

Viva Las Vegas! The VGS Final is the golf trip of a lifetime and will become the highlight of your golfing experiences. The Vegas Golf Series culminates at the world-renowned Pete Dye Paiute Golf Resort in Las Vegas, NV December 8-10, 2022 where the top teams in the country will battle it out to be named America’s top team and compete for upwards of $100,000 in prizes and purse.

Your VGS Final Championship Experience includes:

  • 36-hole Championship (RD 1 @ Paiute Wolf, RD 2 @ Paiute Wolf)
  • Welcome gifts
  • Long Drive Competition
  • Putting Contests
  • Daily meals

how much does it cost?

local qualifiers

A typical Local Qualifier entry fee will be between $50 – $150 and includes golf & prizing. The fee varies from one course to another and is determined in advance and collected by each host club. A full list of Local Qualifiers and their respective entry fees can be found on the Local Qualifier page.

REGIONAL FINAL

The entry fee at each Regional Final will be between $130 – $180 (plus applicable taxes) per participant depending on the site of the Regional Final. It will include 18 holes of golf on a championship course, golf cart, prizing, and a chance to earn the trip of a lifetime to compete in the VGS Final in Las Vegas, NV.

VGS FINAL

The entry fee for the VGS Final will be $425 (plus applicable taxes) per participant and will include:

  • 36-hole Championship (RD 1 @ Paiute Wolf, RD 2 @ Paiute Wolf)
  • Welcome gifts
  • Long Drive Competition
  • Putting Contests
  • Daily meals

WHO CAN PLAY

The Vegas Golf Series is open to anyone with an official USGA or Golf Canada Handicap. It is every player’s responsibility to make themselves aware of Handicap Requirements and all Rules & Policies for the Vegas Golf Series.

team formation & handicap requirements

There are no minimum handicap requirements for this format given that we consider a team’s handicap in computing the final score. The two (2) team members’ aggregate USGA or Golf Canada Handicap Index cannot be greater than 40.0A professional player may play as part of a team of two (2) and their handicap will be set at 0.0.

  • If a player does not have a verifiable USGA or Golf Canada Handicap, it will be set at 0.
  • The Handicap will be calculated where the event will be held.
  • Each team member will be playing at 70% handicap in the better-ball, stroke play format.
  • A maximum of 18 shots will be awarded towards a player’s handicap.
  • No one will be ”giving back strokes”. The lowest handicap will be set at 0.
  • If a player is a no-show or is late, his/her partner can still play alone.

For Example:

  • 0.0 + 0.0 = 0.0 (ELIGIBLE)
  • 10.8 + 26.8 = 37.6 (ELIGIBLE)
  • 22.8 + 30.2 = 53.0 (INELIGIBLE, team aggregate USGA or Golf Canada Handicap Index is greater than 40.0)

All USGA & Golf Canada Indexes must be current and active at the time of registration and through the event. Only official USGA & Golf Canada Handicap Indexes will be accepted at Vegas Golf Series events.

At its discretion, the rules committee reserves the right to make handicap adjustments and player and team disqualifications based upon evidence derived through handicap examinations or evidence of past performance. The Vegas Golf Series rules committee reserves the right to suspend handicap or rules violators from future tournament participation.

scoring method

To level out the playing field and to reward those who play the best relative to their true ability, the final team score is the team’s net score. We will use 70% of each player’s USGA or Golf Canada Handicap Indexes in computing the final score for the 2-Man Best-Ball. Each player plays his/her own ball, and the team score for each hole is the lowest net score of the two players.

amateur status

An amateur golfer is eligible to receive a non-monetary prize of no more than $1,000 USD in value according to the USGA for any competition with a net score element.  Prizing at Local Qualifying and Regional Finals were structured in such a way as to protect one’s amateur status. A player’s decision regarding their amateur status must be made PRIOR to the start of competition of the VGS Final in order to preserve their amateur status.

5-man scramble

4 players + 1 pro

your chance to team up with your pro.

5-MAN SCRAMBLE

TOURNAMENT FORMAT & DETAILS.

EVENT STRUCTURE

Four (4) players and one (1) professional per team, it’s your chance to team up with your pro in a 5-Man Scramble.

Local Qualifiers will be held throughout the year across the United States and Canada, with the top 2 teams progressing to Regional Finals held at some of the finest golf courses in each respective region.

Each team at the Regional Final teams up with the Professional of their choice with the top teams progressing to the VGS Final in Las Vegas, NV for the golfing experience of a lifetime.

01. local qualifying

MARCH - SEPTEMBER

Your journey begins here. Form your team of 4 players (respecting the handicap requirements listed below) and compete in a Local Qualifier near you. The top 2 teams at each Local Qualifier move onto the Regional Final with the Professional of their choice to compete as a team of 5.

  • 18-hole scramble format
  • Teams of four eligible players
  • All players must have an up-to-date USGA or Golf Canada Handicap
  • Top two teams from each Local Qualifier qualify to attend the Regional Final

*Once a player has qualified for a Regional Final he/she is no longer eligible to compete at another Local Qualifier

02. Regional Final

SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER

The Regional Finals are the second stage to earning a spot in the VGS Final. Each team that qualifies through a Local Qualifier will earn a spot in the Regional Finals. Team up with your pro and battle it out against the best teams in your state on a world-class course. The top teams at each Regional Final in the 5-Man Scramble will move on to compete in the VGS Final in Sin City!

  • 18-hole scramble format
  • The Professional of your choice joins the 4-player team to form a 5-player team
  • All players must have an up-to-date USGA and. Golf Canada Handicap
  • The top teams from each Regional Final qualify to attend the VGS Final

*Depending on the number of teams that qualify locally within each region, one or more teams may be eligible to qualify for the VGS Final through a Regional Final.

03. VGS final

december 8-10, 2022

Viva Las Vegas! The VGS Final is the golf trip of a lifetime and will become the highlight of your golfing experiences. The Vegas Golf Series culminates at the world-renowned Pete Dye Paiute Golf Resort in Las Vegas, NV December 8-10, 2022 where the top teams in the country will battle it out to be named America’s top team and compete for upwards of $100,000 in prizes and purse.

Your VGS Final Championship Experience includes:

  • 36-hole Championship (RD 1 @ Paiute Wolf, RD 2 @ Paiute Wolf)
  • Welcome gifts
  • Long Drive Competition
  • Putting Contests
  • Daily meals

how much does it cost?

local qualifiers

A typical Local Qualifier entry fee will be between $50 – $150 and includes golf & prizing. The fee varies from one course to another and is determined in advance and collected by each host club. A full list of Local Qualifiers and their respective entry fees can be found on the Local Qualifier page.

REGIONAL FINAL

The entry fee at each Regional Final will be between $130 – $180 (plus applicable taxes) per participant depending on the site of the Regional Final. It will include 18 holes of golf on a championship course, golf cart, prizing, and a chance to earn the trip of a lifetime to compete in the VGS Final in Las Vegas, NV.

VGS FINAL

The entry fee for the VGS Final will be $425 (plus applicable taxes) per participant and will include:

  • 36-hole Championship (RD 1 @ Paiute Wolf, RD 2 @ Paiute Wolf)
  • Welcome gifts
  • Long Drive Competition
  • Putting Contests
  • Daily meals

WHO CAN PLAY

The Vegas Golf Series is open to anyone with an official USGA or Golf Canada Handicap. It is every player’s responsibility to make themselves aware of Handicap Requirements and all Rules & Policies for the Vegas Golf Series.

team formation & handicap requirements

Teams MUST respect the handicap criteria listed below when choosing their partners. The four-team members’ aggregate USGA or Golf Canada Handicap factor must be greater than 20.0 and at most 80.0. A maximum of 2 team members may have a Handicap Index below 5.0. A professional may play as part of a team of four (4), but their handicap will be set at 0.0.

For Example:

  • 1.2 + 4.6 + 7.2 + 10.7 = 23.7 (ELIGIBLE, team aggregate USGA or Golf Canada Index is above 20.0)
  • 0.2 + 1.0 + 7.2 + 8.8= 17.2 (INELIGIBLE, team aggregate USGA or Golf Canada Handicap Index is below 20.0)
  • 2.5 + 3.7 + 4.4 + 12.1 = 22.7 (INELIGIBLE, more than 2 team members have a USGA or Golf Canada Handicap Index below 5.0)
  • 15.7 + 17.8 + 22.8 + 30.2 = 86.5 (INELIGIBLE, team aggregate USGA or Golf Canada Handicap Index is greater than 80.0)

All USGA & Golf Canada Indexes must be current and active at the time of registration and through the event. Only official USGA & Golf Canada Handicap Indexes will be accepted at Vegas Golf Series events.

At its discretion, the rules committee reserves the right to make handicap adjustments and player and team disqualifications based upon evidence derived through handicap examinations or evidence of past performance. The Vegas Golf Series rules committee reserves the right to suspend handicap or rules violators from future tournament participation.

scoring method

The final team score is the team’s gross score. The Vegas Golf Series does not use Handicap Indexes in computing the final score for the 5-Man Scramble. USGA & Golf Canada Handicap Indexes are used solely for team formation purposes in this format.

amateur status

An amateur golfer is eligible to receive a cash prize of no more than $1,000 USD in value according to the USGA. Prizing at Local Qualifying and Regional Finals were structured in such a way as to protect one’s amateur status. A player’s decision regarding their amateur status must be made PRIOR to the start of competition of the VGS Final in order to preserve their amateur status. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

How do i register for a Local qualifier?

A: Players can select the Local Qualifier they wish to participate in by heading over to the Local Qualifeir page (LINK). Be sure to have yours and your partner’s information including handicap index, e-mail, cell phone, etc. to complete your registration.

Do I need a verified handicap to register?

A: All participants are required to have a valid and active USGA or Golf Canada Handicap Index at the time of registration and through the event. Only official USGA and Golf Canada Handicap Indexes will be accepted at Vegas Golf Series events.

A Handicap ID can typically be found on your handicap card or from your golf club. It may also be referred to as a GHIN #, CDGA #, WSGA #, IGA #, Grint #, MyScorecard #, GolfNet # or CCID #.

At its discretion, the Vegas Golf Series rules committee reserves the right to make handicap adjustments and player and team disqualifications based upon evidence derived through handicap examinations or evidence of past performance. The Vegas Golf Series rules committee reserves the right to suspend handicap or rules violators from future tournament participation.

what are the handicap requirements for teams?

2-MAN Best-Ball

A: There are no minimum handicap requirements for this format given that we consider a team’s handicap in computing the final score. The two (2) team members’ aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Index cannot be greater than 45.0. A maximum index differential of 15.0 is permitted between the 2 team members. A professional player may play as part of a team of two (2) but their handicap will be set at 0.0.

  • If a player does not have a verifiable Golf Canada Handicap, it will be set at 0.
  • The Handicap will be calculated where the event will be held.
  • The teams will be playing at 80% handicap in the better-ball, stroke play format.
  • A maximum of 18 shots will be awarded towards a player’s handicap.
    If a player is a no-show or is late, his/her partner can still play alone.

For Example:

  • 0.0 + 0.0 = 0.0 (ELIGIBLE)
  • 10.8 + 26.8 = 37.6 (ELIGIBLE)
  • 0.0 + 22.0 = 22.0 (INELIGIBLE, Golf Canada Handicap Index between the two players is greater than 15.0)
  • 27.8 + 30.2 = 58.0 (INELIGIBLE, team aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Index is greater than 45.0)

5-MAN Scramble

A: The two team members’ aggregate Golf Canada Handicap factor must be between 2.0 and 45.0. A maximum index differential of 15.0 is permitted between the 2 team members. A professional not competing in an ECPT event may play as part of a team of two, but their handicap will be set at 0.0. They will therefore need to find a partner with a Golf Canada Handicap Index between 2.0 and 15.0.

For Example:

  • 4.6 + 7.2 = 11.8 (ELIGIBLE)
  • 15.2 + 18.1 = 33.3 (ELIGIBLE)
  • 0.2 + 1.0 = 1.2 (INELIGIBLE, team aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Index is lower than 2.0)
  • 17.8 + 30.2 = 48.0 (INELIGIBLE, team aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Index is greater than 45.0)
  • 0.2 + 1.0 = 1.2 (INELIGIBLE, team aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Index differential is greater than 15.0)

Do I lose my amateur status if I play in the Vegas Golf Series?

An amateur golfer is eligible to receive a non-monetary prize of no more than $1,000 USD in value according to the USGA for any competition with a net score element.  An amateur golfer is eligible to receive a cash prize of no more than $1,000 USD in value according to the USGA for any competition that doesn’t include a net score element. Prizing at Local Qualifying and Regional Finals were structured in such a way as to protect one’s amateur status. A player’s decision regarding their amateur status must be made PRIOR to the start of competition of the VGS Final in order to preserve their amateur status.

which tees will be played?

A: Tee decks will be assigned according to one’s age at the time of play.

 

All participants are required to have a valid and active Golf Canada Handicap Index at the time of registration and through the event. Only official Golf Canada Handicap Indexes will be accepted at Vegas Golf Series events. The Vegas Golf Series tournament committee will verify all indexes prior to the tournament.

when and where is the 2022 national final?

A: The National Final will take place at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada December 8-10, 2022.

The 2-Man Best-Ball National Final will take place December 8-9, 2022.

The 5-Man Scramble National Final will take place December 9-10, 2022.

when can i view the official rules?

A: Visit the Official Rules page to view Vegas Golf Series Policies, Procedures and Official Rules.

I have more questions. Who do i ask?

A: Feel free to reach out regarding any specific questions you may have. Send us an email at info@vegasgolfseries.com