Tournament Program

Tournament Program

Overview

We offer a full tournament schedule organized and implemented by the Tournament Committee.  It consists of a faculty advisor, a PGA Golf Management student director and volunteer students who wish to gain a further understanding of the intricacies of operating successful golf tournaments.  The tournaments are divided into weekly competitions designated as the  Monarch Tour (a weekly competition), the Club Championship, the Monarch Cup, the Player’s Classic and the Spring Shoot-Out. We also host four PGA Playing Ability tests; two in the fall and two in the spring.

The Monarch Tour

The Monarch Tour is a series of weekly, 9-hole tournaments, designed for player development and skill improvement.  There are ten (10) tournaments scheduled for each semester.  The tournament formats consists of individual and team competition.  There is no entry fee for the Monarch Tour. Golf shop credit is issued as the payout and a point system is employed to reward the top players. Top players make up the Jones Cup team that travels to the PGA Golf Club.

The Major Tournaments

The Major Tournaments are events for individuals and teams usually conducted on the weekends.  The Club Championship is a match play format, the Monarch Cup is a 12 man team event that models after the Ryder Cup, the Winter Classic is a two man event involving several formats and the Spring Shoot-Out is a 6 man team event that includes a skills contest held the Friday before the team matches. Each event has a nominal entry fee which covers the costs of meals, awards, and play. These events are designed and administered by the PGA Golf Management students for the PGA Golf Management students.

Fall Events

  • PGA Men's Club Championship - stroke play qualifier to get to the top 64 players. The qualifiers play matches throughout the fall semester to arrive at a champion.
  • Monarch Cup - 12 player event with multiple match play formats such as better of pairs, alternate shot (foursome), single matches. Similar to Ryder Cup format.
  • Hogge Cup - Battle of the Class is a 4-8 player team format with men and women from each class playing a variety of formats in match-play events until a class champion is named.
  • Women's Club Championship - starts after the women's golf season is over in October. It is match play for the all the PGM women and WGOLF team members for remainder of the semester to arrive at champion.

Spring Events

  • Winter Classic - two-person 36-hole event using a variety of stroke play formats such as alternate shot, scramble, shamble, and better ball of pairs.
  • Spring Shootout - similar to Monarch Cup description, except it is 6 people. It includes a team skill competitions prior to the event as well.
  • PGA Tour Championship - Monarch Tour winners from the school year along with a few top-point players
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