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SENIOR OPEN TOUR - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WHAT IS THE SENIOR OPEN TOUR?
The Senior Open Tour is owned and operated by DCI Golf, a division of DeSilva Communications, Inc. The Tour was established in 2013 to provide quality stroke play golf events for Senior Pros and the best Senior Amateur golfers 50+. Professionally organzed tournaments are scheduled throughout the year with a Tour Champtionship held annually.

The Tour has two separate Divisions:
1. An Open Division for Senior Professionals.
2. An Indexed Division for Senior Scratch & Amateur golfers.

WHO CAN JOIN THE TOUR?
Membership in the Senior Open Tour is OPTIONAL and open to ALL senior male golfers who are 50 years of age and over on or before participation in any given Tour event. Senior Professional Golfers compete for a cash purse. Senior Amateur Golfers compete for MC Gift Cards and/or Prize Vouchers and must have an active, verifiable USGA approved handicap index of 0-15.9. Senior Amateurs only compete with other golfers in their flight and at their same skill level.

FLIGHTS & YARDAGE:
Senior Professionals - 6,300 - 6,600 yards or comparable
Senior Scratch/Amateurs:
00 - 3.9 Championship Flight 6,200 - 6,400 yards or comparable
04 - 7.9 A Flight: 6,000 - 6,200 yards or comparable
08 - 11.9 B Flight: 6,000 - 6,200 yards or comparable
12 - 15.9 C Flight: 6,000 - 6,200 yards or comparable

WHAT DOES IT COST TO JOIN THE TOUR?
The Annual Membership in the Senior Open Tour is $100 for Senior Professionals and $75 for Senior Amateurs for the 2019 Season. Membership is based on a Calendar Year. New Members joining in October, November or December, will have their first year membership valid through those months and the following year. Entry fees for each Senior Open Tour event is based on each particular golf couse, number of rounds and time of year.

HOW DO I JOIN THE SENIOR OPEN TOUR?

Click Here to download the Membership Application Form. Fill out the Membership Application Form and scan/e-mail to paul@dcigolf.com or fax to 386-742-1938. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 386-742-6907.

DO I NEED TO JOIN THE SENIOR OPEN TOUR TO PARTICIPATE IN TOUR EVENTS?
No. Membership in the Senior Open Tour is Optional. However, Tour Members will receive the lowest tournament entry fees, discounts on sponsor productrs and services and a tour player pack. Only Tour Members will be eligible to participate in the Annual Senior Open Tour Championship. Non-members must pay the non-member entry fee at each Tour event. Amateur Senior golfers wishing to participate must have a current, verifiable USGA approved handicap index with a minimum of (8) scores and a peer review capability.

WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A CURRENT HANDICAP INDEX
Amateur Golfers wishing to join the Tour who do not have a USGA approved handicap index, must submit atleast (5) recent scores with courses and tee markers played. If accepted and flighted for play, these golfers will be provided with a Tournament Index. Amateurs who do not have a handicap may also choose to play in up to (2) Senior Open Tour events as a Guest, prior to joining the Tour. However, Amateur Guest Players are not eligible for Prizes. However, all guest players can enter and compete in the Opional Skins Games.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A TOURNAMENT?
Visit: www.SeniorOpenTour.com/tourevents.html, select the tournament you wish to participate in and Click to download the Player Entry Form. Entry Forms for each event are posted approximately 2 - 4 weeks in advance. Tour members can participate in any Tour event regardless of which division they are in. You can also visit: www.SeniorOpen.DCIGolf.com and click on the desired tournament.

WHAT DO I WIN?
Professionals: Prize Money for Professionals is established prior to each event with the amount dependent on the size of the field. The Tour will pay 1/3 of the field. Prize Money is paid out to Senior Professionals who have a Form W-9 on file with the Tour.

Amateurs: Amateurs in the Indexed Division can choose to receive their winnings in the form of MasterCard Gift Cards or Non-Cash prize vouchers. Amateurs wishing to maintain their Amateur Status with the USGA must be in compliance with the USGA guidelines and receive their winning only in Prize Vouchers. Cash for Pros or the value of each MasterCard Gift Card is established prior to the event with the amount dependent on the size of the field.