Schedule / Frequently Asked Questions
Sunday, May 21, 2023
Event Check-In – “Broadway” PGA TOUR Superstore – 10AM – 5:30PM
- Receive your Tournament Information & Gift Bag which includes:
- $50 Gift card to Homegrown Hospitality Group Restaurants
- JDX Brand Tournament logo’d performance polo
- $20 Tournament Card to the PGA TOUR Superstore
- one (1) dozen Saintnine golf balls
- *Gift bag is subject to change without notice at any time.
Monday, May 22, 2023
Tournament Round 1 – Best Ball
- Shotgun starts 8:30AM
- Each member will play their own ball and the lowest score of the two team members will be recorded as the score for that hole.
- Players will use 80% of their tournament index
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Tournament Round 2 – Combined Score Texas Scramble
- Shotgun starts 8:30AM
- Each team member tees off. Select the best tee shot of the team and both team members will hit from that spot. Each player will then play their own ball into the hole from their chosen drive, and BOTH scores will be counted.
- Players will use 70% of their tournament index
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Tournament Round 3 – Scramble
- Shotgun starts 8:30AM
- Select the best tee shot of the team and both team members will hit from that spot. Continue that process until the ball is holed. A minimum of six tee shots per team member must be used.
- Team handicap will be calculated using 25% of each player’s current handicap
You do not have to be present to win. All prizes & awards may be mailed upon request.
At least one person per each 2-person team must have served in the United States Military.
Entry is limited to the first 896 participants. Registration and payment for 1/2 of the team does not reserve your team. Only when both players are registered is your team reserved.
Single entries are welcome! Single entries must be a veteran and will be randomly paired up prior to the event.
The tournament costs $319 per person through March 30th. After which time the entry fee is $359. The entry fee includes a gift bag, 3 rounds of tournament golf, and prizes!
Your entry fee includes:
- Three (3) rounds of tournament golf
- Welcome Gift Bag
- $50 gift card to Homegrown Hospitality Restaurant Group
- JDX Tournament Logo’d Performance Polo
- $20 Tournament Card to PGA TOUR Superstore
- One (1) Dozen Saintnine Golf Balls
- Tournament Logo’d Bag Tag
- gift bag is subject to change without notice at any time.
- Chance to win Flight Prizes and Randomly Drawn Prizes!
- The Top 5 teams in each flight are awarded with a gift card and commemorative trophy
- Chance to win contests like Closest to Pin & Long Drive!
Yes, all participants MUST maintain an official WHS (World Handicap System) handicap. All players are subject to handicap adjustments before and during the event at the tournament committee discretion. Adjustments may be made without notice and players may be deemed ineligible for prizes without refund if necessary. Adjustments are not mandatory for that determination to take place. All decisions are final.
Consecutive top 5 finishes in a flight year over year may result in a USGA TPS type handicap reduction for consistent exemplary tournament finishes.
If you do not currently keep an official WHS handicap, you MUST have an official WHS handicap established prior to the May 1st deadline.
At Golf Tourism Solutions, we operate numerous handicap events throughout the calendar year. In order to better serve our participants, we have developed and deployed a Tournament Points System that helps our team better monitor handicapping for those that consistently finish at the top of the leaderboard.
- First place = 5 points
- Second Place = 4 points
- Third Place = 3 points
- Fourth Place = 2 points (Individual events only)
- Fifth place = 1 point (Individual events only)
Once their TPS point total for reaches a certain level the reduction is then applied to the tournament index for that participant. The levels of reduction are detailed below.
- 10 total points is a 3 stroke reduction
- 8 total points is a 2 stroke reduction
- 6 total points is a 1 stroke reduction
Golf Tourism Solutions events included in this Tournament Points System are the following: Myrtle Beach World Amateur, World Amateur Q School, Short Par 4 Fall Classic, GolfBuddy Veterans Classic, Brittain Resorts Classic, Golf Trek Challenge, and Saintnine Couples Challenge.
The events included to attain points are the rolling current year of all events plus 2 years of history at this event. If the player has more than two events accumulating points, the best two performances are utilized for the stroke reduction. This allows us to monitor participants who solely play at this event and/or participate throughout the year.
*Tournament Points System subject to change at any time.
The Veterans Classic is a two-person team event. The daily formats are:
- Round 1 – Best Ball
- Round 2 – Combined Score Texas Scramble
- Round 3 – Scramble
Teams will be flighted by combined team handicap into approximately seven flights.
IE: Team 1 has Player A with a 10.3 handicap and Player B with an 11.5 handicap. Their combined handicap is 21.8. The lowest 60 team handicaps will be placed in the first flight. The next 60 teams will be in the second flight and so on. Based on a full field of 680 players*
The tournament will be scored with net results using a percentage of each player’s handicap.
Men 59 & younger will play from the standard white tees, Men 60+ will have the option to play from senior, 70+ will have a super senior tee option (if available), and Ladies will play from the Red tees.
You may request to play in the same flight as another team, but all players will have to play down to the lowest team handicap of the players involved.
For example: If TEAM 1 has a 32.4 handicap and wanted to play with TEAM 2 that has a 19.2 handicap, then TEAM 1 would be flighted with each player being equally adjusted to reach a team handicap of 19.2. Once flighting is complete, TEAM 1 will have their handicaps restored to the highest threshold of that flight (not to exceed their original handicaps) in order to give them as much of their original handicap as possible (If the threshold was 24.2, then each TEAM 1 member would receive half of the 5.0 index points and play at a team handicap of 24.2 for the event). Requesting to be in the same flight as a friend DOES NOT mean you will be placed in the same grouping.
The tournament committee requires all Flight Together requests to be made on the handicap submission form. No changes will be made to a player’s flight once the course assignments are announced.
No, all players will be riding with their intended partner.
The USGA Rules of Golf will govern play. Local rules at each course will apply. The Tournament Committee will resolve all disputes regarding every aspect of tournament play.
The Veterans Classic will refund a participant that may cancel between their date of entry and end of day April 30, 2023 minus a $45 cancellation fee. Any cancellation received after April 30, 2023 and before end of day May 20, 2023 will be refunded minus a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after May 21, 2023 will not be refunded any of their entry fee regardless of circumstance.
Any cancellations must be made via email and sent to Ryan Hart at RHart@golfholiday.com and physical mail written cancellations may be sent to VETERANS CLASSIC REFUNDS/2051 Golf Academy Way/North Myrtle Beach SC 29582. Cancel date is determined by date received.
No refunds are provided for persons testing positive for COVID-19. No refunds will be made if the tournament or event is canceled or shortened due to weather, nature or act of God.