Alpharetta Classic: Tournament Information
LocaliQ Series 1
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LocaliQ Series Eligibility
Eligible Players (listed in order of the priority that shall be used to complete the starting field in open events):
a) Tournament Winners
Winners of LOCALiQ Series co-sponsored events, whose victories are considered official, in the current calendar year.
b) Korn Ferry Tour Members
Up to 10 players who are currently members of the Korn Ferry Tour and/or PGA TOUR members who have
joined the LOCALiQ Series, in order of current eligibility on the Korn Ferry Tour as prescribed by the Korn Ferry
Tour Tournament Regulations as of the commitment deadline of the event.
c) Sponsor Exemptions
On the invitation of the tournament host venue, a maximum of three (3) players, including amateurs with a
handicap of two (2) or less, as detailed in the Tournament Agreement.
Further, on the invitation of the series sponsor, a maximum of three (3) players, including amateurs with
handicaps of two (2) or less, as detailed in the tournament agreement.
Note: Only Non-members and LOCALiQ Series members who are not eligible for the starting field at the time of the
commitment deadline are eligible for sponsor exemptions.
d) Top 10 from Previous Event
If not otherwise exempt, the top 10 finishing players (including amateurs) and those tied for 10th place in order of
finish in the immediately preceding LOCALiQ Series event. To be exempt a LOCALiQ Series Member or Non-Member
shall have been committed by the commitment deadline or to an onsite PGA TOUR Official within one-half hour
after the conclusion of such immediately preceding event.
e) Exempt Members of the Three International Tours
Highest ranked exempt members of the international tours in alternating fashion (order starts with PGA TOUR
Latinoamerica, then Mackenzie Tour, then PGA TOUR Series – China, based on the order in which these tours
Category starts with highest ranked available exempt Latinoamerica player, then highest ranked available exempt
Mackenzie Tour player, then highest ranked available exempt Series – China player.
Note: Order of exempt status within a specific tour is taken directly from each specific tour’s regulations.
f) Conditional Members of the Three International Tours
Highest ranked conditional members of the three international tours in alternating fashion (order starts with PGA
TOUR Latinoamerica, then Mackenzie Tour, then PGA TOUR Series – China, based on the order in which these
tours were formed).
Category starts with highest ranked available conditional Latinoamerica player, then highest ranked available
conditional Mackenzie Tour player, then highest ranked available conditional Series – China player, alternating
continues until all conditional players are in field.
Note: Order of conditional status within a specific tour is taken directly from the each specific tour’s regulations.
g) Additional Korn Ferry Tour Members
If needed to fill the field to 144 players, the next available eligible Korn Ferry and/or PGA TOUR members from
the Korn Ferry Tour Tournament Regulations.
h) Additional Sponsor Exemptions
If still needed to fill the field to 144, additional players on invitation of the tournament host venue
LOCALIQ Series Covid-19 Guidelines & Tournament Information
We are very happy to return to golf, but please be aware that traditional operations have changed. To conduct an event in a responsible manner, we need your help in following the guidelines set below.
We will ask that players and staff follow proper hygiene practices. We will ask that you complete a daily questionnaire. We will be conducting daily temperature checks when you arrive to the course. And we will ask everyone to follow a more stringent set of social distancing guidelines.
If players/staff don’t follow these guidelines, it could affect not only the health of others and jeopardize the continuation of an event(s), but it could affect your ability to participate in this series. Please read the following information very carefully.
We ask that players and staff practice proper hygiene habits, including washing hands regularly and wearing masks in areas where you are not able to properly social distance on and off the golf course.
Players and staff will need to practice proper social distancing (6 ft.) on and off the golf course. Expect that you may not be allowed in the clubhouse. We ask that you not gather with others at the course. Off the course, you should not dine in at restaurants (take out only), go to bars, or frequent fitness gyms, which are common places to contract the virus. We ask that you practice social distancing in hotel, houses, gas stations, airports, cars, and anywhere else you go. If you are not able to properly social distance yourself, please wear a mask. Please refrain from hand-shaking, fist-bumping, elbow tapping, or any other form of physical contact.
Daily Questionnaire & Health Screening
Players and staff will be required to pass a health questionnaire every day during an event. Your honesty in answering these questions is critical to the health and safety of everyone involved. In addition, all players and staff will be subject to a temperature reading check in a designated area upon arrival to the golf course each day. If you have a temperature in excess of 100.4 or you exhibit any illness symptoms (i.e., muscle aches, loss of smell or taste, shortness of breath, etc.), the player/staff will need to leave the golf course and seek medical consultation. Please inform the competitions committee at the bottom of this document immediately.
Should a player test positive, our staff will need to conduct a thorough contact tracing exercise to alert other players who may be exposed to the virus. This process may lead us to prevent certain player participation in events unless a negative test is provided. Hence, we cannot stress the importance of adherence to proper social distancing and wearing facemasks when in close proximity to others!
Caddies, Coaches, Trainers, Managers, Family Members & Spectators Not Allowed On-site
In order to limit interaction on-site, we will not permit caddies, coaches, trainers, managers, family members or spectators on-site at the golf course during the event. Players will need to carry their own bags but can use a pull cart if the players bring their own or if the golf course provides them.
Clubhouse Access/Food & Beverage
While the access to the clubhouse and food and beverage will be determined on an event to event basis based on the golf course, state, county, and city restrictions and guidelines, you should expect to not access the clubhouse during the tournament.
There will not be any locker room access during the week of the event.
We ask that players arrive at the practice area no more than 1 hour before your scheduled starting time. The cooperation and respect of all players in following this guideline will only help to accommodate social distancing guidelines. After your round, the amount of practice time will be very limited. Players that don’t make the cut are not allowed on site and cannot use the driving range at any time during the rest of the week.
Starting Area and Other Areas of the Golf Course
Players, staff and starters must adhere to social distancing protocols in the starting area(s), as well as all other areas of the golf course.
Scoring Area & Scorecard Return
There will be a defined scoring area and players will be responsible for signing and returning their scorecards. Similar to starting areas, scoring areas will be set-up in an effort to promote social distancing. Players and their marker will remain responsible for signing and returning their card(s), at which point the scoring official will verify their scores. Players will be given further instructions regarding card collection in the scoring area to limit their interactions.
Personal Protective Equipment/Supplies
Players should bring their own hand sanitizer/wipes. We will provide hand sanitizer in common areas, such as starting and scoring areas. Also, players, staff and volunteers must wear face masks in scoring areas and during a suspension of play when adhering to social distancing is more challenging.
Flagsticks will be removable, and bunker rakes will be in bunkers. Every effort will be made to sanitize these items prior to and following play. In an effort to reduce the number of interactions, it is requested that only the player that removed flagstick replace it on any given hole. Players are responsible for raking their own bunkers and wiping down flagsticks and rakes after use.
There will be a designated practice round day for each event. Players can tee off of # 1 and # 10 during posted times prior to the Practice Round Days. Players can play in foursomes but must follow social distancing rules during the practice rounds especially at the # 1 and # 10 Tees as players wait to tee off. Rakes will not be provided on these days.
Jamie Wiles 614-332-8290
John Slater 904-607-5465
Claudio Rivas 904-501-7553