Event Information

Dates:   December 3 - 8 (Tournament 4 - 7 )
Entry Fee:  
No Charge - Professional
$399.00 - Professional: Spouse/Companion
$2239.00 - Amateurs
$499.00 - Spouse/Companion
* Hotel May Not Be Separated
* Refunds will be in accordance to the Cancellation Policy
Includes:   Prizes, Greenfees, Carts, Hotel (5 nights), 3 Night Functions, Ground Transfers, Club Storage, Range Balls, Tee Prizes & On-Course Beverages
Deadline:
Payments & Deposits:
  October 1 or the first 100 Teams.
A Team position can be reserved with a $1000 deposit. The Team balance is due on or before October 1, 2018. All deposit refunds after October 1 will be in accordance to the Cancellation Policy as defined in Event Information. The first 75 Team deposits received will be hosted at the Marriott Casa Magna.The remaining 25 Teams will be assigned to the Westin Regina or a similar hotel. December 3 - 8 is included in the tournament package.
Format:   5 Man Teams - 1 professional & 4 Amateurs. Tournament will be a Low Gross and a Low Net, combined total on 2 separate balls. The Tournament will be Pre-Flighted into 4 separate flights. Each flight will have a specific rotation of courses consisting of 3 morning rounds and 1 afternoon round throughout the 72-hole competition. Prizes will be awarded within each flight. All ties for Tournament results will be broken by posted "Tie Breaker.”. All professionals will be eligible to compete in either a Senior or Open professional competition against other professionals based on a 72-hole aggregate total.

Prize
Breakdown:
 
Flights "1 - 4" Senior Pro Purse Individual Pro Purse
1st - $2500 1st - $1000 1st - $8000   10th - $1300   19th - $700
2nd - $2000 2nd - $700 2nd - $5000   11th - $1200   20th - $650
3rd - $1500 3rd - $500 3rd - $2500   12th - $1100   21st - $600
4th - $1250 4th - $250 4th - $2000   13th - $1000   22nd - $550
5th - $1000   5th - $1800   14th - $950   23rd - $500
6th - $750   6th - $1700   15th - $900   24th - $500
7th - $500   7th - $1600   16th - $850   25th - $500
8th - $500   8th - $1500   17th - $800   26th - $500
        9th - $1400   18th - $750   27th - $500

*** Senior Pro Purse will be adjusted based on participation
*** All Amateur Prizes will be paid in Merchandise
*** Based on 100 Teams
 
Eligibility:   Tournament Entry is limited to PGA accredited Professionals and those Amateurs with a Registered Handicap. All entries will be reviewed by the Tournament Committee and the Committee reserves the right to adjust any Handicap it deems fitting. The Committee also reserves the right to extend invitations to Non-PGA Professionals.  
   
Host Professionals Tournament Committee  
Billy Sitton Billy Sitton  
Jeff Shelton Jeff Shelton  
Greg Scott Greg Scott  
     
 

ALL US CITIZENS WILL REQUIRE A PASSPORT when traveling to Mexico. Passports processing are currently running about 3-4 weeks. Passports may be expedited if required.

Early Arrivals/Late Departures and Hotel upgrades: Requests may be made during registration. Both upgrades and "pre" and "post" hotel room nights will be charged directly to the individual at checkout. Early Arrivals/Late Departures hotel will be charged at a special tournament rate of $125.00+ tax per night.

Spouse/Companion Tournament: A 36-hole Spouse/Companion Tournament will be held Dec. 5 & 6 alternating courses at Vista Vallarta. Sign-up will be available at the Welcome Cocktail on Dec. 3. The Entry Fee will be $150.00 and includes prizes and transportation.

Player's Pool & Pro / Scratch Registration: Sign-up for both the Player's Pool and the Pro / Scratch will be available at the Welcome Cocktail Party on December 3. The Player's Pool is $500 per team and the Pro / Scratch is $200 per 2-man team. Prize breakdown and distribution information for both will be included in the Tournament Information package provided at hotel check-in.

Senior Tees: The professional and amateur Senior Tees will continue for 2018. Complete details related to "Senior Tees" will be provided in the Tournament Information. Senior Tee election must be prior to Round 1.

Equitable Competition: The Tournament Committee continues to strive in providing competitive equity. To fulfill our goal of competitive integrity, we will continue with Markers assigned to leading Teams per flights & the Modified Pyramid Handicap (included in Tournament Information Package at check-in) to monitor and adjust handicaps round to round. The Tournament Committee will continue to police handicaps (both before and during the event), monitor teams and restrict invitations.

Tour Information: Additional Tour information and sign-up will be available during the Welcome Cocktail and afterwards at the Club from Dec.4 - 7. These Tours have been designed with our Tournament schedule in mind.

Practice Round: 8:00 AM and 1:30PM shotgun for the practice round on Dec. 3 will be available to only 28 Teams per course, morning and afternoon (28 @ Marina, 28 @ Nicklaus and 28 @ Weiskopf). Only one practice round is included in the Tournament package and must be used on Monday. Additional practice rounds are permitted, space available. Request for specific times, course preference & additional rounds can be made on the "Contact Us" page. Discounted rates for additional rounds have been arranged for the amateurs: $100.00 @ Marina Vallarta and $125.00 @ Vista Vallarta. Professionals will be charged a flat rate of $50.00 per extra round.

Cancellation Policy: All deposits are fully refundable through October 1, 2018. Refunds October 2 - October 31 will be less 1-night hotel cost + transportation cost per team member (5x). Refunds beginning November 1 - November 25, will be less 3-night hotel cost + transportation cost per team member (5x). November 26 - forward, there will be no refund. We suggest you insure you trip. There are many internet based insurers such as www.insuremytrip.com. Participants recognize that participation in the Tournament is based on one Professional and 4 Amateurs comprising a team (Team). IPA has provided individual registration only as a service to facilitate Team entry. Participants accept that the Cancellation Policy, as defined above will be enforced on a Team base. By Reserving a Team or Registering for the 2018 Puerto Vallarta Pro Am, each Team and/or Participant agrees to the above stated Cancellation Policy.

Rainout or Inclement Weather Policy: Weather patterns for Puerto Vallarta normally does not produce rain in December. Rains are very seasonal beginning in June and ending in mid-October. However, in the event of a rainout, inclement weather or darkness, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to modify the tournament in any manor it deems fitting to provide the most equitable competition. Participants understand and acknowledge that the Tournament Entry Fee is for the event in total whether modified or completed in whole.  If any individual round is cancelled by inclement weather, regardless of date played (Rd. 1-4), the same course rotation round will be cancelled for the professional competition whether played or yet to-be-played.  Results will be calculated on the greatest number of common rounds played. Team competitions will be based on the number of rounds completed within any individual flight.  Detailed information is provided in your Tournament Package upon check-in.

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