Event Information

Event Overview

Event Format

Eligibility

Senior Tee Options

Handicap Information

EVENT OVERVIEW

Dear Participants 2022,

Team competition for the Pro Am is “pre-flighted” into 4 separate flights based on the aggregate of team indexes. Each team will only compete against those teams within their respective flight. Each flight will have a specific rotation of courses consisting of 3 morning rounds and 1 afternoon round throughout the 72-hole competition. An optional Player’s Pool is available for Team Competition within individual flights. All professionals will be eligible to compete in a Professional Competition against all other professionals based on a 72-hole aggregate total and Senior Professionals may elect to compete in a Senior Competition. Additionally, Professionals may participate with 1 or more amateurs from their team against others within their flight in an optional Pro / Scratch Competition. Senior Tees are available for eligible amateurs and professionals (see: Event Information for details).

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In preparation of each year’s Pro Am, our goal is that every Team begins with a chance to win. While the Pro Am has never been about winning and its focus is on value, good friends, good times and a great venue, competitive integrity is a key component to the tournament’s success. The Tournament Committee continues to strive in providing competitive equity and ensure value. To fulfill our goal of competitive integrity, we will continue with Markers assigned to leading Teams per flights & the Modified Pyramid Handicap System (see: Event Information for details) 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.

The Puerto Vallarta Pro Am boasts past participation by PGA Tour Players, PGA Tour winners, Past Major champions, club professionals and some of the most prominent and influential amateurs associated with the game of golf. Competitive integrity is crucial as over 80% of our teams return year-after-year as we continue to improve and modify our format making it more enjoyable for all parties involved. International Pro Ams will continue to evolve the event in an effort to provide the best tournament experience year-after-year.

EVENT 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.

EVENT PRICING

  • Professional: No Charge
  • Professional Spouse/Companion: $425.
  • Amateurs: $2495.
  • Amateur Spouse/Companion: $525.

Hotel May Not Be Separated
Refunds will be in accordance to the Cancellation Policy

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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, 2022. 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 Resort and Spa.The remaining 25 Teams will be assigned to the Westin Resort & Spa or a similar hotel. December 5- 10 is included in the tournament package.

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 $135.00+ tax per night.

Spouse/Companion Tournament:

A 9-hole Spouse/Companion “Skin’s Game” will be held Dec.7 on the Wieskopf Signature Course at Vista Vallarta beginning at approximately 2:00 PM.  An 18-hole Spouse / Companion “Stapleford Points” Tournament will be held on Dec.8 on the Nicklaus Signature Course at Vista Vallarta beginning at approximately 1:30 PM. Sign-up will be available at the Welcome Cocktail on Dec. The Entry Fee will be $180.00 and includes prizes and transportation.  The Skins Game & Stapleford events may not be separated.

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.  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 2022. Complete details related to “Senior Tees” are available on this website and 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. 6 – 9.  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. 5 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: $105.00 @ Marina Vallarta and $135.00 @ 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, 2022. The Cancellation Penalty from October 2 – October 15 will be $1000.00.  The Cancellation Penalty from October 16 – October 31 will be 50% of the Team Entry Fee (4 X $2,495.00 X 50% = $4,990.00).  The Cancellations Penalty after October 31 will be 100% of the Team Entry (4 X $2,495.00 = $9,980.00).  The Cancellation Policy will be enforced without exceptions.
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 2022 Puerto Vallarta Pro Am, each Team and/or Participant agrees to the above stated Cancellation Policy.
Should the 2022 Puerto Vallarta Pro Am be forced to cancel for general safety concerns or the loss of services required to host the event, before or during the tournament, refunds will be provided to all participants based on the unused portion of the Pro Am.  All refunds will be paid by check less a 5% Administration Fee.

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.

Privacy Policy: 

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include your name, Spouse / Companion information, travel dates and / or affiliate membership information with the Pro Am’s hotel partners or tournament transportation.  Your personally identifiable information required to register for The Puerto Vallarta Pro Am is used solely by International Pro Ams Inc to execute your participation in the tournament. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our Cancellation Policy, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

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
Jeff Shelton
Greg Scott

 FLIGHTS”1 – 4″

(Subject to change based on participation)

Prize Breakdown
  • 1st: $2500
  • 2nd: $1500
  • 3rd: $1250
  • 4th: $750
  • 5th: $500
  • 6th: $375
  • 7th: $375
  • 8th: $250

Estimated based on 100 teams.

Amateurs paid in Merchandise credit

SENIOR PRO PURSE

(Subject to change based on participation)

Prize Breakdown
  • 1st: $1000
  • 2nd: $700
  • 3rd: $500
  • 4th: $250

Additional places will be paid based on Senior participation.

INDIVIDUAL PRO PURSE

(Subject to change based on participation)

Prize Breakdown
  • 1st: $6000
  • 2nd: $4000
  • 3rd: $3000
  • 4th: $2500
  • 5th: $2000
  • 6th: $1500
  • 7th: $1400
  • 8th: $1300
  • 9th: $1200
  • 10th: $1100
  • 11th: $1000
  • 12th: $900
  • 13th: $800
  • 14th: $700
  • 15th: $600
  • 16th: $500
  • 17th: $500
  • 18th: $50
  • 19th: $500
  • 20th: $500
  • 21st: $500
  • 22nd: $500
  • 23rd: $500
  • 24th: $500
  • 25th: $500
  • 26th: $500
  • 27th: $500
  • 28th: $500

Paid places will be reduced based on Senior participation.

SENIOR TEE OPTIONS

Senior Tee Options - Amateurs

Amateur players age 60 or older may elect to play from the forward (SeniorTees) tee markers as defined on the Tournament Rules Sheet with appropriate handicap adjustment based on prevailing USGA policy.

Tournament Handicap: 0 – 12 / Senior Tee Adjustment = -2 Shots
Tournament Handicap: 13–29 / Senior Tee Adjustment = -3 Shots
Tournament Handicap: 30 –36/ Senior Tee Adjustment = -4 Shots

This option is ONLY available prior to teeing off on the team’s first hole of the first round and the election to do so must be noted clearly on the scorecard by a member of the Tournament Committee or by the team’s Golf Professional acting on behalf of the Committee. No player may elect or decline this option after playing their first shot of the tournament from the then chosen tee markers.

Senior Tee Options - Professionals

Professional players age 50 or older may elect to play from the forward (Senior Tees) tee markers as defined on the Tournament Rules Sheet.

A professional player may exercise this option prior to the start of any round by notifying any member of the Tournament Committee, but under no circumstances will a player be permitted to change tees once a round has begun.

By exercising this option after round 1, a professional player becomes ineligible for the Individual Professional Event(s) and purse, but remains eligible for Team Prizes (including daily cash pool), Specialty Events and Pro-Scratch event. Those Professionals electing Senior Tees prior to the start of round 1 will be eligible for the Senior Professional Purse. Any Professional wishing to elect Senior Tees and participate in the Senior Professional Purse, must notify a Tournamemt Committee member prior to the start of Round #1.

Handicap Information

Participant’s indexes will be captured beginning October 15, 2022.  A Tournament Handicap will be assigned, based on individual index and a “blended” Slope Rating, for all tournament Rounds, Furthermore, individual NET performance will be evaluated daily utilizing the Modern Pyramid Handicap System.

Modified Pyramid Handicap System:

The “Modified Pyramid Handicap System” was introduced in attempt to provide a more equitable competition for all participants.

The system adjusts certain handicaps, for that round and all future rounds, as follows:

  • Any competitor scoring greater than 6 Net sub-par holes shall have his handicap reduced 1 stroke for each sub-par hole greater than 6.
  • Any competitor returning a Net score of less than 66 shall have his handicap reduced 1 stroke per stroke less than 66 *no score greater than a double bogey will be utilized for this calculation.

All adjustment will be effective for the round incurred + all remaining tournament rounds

The Tournament Committee reserves the right to adjust any handicap it deems fitting to insure competitive integrity, both before and during the tournament proper.  These adjustments can be in addition to the “Modern Pyramid Handicap System”  used daily and its decisions are final.

Sponsors

We are excited to announce the renewal of our regular stable of sponsors

Corona

Tecate

Coca Cola

Marina Vallarta Club de Golf

Marriott Resort and Spa

Aquafina Water

Bajacero Ice

The Owners Club at Marina Vallarta

Vista Vallarta Club de Golf

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