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Schedule / Frequently Asked Questions

The tournament entry fee is $419 USD per person through September 23rd. After which time the entry fee is $469. The entry fee includes a Short Par 4 Stand Bag*, commemorative accessory, 4 rounds of tournament golf at premium courses, $50 restaurant group gift card to Homegrown Hospitality, and post tournament luncheon with awards distribution.
 
*Stand bag may be mailed in advance on request during registration for $30/p.
 

All participants are required to maintain a WHS approved handicap to be eligible to win prizes.

All participants will utilize their lowest 12 month index for competition. Handicaps are subject to review for accuracy and may be adjusted or deemed ineligible for prizing at any time for any reason, including for exceptional scores, by the tournament committee without refund of entry fee.

Handicap deadline days are important to remember! The tournament committee will request your handicap information in early November. Failure to comply can result in being deemed ineligible for prizes. Furthermore, it is recommended all participants have a WHS handicap established as soon as possible if not already attained upon registration.

If you do not keep a handicap, please contact tournament staff and we will advise you of your best solution.

At Golf Tourism Solutions, we operate multiple handicap events throughout the calendar year. In order to better serve our participants, we have developed and deployed a Tournament Points System for each event that helps our team better monitor handicapping year to year for those that consistently finish at or near the top of the leaderboard. 

  • First place = 5 points 
  • Second Place = 4 points 
  • Third Place = 3 points 
  • Fourth Place = 2 points
  • Fifth place = 1 point

This system takes into account an individuals top performances across the previous two years of the event using a cumulative points system. Once their TPS point total for the event reaches a certain level over the two year period for the event, the TPS 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

*Tournament Points System subject to change at any time. 

The Fall Classic is a two-person team event. The daily formats are:

  • Round 1 – Best Ball
  • Round 2 – Texas Scramble (Combined Score)
  • Round 3 – Best Ball
  • Round 4 – Scramble / “Captain’s Choice”

The tournament will be scored with net results using a percentage of each player’s handicap.

Top finishers in each flight will receive Short Par 4 Gift Cards with the following values per player:

  • 1st Place – $300
  • 2nd Place – $150 
  • 3rd Place – $75

* Based on full flights of 25 teams per flight

Men Under 60: 6,000 – 6,500 yards*
Men 60 – 69: 5,500 – 6,000 yards*
Men 70+: 5,000 – 5,500 yards (or shortest rated for Men)*
Ladies: 4,500 – 5,000 yards*

*All distances listed are guidelines and are subject to changes

Yes, you may enter as a single and we will pair you with another single to create your two-person team!
 

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 Play 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.

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.

No refunds or exchanges will be made if the tournament is canceled or shortened due to weather or nature.

The Fall Classic will refund any participant that may cancel:

  • between their date of entry and end of the day on October 14, 2022 minus a $45 cancellation fee.
  • between October 15, 2022 and October 28, 2022 minus a $90 cancellation fee.
  • between October 29, 2022 and November 11, 2022 minus a $180 cancellation fee.
  • After November 11, 2022 participants will not be refunded regardless of circumstance.

Players requesting their stand bag to be shipped pre-tournament will have their cancel fee above is increased by $90/per person. No stand bags may be returned or be granted fee waivers once bag has shipped.

Any cancellations must be in writing and sent to the Tournament staff either by email or by direct mail. Emails can be sent to Ryan at ryan.hart@golftourismsolutions.com and written cancellations may be sent to Golf Tourism Solutions, c/o FALL CLASSIC REFUNDS, 2051 Golf Academy Way, North Myrtle Beach SC 29582.

The Short Par 4 Fall Classic is owned and operated by Golf Tourism Solutions, a leader in golf tournament management. Short Par 4, its employees, and stakeholders accept no liability for event management, ownership or operation.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Event Check-in – TIME TBD

  • LOCATION TBD
  • Receive your tournament gift bag.

Monday, November 14, 2022

Tournament Round 1 – Best Ball

  • Tee times from 8:00 to 10:00AM.
  • 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.
  • Each member will use 80% of their tournament handicap.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Tournament Round 2 – Texas Scramble (Combined Score)

  • Tee times from 8:00 to 10:00AM.
  • Each team member will play their own ball off the tee. The team will then select a drive and play their own ball into the hole from there. Both scores of the two team members will be recorded as the score for that hole.
  • Each member will use 70% of their tournament handicap.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Tournament Round 3 – Best Ball

  • Tee times from 8:00 to 10:00AM.
  • 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.
  • Each member will use 80% of their tournament handicap.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Tournament Round 4 – Scramble / “Captain’s Choice”

    • Tee times from 8:00 to 10:00AM.
    • Each team member will play their own ball off the tee. The team will then select a drive and both play their next shots from that position. They will continue this format until the ball is holed.
    • Teams will use 25% of their combined tournament handicap.

Awards Lunch

  • Post round lunch available at the golf course immediately following your round
  • Luncheon and (2) drink tickets per person, valid for domestic beer/wine, tea, coffee
  • Awards Presentation following final group, optional attendance (Prizes and awards can be mailed to player.).
  • Random Drawing Prizes (Prizes and awards can be mailed to player.)
  • Following play, awards will be distributed to the top 3 teams in each flight.  You do not have to be present to win. All prizes may be mailed upon request.

 *all dates are confirmed, times/locations/food & beverage subject to change without notice

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