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IOA Golf Classic presented by LPT Realty
Longwood, Florida
May 19-21

PRO-AM INFORMATION 

Pro-Am Experience

Play with a Future Star of the LPGA Tour


The IOA Golf Classic at Innisbrook Golf Resort provides the opportunity to play golf with a LPGA Epson Tour professional at Innisbrook’s Island Course. LPGA Epson Tour Pro-Ams are renowned for being a relaxed and enjoyable time while rubbing shoulders with some of the game’s brightest young stars in golf from around the world.

The Pro-Am is the perfect way to entertain current or prospective partners, providing them with a priceless experience.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, March 25:

Pairings Party

-Dinner and Entertainment as you have the opportunity to meet the Epson Tour professional that will be playing in your group and mingle with other sponsors, community partners and VIP’s 

Wednesday, March 26:

Official Pro-Am #1
Location: Alaqua Country Club
Format: Three Amateurs and One Professional; Scramble

    • 6:30am – Registration opens (Continental Breakfast)
    • 6:30am – Practice range opens
    • 7:30am – Shotgun Start (lunch and awards reception to follow)
    Thursday, March 27:


    Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Official Pro-Am #2
    Location: Alaqua Country Club
    Format: Three Amateurs and One Professional; Scramble
    • 11:30am – Registration opens (Continental Breakfast)
    • 11:30am – Practice range opens
    • 1:00pm – Shotgun Start (lunch and awards reception to follow)

Pro-Am Package Includes (per player):

    • Pairing with a LPGA Epson Tour Professional
    • One deluxe Pro-Am gift package
    • Breakfast and Lunch on ProAm days
    • Two invitations to the exclusive Pairings Party
    • Two weekly grounds passes to the tournament for the week.

Prizes:

    • Awards Ceremony following each Pro-Am
    • Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Gross


SPECTATOR INFORMATION

2016 Course Information

Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon (Champions Course)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tuesday, October 6

 
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Pro-Am Party

Wednesday, October 7

 
7:00 a.m. Pro-Shop Experience
7:00 a.m.

Range Opens for Pro-Am

8:00 a.m. Pro-Am #1

Thursday, October 8

 
7:00 a.m. Pro-Shop Experience
7:00 a.m.

Range Opens for Pro-Am

8:00 a.m. Pro-Am #1

Friday, October 9

 
7:30 a.m. Business Breakfast
8:00 a.m. First Round (Wave Start – 1st & 10th Tee)
12:10 p.m. First Round (Wave Start – 1st & 10th Tee)

Saturday, October 10

 
8:00 a.m. Second Round (Wave Start – 1st & 10th Tee)
12:10 p.m. Second Round (Wave Start – 1st & 10th Tee)
Sunday, October 11  
8:00 a.m. Final Round (1st Tee)
  Trophy Presentation on 18th Green
Date & Time TBD Junior Golf Clinic
Date & Time TBD High School Day

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets to the IOA Golf Classic will be available at the main gate beginning March 28, 2014. Follow the signs to the Parking Lot and the instructions of the volunteers.  

Gates open at 7:30am each day. Each spectator is required to have a ticket.

The IOA Golf Classic is happy to be a part of the Epson Tour “Kids in Free” program. Kids 17 and Under Get in Free!!!

Ticket Pricing

Individual Ticket Options

Children  17 & under when accompanied by a ticket holding adult

FREE

Single Day General Admission (access any one day Fri-Sun)

$10 per person

Three day General Admission (access all three days Fri-Sun)

$25 per person

We accept cash only at the Main Gate.
We do not accept checks or credit cards.




VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Volunteer Registration is Now Open!
Cost to volunteer: $25 (FL sales tax included)

Click Here to Register to Volunteer>> 

As a volunteer you will receive the following:

  • Official Tournament Golf Shirt;
  • Tournament Visor or Ball Cap;
  • Four (4) complimentary weekly grounds tickets;
  • One (1) lunch voucher will be provided for each day worked;
  • One (1) round of golf at Innisbrook Golf Resort
  • Hours Required / Explanation
    To qualify for the round of golf, volunteers must complete a minimum of two assigned shifts.  The shifts will be recorded by your chairmen or hole captain so please check in before each of your shifts.

IOA Golf Classic Committee Descriptions
The following are brief descriptions of the volunteer committees available for the 2013 IOA Golf Classic. Specific openings are not guaranteed, but the tournament will make every effort to accommodate your preferences. Please take a moment to review the following requirements before making your final committee selection.


Cart Driver:  Cart Drivers follow a group of players in a cart for the entire round as an unofficial scorekeeper.  During the round, they keep unofficial scores and statistics for each player in their group, and, after every hole, cart drivers send scores and statistics to Real-time Scoring via a two-way radio provided by the Tour.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

Driving Distance: Driving Distance volunteers walk off the distance of each player’s drive from a pre-determined hash mark on the fairway of a particular hole to the ball.  They then record the information into a PDA for each professional.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY.

Ecology: Ecology volunteers are responsible for re-stocking coolers, maintaining receptacles, and preserving the cleanliness of the golf course.  Volunteers needed THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.

Guest Starter: The Guest Starter announces players on the 1st or 10th tee, dispenses scorecards, and gives last minute information to players.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

Main Gate: Main Gate volunteers greet spectators, dispense tickets, and manage Will Call. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

Marshal:  Marshals assist with minimizing the potential distractions caused by fans attending the tournament. They also direct cart traffic in heavily congested areas or on blind approaches to a tee, fairway or green. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.

Media: Media volunteers escort media/photographers around the course during the competition without disturbing the players.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

Parking/Gate Attendant: Parking volunteers direct players, volunteers, and spectators to designated parking areas, monitor parking lots as they become full and redirect traffic as appropriate, and check parking passes.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

Player Shuttle Driver:Player Shuttle Drivers are responsible for driving players from green to tee at strategic locations on the golf course as determined by the Tour. They are also responsible for bringing players from the parking lot to the course.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

Pre/Post-Tournament Activities (Set-up/Breakdown): These volunteers assist tournament staff with mailings, goody bag stuffing, follow-up phone calls, area deliveries and pick- ups, office work, and signage/construction etc.  Volunteers are scheduled as needed.  We will try to provide a minimum notice of 48 hours for any volunteer assignments prior to tournament week.

Pro-Am: Pro-Am volunteers check-in participants, assist with hospitality and on-course beverages/snacks, and load/unload golf bags during Pro-Am check-in.  Volunteers needed THURSDAY.

Real-Time Scoring Computer Operator: The Real-time Scoring Computer Operator enters the scores and statistics that have been recorded by the Radio Operator (described below).  The data collected is entered in a PDA or laptop computer.  This position requires dexterity and basic computer knowledge. Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.

Real-Time Scoring Radio Operator: The Real-time Scoring Radio Operator answers radio calls from the Cart Driver who is following each group on the course.  The Cart Driver provides the scores and statistics for each player after every hole to the Radio Operator.  The Radio Operator records this information on a form provided by the Tour.  This information is then entered into a computer or PDA (a small wireless devise) by the Computer Operator (described above).  The data is then automatically uploaded to the Internet.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY.

Scoreboard & Leaderboards:Scoreboard volunteers receive scores via a PDA (a small wireless device) and verified scorecards from the Tour staff and post those scores on the Scoreboard.  Leaderboard volunteers receive scores via a PDA and continually update the Main or On-Course Leaderboards with the information provided by the PDA.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

Scoring Tent:  Scoring Tent volunteers verify each scorecard in the Scoring Tent after the player has completed their round.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

Special Events:  Special Event volunteers assist the tournament committee with the management of the various events held prior to tournament play.  Events include the Pairings Party, Pro-Am, and Junior Clinic.  Volunteers needed TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY.

Spotter: Spotters act as “forecaddies” or “advance scouts” by assisting the professionals in locating wayward golf shots.  Stationed near a fairway or a green, spotters watch each shot and help locate a ball in situations where the player may not have a clear view of the ball’s final resting position.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.

Standard Bearer: Standard Bearers walk the course and carry a standard-bearer sign which includes the names and scores of the players in a specific group.  They confirm each player’s score with the Cart Driver and update scores on the sign as play progresses for the entire round of 18 holes.  Shifts last as long as it takes to complete the round of golf.  Standard Bearers work in two-person teams with one person at a time carrying the standard (standards weigh approx. 10-15 pounds). Volunteers needed SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

VIP and Vendor Services: These volunteers greet spectators and/or VIP ticket holders, check tickets in restricted areas, assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the VIP tent and expo area, and assist with product sampling.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY.

Volunteer Services: These volunteers greet and register other volunteers, provide general information, and assist with shuttling volunteers to/from their assigned area.  Volunteers needed FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY


CONTACT US

Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort

36750 U.S. Highway 19 North, 
Palm Harbor, FL
Phone (727) 942-2000
Fax: (727) 942-5576
Toll Free 800-492-6899

Tim Kramer
Tournament Director
tim.kramer@lpga.com
863-662-1223

John Konicek
Volunteer Chair
johnkepsontour@gmail.com

Ali Kicklighter
Sr. Coordinator, Tour Media
ali.kicklighter@lpga.com
386-274-6200


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