Optimist International Tournament of Champions
Schedule of Events
Friday, November 4
Registration fee: $375 US includes two tournament rounds, range balls prior to play, golfer's lunch on both tournament round days, and an Optimist Golf gift package. Player/family is responsible for making their own hotel arrangements.
A special rate of $139 per night ($25.00 resort fee included), plus tax is available at PGA National Resort & Spa. To make a reservation, call 1-888-758-0945 and mention; Optimist Tournament of Champions or click here to make reservations online. Reservation cutoff date is October 12, 2016. Reservations made after this date will be accepted on a space available basis only. A guarantee will be required at time of reservation for one night room and tax by credit card or check.
Attention Golfers Traveling Alone
If you will be traveling by yourself and would like to share a room with another golfer, please e-mail email@example.com the following information: name, age division, arrival date and departure date. We will attempt to put you in touch with another golfer in the same age division so that you can discuss the possibility of sharing a room. This is done as a courtesy only to golfers who are traveling by themselves. There is no guarantee that we will be able to find you a roommate.
Refund Policy: Please review the following refund policy before withdrawing from an Optimist Junior Golf event:
Tournaments: Players that have registered for a tournament may withdraw between the date of their registration and three weeks prior to the event's first tee time and receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee.
After three weeks prior to the first tee time, players will be charged $100 of the original entry fee.
10 days or less of the first tee time, no refund will be issued.
The Tournament will be played in accordance with USGA and local course rules. A local rules sheet will be given to all players at registration.
Host Site Information and Rules
Code of Conduct
Pace of Play and Tips
Carts, Pull Carts, Caddies and Distance Measuring Devices
Electric carts and caddies are prohibited in all age divisions for all tournament rounds. Pull carts are allowed in all age divisions for all rounds. Participants must provide their own equipment.
Spectator carts are available on a limited availability basis. You can rent them first come, first served through the PGA National Golf Shop on the days of play.
Distance measuring devices are allowed. In this competition a player may obtain distance information by use of a distance-measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. elevation changes, wind speed, etc.) the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.
Completion of Play
Provided there are no weather or other delays, the final round is scheduled to conclude by 2:30 p.m. However, tournament play will extend to 4:00 p.m. on November 6 if necessary. Please plan your departures accordingly and allow for ample time for airport transfers. If the final round cannot be completed by 4:00 p.m. due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances and it is determined that all players in an age division cannot complete 18 holes by 4:00 p.m. but the entire field in an age division can complete a common course front or back 9 holes, then the tournament will revert to a 27-hole event. If a common 9 holes cannot be completed on the final day then the tournament will revert back to the last stipulated round completed by the entire field in an age division.
Airport Shuttle Service
For direct shuttle service from Palm Beach International to PGA National utilize Gardens Transportation. Advance reservations must be made no later than 24 hours prior to arrival. Both arrival and departure flight information must be provided. To make your reservations contact Gardens Transportation, Phone: (954) 523-5583, Fax: (954) 719-8231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Optimist Districts and Clubs are not required to provide financial assistance to golfers from their area. However, many Districts or Clubs may have funds available to assist golfers. Please contact the Optimist Junior Golf Chairperson from your District for details. For a list of Junior Golf Chairs, please click here.
Travel and Transportation
PGA National Resort and Spa is located at 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418, just west of the Florida Turnpike and south of PGA Boulevard. Approximately 16 miles from Palm Beach International Airport and 63 miles from Ft. Lauderdale Airport.
Results of Past Optimist International Tournament of Champions
2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010 • 2009 • 2008 • 2007 • 2006 • 2005
Past Champions List