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© 2020 by Golf Tour Germany

 

About the Tour

We are excited to present to you Golf Tour Germany.

 

A new golf tournament series in the heart of Germany for all genders.

 

Golf Tour Germany is a new addition to the other established professional golf tours.

 

There are 14, one-day-tournaments; starting on June 1, 2020, with €20.000,00 given to all 14 winners, and with over €1 MILLLION in total prize money.

 

Golf Tour Germany is played exclusively at the Golfresort Hardenberg (Niedersachsen Course), one of the most beautiful courses in Germany.

 

The one-day tournaments are played almost exclusively on Mondays and promise high intensity for all participants.

Where?

Golf Tour Germany is played exclusively at the Golfresort Hardenberg (Niedersachsen Course), one of the most beautiful courses in Germany.

18 holes, par 72, 80 hectares

Length: 6,461 metres

 

In November 2001, the internationally renowned Canadian architect David John Krause broke ground for another 18-hole course at Hardenberg Golfresort. Since June 6, 2003, the first nine holes of the new championship course have been able to be played to international standards - a fascinating golfing experience and a challenge for beginners and professionals alike. The second and thus last nine holes of the Niedersachsen Course were ceremonially opened at the beginning of June 2004. Highlights of the Niedersachsen Course is a par 3 island green in the shape of a boar's head, emblem of the Earl of Hardenberg. Many natural obstacles make the course both beautiful, but challenging at the same time. A dry biotope, a canyon, which is otherwise only seen in Arizona, orchard meadows, & old trees are only a few of the landscapes that await the player. The lush green of the lawn retains its dark green color thanks to a special lawn seed, which is currently used by only six golf clubs in Germany. The courses are designed very creatively and offer an attractive dramaturgy.

 
 
 
 

 

Prize

Money

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Tournament

Calendar 2020

06.01.2020 (Monday, GC Hardenberg)

06.08.2020 (Monday, GC Hardenberg) 06.19.2020 (Friday,  GC Hardenberg) 06.26.2020 (Friday,  GC Hardenberg) 06.29.2020 (Monday, GC Hardenberg) 07.06.2020 (Monday, GC Hardenberg) 07.13.2020 (Monday, GC Hardenberg) 07.20.2020 (Monday, GC Hardenberg) 07.27.2020 (Monday, GC Hardenberg) 08.03.2020 (Monday, GC Hardenberg) 08.10.2020 (Monday, GC Hardenberg) 08.17.2020 (Monday, GC Hardenberg) 08.24.2020 (Monday, GC Hardenberg) 08.31.2020 (Monday, GC Hardenberg)

New

Rules

  1. no driving range use on the day of tournaments.

  2. If the scores are the same, the Score Card Playoff will decide the placements.

  3. Mobile phones may be used for rules questions.

  4. Tournament cancellation: If a tournament must be cancelled, the next tournament will be played for double the prize money. This means that the winner would receive €40,000.00.

 

Tee Times

The first players to register can freely choose their desired tee times for all 14 tournaments. We will give this privilege in the order of recieved entry fee. The later you register, the smaller the chance that your preferred tee times are still available. For the players that were too late to register, and their preferred tee time is no longer available, we will give a time at random. 

The following time periods are available:

 

06:00 - 07:59

08:00 - 09:59

10:00 - 11:59

12:00 - 13:59

14:00 - 16:00

 

Example: I would like to have a tee time from 08:00 - 09:59 on 06.01 and a tee time from 12:00 - 13:59 on 06.08 etc., until you have set the period of all 14 tee times for yourself.

 

The exact tee time for all players will be announced by 05.15.2020 at the latest.

 

Tee Time Auction

If you decide not to participate in one or more tournaments (injury, illness, qualifying for another tournament, etc.), you can sell your starting place to the highest bidder at least 60 minutes before your tee time. We provide an app for this purpose.

 

Two Tee Times, One Tournament

After your round and an unsatisfactory result, you could buy a second tee time at short notice and play another round. So the first round was so to say a good warm up.

Housing

Each tournament in the tournament series is held in one of the most beautiful golf resorts in Germany: Golfresort GC Hardenberg e.V. https://www.gchardenberg.com

 

The following hotels are available the night before each tournament in the vicinity at the following prices:

FREIgeist Northeim (€135,00)

Relais & Châteaux Hardenberg BurgHotel (125,00)

Practice

Your goal is certainly to do well if not very well - in the 14 tournaments. It will be a huge advantage for those who are able to practice and play their rounds on the Hardenberg course daily. For this reason we have negotiated a membership fee (max.18 holes per day) for only €720,00 for the crucial 4 months (May-August) for you. With your presence you would additionally give the 1400 members the opportunity to play rounds with you (playing with the Pro) for a fee (via App).

Team Golf

6 players live together in one house, always train together at least three at a time, caddy for each other etc.. The goal is that at least one player of the team gets their Tour Card for the PGA Tour. What has worked in the poker world will work in golf.

 

If you think you have what it takes, please send us your application.

 
 
 

First Come, First Serve

We, the Golf Tour Germany, would like to apologize in advance for having informed over 7,500 golf pros around the world about our tour, knowing that we can only provide 200 players the opportunity to participate. We grant the right to participate according to the principle "first come, first serve".

Caddie Auction

The Golf Tour Germany KG as organizer and promoter of the 14-day tournament series reserves the right to cancel the series at any time. In this case, all players will be refunded 100% of the entry fee they paid.

We will answer your questions or suggestions in writing.

 
 

Pro/Am Group

Each group will be judged separately (Best Ball), so there will be one amateur winner. The amateur could therefore contribute positively to the overall score if he achieves a better result on one or more holes than the 3 Pro's in his group. Even if he does not succeed, he has the chance to win if he is in the best group of the day.

 

Tournament Entry

  1. Any person (m/f/d) who has paid the entry fee can participate.

  2. The entry fee for all 14 tournaments is €7.000,00 (€500 per tournament).

  3. Individual starting places can only be purchased by amateurs (entry fee is €700,00).

 

Purchasing Your Spot

Bank Transfer: €7.000,00

Golf Tour Germany KG

Commerzbank AG:

IBAN: DE28272400040578488900

BIC: COBADEFFXXX

Note: Complete Tournament Series 2020

Why you should choose a Package Deal

  • Unlimited practice at one of the best golf clubs in Germany.

  • Don’t worry about renting a car, or finding a place to live.

  • Practice with approximately 20 other playing pros on any given day.

  • Find your own practice groups.

  • Fellow players help each other get better on the daily basis while practicing together.

  • Home field advantage for the 14 tournaments through practicing and playing on the tournament course 6 days a week.

  • Together for 13 weeks with international players all with the highest of ambitions.

Package Deal

  • Stay: May29 - Aug25

  • 13 Tournament fees 

  • Unlimited green fee package on the tournament course

  • Double Room, (Motel, Hostel, Host Family or other) 89 days 

  • Transportation Van shared with 4 others (incl. insurance and tax)

 

Total: €12.000,00

 

Note: The Golf Tour Germany also gives you the opportunity to offer your practice rounds during the week to the 1,400 members of the Club where the Tournaments are held as "Playing with the Pro" via our app, so you can quickly recover your money.

 

Q & A

What can you do if you can’t play all of the 14 tournaments because of schedule or financial limitations?

You could choose the tournaments you would like to play in, and then ask another player if they want to play (purchase) the other available tournament days. Just let us know who will be playing what event beforehand.

Which golf club have you chosen for your tournament series?

After evaluating all the relevant criteria among the applicants, we decided on the Hardenberg Golf Resort. It is not only one of the most beautiful golf courses but also offers ideal conditions for the Golf Tour Germany with its central location in the middle of Germany and the great infrastructure. It was not only the excellent course, but also the professional cooperation of the board of directors and especially the president Oliver Bartels that tipped the scales for us. In addition, the Hardenberg GC has experience in hosting large tournaments, e.g. the EPD Tour (now ProGolf Tour), as well as German Championships for men and women.

When did you inform the golf world about the start of the Golf Tour Germany?

On February 22, we wrote to a total of 7,500 professional golfers in order to provide all players with the same information at the same time. For the reason that the first 50 registered player were able to choose their own tee time windows, it was important to give all players the same chance to register quickly.

Who is eligible to play?

Everybody (m/f/d) is eligible to play, i.e. pro golfers, amateurs on their way to becoming professional, amateurs, young and old, and everybody who has always wanted to play in a highly remunerated golf tournament. All players (m/f/d) play from the same tees.

Prerequisite is the transferred entry fee.

What do you think about the other golf tours?

We see ourselves as a complement to the other tours. The Golf Tour Germany has very consciously chosen Monday as its day of operation; as Monday is traditionally not a game day for professionals. The pro's have the opportunity to play 14 more tournaments this season, practice high-intensity tournament situations and to compete with other very good players.

Why is hitting balls on the range on tournament days prohibited?

  • The whole facility would be used too much.

  • With so many players it is not possible to control time slots on the range.

  • Warm-up programs are also available without the ball.

  • On the first tee, mental pressure is reduced by not having to ask yourself: "Have I hit enough balls?"

Why can't I book individual tournaments as a pro?

We as the organizers would like to guarantee you as players and the sponsors that each of the 14 tournaments will be fully booked. Therefore, all spots will be booked & paid before the start of the series.

What options do I have if I cannot participate in a tournament?

On our app you can offer each of your individual Tee Times for sale up to 60 minutes before your start time. Since we expect a waiting list, the odds are good.

Can I get a cash prize as an amateur?

Yes, with our tournament series it is possible that also amateurs can receive cash prizes. There are plenty of examples of amateurs who would have won big prize money in big tournaments, but did not get it because they could not claim it as an amateur. In our tournament series, the amateur player could accept the prize money and then play as a pro in future tournaments. Good start. We would like to point out, however, that by accepting the prize money, the amateur status may not be recognized in future tournaments by other organizations.

Can female pro players also play the tournament series?

Yes, the same rules and conditions apply to all participants. As our prize money is very lucrative, we expect many female pro golfers to participate.

Is there an award ceremony after a tournament?

No. We do not want to take up the players' time for an award ceremony. In the worst case, the players would have to stay at the course until 10:00 p.m. after their round ends at 10:00 a.m. to attend an awards ceremony.

Why are lasers allowed be used for distance measurements?

With the permitted distance measurement by lasers, the round times are reduced considerably.

How does LIVE scoring work?

As in other tournaments, a predetermined player will have to confirm your score. This happens before the next tee-off. Both players enter the score independently. The entries have to match. Otherwise, the entry will not be accepted.

Is the use of cell phones allowed during the game rounds?

Yes, cell phones can be used for the LIVE score, as well as for rules questions. This allows every player to see where m/w/d is and to adjust the rest of their round accordingly.

How is it possible that the touraments are played in front of at least 3,000 spectators?

  • Because the tournaments are all held in one place, each player should take the opportunity to attract at least 15 fans for himself and his game. 

  • Through the LIVEScoring, the fans can always see where and when their player is via an app.

  • During the week (while practicing) contact should be made with the members of the club, so that they and their relatives, friends and acquaintances could then support you on your tournament day.

  • Your own relatives, friends and acquaintances can plan early on to support you on the course, as the starting times for all 14 tournaments are allocated in advance.

Can I withdraw my registration?

Yes, if you cancel your registration by 04.30.20, you will receive a 100% refund of your entry fee. Between 05.01 and 05.15 there will be a 75% refund. From 05.16 to 6.1.20 there will be a 50% refund. On or after June 01, 2020 there will be no more refunds.

Will there be world ranking points awarded, so that I can qualify for other tours?

Not currently. We will, however, meet with those responsible for other tours in order to achieve this.

Why do we play on Monday most of the time?

We see ourselves as an addition to your tournament calendar. Monday is not traditionally a day when tournaments take place. So instead of practicing alone, you could earn €20,000.00 in a one-day tournament.

Why are the tournaments only held in one place?

  • In our opinion, you want to play golf tournaments first and foremost to put yourself in the tournament atmosphere and earn money. Travelling by plane to different countries, away from family and friends, sleeping in unknown beds and the substantial costs are an unpleasant side effect.

  • Since the GC Hardenberg is located in the centre of Germany, you would be able to set up your home base in the near vicinity (maybe together with other players) for 3-4 months, to practice on site and also to play the other tournaments.

  • It will be a huge advantage for those players who practice and play on the Hardenberg course during the week, whom will have a "home field advantage" for the 14 tournaments.

Can I play the same tournament twice in one day?

Yes, you could finish your round at 10:30am for example, but you are not satisfied with your result. To make matters worse, you made 4 birdies on your last 4 holes you played. If you would like, you could buy another starting place (provided by other players via our app) and start again for example at 15:30. The rounds would be scored separately.

What is the difference between a Pro-Am tournament and the Golf Tour Germany for me as an amateur?

  • Everyone who has ever participated in a Pro-Am tournament will confirm that the pros use the round as a practice round in most cases. Furthermore, you play together with 3 other amateurs.

  • In our tournament you play together with 3 pros who all want to win this tournament. So no test shots etc...It's high tension and therefore an unforgettable experience.

How should I act as a pro after the tournament?

  • You should take the opportunity to talk to your fans at lunch or dinner. They will probably be happy to cover the cost of your meal and you will have the chance to win new fans for the next tournament. So it's best to stay on site for about 90 minutes more.

  • After your round in other tournaments, you would usually go to the range to practice...as this is not possible at these tournaments, you will be able to devote that time to your fans & potential sponsors.

How and when can I choose my tee times?

The first 50 participants are free to choose their tee times (e.g. 12-14 h) for each of the 14 tournaments. This will depend on the time of receipt of payment of the entry fee. The exact tee time (e.g. 12:48 p.m.) will then be announced on 05.15.20 at the latest.

Why is it an advantage to choose my own Tee Time?

Every player will have kept his own statistics over the years and will be able to see at which time the best performance was achieved. Here are just a few factors to consider: Biorhythm, it is probably colder in the morning than in the afternoon, in the morning the course and especially the greens have not been played very much. In the afternoon, on the other hand, the fairways are drier, so the ball rolls out longer, mealtimes (playing after breakfast or after lunch). With a tee time in the afternoon, I could probably arrive directly and save a hotel overnight, on the way I could stop at another golf club. In the afternoon I already have the info, what score I need to shoot to win, because already ⅔ of the players have finished their rounds.

Why are the Tee Times for all tournaments announced before the series starts?

  • This gives all players the opportunity to plan their tournament schedules well in advance, not only for the day but even for the minute.

  • Spectators and fans can plan to attend the tournaments early to see and support specific players.

Are there any special discounts if I want to train and play on the Hardenberg GC course every day?

  • Yes, GC Hardenberg offers unlimited green fee packages for the pros from 01.05. - 31.08.20 at a price of €720,00.

  • The Golf Tour Germany also gives you the opportunity to offer your practice rounds as "Playing with the Pro" via our app, so you can quickly recover your money.

  • If you practice there almost every day, you will be able to get in touch with the members, who will want to play at least one round with you. Furthermore, they will also want to support you at the tournaments.

What possibilities does the Golf Tour Germany offer for players to aquire a sponsor?

  • We have a number of sponsors who are willing to sponsor one or more players, i.e. to pay the entry fee for the tournaments as well as other costs. 

  • You can email your resume to us and we will then match you with the right sponsor for you.

  • We can help you with our know-how in the process of finding sponsors.

When would I receive my prize money?

The prize money will be transferred to your account 2 days after each tournament.

When would I know which position I placed in, and how much I won?

Since you can follow the LIVE scoring on our app, you will know your final ranking as soon as the last player has entered his score. Simultaneously, the prize money you've won will also be displayed.

What happens if a tournament is cancelled?

  • If a tournament must be cancelled, the next tournament will be played for double the prize money. This means that the winner would then receive €40,000.00.

  • This is only possible because all the pros who have had their tournament cancelled are already registered for the next tournament.

 
 

Concluding Statement

The Golf Tour Germany KG as organizer and promoter of the 14-day tournament series reserves the right to cancel the series at any time. In this case, all players will be refunded 100% of the entry fee they paid.

We will answer your questions or suggestions in writing.

 
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