Event Schedule

Who is eligible to play?

The Myrtle Beach Preseason Classic is open to EVERYONE!
Singles are always welcome and will be paired prior to the event.


Two-person team, 54-Hole competition of:

Tournament Round 1 – Best Ball

  • Shotgun start at 9:00 AM
  • 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% if their handicap.

Tournament Round 2 – Modified Alternate Shot

  • Shotgun start at 9:00 AM
  • Each team member will play their own ball off the tee. Alternate shot from the tee shot forward. One score for each hole to determine the team score.
  • A team handicap will be utilized at 35%.

Tournament Round 3 – Texas Scramble

  • Shotgun start at 9:00 AM
  • Each member will tee off and the best drive is selected. Both members play their own ball from that selected spot and record their own score. The lower of the two scores will count as the team score for the hole, similar to the best ball format.
  • Each member will use 70% of their handicap.

Handicap Requirements

The tournament will be conducted using the USGA Slope Handicap System. Entrants’ handicap indexes will be used to establish a daily handicap based on the USGA slope rating of the course played along with the respective daily team format.

Participants will submit their USGA Handicap or international equivalent via electronic form beginning on January 15, 2020. Tournament staff will use that factor to flight each team and all handicaps will be based on that information.

If a participant’s handicap index for any reason is not an accurate reflection of the participants playing ability, it is THEIR responsibility to notify tournament officials prior to the event. A valid USGA handicap reflects all golf scores regardless of the course or conditions (as long as the round was played under the Rules of Golf), and must be formulated according to the guidelines established by the USGA. Any unusual posting procedures, such as ceasing to post scores for a period leading up to the event, may be grounds for adjustments or disqualification.

All participants will play to the lowest handicap index revision of the last 12 months.

The Handicap Committee reserves the right to adjust a participant’s index prior to or during the event.

All participants are required to notify a tournament official of any handicap changes prior to the event and after verification forms are returned.

A difference of .1 in your index can result in one more or less strokes on a given day. Please ensure that the handicap provided is accurate to the decimal place.

Women will be allowed a handicap index up to 40.4 and men up to 36.4 as per the USGA policy.

All handicaps will be subject to the required standard course rating adjustment formula. For more information please click here.

Handicap Monitoring

Any participant found, at any time, to be using a fraudulent handicap will be expelled from the tournament and all fees will be forfeited.

In addition, players who score exceptionally low scores will have their handicap reviewed and adjusted if necessary on a daily basis. Any player who scores exceptionally low scores after being adjusted may be disqualified.  Any players disqualified will forfeit all paid tournament fees.   All decisions of the Tournament Committee are final.


The Preseason Classic will refund any participant that may cancel between their date of entry and January 1, 2020 minus a $25 cancellation fee. Any cancellation received after January 1, 2020 and before 5:00 PM EST on January 25, 2020 will be refunded, minus a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after 5:00 PM EST on January 25, 2020 will not be refunded any of their entry fee.

Please follow the link HERE to cancel your registration online.

Or you may submit your cancellation in writing to the Tournament staff either by email or by direct mail. Emails can be sent to scott@golfholiday.com and written cancellations may be sent to PRESEASON CLASSIC REFUNDS/1705 N Oak St, Suite 6/Myrtle Beach SC 29577.

Refunds Due To Weather

No refunds or exchanges will be made if the tournament is canceled or shortened due to weather or nature. One completed round constitutes a tournament.

Rules Of Play

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.

Entry Fee

$199 USD Per Player

  • Entry deadline is January 1, 2020 or when the limit of 100 Teams have entered

What's Included

Entry includes:

  • Three (3) rounds of tournament golf
  • Awards Lunch Wednesday Following Golf
  • Two (2) drink tickets at each course for beer/soft drink
  • Tournament Gift Apparel Item
  • Top flight finishers awarded prizes
  • Daily contest prizes in each flight
  • Random Drawing Prizes

Tournament Headquarters

Myrtle Beach Preseason Classic
1705 N Oak St, Suite 6
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Toll Free Phone: 800-833-8798
E-mail: Preseason@golfholiday.com

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