TOURNAMENT PLAYER LIST
To view the list of players registered for the Machinex Open, visit the GolfGenius Tournament page. Registrations are updated every 48 hours.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
R1: Saturday, August 12
R2: Sunday, August 13
Play will be 36-holes of stroke play with a minimum guaranteed $25,000 purse. In addition to the minimm guaranteed purse, a progressive purse will come into effect if the total number of participants exceeds 60 professionals & amateurs with access to the purse. $200 from each entry will be contributed to a progressive purse that will be distributed according to the purse breakdown. This extra prize money is intended to encourage more participants and enhance the overall competitiveness of the tournament.
Play shall be governed in accordance with the Rules of Golf of the R&A, Golf Canada and USGA, as modified by the East Coast Pro Tour Local Rules and Terms of the Competition (Hard Card) and supplemented by the applicable Notice to Players. Questions or disputes (including equipment rulings) shall be settled by the on-site Rules Committee appointed by the East Coast Pro Tour, whose decision shall be final.
ECPT reserves the right to change the format, venue(s), qualifying spots and allotments, and other criteria set forth herein as presently contemplated due to adverse weather or other circumstances.
Professionals and Amateurs with a handicap factor of five (5.0) or less when applied to the qualifying course slope. The ECPT reserves the right to verify the handicap factor of amateurs and refuse anyone not meeting the requirements.
ECPT welcomes male and female professionals. All players will compete for the same purse. Women will play approximately 90% of the men’s yardage.
Practice round tee times will be available prior to the tournament. Please contact the proshop to reserve your tee time. Groups of more than 4 players are not permitted.
Official tee times will be posted 48 hours prior to the first round. Starting times and pairings are made at the discretion of the tournament organization. Specific requests will not be granted. Official tee times will be available at the host facility and on the Golf Genius tournament website. Tee-Times will also be texted to each player, so it is the player’s responsibility to provide a contact number and enable text messages on the registration form.
Starting times for the last round will be fixed based on tournament standings at the conclusion of the preceding round. No special requests will be granted for the last round of the competition.
For the players to get all the essential information before the round, we ask all players to be at the First Tee-Box at least 5 minutes before the tee times. Any player, not ready to play at the prescribed tee time will get a 2-stroke penalty. If the player is more than 5 minutes late, he will be disqualified. (Rule 5.3a)
While on host facility property, players and caddies shall conduct themselves in a professional manner. ECPT reserves the right to remove a player from the tournament for: non-competitiveness; conduct unbecoming a professional by the player; conduct unbecoming a professional by the players’ caddie.
Distance-Measuring Devices are permitted in the tournament (scope, watch, mobile app). Only the distance measuring feature may be used. Other features such as Slope are prohibited from use during official competition rounds.
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A player is allowed to use a putting green map.
MEASURING CONDITION OF PUTTING GREENS
The Rules of Golf state that before a round or playoff on any day of a stroke play competition, a competitor must not practice on the competition course or test the surface of any putting green on the course by rolling a ball or roughing or scraping the surface.
ECPT has adopted the following policy which applies to any ECPT Competition
The deadline to register for the Machinex Open is 5:00pm (EST) on August 5, 2023.
LATE ENTRY DEADLINE
Any players who miss this deadline can still sign up until 5:00pm (EST) August 9, 2023, but will be charged a late fee of $50 for their entry.
Competitors who wish to withdraw from a championship should inform a member of the ECPT staff at their earliest convenience. ALL withdrawal requests must be sent via email to email@example.com.
Refunds will be processed based on the following criteria:
The ECPT staff kindly requests that players who know they need to withdraw from an event do so as soon as possible as a sign of respect and courtesy to the host clubs.
In the event a competitor qualifies for a PGA Tour, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA Tour Canada, PGA Tour LatinoAmerica, LPGA Tour, or Epson Tour event that coincides with an ECPT event and wishes to withdraw from the ECPT event, a full refund will be issued if notified by the end of the day of the qualifier.
(a) $465 CAD+tx - East Coast Pro Tour Member
(b) $580 CAD+tx - Non-Member
(a) $245 CAD+tx - Training Division - East Coast Pro Tour Amateur Member - No Access to purse
(b) $340 CAD+tx - Training Division - Amateur Non-Member - No Access to purse
(c) $395 CAD+tx - East Coast Pro Tour Amateur Member - Access to the purse (up to $1,200 CAD)
(d) $490 CAD+tx - Amateur Non-Member - Access to the purse (up to $1,200 CAD)
An amateur is eligible to earn up to $1,200 CAD in prize money as stipulated by the USGA / Golf Canada and their rules of Amateur Status (2022). Should an amateur finish in a paid position that awards greater than $1,200 CAD, the amount in excess of $1,200 CAD won’t be distributed amongst the players. It will be added to the purse at the Tour Championship at the end of the 2023 ECPT season.
An amateur participating in the Training Division is NOT eligible for the purse.
The East Coast Pro Tour has introduced a new Training Division that allows amateur players with a handicap factor of five (5.0) or less, when applied to the qualifying course slope, to compete alongside the professionals and improve their skills. The main objective of the Training Division is to offer aspiring amateurs the opportunity to play with the pros and gain valuable experience, and as such, NO purse will be allocated.
It is important to note that players cannot switch their eligibility to the purse after the entry deadline has passed.