Frequently Asked Questions
Does the tour require new grooves?
GOLFslinger.com Tour has aligned itself with The United States Golf Association
(USGA) which has confirmed January 1, 2014 as the date for implementing the
Condition of Competition for all USGA amateur championships and qualifying
events that limits players to clubs manufactured with grooves and/or punch marks
that conform to all aspects of the Rules of Golf, including those that were made
effective on January 1, 2010.
This Condition of Competition reads as follows: "The player's clubs must conform
to the groove and punch mark specifications in the Rules of Golf that are
effective from January 1, 2010.” Details of the condition are described in
Decision 4-1/1 in the Decisions on the Rules of Golf.
For more details and to determine if a club or set of clubs conforms to the new
specifications, players should visit
The USGA Informational Club Database
Additional questions may be directed to the USGA Rules of Golf Department at
908-234-2300 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Am I eligible to play?
If you are a professional or a skilled amateur with a USGA handicap of 6.0 or
How do I register?
Pay online, Email or Call 561-398-9960 and give us your name, phone number,
status (amateur or professional) and tell us what event(s) you would like to
register for. At the bottom of the Event Info screen is a registered player list
that is updated at least once every 24 hours.
How do I pay?
If you want to use a credit card, you need to pay online at least one day prior
to the event. Otherwise you can pay
by check or with cash when you check in on the day of the event.
How do I get my tee time?
Tee times are available after 7pm the day before the event. Click on the
Tee Times link on the menu bar or on the Event Info screen or call 561-398-9960.
Do I have to join the tour to play in an event?
Yes. Because each player has
their own situation we offer memberships in varying lengths.
Memberships are available to
Annual memberships are $250 per year and Seasonal memberships (5 months) are $180.
For visiting or
occasional players we have a Single Event membership fee of $25.
What does the Entry Fee include?
The Entry Fee includes everything: Cart and Greens Fees, Range Balls, Pinsheet, Tournament
Administration and Purse
Are Taxes taken out of my
Only if you do
not have a current W-9 on file. All
players must submit a W-9 with a US Social Security or Tax ID number on it or be subject to 30% withholding on all earnings. A
1099-MISC will be sent in January for the previous years earnings to
players that earned over $600 during the year.
Can I wear shorts?
Do we take carts?
How much does it cost to play in an event?
Our Events cost $125-$250* per day. The cost per day may
be higher for Majors and special
multiple day events.
* Entry fees vary
depending on the venue, payout percentage and time of year. Course
costs are composed of cart fees, greens fees, range
balls, cart staff gratuity and tax. Course costs can be more than twice
the summer rate from January through April. Entry
fees will be adjusted accordingly to guarantee our
payout percentage and first place guarantee.
How much of the Entry Fee goes towards the purse?
As much as possible. The GOLFslinger.com Tour has a formula to
determine how much to charge for each event based upon the cost to run
the event and our Guaranteed First Place and
33%, 40% or 50% of the Field Payouts.
How much can I make?
Last place in the top quarter of the field earns at least their entry
fee, and solo last place money is equal to at least 1/4 of your entry fee. Here are our
Guaranteed First Place and 33%, 40% or 50% of the Field Payouts
in more detail.
Can I play a practice round?
Practice rounds will be available at all tournament sites on a case by case
basis. Players are responsible for practice rounds including reserving tee
times and any fees that may apply.
How long are the courses?
The purpose of The GOLFslinger.com Tour is to help golfers learn to compete at
the highest levels, therefore we play from the back tees whenever reasonable.
Our host courses range in yardage from 6500-7350 yards. Ladies will play no less than 94% of the yardage and will
compete in the same event.
Does everyone play the same
All men play from the same tees, including seniors, juniors and
amateurs. Ladies will play no less than 94% of the yardage and
will compete in the same event.
Is the one ball rule in effect?
What is the one ball rule?
During a stipulated round, the balls a player plays must be of the same brand
and type as detailed by a single entry on the current List of Conforming Golf
Balls. Note: If a ball of a different brand and/or type is dropped or
placed, it may be lifted, without penalty, and the player must then proceed by
dropping or placing a proper ball (Rule 20-6).
Can we use
distance measuring devices?
We have decided to implement the United States
decision 14-3/0.5 which permits the use of distance measuring
devices as a local rule for the 2013 season. We feel that the implementation
of this local rule gives a player on The Minor League Golf Tour
access to the same type of information a PGA Tour player gets
from his caddie during a tournament round.
You may use Range Finders, Cart GPS Systems when available, Sky
Caddie and any other distance measuring
Where are the events played?
All events on the GOLFslinger.com Tour are currently
played in southeast Florida. We play as far north as Vero
Beach and as far south as Miami.
The tour is based in Jupiter, Florida and all tournaments are
within 90 miles of this point. The most central location to
all events is West Palm Beach.
Please review the website for more detailed
Information, including the most recent versions of the
tour rules and
policies and procedures.