King of the Fairway
By mustang6560 on 2/16/12
I just registered for a chance to win $1,000,000.

No, seriously, I did.

I registered to play in the King of the Fairway, which is billed as a "first of its kind" golf tournament. The event is designed to give non-professional golfers a chance to win professional money without having to compete against professionals.
King of the Fairway (www.kingofthefairway.com) is a 50 state knockout tournament with a progressive structure that is promising the “little guy” a shot at a real prize and a real title “King of the Fairway”.

Non-pro means no officially certified USGA pro’s.

That means the competition is open and targeted to novice, recreational, seasonal and amateur players. Amateurs wishing to maintain official USGA amateur certification may have to follow official USGA published amateur status rules but with a payout like this it is more than certain that many will be making good use of their off-season to practice and get ready to lay claim on the prize and title.
The structure of the tournament is fairly straightforward. There are three rounds - a local playoff, state championships and national final. 144 players per state will advance to the state championships and the top two players from each state will advance to the national final. The dates and locations for the local playoffs won't be set until the registration is completed next month.

You have until March 5 to register in the initial registration, which is free. Then, starting on March 5, all registered players who were selected will receive an email letting them know the location of the local playoffs and they will be given a chance to pay the registration fee. The fee is $295 and it guarantees you at least one round of golf at a course in your area. But, if you qualify for the state championships or the national final, you don't have to pay any additional fees.

I am not planning to complete my registration next month and pay the $295 because I'm an 11 handicap so there's no chance I'm going to win. But, the birdiXris's of the world might, who actually have some game, may be interested.

King of the Fairway


h/t GolfinHawg


[ comments ]
Banker85 says:
ya no HCP, no chance here.
2/16/12
 
dartboss04 says:
i'm with Banker...no HCP...no shot...also that $295 is pretty steep...you better be playing somewhere really nice locally at that rate...
2/16/12
 
bkuehn1952 says:
They need the entry fees of 3,390 people just to pay the $1,000,000 prize. If you figure the local courses are going to want, on average, $50 a player, they probably need between 4,000 and 5,000 entrants to break even. So they need 4-5,000 scratch players who have $295 burning a hole in their pocket to sign-up. Not gonna happen, especially since playing for prize money, even unsuccessfully, would result in loss of one's amateur status.
2/16/12
 
SpaceMaNy0 says:
I'd give up my status for a million.
2/16/12
 
GolferAnt says:
(144*50*295) $2,124,000 and that is just the ones that make it to state championships. They gonna make a nice amount
2/17/12
 
bducharm says:
I definitely signed up. I will take my chances!!! And yes, I would give up my status for a year for a MIL!!!
2/17/12
 
falcon50driver says:
Just buy 295 lottery tickets, you could win several million.
2/17/12
 
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