The Pine Cone Cup marks the return of our annual HLR MGA Member/Guest tournament. This event will combine 3 days of golf, food, and social events into a full weekend.
Cost for the event?
$260 per team or $130 per team member
What do you get for your money?
3 Days of golf: 1 practice round on Friday at either shotgun (Play with other teams or your friends, your choice), 2 tournament rounds - one Saturday (PM) and one Sunday (AM).Guests green fees are included in your entry fee (carts are extra if needed). Following Sunday's Round 2, we will present awards and payouts, and wish our guests safe travels on their journeys home.
Will you feed me?
Yes! All players (members and guests) will enjoy the following meals included as part of their tournament entry fee:
Friday Night Welcoming Party and Player Calcutta (open to all players and all MGA members): Enjoy Hors d’oeuvres (while it lasts) and take part in the bidding to buy your favorite team! All MGA members are welcome to attend this event, so come and have fun with us.
Saturday Pre-Round (players only): A hamburger buffet for players prior to afternoon shotgun start for Round 1.
Saturday Night Banquet (open to all players and their significant other) A plated dinner for each player and their significant other. Sunday Pre-Round (players only): A grab and go breakfast and coffee will be available at the Whisky’s prior to the Round 2 morning shotgun of the tournament.
What are the social events?
Our 2023 Pine Cone Cup isn't just a golf tournament, it's a weekend of social events and fun.We'll kick off the weekend the right way with our Friday night Player Calcutta at Whiskey’s. This event is open to all MGA members, even if you're not participating in the tournament. Everyone will enjoy free hors d’oeuvres (while it lasts), and will be encouraged to take part in the bidding to buy your favorite team! The Saturday Night Banquet is where you get to bring your significant other for a wonderful evening. All players (both members and guests) are allowed to bring an additional guest to this dinner event, where we'll have good food from Whiskey’s.
What are the tournament format details?
The format is a 2-person quota. Both balls count. The quota will be adjusted on the second day based on the first day’s score.
What tees will be played?
Players under 60 years of age in the Championship Flight will play the White Tees. Players 60 and over may play the Gold Tees. All other flights will play the Gold Tees. The Green Tees will not be used in this tournament. If your guest is a Lady, she will play from the Red Tees.
What is a Calcutta?
Friday Night's Welcoming Party will have a Calcutta. It is an auction of all teams and anyone may buy any team. The minimum bid for any team is $100. Any team that is not bid on will become property of the HLR MGA, and any Calcutta winnings will go to the HLR MGA. If your team is purchased by someone other than your team, it is considered a gentleman’s agreement that you may purchase half of your team from the buyer. The half must be paid to the purchaser prior to tee off on Saturday, or the original purchaser will retain the entire purchase. All team purchases MUST be paid for on Friday evening at the event. Cash for payments please. We will take checks but cash is preferred. NO Credit Cards. The HLR MGA will take 10% off the top of the total Calcutta.
What else should I know?
Space is guaranteed for the first 40 teams. Slots are going fast, so visit the Pro Shop for more details and to sign-up.Payment of your $260 team entry fee is due by September 6th, payable by check or cash to the HLR MGA at the Pro Shop.You do not need to have already identified your guest player in order to sign-up. Guest info will be due by September 6th.Your guest must have an official handicap to qualify for the tournament. If you have questions about establishing a guest handicap, inquire at the Pro Shop.If you or someone you know is interested in being a company sponsorship for the 2023 Pine Cone Cup, please contact Lance Hayes. 214-704-0038