Sign-up is now available for the
2019 PINE CONE CUP
MGA MEMBER/GUEST TOURNAMENT
September 27th, 28th, and 29th
Don't miss our biggest MGA event of the year!
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 at the end of September when our golf course will be ready to show off to your friends and guests.
With 40+ guests and a variety of company sponsors expected for the event, the Pine Cone Cup is our biggest and most visible MGA golf event of the year.
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 on Saturday (PM) and Sunday (AM).
Guests green fees are included in your entry fee (carts are extra if needed).
All players will receive a gift from the MGA to recognize your support of the tournament.
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 Auction (open to all players and all MGA members): Enjoy free beer and 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 of Round 1.
Saturday Night Banquet (open to all players and their significant other, as well as Gold & Silver Sponsors): A plated dinner for each player and their significant other, with live entertainment to follow.
Sunday Pre-Round (players only): A grab and go breakfast and coffee will be available at the 19th Hole prior to the Round 2 morning shotgun of the tournament.
What are the social events?
Our 2019 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 Auction. This event is open to all MGA members, even if you're not participating in the tournament. Everyone will enjoy free beer and 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 the Fore Seasons and live entertainment.
What are the tournament format details?
What is the format? 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.
What is a Calcutta or Player Auction? 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 Calcutta Pool for each flight will be paid out 1st Round – 50%, 2nd Round 50%. Based on flight sizes, 3 places will be paid.
For information about becoming a sponsor click here.
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 $400 team entry fee is due by September 1st, payable by check 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 1st.
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.
We already have a variety of companies that are sponsoring holes or events for this year's Pine Cone Cup. If you or someone you know is interested in being a company sponsorship for the 2019 Pine Cone Cup, please contact Cliff Bauerle.