TOUR POLICIES

ELIGIBILITY

An Unbridled Tour event is open to any professional or amateur golfer, 15 years of age or older. The Unbridled Tour reserves the right to refuse participation to anyone.

AMATEURS

Amateur players are welcome to participate in an Unbridled Tour event. Tournament registration is open first to professional players with available amateur positions being determined no later than the Friday before the tournament. The top three amateurs must adhere to NCAA and other amateur body rules and regulations as it relates to awards.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

The Unbridled Tour event will consist of 54-hole stroke play (weather permitting). There will be a cut after the second round with 1/3 of the field including ties advancing. Should there be a tie for First Place, the tie will be broken by a sudden-death playoff after all scores have been recorded.

To adhere to social distancing standards as outlined by local and state laws, only one participant per cart will be permitted. The player or the caddie may ride in the cart, but not both. Pull/push carts are allowed during all tournament rounds. Caddies may use pull/push carts.

Use of carts may be amended during tournament play should golf course conditions change.

TOURNAMENT FIELD

The maximum field for an Unbridled Tour event will be 156 players with a limited number of amateur spots available included in that total.

PURSE DISTRIBUTION

All purse payments will be made by Direct Deposit to the player’s bank account as provided on the registration form. If a player does not provide direct deposit information, checks will be mailed to those who qualify for a purse payout within 14 days. Direct deposit is not available for foreign players without US social security numbers. All players must complete or provide a completed W9 and ACH authorization prior to or upon event check-in. No purse payments will be made unless a completed W9 has been submitted.

Note: A player must complete all rounds of the event, as played, to receive a purse payment.

TOURNAMENT ENTRY PROCEDURES

Online tournament registration is available on the official tournament website: www.unbridledtour.com. Entries will be taken on a first paid basis in the following order of priority:

  • Professionals on a first-come, first-served basis
  • A limited number of amateurs based on available playing positions

The deadline for entry is the Sunday preceding the tournament at 11:59 p.m. ET.

WITHDRAWALS AND NO-SHOWS

Withdrawals will be accepted for any reason, when notice is given by 5:00 PM on the Friday before the tournament week. There will be a $50 administrative fee for all refunds. Players MUST call Brad Hicks at 859.492.9207 to withdraw. For withdrawals after the Friday deadline, the player will waive his entry fee to the tournament. Medical and personal withdrawals after the Friday deadline will be evaluated case-by-case and, if accepted, there will be a $100 administrative fee. No-shows will NOT receive a refund or credit for any reason. No refund or credit will be given for any reason once a player has teed off.

ON-SITE TOURNAMENT CHECK-IN

Check-in will take place the morning of the first round, two hours before the first posted tee time.

TEE TIME PROCEDURE

Official tee times will be posted by 10:00 a.m. on the day prior to the first round. Pairings will be posted online and at the clubhouse.

COVID-19 REGULATIONS

The tournament will be played in accordance with all local and state public health mandates.

  • Social distancing must be practiced between players/groups while at the club, on-course and during tournament play
  • Golf carts will be sanitized in-between rounds
  • Locker room facilities will not be available (other than restroom access)
  • Clubhouse access may be limited
  • Usage of driving range and putting green practice areas may be restricted

PLAYER ATTIRE

Slacks are preferred but shorts are allowed at any time during play. Shirts are to be tucked in and hats must be worn forward. Jeans and flip-flops will NOT be allowed at host facilities, unless otherwise posted.

RAINOUTS OR EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS

All decisions for tournaments affected by rain or extreme conditions will be made on a case-by-case basis by the tour officials, host professional and event sponsors. Any weather-shortened tournament is official only after 18 holes (and every nine holes thereafter), with tour officials making every effort to complete as many rounds as possible. A tournament may be cancelled if 18 holes cannot be completed.

COURSE MARKINGS

The tournament course will be marked by the tour staff prior to the event. Range finders will be permitted during play.

SCORING

Immediately after completion of a round, the players are to bring their scorecards to official scoring. Once the player has turned in his scorecard and left the boundary of the scoring area, the scorecard is considered returned.

CADDIE REGULATIONS

Players may employ caddies for all practice and tournament rounds. Should carts be used, it’s limited to one person only. Either the caddie or player may ride and the other will be required to walk.

A player may bring his own caddie. Players shall be responsible for the conduct and behavior of their caddies at tournaments. The following shall be adhered to in all tour tournaments:

  • Players are responsible for calling host courses for the availability of local caddies.
  • Caddies may use pull/push carts during tournament play
  • Caddies may not wear jeans or cutoffs. Hemmed shorts, skirts, and capris are permitted.
  • Caddies must wear a collared shirt at all times.
  • Caddies shall wear smooth rubber-soled shoes preferably tennis or basketball shoes. Golf spikes and flip-flops are prohibited.
  • Caddies shall not hit shots or putts anywhere on the practice areas or course

For any violation of these regulations which affect play, a fine will be levied against the player of the caddie.

SPECTATORS

In accordance with local and state health mandates, spectators are not permitted on the course at this time.