CONCEPT & BACKGROUND OF THE EVENT
The concept is based on establishing South Africa's top celebrity golfer in an environment which replicates a US PGA Tour event. Now into its sixteenth year of existence, the BCX SuperSport Shootout added a new element in 2015 in the form of a Ryder Cup styled competition, making for an even more enjoyable and competitive environment and further entrenching itself as the premier celebrity golf event in the country. The event comprises an invitational field of top government officials, high profile corporate executives and legendary South African sportsmen pitting the skills of Team BCX and Team SuperSport against one another, in addition to the traditional Individual and Betterball nett competitions. The tournament is played over Saturday and Sunday.
FORMAT & RULES
Ryder Cup Team Event
The main event competition is a Ryder Cup Team Competition whereby Team BCX competes against Team SuperSport. The Teams compete in a Foursomes, Betterball and Singles format over the two days of the tournament and the Team which accumulates the most points will be crowned as the winner at the end of play on Sunday. If the Teams are tied, they will share the title.
Running concurrently, there is an Individual nett medal competition played over 27 holes, with a triple bogey being the maximum score possible on any one particular hole.
A Betterball nett medal, with a triple bogey being the maximum score possible on any one particular hole, runs parallel to the Team event and the Individual competition. Winners of the Individual and Betterball competitions are determined by the best cumulative scores over the 36 holes of play, with a count-out on the back 9 in the event of ties.
The event will be governed by the rules of the R&A, the only exceptions being those areas where Pearl Valley local rules apply.
The on-site tournament referee will have final say on all matters relating to the rules and the scoring format.
Should there be a tie after 27 holes of play in the Individual and Betterball competitions, a countout will take place over the back 9 holes to determine the winner.
In the event of inclement weather curtailing play, a minimum of 18 holes will need to be completed on the same day to determine a winner.
All players to play off official handicaps, which will be adjusted to 75% of the full handicap for all competitions. All handicaps will be verified two weeks in advance of the Event.
A maximum handicap of 18 is allowed.
TOURNAMENT FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
The event was conceptualised by Kevin Curren, former Wimbledon finalist. Kevin has a wealth of experience in the promotion of high profile sporting events.