CONCEPT & BACKGROUND OF THE EVENT
Established with the goal of showcasing South Africa's foremost celebrity golfers in an atmosphere reminiscent of a US PGA Tour event, the BCX SuperSport Shootout has reached its twentieth year. In 2015, the event introduced a new dimension with a Ryder Cup-style competition, elevating the experience to new heights of enjoyment and competitiveness. This addition has solidified the tournament's status as the premier celebrity golf event in the country. The participant roster includes an exclusive invitation to top government officials, high-profile corporate executives, and legendary South African sports figures, who engage in friendly competition as Team BCX faces off against Team SuperSport. The weekend-long tournament features not only the traditional Individual and Betterball nett competitions but also fosters an environment of camaraderie and skill on the golf course.
FORMAT & RULES
Ryder Cup Team Event
The focal point of the competition is the Ryder Cup Team Competition, pitting Team BCX against Team SuperSport. Over the course of the two-day tournament, the teams engage in a dynamic blend of Foursomes, Betterball, and Singles formats. The team that amasses the highest point total by the conclusion of Sunday's play will claim the championship title. In the event of a tie, the teams will jointly hold the title, emphasizing the spirit of shared achievement and sportsmanship.
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 & 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.