2024 Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana, December, TBD, Florida's Sports Coast/Pasco County


Schedule and Location
Monday, December 2, 2024

Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
12900 Lake Jovita Blvd.
Dade City, FL 33525

Events
18 Holes – Scratch – GF018

Florida Senior Games Qualifying Rules
The top 5 in each age group at a 2024 Florida Senior Games Series Qualifier will qualify for the 2024 Florida Senior Games. Note: qualifying is only applicable to Florida residents.

Entry Requirements
1.  18 Hole Golf entry fee is $110 for Florida residents (Non-qualified Florida resident athletes are $10 extra) and $120 for non-residents (Non-qualified out-of-state athletes are $15 extra) and includes greens fees, cart fees and lunch.

2.  All entries must be received by a November, 2024 date. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Event Director. Athletes registering after the November, 2024 deadline may be subject to a $10 late fee. NO REFUNDS.

3.  Golfers must provide their own clubs and balls.

4.  Golf cart use during official competition is mandatory.

5.  Foursome assignments will be made by the Event Director.

6.  Appropriate golf attire is required. Collared shirts, non-denim slacks and golf shorts are acceptable. Soft spikes or tennis shoes are the only acceptable footwear.

Format
1.  The tournament will be 18-hole medal play. Handicaps are not used.

2. The following tees will be used: All Women – Red Tees; Men 50-59 – White Tees; Mem 60-74 – Green Tees; Men 75-89 – Red Tees; Men 90+ – Red Tees for 9 holes

3.  Fourth place ribbons will be awarded in addition to Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for Florida residents. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to top overall athletes if non-residents are in contention for medals.

4.  Prizes will be given for men and women best overall sc; ore, longest drive and closest to the pin.

Sports Rules
1.  This tournament will be conducted in accordance with United States Golf Association (USGA) rules, except as modified herein. Local rules will also be in effect.

2.  Spectators are permitted on the course but must remain at least 25 feet away from tee boxes, fairways and greens.  A limited number of rental carts will be available on a first come basis.

3.  Caddies are not permitted.

4.  USGA rules regarding coaching will be strictly enforced.

5.  USGA rules regarding pace of play will be observed.

6.  Range finders of any type are permitted.

7.  In the event of a tie between 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, the USGA tie-breaking procedure of matching scorecards will be implemented. The player with the best score on the last nine holes will win the higher medal. If players have the same score for the last 9 holes, the last 6 holes will be compared, then 3 holes and then finally the 18th hole.

8.  Dress Code: Men must wear slacks or shorts excluding denim jeans, bathing suits or trunks. Shirts must be worn at all times and must have sleeves. No cutoffs, tank-top shirts, muscle shirts or commercial tee shirts will be allowed. Appropriate mock turtleneck and turtleneck shirts are allowed. Women must wear appropriate tops, skirts, culottes or shorts excluding cut-off jeans, bathing suits and workout attire. Appropriate tops do not include halter-tops or tank tops. No personal coolers or any food or beverage products not supplied by the club are allowed on the course.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the 2023 Florida Senior Games Rule Book.

National Senior Games Qualifying Rules
2024 is a qualifying year for the 2025 National Senior Games, to be held July 24-August 4, in Des Moines, Iowa.

1. All first-place winners or athletes meeting this sport’s NSGA minimum performance standards in competition at a 2024 NSGA qualifying games will qualify for the 2025 National Senior Games. Qualifiers will be determined by 18-hole (not two rounds of a 9-hole course) gross score played on a course with a minimum par of 70 and a United States Golf Association (USGA) slope rating between 119 and 126 for men and between 113 and 120 for women. Handicap scores are not acceptable for qualifying. Nine-hole gross scores are permitted only for those 90 and older. In competitions with more than an 18-hole competition, any single 18-hole score meeting the golf minimum performance standard will qualify a competitor for the NSGA tournament. For open state qualifiers, Rule H applies.
2. The state organization is required to specify the method of determining the first place winner (when multiple rounds are played) prior to the beginning of play so all golfers understand what they need to do in order to qualify as the 1st place winner.
3. Any NSGA Member Organization using a golf course that does not meet the NSGA slope ratings is required to complete and submit a waiver. The MPS may be adjusted.

Hotel
Hotel information is forthcoming.

Registration
CLICK HERE TO Register.

Contacts
FSF Staff Contact
OJ Hill
(850) 577-7207 or ojhill@playinflorida.com

State Director
Frank Anderson
(352) 222-5385 or fandersoniii@cox.net

CLICK HERE for a Florida’s Sports Coast Destination Guide.