Optimist International Tournament of Champions
Schedule of Events
Friday, November 2
Registration fee: $375 US includes two tournament rounds, range balls prior to play, golfer's lunch on both tournament round days, and an Optimist Golf gift package. Player/family is responsible for making their own hotel arrangements.
A special rate of $129 per night plus tax is available at Omni Hotel and Resort (ChampionsGate). To make a reservation, call "TBD" and mention; Optimist Tournament of Champions or target="_blank">click here to make reservations online. Reservation cutoff date is October 12, 2018. Reservations on a first-come first served basis
Refund Policy: Please review the following refund policy before withdrawing from an Optimist Junior Golf event:
Tournaments: Players that have registered for a tournament may withdraw between the date of their registration and three weeks prior to the event's first tee time and receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee.
After three weeks prior to the first tee time, players will be charged $100 of the original entry fee.
10 days or less of the first tee time, no refund will be issued.
The Tournament will be played in accordance with USGA and local course rules. A local rules sheet will be given to all players at registration.
Host Site Information and Rules
Code of Conduct
Pace of Play and Tips
Carts, Pull Carts, Caddies and Distance Measuring Devices
Electric carts and caddies are prohibited in all age divisions for all tournament rounds. Pull carts are allowed in all age divisions for all rounds. Participants must provide their own equipment.
Spectator carts are available on a limited availability basis. You can rent them first come, first served through the PGA National Golf Shop on the days of play.
Distance measuring devices are allowed. In this competition a player may obtain distance information by use of a distance-measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. elevation changes, wind speed, etc.) the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.
Completion of Play
Provided there are no weather or other delays, the final round is scheduled to conclude by 2:30 p.m. However, tournament play will extend to 4:00 p.m. on November 12 if necessary. Please plan your departures accordingly and allow for ample time for airport transfers. If the final round cannot be completed by 4:00 p.m. due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances and it is determined that all players in an age division cannot complete 18 holes by 4:00 p.m. but the entire field in an age division can complete a common course front or back 9 holes, then the tournament will revert to a 27-hole event. If a common 9 holes cannot be completed on the final day then the tournament will revert back to the last stipulated round completed by the entire field in an age division.
Airport Shuttle Service
For direct shuttle service from Palm Beach International to PGA National utilize Gardens Transportation. Advance reservations must be made no later than 24 hours prior to arrival. Both arrival and departure flight information must be provided. To make your reservations contact Gardens Transportation, Phone: (954) 523-5583, Fax: (954) 719-8231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel and Transportation
ChampionsGate Golf Club is located at 8575 White Shark Blvd. ChampionsGate, Fl 33896, From Orlando International Airport: Take the North exit from the airport, to the Beeline Expressway Westbound also known as highway 528. Take the Beeline westbound to I-4. Take I-4 westbound towards Tampa and follow the directions above for those traveling westbound on I-4. Approximately 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport.
Results of Past Optimist International Tournament of Champions
2017 • 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010 • 2009 • 2008 • 2007 • 2006 • 2005
Past Champions List