No matter your qualification status is, you have to lock your spot in the field by purchasing a package. Packages will be available in July once we make the call if the event will go on.
AM I ELIGIBLE TO ENTER AS A COMPETITOR AND NOT A GUEST?
If you’ve played as a competitor in at least 3 MGA events this year and have a minimum of 5 career MGA events on your profile, you’re eligible.
WTF DOES “QUALIFIED” MEAN THEN?
It means you not only met the “Eligible” qualifications, but you either won a tournament in your home chapter or finished in the Top 10 on your Chapter’s money list. If you’re in that rarified air, you’ll be competing for The Belt right from the start of Round 1.
I GUESS I DIDN’T QUALIFY THEN…
It’s OK! As long as you played in at least 3 events this year (and have at least 5 career MGA events), you’re still ELIGIBLE (see above if you have the memory of a goldfish) to compete and can come to play against the other unqualified players in the LO-IQ (Last Opportunity In Qualification). A few World Champs have even come through the LO-IQ!
You will play round 1 as if you’re playing for The Belt, but you’ll need to finish in the top half of the LO-IQ field (the last man through in 2018 shot a 109) that day to “qualify” and make your round 1 score count. If you do that, you’ll be competing for The Belt for reals on day 2!
If you finish in the bottom half of the LO-IQ, you still get to golf on day 2, but you will not appear in the results of the tournament because you did not qualify.
SO WHAT’S THE BORN HAIRY THEN?
We have so many people wanting to play now, that we pack Revere and its 36-holes to its gills with all the qualified players. We then fill the rest of the slots in the MGAWC with the top-ranked eligible players (all the people who finished 11th on their chapter money list, then all the people who finished 12th and so on). Everybody who’s left over after Revere is full plays in the Born Hairy Tour Championship at a different course. The Born Hairy is every bit as fun as the WC and the top 16 finishers in the Born Hairy earn a Qualified spot for the next MGAWC!