1999 National Tournaments

The following are the final dates and locations for the 1999 National Tournaments according to the Professional Putters Association 1999 Membership and Tournament Guide.

$10,00 Eastern Open
April 22, 1999 Thursday, 8 AM Challenger Shootout and TV Taping
April 24-25, 1999 Saturday, 10 AM - Rounds 1 through 4 (Courses 1 & 2)
Fayetteville, NC Sunday, 8 AM - Rounds 5 through 8 (Courses 1 & 2)
$10,000 Southern Open
June 12-13, 1999 Saturday, 10 AM - Rounds 1 through 4 (Courses 1 & 2)
Albany, GA Sunday, 8 AM - Rounds 5 through 8 (Courses 1 & 2)
$10,000 Western Open
July 17-18, 1999 Saturday, 10 AM - Rounds 1 through 4 (Courses 1 & 2)
Memphis, TN Sunday, 8 AM - Rounds 5 through 8 (Courses 1 & 2)
$10,000 Northern Open
August 14-15, 1999 Saturday, 10 AM - Rounds 1 through 4 (Courses 1 & 2)
Charleston, WV Sunday, 8 AM - Rounds 5 through 8 (Courses 1 & 2)

1999 National Championship Week
(Note change in schedule of Nationals Week)

Monday, September 13 12:00 Noon Southern Open/Northern Open Regional Playoff (Lake Course)
4:00 PM Southern Open TV Playoff (Lake Course)
Tuesday, September 14 9:00 AM $2,000 Orange Lake Resort & Country Club Open
(Lake - Magnolia - Lake)
12:00 PM Eastern Open TV Playoff (Lake Course)
3:00 PM Northern Open TV Playoff (Magnolia Course)
6:00 PM Western Open TV Playoff (Magnolia Course)
Wednesday, September 15 5:00 PM Top 16 National Points Bracket Playoff (Lake Course)
Thursday, September 16 9:00 AM $20,000 PPA National Championship - Rounds 1 - 4
(Lake - Magnolia - Lake - Magnolia)
Friday, September 17 8:15 AM JPA Challenge - Tee-Off Team Richmond vs. Team Ypsilanti
9:45 AM $12,000 Show #1 (Skins format)
1:00 PM $12,000 Show #2 (Skins format)
2:30 PM $12,000 Show #3 (Skins format)
$100,000 Bonus Money for a perfect 18
7:00 PM PPA Hall of Fame Buffet Dinner
8:00 PM PPA Hall of Fame Induction
Saturday, September 18 8:00 AM $20,000 PPA National Championship - Rounds 5 - 8
(Magnolia - Lake - Magnolia - Lake)
2:30 PM 1999 PPA National Championship Awards
Monday, November 1 PPA Player Rankings, Orlando, Florida

$2,000 Player Rankings Awarded

PPA Player of the Year Announcement

1999 Membership Fees

National Touring Pro

$500.00

Applications for National Touring Pro should be returned for consideration by February 26th, 1999.
Regional Pro

$125.00

Note: Renewal membership fee for any player who was a Regional Pro in 1998 is $100.00
Amateur Putters Association (APA)

$30.00

Annual membership fees into the Professional Putters Association and Amateur Putters Association may be paid by personal check (please make payable to the Professional Putters Association), money order, cashiers check or MasterCard/VISA.

1999 Membership Fees

No information was provided in the mailing on entry fees for 1999 National Events. I will find out whether the entry fees have changed from what they were in 1998.

1999 Prize Money Breakdown

$20,000 National Championship

$10,000 National Opens

$2,000 National Open

Professional

Amateur

Professional

Amateur

Professional

Amateur

1st $3,500 $50 $2,000 $30 $300 $25
2nd $2,000 $50 $1,200 $30 $200 $25
3rd $1,500 $50 $700 $30 $150 $25
4th $1,250 $50 $550 $30 $125 $25
5th $1,000 $50 $500 $30 $100
6th $900 $50 $450 $100
7th $800 $50 $425 $95
8th $750 $50 $400 $95
9th $700 $50 $375 $90
10th $600 $50 $350 $90
11th $550 $275 $85
12th $500 $250 $85
13th $480 $225 $80
14th $460 $225 $80
15th $440 $200 $75
16th $420 $200 $75
17th $400 $175 $75
18th $375 $175
19th $350 $175
20th $325 $175
21st $300 $165
22nd $250 $165
23rd $225 $165
24th $225 $165
25th $225 $165
26th $200
27th $200
28th $200
29th $200
30th $200

1999 TV Qualification

There are nine professional players that will appear on television in 1999. These players will compete in three (3) skins format shows for a total of $36,000 in tournament prize money.

The challenge is to earn one of eighty (80) qualifying spots making a player eligible to win one of these nine (9) television slots.

Seventy-six (76) qualifying spots are reserved for National Pro members of the PPA. Two (2) qualifying spots are reserved for Regional Pro members of the PPA, and two (2) spots are reserved for "at large" positions.

All eighty (80) players holding qualifying spots will play in five brackets of match-play competition eliminating all qualifiers to nine competitors. These nine (9) players will appear on three (3) television shows.

A National Pro member can qualify for the $36,000 TV matches in the following manner:

  1. Be one (1) of the lowest 15 qualifiers (by score) at any one of the four (4) $10,000 Open Tournaments during the 1999 season. The qualified National Pro must then advance to the final match in that particular region's TV playoff at Orange Lake Resort and Country Club.

  2. Win the match-play playoff held Wednesday, September 15th, 1999, at Orange Lake Resort and Country Club featuring the remaining top 16 points leaders who have not previously qualified for television competition.

  3. Be the highest finishing, non-qualified (holding no previous qualifying spots) player in either the $2,000 Orange Lake Open or the $2,000 Wood & Gray Open at Orange Lake Resort and Country Club. Then the National Pro must advance to the final match in the specified TV playoff at Orange Lake Resort and Country Club.

A Regional Pro member can qualify for the $36,000 TV matches in the following manner:

  1. Be one (1) of the lowest eight (8) qualifiers of Regional Pros (by score) at any one of the four (4) $10,000 National Open Tournaments during the 1999 season. All ties for qualifying spots will be played-off at the venue where the spots are won.

  2. Once qualified, the Regional Pro must pay a $50 qualifying fee at the tournament site to hold the qualifying spot. The qualified Regional Pro must then advance through to the final match in their specified region's TV playoff at Orange Lake Resort and Country Club. A Regional Pro may earn only one (1) qualifying spot for television competition.

  3. Be the highest finishing, non-qualified (holding no previous qualifying spots) player in either the $2,000 Orange Lake Open or the $2,000 Wood & Gray Open at Orange Lake Resort and Country Club. Then the Regional Pro must advance to the final match in the specified TV playoff at Orange Lake Resort and Country Club.

Each of the four (4) $10,000 National Open tournaments (Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western) will represent a 16 player, match-play bracket. Each of the four (4) match-play brackets will yield two (2) contestants for the television series. The finalists for the brackets will be determined by 36-hole match play competition. This playoff process will determine eight (8) of the nine (9) television contestants.

The final player will be determined in a match-play competition from the remaining top sixteen  (16) national points qualifiers from throughout the year who have not yet qualified for a TV match.

Once a player has qualified for a television competition, or if a qualified player is unable to represent themselves at the qualifying tournament at Orange Lake Resort and Country Club, their remaining spots for competition in each bracket will become open for other eligible alternate players.

Eligible alternate players are selected by the order of their placement in the national points standing. A player may only be placed in the qualifying brackets once as a non-qualified point ranked player. The next highest ranked player in the point standing will receive the next open spot in the bracket.

1999 Official Golf Ball of the PPA

The Professional Putters Association is proud to announce its alignment with the Titleist Golf Ball for the 1999 year. The "Official Putting" golf balls, Titleist Tour Balata (90 compression), will be available for immediate acquisition for PPA and APA players upon receipt of the membership application form at Putt-Putt courses throughout the nation in early 1999. This will be the only ball allowed in competition during 1999.*

We are pleased to match this high quality golf with the finest putters in the world.

*Any Titleist Tour Balata Ball with a previous year's logo is an acceptable regulation ball.

1999 Points Breakdown

All PPA Pros players will be eligible to participate in the player ranking competition for the $2,000 in prize money (Please note that only National Pros will be eligible for the top 16 point playoff the ninth TV spot). The goal is to find the most consistent player in the world. Competition runs throughout the putting season with points being earned for place rankings at all tournaments on the National Schedule.

How do I earn points?

Points will be awarded at every national tournament and the National Championship. The following points will be awarded according to finish placement.

$10,000 National Opens and $20,000 National Championship

$2,000 Opens held at Orange Lake Resort and Country Club

1st place 100 points 50 points
2nd place 98 points 49 points
3rd place 96 points 48 points
4th place 94 points 47 points
5th place 92 points 46 points
6th place 90 points 45 points
7th place 88 points 44 points
8th place 86 points 43 points
9th place 84 points 42 points
10th place 82 points 41 points
11th place 80 points 40 points
12th place 78 points 39 points
13th place 76 points 38 points
14th place 74 points 37 points
15th place 72 points 36 points
16th place 70 points 35 points
17th place 68 points 34 points
18th place 66 points 33 points
19th place 64 points 32 points
20th place 62 points 31 points
21st place 60 points 30 points
22nd place 58 points 29 points
23rd place 56 points 28 points
24th place 54 points 27 points
25th place 52 points 26 points
26th place 50 points 25 points
27th place 49 points 24 points
28th place 48 points (etc.) 23 points (etc.)

Total prize money for the PPA Player Rankings totaling $2,000 will be awarded at the end of the season (November 1st, 1999). Distribution of prize money will be as follows:

1st place $500
2nd place $250
3rd place $200
4th place $100
5th place $95
6th place $90
7th place $85
8th place $80
9th place $75
10th place $70
11th place $65
12th place $60
13th place $55
14th place $50
15th place $45
16th place $40
17th place $35
18th place $30
19th place $25
20th place $20
21st place $15
22nd place $15

If you have any questions regarding the information on this page or any other questions not answered, please email me and I will find the answer.

 

 

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