2015 Hotel Fitness Championship
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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2015
THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 2015
FRIDAY, SEPT. 11, 2015
SATURDAY, SEPT. 12, 2015
SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2015
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
Pro-Am (Tee Times)
7:30 am- 9:30 am
12:30 pm- 2:30 pm
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015
First Round of the Hotel Fitness Championship
Tee Times off of #1 and #10 tee
7:40 am- 9:40 am
12:40 pm- 2:40 pm
Friday, Sept. 11, 2015
Second Round of Hotel Fitness Championship
Tee Times off of #1 and #10 tee
7:40 am- 9:40 am
12:40 pm- 2:40 pm
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015
Third Round of Hotel Fitness Championship
Tee Times off of #1 tee
7:45 am- 2:05 pm
Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015
Final Round of Hotel Fitness Championship
7:45 am- 2:05 pm
Note: All times are approximate and subject to change
Date: September 9-13, 2015, see Schedule of Events
Event Title: Hotel Fitness Championship
Location: Sycamore Hills Golf Club, Fort Wayne, IN
Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus (1987)
Purse: $1 million in prize money; $180,000 to the champion
Field: Top 75 from Web.com Tour Money List, 126-200 from PGA TOUR FedExCup points list
Web.com Tour Finals: 1st leg, 150 players invited to participate
Defending Champion: Bud Cauley (Player Profile)
An aside: As a member of the Sycamore Hills Golf Club I am proud to say that the Sycamore Hills Golf Club has had at least one professional tournament or national championship every year since 2009. Unfortunately, starting in 2016 the course will be the members’ again full-time. I just saw a press release that has Sycamore Hills general manager Eric Schneider confirming that the Hotel Fitness Championship will not be back next season. Players in the Hotel Fitness Championship raved about Sycamore Hills, often saying it was the best-conditioned course they got to play on. Sycamore Hills recently completed two years of renovations to the course and clubhouse. So what's going on? It certainly can't be the facilities or the course, the club house does not have discount paper towels, toilet paper, or tissues in the rest rooms. I know since the company I work for provides all the janitorial supplies at the club, including the paper products. On top of that the Hotel Fitness Championship raised money locally for Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House and the Evans Scholars, which is the charitable arm of the Western Golf Association and hosted the Hotel Fitness Championship. Well it turns out that the three-year contract between Sycamore Hills and the PGA Tour to host the event expired this year. Sycamore Hills general manager Eric Schneider was quoted as saying: “Obviously we’ve got a championship venue. Going forward, we will entertain (the opportunity to host) events that may possibly come our way. The good news is we’ve been fortune to demonstrate we’ve got a championship venue. There are a lot of people looking to play national events." I hope he is right.
Title Sponsor: Bruce Dye, CEO of Hotel Fitness, a Brigadoon Fitness Company
Conducted by: Western Golf Association in conjunction with Bruno Event Team
Tournament Benefiting Charity: Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards college scholarships to caddies from modest means
Volunteers: Estimated 500 volunteers
TV Coverage: Golf Channel, see Schedule of Events for times
Admission Policy: Ticket or approved credentials are required to access the tournament grounds. Please visit our FAQ page for junior admission policy and military discounts. Tickets are available online or the gate.
Accommodations: Please visit the website closer to the tournament for accommodation information.
Parking: Parking is free for all tournament patrons. VIPs, caddies, volunteers and spectators will all park in Lot P, located off of Covington Road. Use address 11430 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814 for GPS directions. Click here for a map.
Course Map: Course maps will be available during tournament rounds in the pairings guides. Click here to view the tournament map.
When will my order be sent?
Online purchasers will receive a confirmation email and electronic tickets almost immediately after completing the transaction. Tickets may be forwarded by email or printed at any time.
Are there refunds on tickets purchased?
There are no refunds and/or exchanges. All sales are final.
Can I leave tickets at Will Call?
Yes! Will Call will be located onsite at Sycamore Hills Golf Club during the Championship. A photo ID will be required to obtain your tickets. Location and hours will be determined at a later date. Please check back for more information.
Are there junior discounts?
Juniors 16 and under will be admitted FREE any day of the week when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Limit 2 juniors per adult.
Are there military discounts?
Those displaying a valid military ID for active or retired military personnel will receive FREE admission any day of the tournament. Offer not valid for family or friends of military personnel. Visit the Tickets & Will Call office onsite at Sycamore Hills Golf Club to receive your ticket.
Can I leave the tournament and then come back on the same day?
No, there will be no re-entry to the grounds of the Hotel Fitness Championship. If you leave the grounds, you must have a full ticket to return.
Parking & Access Information:
Where can I park?
VIP, caddie, general spectator and volunteer parking will all be located in Lot P off of Covington Road. The nearest address to the grass parking lot is 11430 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN. Please follow directional signage to access the lot.
Are there handicap accessible areas?
Yes, handicap parking is available for those who have the proper state issued credentials visible. A parking attendant will direct those vehicles to the appropriate area. There are also handicap accessible viewing areas on the holes surrounding the clubhouse.
Can I ride my bike to the tournament?
Yes, bike parking is available in the general spectator parking lot. Please bring your own lock to secure your bike. Bikes are not permitted on the golf course.
Prohibited Items & Mobile Device Policy:
What items are prohibited?
The following items are prohibited from championship grounds:
- (*) All personal electronics including TV’s, handheld games, MP3 players, iPods and other electronic devices. Regarding the mobile device policy, please see the question: “Can I bring a mobile device?”
- Outside food or beverages, bikes, coolers, ladders, signs, banners, backpacks (larger than 10x10x10), metal spiked golf shoes and chairs with hard backs and arm rests (portable stools and camping chairs are permitted).
- Weapons will not be allowed regardless of permit.
- Dogs and other pets.
- Cameras (only allowed on practice rounds or Pro-Am days, Tuesday-Wednesday).
(*) All patrons will go through a security checkpoint and metal detectors. Those individuals with a prohibited item will be required to return items to their car.
Can I bring a mobile device?
A mobile device is a device that can send/receive calls and/or a device that can send/receive data. The policy is:
- The device must be on silent at all times.
- Calls may be placed or received in PGA TOUR approved “designated areas” only.
- Designated areas are away from play, usually near concession areas or the clubhouse.
- Audio, video and photography policies are unchanged.
- No audio or video capture is permitted at any time.
- No still photography is permitted at any time during competition rounds.
- Permissible data transfer will be consistent with current media regulations.
- Data use (e.g., texting, email, etc.) will be permitted outside of the designated areas
- Data use is not permitted when players are in position to compete (i.e., when “QUIET PLEASE” paddles are raised).
Can I bring a camera?
Cameras will only be allowed during Pro-Ams and practice rounds, Tuesday-Wednesday of tournament week. They will not be permitted on competition days, Thursday-Sunday.
Can I bring a stroller?
Yes, strollers are allowed for small children.
Player & Autograph Information:
What players qualify to play in the Hotel Fitness Championship?
The field at the Hotel Fitness Championship will be determined by the final money lists on both the Web.com Tour and the PGA Tour. The top 75 players from the Web.com Tour money list and the players ranking 126-200 on the PGA Tour FedExCup points listwill be invited to participate in the Web.com Tour Finals, starting with the Hotel Fitness Championship. *The Web.com Tour will begin their 2015 season in February.
Is there a 36-hole cut?
The Hotel Fitness Championship will start with a field of approximately 144-150 players. It is a 72-hole stroke play event with a 36-hole cut coming at the Web.com Tour’s standard low 65 cumulative scores and ties.
Where can I get autographs?
Autographs may be requested and given at the players’ convenience during the Mad Anthonys Pro-Am or practice rounds, Tuesday-Wednesday. Some players may choose to sign autographs after competition, Thursday-Sunday. The practice areas are typically the best locations to seek autographs.
The Hotel Fitness Championship offers an array of hospitality options providing an electrifying atmosphere and a one-of-a-kind experience.
As a supporter of the Hotel Fitness Championship, you will not only have a great view of the action on the course, but also the opportunity to entertain new and existing clients, vendors, employees, and more. Hospitality options range from shared packages to private venues. Our packages can be customized to fit any budget and are sure to yield a positive return on your investment.
2015 Sponsorship Packages
The Nicklaus Sky Box
The Golden Bear Club (Sold Out)
Monday Pro-Am (Sold Out)
Corporate Ticket Packages