01 Sep 2020
2020 SP Export PNG Golf Open National
We are happy to share with you that this year's PNG Open will be going ahead for all golfer's who are in PNG and able to compete, albeit on a smaller scale than usual due to the pandemic. Due to ongoing uncertainties and restrictions we were not sure if we would be able to go ahead, but with approval from the Sports Foundation and continued support from SP Brewery (thank you SP!) the nation's flagship golf tournament will be played this year with the winner deemed champion.
The tournament will be decided by strokes over four rounds of 18 holes. A maximum of 180 players will be allowed to play whilst if there will be excess, it will be decided by handicap where lower handicaps will be given preference. There will be no separate event for amateurs. Only one (1) winner will be declared. The last 2 rounds will be seeded accordingly from the last position to the leader.
Conditions of Play
Play will be in accordance with the R&A rules of golf, in junction with local rules as approved by the match committee. Field A maximum of 180 golfers (split into a morning field of 90 and afternoon field of 90 on each day). Eligibility Open to professional and amateur golfers. Open to both men and ladies, however all players will need to play from the same back tees.
72 holes stroke play, 18 holes a day over 4 days.
Thursday 24th September to Sunday 27th September.
There will be no cut after the first 2 round, all players will play 4 rounds. Prizes The gross winner will win the prestigious title of being the 2020 PNG Open champion. There will be net winner and runner up trophies for both men and ladies. There will be no prize money. (maximum handicaps are 27 for men and 36 for ladies)
Registration Fee 250 kina per person. This includes 4 rounds of golf and a meal on the final Sunday.