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The Radford Alumni Classic is a virtual golf tournament that golfers can play on any course, anywhere in the world. The tournament will run from Thursday, June 11, 2020 through Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Tournament players must download the 18Birdies App to participate. Tournament players will have the chance to interact and play golf with other Radford Alumni, post and share content to the Tournament Feed – and win sweet prizes (like free tickets to Radford night at Nationals Park)!
Read on for more prize information and the official rules. To make the tournament fair for all players, scores will be calculated and tracked using the Peoria Scoring System.
How does it work?
With the Peoria Scoring Systems, 6 holes are secretly selected as the scoring holes. At the end of the tournament, the 6 secret holes will be revealed and top performers will be shown on the Individual Stroke – Net leaderboard. This is the leaderboard from which the Radford Alumni Office will use the Qualified Round criteria to select a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner.
Golfers do not know which holes have been selected. Players tee off and complete their rounds, playing stroke play and scoring in the normal fashion.
Not ready to join or just want to follow along? Joining the Tournament does not require that you play in the Tournament.
While you won’t qualify to win any prizes, we welcome users to join the Tournament to view the leaderboard and cheer on players during the two weeks of the Classic.
Grand Prize 1st Place
– Free single (1) golfer entry to a future Radford Alumni Golf Tournament
– Two (2) Free Tickets to a future Radford Night at Nationals Park.
– Radford Prize Pack
– Radford Prize Pack
Social Media Shout Out (3 winners)
– Radford Prize Pack
The Radford Alumni Open 2020 is an individual stroke play tournament, using the Peoria Scoring System. 6 holes will be randomly selected at the end of the Tournament. A player’s handicap for that round will be calculated based on the score on those 6 secret holes.
A Peoria handicap is calculated by adding the player’s strokes over par on the selected hole, and multiplying that number by 3. This will be the player’s allowance to be deducted from the gross score. The maximum score for each hole for allowance purposes is three over par.
A player scores 98 for a round. The player is 11 over par on the six selected holes.
11 x 3 = 33 stroke allowance
Net score is 98 – 33 = 65 Net
Tournament Rules and Guidelines
Specific tournament rules are outlined within the 18Birdies App. To qualify you must play and post one (1) Qualified round at a course of your choosing (Par 70 or greater) between June 11, 2020 and June 25, 2020
In the event that there is a tie, the USGA Recommended Method for tiebreakers will be used to determine the winner. If a tie still remains after this method is applied the winner will be selected based first on most birdies in their round, and then if still tied, we’ll award the tiebreaker to whoever made birdie first in their round.
Tournament admins reserve the right to contest and/or disqualify any questionable or suspect rounds.
By joining the tournament, participants agree to allow the Radford Alumni Office to use information listed on participant’s 18Birdies profile for promotional purposes including, but not limited to, social media posts in the 18Birdies app, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms.
Three (3) winners will be selected based on the top 3 tournament performers. Top 3 tournament performers is defined by the first three places on the net tournament leaderboard.
Three (3) “Social Media Shoutout” winners will be selected from a random. To enter, you must post a picture on social media during your golf round on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, tag the Alumni Association, and use the hashtag #RadfordAlumniGolf!
Be sure to follow us on each of our accounts:
Facebook: Radford University Alumni Association
The Tournament is open to all Radford Alumni and friends. All participants must be an active user of 18Birdies. Active user is defined by the participant using the 18Birdies app to score the tournament round.
Tournament rounds must be considered “Qualified” to be eligible for the prizes.
Winner Selection and Notification
The odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received. Any attempted second entry shall be discarded.
All “Social Media Shoutout” winners will be Selected by the Radford Alumni Office staff.
Winners will be announced in the 18Birdies App as well as on social media. Additionally, winner(s) will be notified by email or phone.
All Prizes will be mailed out or delivered once the alumni office opens back up. At this time, we are not sure exactly when that will be.
For questions, please email Frank West at Contact event using the form below..