All players are automatically entered into both team and individual competitions. Players must have an active USGA index as of the August 1 GHIN revision.
The maximum handicap is 18 for the event. If your index is higher than 18, we still encourage you to play. However, your event handicap will be 18.
Friday & Saturday
Field: 52 three-man teams. There will be two flights of 25 teams. Flight placement will be based on your total team handicap.
Format: 36-hole competition—1 gross and 1 net ball on each hole. Teams will have a professional paired with them each round and can use the professional’s score as either gross or net on each hole. Using the pro’s score is not mandatory.
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each flight. Gift certificates will be redeemable in the Pro Shop at the Country Club of Sioux Falls. Team winners will be announced and presented guitar trophies on stage during the Saturday night concert.
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Field: All 150 amateurs will be playing an individual competition that runs concurrent with the team competition.
Format: Individual stroke play. Players will be pre-flighted based on their event handicap. Championship flight will be gross, all other flights will be net. Competition within the flights is a 36 hole event. Flight winners and prizes will be awarded after play on Saturday. The Overall Gross and Overall Net competitions are 54 holes. The top Overall Gross and Overall Net players after Saturday will make the cut to Sunday. Winners of the Overall Gross and Overall Net competitions will be recognized with official Pro Am Jam Guitars. All players are automatically entered into the individual competitions as part of the tournament entry.
Saturday cut: There will be a cut at the conclusion of play on Saturday. The flight competitions will be complete and those making the cut to Sunday will be playing for Overall Gross and Overall Net Prizes. The official number of amateur players making the cut is still TBD and will be announced well before the start of the tournament.
Sunday final round: We are planning to play the Amateur and Pro Final Rounds concurrently again this year. Tee Times will be off #1 & #10 with the start time being 9am, giving people the opportunity to rest up from Saturday night. The amateurs will tee off #1 & #10 at the beginning of the wave and the pros will follow. Amateurs will finish in time to watch the pro's play a good portion of the back nine.
Prizes: Overall Gross and Overall Net winners will receive the official Pro Am Jam Guitar Trophies. Top finishers in each flight and top finishers in the overall gross and net competitions will receive gift certificates redeemable in the golf shop at The Country Club of Sioux Falls.
In the event of a tie for the overall gross or net individual champion, a sudden-death playoff will take place immediately following play on Sunday. Ties in the individual flights will be broken using the tiebreaker system below.
In the event of a tie in the team competition, or any place receiving a prize payout, it shall be broken using the following tiebreakers:
Team or individual total score from the final 18-hole round.
Team or individual total score from the back 9 on the final round.
Team or individual total score from holes 13-18 in the final round.
Team or individual total score from holes 16-18 in the final round.
Professionals from the Dakotas Tour will be teaming up with groups for a fun 9-hole competition on the short course at the County Club of Sioux Falls. We encourage all women members and their guests to come out and play!
We are taking up to 18 teams (54 players). You may sign up as a single or team. Each team will consist of 3 women and a Dakotas Tour professional in a format designed for golfers of all skill levels.
Due to the popularity of the Ladies Pro Am and the timing of evening events on Thursday, we are going to do TWO shotgun waves for the Ladies Pro Am. Each wave will have a maximum of 10 teams. When registration opens, it will be first come, first served to reserve your team and time slot. The shotgun times available are Thursday, August 9th at 1 p.m and 4 p.m.
Ladies must register as a team of 3. Each team member will need to visit the website to sign up and pay. For those who are singles, please contact the Pro Shop who will help to form a team of 3.
An awards reception with food and drinks will be held in the Green Room Tent following play. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. There will be great pin prizes, too.
All professionals must earn their way into the field from either the 2022 Dakotas Tour Exempt List or through open qualifying on Thursday, August 11, beginning at 7 a.m. The qualifying field will be limited to the first 60 entrants. All professionals playing in the qualifier will receive free range balls and lunch on Thursday.
1st place payout: Minimum guarantee of $18,000
Professional 54-hole purse: To be announced based on final field size. Official purse based on final field size. Additional purse money will be determined by the sponsor.
Pro Entry Fee: $1,250
Qualifier Entry Fee: $1,350
Refund for Non-Qualifiers: $1,250
Pro Registration Deadline: Monday, August 8th at 5 p.m. CDT. All professionals, whether exempt or non-exempt must be registered by this date and time
Exempt Pros: Once registration has closed on Monday, August 8th at 5 p.m. CDT, exemptions into the event will be awarded to the following professionals:
Members of the 2022 Dakotas Tour Exempt List
All past Champions of the Pro Am Jam
Top 10 finishers and ties from the 2021 Pro Am Jam
Any player finishing in the Top 5 and ties of the Hillcrest Pro Am
Any player in the top 10 of the current points list
All entry fees must be paid at the time of entering in order to be accepted. All professionals wishing to play on the Dakotas Tour must pay the $200 Dakotas Tour Membership fee prior to the August 11 qualifier. The membership fee must be paid online at www.dakotastour.com.
Cancellations after August 11 will be charged a $50 administration fee.
All refunds for players canceling will be made the week after the event is concluded.
Rain-out policy: The tournament will be considered final after 36 holes if the final round cannot be completed. The tournament committee will have the final decisions, taking all circumstances into account. If only 18 holes are completed, the tournament is considered a washout and all players in the final tournament field will receive a full refund. Qualifiers will not receive a refund on the $100 they paid to qualify, they will receive a $1,250 refund.
Friday & Saturday: 1 professional & 3 amateurs—1 gross, 1 net
Sunday: Tee times off #1 & #10 TBD. Pros will play in their own groups without amateurs.
Practice Rounds and Carts
Practice round: One complimentary practice round per player. Additional practice rounds are $65, including those played with a member.
Practice round dates: The club will be allowing access to the facility starting on Tuesday, August 9. All play that day must have started before noon, and all practice on range and putting greens completed by 1 p.m. due to ladies league in the afternoon (no access to club or range in afternoon). On Wednesday, August 10, the facility and practice range will be available for participants. For exempt players, practice round tee times will also be available after the qualifier on Thursday from 9–10 a.m. Players must call or check with the golf shop staff or Head Professional Nathan Kyle before using the practice facility or making tee times. CCSF Pro Shop: (605) 338-4653.
Rental carts & fees: $20 for practice round(s) and qualifier. Players may ride with the amateurs during Friday and Saturday. No additional carts will be available for Pros to have to themselves. Sunday final round is walking only for the professionals.
Driving range: Range balls are complimentary. The Country Club of Sioux Falls has limited driving range space. Please be courteous to the turf conditions.
The First Dakota Pro Am Jam expects that all professionals display good sportsmanship and conduct throughout the event. Players are expected to abide by the Dakotas Tour Policies and Procedures at all times. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to address all issues brought to their attention and will make the final decision on the matter.
2022 BMW Championship information coming soon.
Volunteer to Host
Members of the Country Club of Sioux Falls: We are asking for your participation in the player housing program for the 2022 Pro Am Jam. If you are interested in hosting, please fill out our volunteer form. We will be in touch as the event approaches.