General Information - Patriot Division
WITHDRAWALS AND REFUNDS
A player who withdraws prior to the Entry Fee Deadline of November 30 will receive a full refund of fees. If a player withdraws after that date for any reason other than family emergency or documented injury/illness, the Tournament Committee may charge a fee if the player’s spot is not filled.
All contestants must register in person at The Wigwam Lobby prior to using any facilities.
The following schedule for registration has been established:
- December 26 from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- December 27 from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
A waiver for extended registration may be arranged by contacting Player Services. Any entrant failing to register or contact the Tournament Committee prior to December 27 at 12 p.m. may be withdrawn from the Invitational.
Practice round(s) at The Wigwam will be available to participants beginning December 26. Practice rounds may be scheduled by contacting the Wigwam Arizona golf shop at 623-535-4910. Friends or family may play for a fee.
December 27 – A practice round is scheduled for a 9:00 am shotgun. Please call Rick Cicci in the golf shop at the number listed above if you would like to request a particular pairing. Boxed lunches will be provided for you at the conclusion of the practice round.
December 28 – There is an AM/AM scheduled. All players are expected to be available to participate unless travel plans do not allow. If you are not assigned to the Am-Am but want to play a practice round that day, you will be paired with other collegians and be put on the remaining holes of the shotgun.
December 29-31 – December 29-31 – Practice areas will open at 7:30 am or when a frost delay ends, at the discretion of the Committee. The range will close about 15 minutes before sunset. The putting green and short game area remain open.
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE VISIT
A very important part of the Patriot All-America is an opportunity for players to have a tour of Luke Air Force Base. The airmen go out of their way to provide players with an authentic look at what happens at Luke. This base is the training center for our nation’s F-16 and F-35 fighter pilots. There, they meet with the General, fighter pilots and crew, and tour the base while participating in activities rarely seen by civilians. Favorites among the players include watching the working dogs go through their training, having an opportunity to see some of the large guns and weaponry, as well as the F16 and F35 displays.
Due to security surrounding base visits, this tour is for PLAYERS ONLY.
PLAYER WELCOME AND ORIENTATION
There will be a player meeting at the tent next to the 18th green of the gold course prior to the Opening Ceremonies (check schedule for the time). Participants will be provided with information about what they can expect during the event as well as what will be expected of them. Remember, this is not only a championship golf tournament, it’s also an opportunity to learn about what other young men and women your age are doing to protect our freedoms and to pay tribute to those that have paid the ultimate price. This is also a time to go over the Opening Ceremonies and golf bag exchange.
OPENING CEREMONIES AND
GOLF BAG EXCHANGE
Patritot All-America participants have agreed to take part in any promotional aspects or functions associated with the tournament as requested. This includes the use of a unique golf bag during the competition days with the name of a fallen or disabled military or first responder hero embroidered on the golf bag. Following the event, the golf bag will be forwarded to the player’s head coach with the expectation that it will be auctioned off by the golf program or athletic department with all proceeds to be designated to the Folds of Honor Foundation Scholarship Fund.
It is at the Opening Ceremonies that the players will be introduced to their golf bag that they will carry during the Championship. After the Opening Ceremonies, players will transfer their clubs and equipment to the Patriot bag prior to participating in the Am/Am.
Failure to attend the Opening Ceremonies in jacket and cap could result in the player’s withdrawal from the tournament unless excused by the Committee in advance.
Player participation in the Am/Am is expected unless otherwise excused by the Tournament Committee. We understand that this is a practice round for the players. However, there are several sponsors that will be participating in the Am-Am. Their support is what provides players with the opportunity to play in the Patriot All-America. We would appreciate if you would engage them in conversation during the round.
Patriot All-America participants will play from the tournament tees. Am-Am participants other than players will have a choice of tees, and be playing a “Shamble”, choosing the best drive (including the players’) on each hole and playing individually into the hole from there. The collegians will play their own ball the entire round.
For those players who are not assigned to an Am/Am team, they will be given an opportunity to play a practice round with other collegians as part of the shotgun event.