2014 Father & Son Open

6/13/2014 - 6/15/2014

Craig Dolch of West Palm Beach, FL will be honored as Golfweek's 2014 Father of the Year, at a June 14 luncheon.  Dolch, 55, was a sports writer at The Palm Beach Post for 26 years, currently writes a weekly golf column for Scripps, and is co-host of The Golf Exchange, a weekly two-hour radio show that is carried on ESPN. He is the father of two grown children, daughter Alex and son Eric.

June 13-15, 2014 at Streamsong Resort

Surrounded by nature as far as the eye can see . . . Streamsong Resort offers golfers a one-of-a-kind experience for Florida golf.  Collaborating to create a unique experience, Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design and Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw of Coore & Crenshaw designed Streamsong® Blue and Streamsong® Red, which are ranked top 50 of Golfweek's Best Modern Courses!

Tournament Quick Facts:   

- 2 Tournament rounds (includes greens fees & cart fees)

- Opening night Shoot-Out

- Father-of-the-Year Luncheon

- Tournament Awards Luncheon

- Trophies for top winners in each flight

- Tee Gifts

Format:  36 holes, Modified Chapman

Teams:  Open to all family combinations - father/Son; Grandfather/Grandson, Nephew.  Daughters are welcome but please note the yardages are based on age.

Field Size:  100.  The tournament will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Flights:  Will be determined after the first round of play.


Round 1:

Streamsong - Red Course:  ranked No. 31 in Golfweek's Best modern list

All teams:  Black Tees (set at approx. 6300 yds)

Gentlemen 75 - 79 years and 11-13 years:  Silver Tees (set at approx. 5600 yds)

Gentlemen 80 +:  Gold Tees (set at approx. 5300 yds)

Round 2:

Steamsong - Blue Course:  ranked No. 39 in Golfweek's Best modern list

All Teams:  Black Tees (set at about 6500 yds.)

Gentlemen 75 - 79 years and 11-13 years: Silver Tees (set at about 6100 yds)

Gentlemen 80 + :  Gold  Tees (set at about 5100 yds)

Forecaddie:  Forecaddies are required for each group and are not included in the tournament registration fee.  Forecaddie fee is $25 per person, per round and should be paid directly to the forcaddie each day.  Carts will be utilized for each round, but on some holes will be limited to cart path only.

Practice Rounds:  Streamsong Resort is offering special practice round rates of $75 per round, walking or $105 per round with a cart.

To reserve your practice round tee time please call Streamsong Resort directly at 863-428-1000.

Accommodations are not included in your tournament registration fee.  Streamsong Resort is offering our players a special rate of $149.00 plus taxes, per night.  This special rate is based on hotel availability.  Golfweek strongly urges you to make your reservations early to secure this rate.  To reserve your rooms please call Streamsong Resort directly at 863-428-1000.

Streamsong Resort

1000 Streamsong Drive

Streamsong, Florida  33834

Tournament Pricing:

  • Father & 1 Son:  $600
  • Father and 2 sons:   $900
  • Father & 3 sons:  $1,200
Schedule of Events

Friday, June 13

Optional Practice Round

4:00pm-6:00pm:  Tournament Registration at Streamsong golf proshop.

6:00pm:  Annual Shoot-Out Competition

Saturday, June 14

8:00am:  Round 1, Red Course, shotgun start

1:00pm:  Father-of-the-Year Luncheon immediately following first round of play.

Evening:  On your own

Sunday, June 15

Morning:  Round 2, Blue Course, shotgun start.  Specific time to be announced

Tournament Luncheon & Awards Ceremony.  Immediately following round



Modified Chapman

Both father and son hit a tee shot. Father then hits son’s ball for his second shot and son hit’s father’s ball for his second shot (the lift, clean and place rule applies).  The team then selects one ball to play and picks up the other ball. The player who did NOT hit the selected ball last then hits the ball for the team’s third shot.  Player’s alternate shots until the ball is holed out.  This format starts over on every hole including the par 3’s.  Remember, never hit the same ball twice in succession and you will have played the format correctly.

Father with two or three sons:  All players hit one tee shot.  The father must tee off from the appropriate tee for his LOWEST HANDICAP TEAM.  Each son may tee off from the appropriate tee for his flight.  The father hits the ball of each son for his second shot.  The first son will hit his father’s ball and the second son will place and hit a ball within six inches to the spot of the father’s tee shot.  This procedure will also apply to balls in hazards (the lift, clean and place rule applies).  Then each team must choose which one of the two balls their team will play and pick up the other.  The player who did NOT hit the selected ball last then hits the ball for the team's third shot.  Teams continue to alternate shots until holing out.  Even though these teams have additional players, they are expected to maintain pace of play within the field.


Cancellation Policy


Prior to May 13:  100% refund minus $75 cancellation fee

May 13 - May 31:  50% refund

After May 31:  No refund

- If you must cancel from this tournament, player must email Golfweek at dmuratore@golfweek.com for request and confirmation.

Contact Us

Diane Muratore

Event Manager


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