Tournament Info


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Players Withdrawing from Tournament:
To formally WD from the tournament, players must contact the Tournament Director via email (golf@thericeplanters.com). Failing to do so and “No Showing” will result in loss of tournament privileges in future years and a label of “NS” in our media information. Players who WD on or before June 8th receive tournament fees less $50 administration costs. Players who WD on June 9th or after do not receive a refund of tournament fees.

Player registration
Tournament registration will be Monday, June 22 from 10.00 am – 3.00 pm in the Snee Farm clubhouse. Please note that players must register during these times. Penalty for failing to register during prescribed times will result in disqualification from the tournament.

Practice rounds
Practice round starting times are available on Monday of the tournament week after 11:00 am. Please call after June 19th to schedule.  Players are reminded that only one ball may be played from the teeing grounds during practice rounds, and players must play from the markers as they are found on the course.

Starting Times
Daily tournament starting times will be posted online at thericeplanters.com and at the Snee Farm Golf Shop. The Golf Shop will remain open until 7:00 p.m. for starting time information and can be reached at (843) 884-2600.

Format
The format is 54 holes of stroke play. The trophy presentation will be at approximately 3:00 pm. The low 20 and ties will be exempt for the following year’s Rice Planters Amateur.

Prizes
Gift certificates will be awarded to the top 10 finishers. Top 20 finishers and ties receive an exemption into the following year’s Rice Planters Amateur Tournament. The champion’s name will be engraved on the R.P. Horne perpetual trophy.

Dress Code
Proper golf attire will be required. All players must have a shirt with a collar, and if shorts are worn they should be of Bermuda length. Cargo shorts are not allowed. Shirt tails must remain tucked in at all times and hats are to be worn properly.

Practice Areas
The driving range and short game practice areas will open one hour prior to the first starting time. The driving range at Snee Farm will not be available to players after they conclude their round each day.

Club Amenities
The Clubhouse Grill will be open for participants and their families to use on a cash or credit card basis.

Lunch
Lunch will be served daily to all contestants after their competitive rounds. Once you have turned in your scoring area boxed lunches and drinks will be available to pick up.

Announcement
During this event, there will be NO public address system used to call players to the tee. All players are advised and responsible to check-in with the starter at their assigned tee (ready to play) at least 10 minutes prior to tee time.

Unbecoming Conduct
Unbecoming conduct is, but not limited to: profanity, throwing equipment in anger, destruction of club property, vulgar or physical abuse to any person. A player who is in violation may receive one warning from a specified official. A second violation will result in disqualification of the player.

Pace of Play
The Rice Planters Amateur Pace of Play Policy is in effect and will be strictly enforced during the event.

College Game Day 1st Round
The Rice Planters Committee has again deemed the 1st round as College Game Day! We request that all players wear their college colors. Support your school and show-off your college pride!

Caddies & Carts
The 2020 Rice Planters Executive Committee has decided to not allow caddies due to current restrictions in place surrounding COVID-19 at this time.

Electronic Measuring Devices are permissible during competitive rounds.

Push carts are also permitted, however, please note that Snee Farm Country Club has a very limited supply. All competitors must walk during competitive rounds and golf bags may not be on electric carts at any time. Only Rules Officials have the authority to offer transportation during competitive rounds.

Spectators must remain on cart paths (or where no cart path exists in the rough area a minimum of 30 yards from competitors) at all times. It is the responsibility of the player to police his family/friends spectating during the event. Rules Officials will be closely monitoring this and can assess penalties to players if issues arise.

Footwear
It is a condition of competition at Snee Farm Country Club that shoes with metal or traditionally designed spikes are prohibited. If you wish to play in this event, you must waive any claim for injuries, which might be attributable to the use of spikeless shoes. If you are unwilling to assume the risk, DO NOT ENTER THIS EVENT.

Lodging
The 2020 Rice Planters Executive Committee has decided to not offer private housing due to current restrictions in place surrounding COVID-19.

Official Hotel
Please use Comfort Suites at Isle of Palms Connector for your hotel needs. It is located about five minutes drive from Snee Farm CC. Call the front desk directly and introduce yourself as a Rice Planters contestant. A small block of rooms has been reserved June 21 – 25 at a reduced rate of $99 per night plus taxes. This rate is first-come, first-served. 1130 Hungry Neck Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 (843) 216-0004.

Shuttle Info
We ask that you use Mt. Pleasant Shuttle if you need to get from the airport to your hotel. The direct phone number is 843-971-4901. Please let them know you are a Rice Planters competitor. Mt. Pleasant Shuttle is a major sponsor of the Rice Planters Amateur.

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 22 Open Qualifier – Minimum of 5 Spots
Player Registration 10am – 3:00 pm; Practice Rounds – after 11:00 am
Tuesday, June 23 First Round Stroke Play – Tee #1 – 10 minute interval
College Game Day – Wear you college colors
Wednesday, June 24 Second Round Stroke Play – Tee #1 – 10 minute intervals
Thursday, June 25 Third Round Stroke Play – Tee #1 – 10 minute intervals
Awards Ceremony approximately 3:00 pm

Questions?
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. The Rice Planters Tournament Committee as well as the staff, many volunteers, and members of Snee Farm Country Club look forward to welcoming you to our club this summer.