Don’t miss your chance to participate in a true Ryder Cup style 3-day event! A field of 96 will compete for over $20,000** in prizes. Sign up as a single or team up with any number of friends to be placed on a 12-man team. This All-Inclusive event is being offered at $1,295 and includes:

  • 3 nights hotel stay (double occupancy).  * Deduct $150 from price if you don’t need a hotel room.
  • All transportation via Coach Bus to/from hotel and golf course.  * Deduct $50 from price if you plan to drive yourself.
  • All meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
  • 5 rounds of golf at Black Bear Golf Club (range balls and carts with GPS included)
  • Unlimited on-course beverages/snacks.  Beverages will be comprised of domestic beer/Gatorade/bottled water.  Snacks will include    chips/fruit/granola bars.  Domestic beer, iced tea, and coffee/tea also included with meals.
  • Prize pool of over $20,000** Your entrance into ALL competitions and contests is included: No need to contribute any extra money for skins pool, putting contest, closest to pin, etc.
  • Welcome gift package upon arrival at hotel or golf course.


5 rounds of golf, to be played at Black Bear Golf Club in Eustis, Florida. Range balls, carts with gps, and club storage are all included as well. All 5 rounds will be played as shotguns: 36 holes will be played Thursday, 36 holes Friday, and 18 holes Saturday.

True to the Ryder Cup, teams of 12 players will compete in match play as follows:

  • Day 1: Four-ball match in the morning (standard match play), followed by a Foursome match in the afternoon(alternate-shot format), where only 2 balls are in play. You will have a partner for both of these matches.
  • Day 2: Same as Day 1.
  • Day 3: One 18-hole singles match.
**** All matches will be based on current handicaps as of 10/31/18, so a valid and current handicap is required to participate in this tournament.

The PRIZE POOL , all included in the cost of this trip, will be as follows:
  • 1 st Place team: $6,000 ($500 per man)
  • 2 nd Place team: $3,600 ($300 per man)
  • 3 rd Place team: $2,400 ($200 per man)
  • “Sunday money” winning team: $1,200 ($100 per man)

Other contests/prizes, also all included in the cost of this trip:
  • $1,250 prize pool for all 20 par-3 closest to the pin and 5 longest drives ($50 for each of these 25 contests)
  • $5,000 prize pool for skins, to be distributed as $1,000 per round, with 2 flights per round based on handicaps
  • $1,500 prize pool for a March Madness style putting competition, where the top 12 of 96 participants will collect, and the winner will receive $500
  • $1,000 prize pool for 3 Ironman style competitions, to be played on Black Bear’s unique 19 th hole, a 70 yard par 3 over water. Qualifying for this competition will take place during the 1 st round on Day 2, and everyone will get to participate in one of the contests. The better you qualify, the bigger the prize you can win.
** All prize amounts are based on a full field of 96 participants

This is sure to be a fun 3-day event, filled with great competition, food/drink, and camaraderie. You can sign up as a single, twosome, foursome, or with any number of friends. Put together an entire 12-person team if you like. Otherwise I will equitably put the teams together based on handicaps once the entire field is set.

This trip is being offered as an All-Inclusive package,with a price of $1,295 by cash/check, or credit card. A $500 non-refundable deposit** is required by 9/15/18 to ensure your place in the field, with the balance due no later than 10/31/18. Any questions about this or any other aspects of the trip, please don’t hesitate to email, call or text me: 917-327-8544 or

Black Bear Golf Club is unique for Florida golf, in that it is a links style course with undulating fairways, greens, and runoff/collection areas. A P.B. Dye design, there are many bunkers, generous fairways, and almost no water. The course has an interesting layout, is challenging but fair, and is kept in excellent condition.

** The non-refundable $500 deposit WILL be refunded to you if either you or I are able to replace you in the field by December 1 st

The Competition:

This tournament is designed to follow the Ryder Cup as closely as possible, which will make for a fun tournament. Everyone will be on a team of 12, and once the field of 96 is set, the 8 teams will be created as equitably as possible, based on handicaps. Anyone who wants to be part of the same team can do so, whether you are a twosome, foursome, etc. The final teams won’t be formed until 4-6 weeks before the trip, so there will be plenty of time to see who is playing in terms of pairing up. Putting together your own 12 man team is absolutely encouraged!

Just as with the Ryder Cup, points will be earned for each match, although the number of points eligible to be earned for each match is yet to be determined (Unlike the Ryder Cup, there may be points awarded for front, back, and overall, for example).

Also keeping true to the Ryder Cup, all 5 rounds will be played on the same course. Black Bear is well suited to host an event such as this, with an exceptionally large driving range and putting green, a 70-yard par 3 bonus hole for competitions after the rounds, and an outdoor dining area that will comfortably handle 100 + people. More importantly, the course is both challenging and interesting, and will provide a fun test of golf for all 5 rounds. Carts equipped with GPS and yardage books will further help you to quickly get acclimated to the course.

All matches will be played based on 70% of your handicap. Because of this, you must have a valid handicap established by 10/31/18. Any questions on this, please ask. You can play with the teammate of your choosing on Day 1 and Day 2, and they can be the same or different each day. However, you must have the same teammate for all 36 holes on each day. Matches for rounds 1-4 will be created with the idea of having the fewest number of “dots” on the scorecard. The singles match on Day 3 will be based on the standings going into that day, and so you will not be able to choose who your cart mate is for that last round. The singles match will also pair comparable handicaps against each other as best as possible.

As you can see, there are many ways you can collect, and all prizes for competition and contests will be paid in cash during the awards luncheon. More information will be made available on contest payouts as the trip draws nearer, but the $500/$300/$200 (per person) prizes for the teams finishing 1 st , 2 nd , and 3 rd are set. The $100 per man for winning “Sunday money” will go to the team that earns the most points in their Saturday singles matches but fails to finish in the top 3 teams.

Payment terms, etc.

As mentioned, a $500 deposit is required to hold your spot in the field.  This can be made by cash, check, or credit card (Visa, MC, Discover).  The remaining balance is due no later than 10/31/18.   Refunds for any cancelled golf, food, etc. due to weather will be provided on a per-round/per-meal basis.

If you have put your $500 deposit down and then are unable to go on the trip, every effort will be made to replace your spot in the field so that you can recoup your deposit. However, this is not guaranteed, and I can only offer to do my best in this regard (which I will most definitely do). Hopefully you can find your own replacement, which will of course allow you to recoup your $500 deposit. A signed contract going over all of this will be offered for your review, and will be required at the time the deposit is placed.