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About the Cup

The Cascade Golfer Cup is the Puget Sound region’s most exciting amateur golf tournament series. Not only does the series award thousands of dollars in prizes to local golfers each year, but all events are played in a fun two-person format at GREAT golf courses.  Prizes include stay and play packages, twosomes and foursomes of golf, golf product, lesson packages, and more.  Over the 11 years of the Cascade Golfer Cup participants have won packages to the US Open, The Masters, British Open, Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes, Maui, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Central Oregon, Mesquite, Coeur d’Alene, and more great golf destinations.

Started in 2009 to provide Puget Sound amateur golfers with the chance to experience the thrill of tournament golf, the Cascade Golfer Cup has grown into the leading amateur tournament series in the Northwest, from two events in 2009 to six in 2010 and seven since 2011. In 2020 three events were canceled due to the shutdown, but 2021’s season will be the largest in CG Cup History, eight events in all.

All tournaments are open to any golfer with an established handicap and feature up to 64, two-person teams competing in a variety of net and gross formats, allowing players of all ages and abilities to compete on a level playing field. Prizes are awarded to the top-10 net and top-10 gross teams at each event, plus additional hole prizes and giveaways at every event. The variety of formats has produced over 65 different net-scoring winners since 2010, with handicaps ranging from scratch to 28.

This year, the series kicks off at non-other than Chambers Bay on April 17th, where the series will finish on Oct. 9th. In between, we have six great golf courses for you, all fantastic and very unique in their own way. We would like to welcome in first-timer Port Ludlow. Port Ludlow is a hidden gem and we are excited about bringing our series to this course.  We would like to welcome back The Classic. We have hosted CG Cup events here a couple of times but it has been a few years. Of course, will once again make stops at the great tracks of Washington National, Salish Cliffs, The Home Course, and White Horse. We hope to see you along the way!

Cup Details

The 2021 Cascade Golfer Cup will be comprised of eight golf tournaments at some of the best venues the Northwest has to offer. Each event will be open to the first 64 teams (two-person), competing in both Net and Gross competitions in a variety of formats. All prices are per team. Start times indicate the first tee time of the event.

April 17 • 8 a.m.
Cost: $420 • Season Opener at Chambers Bay • Two-Person Best-Ball Stableford

May 8 • 7:30 a.m.
Cost: $310 • Muckleshoot Casino Players Championship at Washington National • Two-Person Best-Ball

May 29 • 11 a.m.
Cost: $350 • Cascade Golfer Challenge at Salish Cliffs • Two-Person Best-Ball Shamble MAJOR

June 26 • 10 a.m.
Cost: $280 • Tournament at Port Ludlow • Two-Person Best-Ball

July 31 • 7:30 a.m.
Cost: $295 • Michelob ULTRA Open at the Home Course • Two-Person Stroke Play Aggregate Stableford MAJOR

Aug. 21 • 10 a.m.
Cost: $310 • Puetz Golf Shootout at White Horse • Two-Person Scramble

Sept. 18 • 9 a.m.
Cost: $280 • Cascade Golfer Invitational at The Classic • Two-Person Best-Ball Shamble

Oct. 9 • 8 a.m.
Cost: $420 • The Fall Classic at Chambers Bay • Two-Person Best-Ball MAJOR


Your Registration Fee Includes:

All events include Range Balls, Cart*, Green Fees, and Tournament Fee. Beverages may be complimentary at selected events.

*NOTE: Cart is not included at Chambers Bay as it is a walking-only facility


Membership

To participate in the Cascade Golfer Cup, all players must be a Cascade Golfer Cup member. This is an annual membership required before registering for your first event. Your $35 membership will give you full access to the tournament series, plus the following benefits:

• 2021 Northwest Golfers Playbook ($40 value)
• $10 in Puetz Bucks
• Ticket to the 2020 Seattle Golf Show ($15 value)
• Cascade Golfer Cup Bag Tag
• More goodies TBA

Membership for two teammates will be charged when you register for your first event. If alternates are added for subsequent events, you will be able to pay their membership fee at that time. Your membership package will be available for you to pick up at your first event of 2021.


Prizes

Over $40,000 in prizes will be awarded, including over 160 team prizes and 50+ individual prizes!

Event grand prizes will be listed on each individual event’s page when available.

Other prizes include:
Stay-and-play packages
Rounds of golf
Clubs, shoes, bags, etc
Event tickets

Each event prizes out the top-10 net and top-10 gross teams. In the event of a tie, the team with the lowest gross team score on the No. 1 handicap hole will earn the higher place (if still tied, tiebreaker will advance to No. 2 handicap hole, No. 3, etc., until tie is broken) to determine prizes for the top-10 net and top-10 gross. (Example: two teams shoot net 66 and tie for 10th net, one team will get 10th and a prize, while the other team will get 11th and not receive a prize.) This tiebreaker is also used to determine points for the top-25 net. If a team finishes “in the money” in both net and gross, they will be able to choose either the net or gross prize (but not both, although you do earn points in each division). Because of this, it is possible that all 20 prizes may not be awarded at each event. Prizes not awarded are then recycled into future CG Cup events.

In addition to these prizes, each event offers four Closest-to-the-Pin contests on the par threes, plus a Long Drive (Men & Women) and a Straightest Drive Contest. Players can enter these hole contests for $20 per player.

Prizes will be added throughout the season and are subject to change.


Tees

Each event is open to men and women. In most events, men will play from the blues (or equivalent) and women will play from the forward tees.


Rosters

Any two players may participate together in any tournament and be eligible for that event’s prize pool. Regarding earning points towards the season standings, each team only may have up to three players eligible to earn points. Players are also only eligible to earn points on one team.


Handicaps

All Cascade Golfer Cup events are scored in both net and gross formats. All players must have a registered handicap to compete in the net. Some formats will use a player’s full handicap, while other will use a percentage of their handicap.  The Cascade Golfer Cup uses your lowest handicap index in the last 12 months, as determined through the Wednesday prior to each event.  For men, the maximum allowed handicap will be 36; for women, the maximum will be 40.  We are committed to ensuring that all golfers are playing to an accurate handicap.  The tournament monitors “career” rounds and strives to protect the field from players having “career” rounds multiple times in CG Cup events. As such, the tournament reserves the right to adjust any player’s handicap prior to play if they feel said player’s handicap is not accurate, or reflective of their level of play in CG Cup events.  If the tournament feels any player has manipulated their handicap index in any form, or otherwise has been dishonest about their handicap, they will be instantly disqualified and no refund will be offered.


Points and Scoring

Each event will have a separate prize pool (top-10 Net teams, top-10 Gross teams). In addition to those prizes, competing teams will also earn points toward the season-ending Cascade Golfer Cup points championship. Heading into the final event, each team’s top-five points results from the first seven events will be totaled to determine the overall points standings. Points earned in the final event will then be added to that total to determine the 2021 Cascade Golfer Cup Championship (Net and Gross) and the winner of the CG Cup Grand Prize.

Each event will also offer seven hole contests that players can buy into on-site. (Typically Closest-to-the-Pin on four par-3s, Straightest Drive, and Men’s and Women’s Long Drive).

Points are earned in each event just for turning in your scorecard. Points are awarded as follows:

  • Events 1 & 2: 200 Points
  • Events 3 & 4: 300 Points
  • Events 5 & 7: 400 Points
  • Event 8: 600 Points

Additional points can be earned by finishing in the top-25 of the event. These points are awarded as follows:

  • 1: 1000
  • 2: 900
  • 3: 850
  • 4: 800
  • 5: 750
  • 6: 700
  • 7: 680
  • 8: 660
  • 9: 640
  • 10: 620
  • 11: 600
  • 12: 580
  • 13: 560
  • 14: 540
  • 15: 520
  • 16: 500
  • 17: 490
  • 18: 480
  • 19: 470
  • 20: 460
  • 21: 450
  • 22: 440
  • 23: 430
  • 24: 420
  • 25: 410


Payment & Cancellation

Payment for your first event is expected upon registering for the Cascade Golfer Cup. You may register for multiple events at once.

Payment is accepted in the form of cash, or credit card/paypal. To call in your team’s registration, please contact Simon Dubiel, Tournament Director, at 206-778-7686.

Cancellation of an event is not allowed within five days of the start of the event. If a player cancels inside this time frame, they are responsible for 100 percent of the tournament fee. If a player cancels 6-14 days before the event, they will be charged $50 per player ($100 per team). If a player cancels more than 14 days before an event they will not be charged.