Q.I don't like
some of the rules, do we have any say in how this tournament is run?

Q.How long do I
have to wait to receive an award for my winnings?

Q.I'm a beginning
golfer, what chance do I have to win?

Q.I'm a professional
golfer, how do I participate?

Q.I'm a beginning
golfer, Can I golf in the scratch division?

Q.Am I placed on
the same team every time I participate?

Q.How many
Categories can I participate in?

Q.Do I get to
golf with my friends?

Q.Are the teams
exactly equal when their total team ranking is computed?

Q.If a
golfer is found to have posted an incorrect score and their team is in the
money, what happens?

Q.When will you
turn on the other Sub-Divisions?

Q.Aren't you going
to ruin it for other tournaments?

Q.Is your
tournament Sanctioned?

Q.What are your
long-range plans?

Q.I'm a little
confused on how the prizes are distributed, can you explain in more detail?

Q.
I don't like some of the rules, do we have any say in how this
tournament is run?

A.
Absolutely. Once the tournament is up and running and stabilized, we will
survey the members. Rules may be modified and adjusted to their wishes. This
will be the ratification of the initial rules.
We will do this for the first three years on an annual basis. After
that, every other year we will examine the wishes of the members and adjust
accordingly. As it is now, and depending on the desires of enough golfers we
can add Divisions, Sub-divisions, Categories and entry fees very quickly.

A.
No, this is a tournament. A very LARGE tournament. However for those of you who
are telling your friends that it is illegal, I refer you to the Legal opinion
we obtained when I first conceived the tournament concept. *State Attorney General's office of South Carolina*

Q.
How long do I have to wait to receive a gift certificate for my winnings?

A.
Those golfers in the money in Local events will receive awards the next day, as the local event is usually run
in the evening. If you are still at the club when it is run, and you are in the money you should receive an award
that day. The award can be all cash or some percentage in gift certificate/cash. It is up to each house to decide
how they want to distribute the awards. For Winner take all Events, the award could be quite large. In the case where
a club does not receive enough cash in Fee's to cover that award, they must wait until all other clubs that receive more
fee's than they pay out over a two week period turn in the excess from the Fee pool. For the time being and until we can interest an impartial orginization to
act as a clearing house, we will act as the trustee of those funds, distributing where needed and receiving where warranted. Those clubs choosing
only gift certificates to be awarded may award the prize right away and settle up with us at the end of each two week period.

Q. I'm a beginning golfer, what chance do I have to win?

A.
Well, first you have the same chance as anyone else. In fact, the golfers that
are just starting out have the greatest chance to impact the team because the
more you practice, the better you will score.
You have a greater chance of scoring more points than the low handicap
Golfer. So what's the secret? Practice, practice, practice!

Q.
I'm a professional Golfer, how do I participate?

A.
Register just like any other golfer. Every team has an A player and generally your d player will rank towards the end of the Roster.
BUT, they are generally the ones who post the best NET scores, so you are welcome to play. As for Scratch Events, it is our vision to set up events
especially for Professionals. Every Pro can participate. We can have teams of Pros as well as
Single events that will pay cash, but all of that is in planning at this point.

Q.
I'm a beginning Golfer, Can I golf in the Scratch division?

A.
Yes, but the scratch division is for the Scratch Golfers. No Handicap.
Your chances would not be good there. Golfers electing to participate in the
Scratch Division must be signed up for at least one category in a Sub-division
of the Team Division.

Q.
Am I placed on the same team every time I participate?

A.
No. In fact, if you sign up in three categories, you will be placed on three
different teams. This means you have three separate chances of winning.

Q.
How many categories can I participate In?

A.
As we make available all the components of the events, the number of categories
will increase. Assuming we have both the US and States/Countries Sub-divisions
of the Team Division available there would be 6 Categories you could choose. It
is possible that if you were a Scratch Golfer and elected to participate in
every category of every Sub-division of both Divisions, you could sign up for
24 of them. Later, as the tournament grows we can add more categories, say a
'one winner in 250' category or a 'one winner in 500' category and so on. We
will always have a 'one winner in ten' category and a 'winner take all'
category in each Sub-division. You will have a say in how may categories we
offer.

Q.
Do I get to golf with my friends?

A.
Sure, if that is the way your organized golf event is set up, but it would be rare if they
show up with you on the same Big Blitz team. This adds some additional
friendly competition to your golfing experience..

Q.
When are the teams made up?

A.
This is an important question and you need to understand the reasoning behind the
answer because it goes to the heart of the tournament. The teams are made up
after the scores are posted. So why do we do that? If we make up the teams and
a golfer does not post their score on time, the team would get a high net score
and the team would have no chance. We anticipate that some
Golfers will not post scores. They will forfeit their entry fee. There are
legitimate reasons for not posting a score so there are not harsh penalties,
however to prevent abuse they may only do this three times in a year. After
that they will be suspended from play for 6 months. (This is one of those rules
that the members will want to examine and possibly modify). A Golfers scores
are not used to determine the team they are placed with. Their handicaps are. We
will save the roster in our files so that we can prove to any interested party
the teams that are made up would be the same every time the program creating
the teams is run.

Q.
Are the teams exactly equal when their team handicap is computed?

A.
Yes if we use the sum of the teams individual ranks. However, the total team handicaps could vary a couple of strokes, especially as we
build the rosters. To prove that point, sign up and participate in in the Big Blitz
during our test phase and see how it is done. There is nothing to lose and it is free.

Q.
If a Golfer is found to have posted an incorrect score and
their team is in the money, what happens?

A.
Until the rules are ratified , we have decided to adopt this rule: The
person who scored incorrectly will forfeit their winnings into the Super Pot,
and be suspended for 6 months. That Golfers teammates, who had nothing to do
with the incorrect score, will not be penalized and will receive the normal
share as if the score were correct. This rule will most likely be one of the
most discussed. We had a choice, neither is perfect, but the alternative was to
have all the team forfeit their winnings.
Which way is fairer? You will decide when the rules are ratified and
everyone has a chance to have their say.

A.
It is a fund for future special events.

Q.
When will you turn on the other Sub-Divisions?

A.
As we build our database of Golf Courses and the corresponding Course ratings for their tee boxes, we will
begin offering play in the Big Blitz outside of the US. For the time zone Sub-division, the same issues come
into play. For the State/Province Sub-division we can do that as soon as we
have enough Golfers in each State to run it, roughly 400 on a roster.

Q.
Aren't you going to ruin it for other tournaments?

A.
NO, we depend on scores from organized medal play golf events. We hope to provide sponsorship to tournaments promoting the BIG BLITZ
as an added component of their tournament. We will link to any tournament conducted on any Golfcourse,
for free. Just give us a chance to get it up and running and we will add that feature

Q.
Is your tournament Sanctioned?

A.
This tournament is not sanctioned by the USGA nor have I asked them to sanction
it. This tournament must earn it's own way and I hope that will come
about. The scores you post in
organized golf events are yours to do with as you please, however.

Q.
What are your long-range plans?

A.
A Super Blitz is a feature we'll add as soon as we are up and running. We
plan on conducting tournaments to be held at Golf Courses near resort
locations. Qualification will be based on winners from the
Golf tournaments. Look for details as we grow. We look to you, the members,
to tell us what you would like to see and will consider every format or
variation that will have a popular appeal.

Q.
I'm a little confused on how the prizes are distributed, can
you explain in more detail?

- Winner take
all
- If you
elect to golf in this category, there will be few winners, but huge
winnings. At this category there is only one winning score. All teams
that post the lowest score split the pot. If only one team scores the lowest
score they win it all!
- 1 winner in
10 and 1 winner 10.
- These
ratios are set to give you a choice about your chance to win. The higher
the odds, the greater the prize but the less chance of winning. As the
tournament grows we can change these ratios to meet the desires of the
membership, but for now we will only have two.
- Ratios work
this way. We calculate the total number of teams on a roster and divide
by the ratio. If the ratio selected is 1 in 10 and if the roster is 10000
Golfers, then we divide 10000 by 10. There will be 1000 teams in the
money. For 1 winner in 100 then
100 teams would share the pot.
- Basic Prize
Amount (BPA) - This is the heart of our prize distribution system. It is
the smallest unit awarded to the teams in the money. It works this way -
lets just use low numbers for our example. Say the ratios determine 10
teams are in the money. This example is for when there are NO ties. Lets
also say that the pot was an even number, $10,000. Now we calculate the
base prize amount (BPA). We do this by summing the total number of teams
in the money. Summing means to take 10 plus 9 plus 8 plus 7 plus 6 plus 5
plus 4 plus 3 plus 2 plus 1 and that equals 55. We divide $10000 by 55.
That's going to give us the (BPA) of $181.82. Top score gets 10 times the (BPA), that's $1818.20. The
second highest score would get 9 times the BPA - $1636.38. Third highest
score gets 8 times the BPA - $1454.56, 4th highest gets 7 times the BPA -
$1272.74. 5th gets 6 times BPA
-$1090.92, 6th gets 5 times BPA - $909.10, 7th gets 4 times BPA - $727.28,
8th gets 3 times BPA - $545.46, 9th gets 2 times BPA - $363.64 and 10th
gets the BPA of 181.82.
- What about
ties? - We simply add the BPA's to the number of teams that score the same
and divide the total by the number of teams. Let's say there were 2 teams
that scored highest in the previous example. We add the prize BPA's 10
plus 9. 19 divided by 2 is 9.5. Each team would get 9.5 times the BPA -
$1727.29. Say the 2nd highest score is shared by three teams so they get 8
plus 7 plus 6 equals 21. 21 times BPA -$3818.22 divided by 3 equals
$1272.74. Lets say third highest score is posted by only one team so they
get 5 times BPU $909.10. Lets say the last 4 teams had the same score so
they share the remaining pot divided by 4 equals $454.55.
- All teams
share their winnings equally among the team members. In the first example
$1818.20 would be divided by 4 so that each team member received $454.55.