Professional Golf Planners of America, LLC. (PGPA) tries to answer all questions; below are a few of the frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, please submit them to us via email over on our Contact Us Page, and we’ll try to answer them for you.
Common Questions From Event Participants
Please click on your event specific “Event Info” button next to your venue name in “the scroll down box” to take you to the next page which was specifically designed for that event. Once on that page, you will find event-specific information. Example: To donate to event charity only; to participate in the events online auction; to register as a golfer or sponsor for that event; to find out additional event information like to event date, times and golf course information, etc….
Click on the Donate hyperlink tab located near the top of the event page. This will take you directly to the event specific bank account, where all event monies for the event are channeled.
Select organization/ clients staff will be provided with password-protected access points to the Financial Login, Event Team Login, and Sub-Committee Login tabs found on the events page. This will enable the client to track the event-specific bank account, golfer & sponsor registration progress, and each event sub-committee’s schedules and meeting minutes. Organizations will have read and print only access to these areas.
Once you’re on your event specific page, please scroll down towards the bottom of the page. You will be able to register as either an individual golfer, a golf foursome, and/or a sponsor for the event. Please check the box adjacent to the registration type of your choice. Select quantities where and if applicable and proceed to the Register Now button.
To ensure that all stakeholders (i.e. event hosts, event participants, and sponsors) understand the various aspects of the services that PGPA offers, a set of policies and disclaimers have been created and shared. PGPA encourages you to review these disclaimers before proceeding.
Answer: Tournament Cancellations/No Shows: Withdrawal from any event must be done prior to the entry date deadline or in accordance with PGPA’s Cancellation policy (which may vary from event to event). Any player that has registered for an event and does not show up the day of the of the event will forfeit his/her registration fee for that event. In the event an outing is canceled, a cancellation notice will be sent out to all participants via e-mail, phone call and or other social media methods. Event participants are encourage to regularly monitor their particular Event’s status on the Professional Golf Planners of America, LLC (PGPA) web site for regular updates.
Answer: Dress Code and Player Conduct: PGPA staff will enforce an event dress code with no exceptions. Collared shirts are required, and no jeans, denims, jogging outfits, or sweat pants are permitted. Shorts may be worn, but must be within five inches of the knee. PGPA will not tolerate swearing, vulgar language, club throwing, alcohol abuse, lack of golfing etiquette, theft, or other such behavior. Such conduct will result in player (players) being asked to leave the outing. Cell phones, beepers, radios and other such devices should be turned on vibrate mode so that they won’t distract other participants during play.
Answer: Inclement Weather Policy: The delaying or canceling of an Event due to inclement weather or other reasons will be determined by the host facility and the PGPA’s Event’s Joint Executive Committee. Please monitor the PGPA web site for up to date event information. In the event of a cancellation, the PGPA Joint Executive Committee will try and re-schedule the event date within the seasonal timeframe by working with the chosen golf course. Any partial cancellation refunds and or credits will be determined based on the policies of the hosting Golf Course and Professional Golf Planners of America, LLC. policies.
Answer: Non-Profit tax receipts for PGPA Charity Non-Profit events will be sent to each event participant by the Non-Profit Organization. This will occur at the conclusion of the Charity event usually with-in a month after the event date.
Answer: In accordance with IRS: Tax Exempt and Government Entities: Exempt Organizations “Charitable Contributions: Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements“, all tax deductible receipts are based on “Goods and Services” section of the IRS publication 1771 (Rev. 3-2016) “Written Disclosure: Requirement section: Example of a quid pro quo contribution”. As a result, the Charitable Organization will calculate the difference based on the cost of “Goods and Services” data provided by Professional Golf Planners of America, LLC. for said event. IRS example: “a donor gives a charitable organization $ 100.00 in exchange for a concert ticket with a fair market value of $40. In this example, the donor’s tax deduction may not exceed $60……….”. That net amount is the tax deductible amount.
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