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  • Pro Am Jam

    Pro Am Jam

    The First Tee South Dakota

    In our 5th year, the First Dakota National Bank Pro Am Jam is the most anticipated Sioux Falls golf tournament. Players from the Dakotas Tour are matched with novice golfers for a weekend of friendly competition. Pro Am Jam is also known for its big-name musical performances, with past guests like Gavin DeGraw, Matt Nathanson, Huey Lewis, and Big and Rich who have taken the stage during our Saturday night concerts.

    Event proceeds benefit the First Tee of South Dakota—a non-profit improving the lives of youth by providing educational programs and learning environments that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Money raised is used for scholarships, equipment, and educational materials for youth in our community.

    This event only happens once a year. Join us at the Country Club of Sioux Falls August 11–14, 2016.

    Pro Am Jam events are only open to members and guests of the Country Club of Sioux Falls and event sponsors.

  • Men

    Men’s Pro Am Jam

    All players are automatically entered into both team and individual competitions. Players must have an active USGA index as of the August 1 GHIN revision.

    The maximum handicap is 18 for the event. If your index is higher than 18, we still encourage you to play. However, your event handicap will be 18.

    Team Competition

    Friday & Saturday

    • Field: 50 three-man teams. There will be two flights of 25 teams. Flight placement will be based on your total team handicap.
    • Format: 36-hole competition—1 gross and 1 net ball on each hole. Teams will have a professional paired with them each round and can use the professional’s score as either gross or net on each hole. Using the pro’s score is not mandatory.
    • Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each flight. Gift certificates will be redeemable in the Pro Shop at the Country Club of Sioux Falls. Team winners will be announced and presented guitar trophies on stage during the Saturday night concert.

    Individual Competition

    Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

    • Field: All 150 amateurs will be playing an individual competition that runs concurrent with the team competition.
    • Format: 54-hole stroke play competition. Players will be placed into flights prior to the start of the competition.
    • Saturday cut: There will be a cut at the conclusion of play on Saturday. At minimum, players in the top half of their flight will make the cut. The official number of players making the cut in each flight will be determined and posted prior to the competition.
    • Sunday final round: The amateurs will play their final round Sunday morning off #1 and #10.
    • Prizes: The overall low gross and low net winners will receive guitar trophies. Top finishers in each flight will receive gift certificates redeemable in the golf shop at the Country Club of Sioux Falls.


    In the event of a tie for the overall gross or net individual champion, a sudden-death playoff will take place immediately following play on Sunday. Ties in the individual flights will be broken using the tiebreaker system below.

    In the event of a tie in the team competition, or any place receiving a prize payout, it shall be broken using the following tiebreakers:

    1. Team or individual total score from the final 18-hole round.
    2. Team or individual total score from the back 9 on the final round.
    3. Team or individual total score from holes 13-18 in the final round.
    4. Team or individual total score from holes 16-18 in the final round.
  • Women

    Ladies Pro Am Jam


    Professionals from the Dakotas Tour will be teaming up with groups for a fun 9-hole competition on the short course at the County Club of Sioux Falls. We encourage all women members and their guests to come out and play!

    We are taking up to 18 teams (54 players). You may sign up as a single or team. Each team will consist of 3 women and a Dakotas Tour professional in a format designed for golfers of all skill levels.

    The tournament is Thursday, August 11 at 4 p.m. Please arrive by 3:30 p.m. to sign in and enjoy a drink at the Holmes Murphy Tent!

    Awards Reception

    An awards reception with food and drinks will be held in the Holmes Murphy Tent following play. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. There will be great pin prizes, too. Two women will also earn entry into Friday night's Holmes Murphy Shootout through competitions held on the short course during the Ladies Pro Am Jam.

    Contact Danny Amundson

  • The Holmes Murphy Shootout

    The Holmes Murphy Shootout

    Friday Evening

    The 4th Annual Holmes Murphy Shootout will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening on the short course at the Country Club of Sioux Falls.

    The shootout will consist of 10 amateurs, each paired with a Dakotas Tour professional. The 10 teams will play an elimination shootout on holes 1 and 9 on the short course. The field will be reduced each hole until there is one winner standing.

    The top 10 Dakotas Tour pros from Friday's first round earn their way into the derby.

    • 8 amateurs will be pre-selected by Holmes Murphy
    • 2 women will earn their way in through the Ladies Pro Am Jam

    The derby will pay prizes to the top 3 teams. Pros will earn cash and amateurs will earn gift certificates redeemable in the golf shop at the Country Club of Sioux Falls.

    • 1st Place: $750
    • 2nd Place: $500
    • 3rd Place: $250
  • Dakotas Tour

    Dakotas Tour

    All professionals must earn their way into the field from either the 2015 Dakotas Tour Exempt List or through open qualifying on Thursday, August 11, beginning at 7 a.m. The qualifying field will be limited to the first 60 entrants. All professionals playing in the qualifier will receive free range balls and lunch on Thursday.


    • 1st place payout: Minimum guarantee of $18,000
    • Professional 54-hole purse: To be announced based on final field size. A minimum of $10,000 will be added to the 2015 purse.


    • Pro Entry Fee: $1,250
    • Qualifier Entry Fee: $1,350
    • Refund for Non-Qualifiers: $1,250
    • Late Entry Fee (after August 5): $1,450


    • The first 25 Exempt Pros that enter and are accepted by Friday, July 24 will be guaranteed a spot in the event.
    • Exempt pros entering after July 24, or after 25 Exempt Pros have been accepted, must qualify. The qualifying round is guaranteed to have 20 spots available. (There could be more spots based on the number of exempt entries.) There will also be alternate spots.
    • The early entry deadline is August 5. Anyone registering for the event after August 5 will owe a total of $1,450. The final entry deadline is Monday, August 10 at noon.
    • All entry fees must be paid at the time of entering in order to be accepted. All professionals wishing to play on the Dakotas Tour, including the WHCC Pro Am Jam, must pay the $200 Dakotas Tour Membership fee prior to the August 11 qualifier. The membership fee must be paid online at


    • Cancellations after August 10 will be charged a $50 administration fee.
    • All refunds for players canceling will be made the week after the event is concluded.
    • Rain-out policy: The tournament will be considered final after 36 holes if the final round cannot be completed. The tournament committee will have the final decisions, taking all circumstances into account. If only 18 holes are completed, the tournament is considered a washout and all players in the final tournament field will receive a full refund. Qualifiers will not receive a refund on the $100 they paid to qualify, they will receive a $1,250 refund.

    Event format

    • Friday & Saturday: 1 professional & 3 amateurs—1 gross, 1 net
    • Sunday morning: amateurs only
    • Sunday afternoon: pros only

    Practice Rounds and Carts

    • Practice round: One complimentary practice round per player. Additional practice rounds are $65, including those played with a member.
    • Practice round dates: The club will be allowing access to the facility starting on Tuesday, August 11. All play that day must have started before noon, and all practice on range and putting greens completed by 1 p.m. due to ladies league in the afternoon (no access to club or range in afternoon). On Wednesday, August 12, the facility and practice range will be available for participants. For exempt players, practice round tee times will also be available after the qualifier on Thursday am from 9–10 a.m. Players must call or check with the golf shop staff or Head Professional Jared Andersen before using the practice facility or making tee times. CC of SF Pro Shop: (605) 336-3766.
    • Rental carts & fees: $20 for practice round(s) and qualifier. Players may ride with the amateurs during Friday and Saturday. No additional carts will be available for Pros to have to themselves. Sunday final round is walking only for the professionals.
    • Driving range: Range balls are complimentary. The Country Club of Sioux Falls has limited driving range space. Please be courteous to the turf conditions.


    The First Dakota Pro Am Jam expects that all professionals display good sportsmanship and conduct throughout the event. Players are expected to abide by the Dakotas Tour Policies and Procedures at all times. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to address all issues brought to their attention and will make the final decision on the matter.

  • The 2015 BMW Golf Cup

    The 2015 BMW Golf Cup

    The BMW Golf Cup International is back. And the road to Pinehurst starts at the Pro Am Jam!

    The 2015 BMW Golf Cup competition will run during the Friday and Saturday rounds of the Pro Am Jam.

    Participants will be asked to complete a separate registration form for the BMW Cup. Players will be able to fill this form out at registration on Thursday, August 11. This form makes the player eligible for the hole-in-one contest as well as the U.S. Finals at Pinehurst. No additional charge to participate.

    One low net and one low gross winner will be determined at the end of play on Saturday. A tie for the winning position in either division will result in a sudden-death playoff.

    Each winner will receive an invitation to compete in the U.S. Finals at Pinehurst—October 8–11, 2015. Round-trip airfare, accommodations, and tournament entry fee are included.

    Additional details:

    • Hole-in-one contest for a 2-year lease on a 2015 BMW X5. The contest will take place on #12 during Saturday’s round. All players are eligible for the lease.
    • Purchase incentive offer for each participant.
    • Closest to the pin competition for a one day BMW "M" Performance School.
    • Golf premiums for each participant.

    We would like to extend a special thank you to Mike Chaplin, Chuck Eide, Gordy Meeker, Greg Jones, and the staff at Luxury Auto Mall and BMW of Sioux Falls for providing this great opportunity and their continued support of the Pro Am Jam!

Host a Pro

Members of the Country Club of Sioux Falls: We are asking for your participation in the player housing program for the 2016 Pro Am Jam. The past three years, many of you have graciously taken in one (or more) of the professional players during the event. This year, we will have 60 players in the event. We would like to offer them a place to stay where they have a bedroom and access to a bathroom. Some are even willing to share a room with a friend they are traveling with. If you are interested in hosting, please fill out the form below. We will be in touch as the event approaches.

Players will begin to arrive the week of August 10. The event officially starts with practice rounds on Tuesday, August 11, and concludes on Sunday, August 16. If there are specific dates you are available, please note that in the comment box below.

Contact Betsy deWit

Volunteer to Host

Thank you for volunteering to host a player!


Event attendees must be a CC of SF member, member guest, player, or sponsor.

  • Thursday

    Aug. 11

    • Pro qualifying - 7:00 a.m.
    • Player practice rounds - all day
    • Ladies Pro Am Jam on the short course - 4:00 p.m.
    • Ladies Pro Am Jam awards & reception in the Holmes Murphy Tent following play
    • Hors d’oeuvres served
    • Pairings, Pari-mutuel, and Calcutta poolside - 7:00 p.m. (For players, spouses, and sponsors only)
  • Friday

    Aug. 12

    • Breakfast opens (Player's Tent) - 6:30 a.m.
    • Morning tee times off #1 & #10 tees - 7:00–9:00 a.m.
    • Lunch (Player's Tent) - 11:00 a.m.
    • Afternoon tee times off #1 & #10 tees - 12:00–2:00 p.m.
    • Holmes Murphy Short Course shootout - 7:30 p.m.
    • Evening entertainment with Hairball and sponsor shootout - 8:30–10:30 p.m. (Players, spouses, sponsors, all members of the Country Club of Sioux Falls welcome)
  • Saturday

    Aug. 13

    • Breakfast opens (Player's Tent) - 6:30 a.m.
    • Morning tee times off #1 & #10 tees - 7:00–9:00 a.m.
    • Lunch (Player's Tent) - 11:00 a.m.
    • Afternoon tee times off #1 & #10 tees - 12:00–2:00 p.m.
    • Professional and amateur cut at the conclusion of play
    • Team awards in between concerts
    • Team payouts for Calcutta and Pari-mutuel betting
    • Concert - 7:30 - 11:00 p.m.
      Enjoy music by Daughtry and Andy Grammer on Saturday night.
      Players, spouses, sponsors, all members of the Country Club of Sioux Falls welcome.
  • Sunday

    Aug. 14

    • Breakfast opens (Player's Tent) - 7:00 a.m.
    • Amateur final round (Players will be paired with leaders in their flight.) - 8:00 a.m.
    • Lunch (Player's Tent) - 11:00 a.m.
    • Pro final round - tee times off #1 & #10 - 12:30 p.m.
    • Awards ceremony and prize payouts


Registration Includes

  • Player welcome gift
  • Admittance into all events Thursday–Sunday
  • Breakfast and lunch on the golf course each day and evening hors d’oeuvres on Thursday and Friday. Food will be available for purchase on Saturday night.
  • Golf and cart fees Friday–Sunday. (Does not include member cart fee, guest green fee, or guest cart fee for the Thursday practice round.)
  • 2 additional tickets to the Saturday night concert
  • Eligibility to Register

    • Players must be a Country Club member. All levels of golf membership are included (full, silver, executive, etc.). The exception to this rule is for major sponsors only ($5,000+ level). The members of a major sponsor team are not required to be golfing members at The Country Club.
    • The maximum handicap for a player in event is 18. If your handicap exceeds 18, you are still welcome and encouraged to play, however your event index will be 18.0.
    • All players must have a USGA handicap index that is in effect as of the July 1st GHIN revision
  • Men

    • Amateur players must be a golf-eligible member at the Country Club of Sioux Falls, a major sponsor ($5,000+ level), or a hole sponsor.
    • The 2016 Men’s Pro Am Jam consists of both team and individual competitions. All players are automatically entered into both competitions. There is room for 50 three-man teams (150 men).

    Entry Fee: $350.00
    (Additional processing fees apply)

  • Women

    • The Ladies Pro Am Jam is open to members of the Country Club of Sioux Falls and their guests.
    • There is room for 18 three-person teams (54 women). Ladies may sign up as either a team or individual. If you are part of a team, please list your partners on the registration form. We will work to pair single players together once the field is full.

    Entry Fee: $40.00
    (Additional processing fees apply)


All registration is online. Complete the form below and submit payment via credit card. All payments must be submitted within 7 days of the first team player signing up. If the team is not paid in full within 7 days of the first registrant, the team's spot will not be held.

Thank you for registering!

  • Location

    The Country Club of Sioux Falls

    The Country Club of Sioux Falls

    3400 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls, SD


    August 11–14, 2016

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