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  • Pro Am Jam

    Pro Am Jam

    The First Tee South Dakota

    In our 7th 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 9–12, 2018.

    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: 52 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: Individual stroke play. Players will be pre-flighted based on their event handicap. Championship flight will be gross, all other flights will be net. Competition within the flights is a 36 hole event. Flight winners and prizes will be awarded after play on Saturday. The Overall Gross and Overall Net competitions are 54 holes. The top Overall Gross and Overall Net players after Saturday will make the cut to Sunday. Winners of the Overall Gross and Overall Net competitions will be recognized with official Pro Am Jam Guitars. All players are automatically entered into the individual competitions as part of the tournament entry.
    • Saturday cut: There will be a cut at the conclusion of play on Saturday. The flight competitions will be complete and those making the cut to Sunday will be playing for Overall Gross and Overall Net Prizes. The official number of amateur players making the cut is still TBD and will be announced well before the start of the tournament.
    • Sunday final round: New for this year we are planning to play the Amateur and Pro Final Rounds concurrently. Tee Times will be off #1 & #10 with the start time being a little bit later in the day, giving people the opportunity to rest up from Saturday night. The amateurs will tee off #1 & #10 at the beginning of the wave and the pros will follow. Amateurs will finish in time to watch the pro's play a good portion of the back nine.
    • Prizes: Overall Gross and Overall Net winners will receive the official Pro Am Jam Guitar Trophies. Top finishers in each flight and top finishers in the overall gross and net competitions 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.

    Due to the popularity of the Ladies Pro Am and the timing of evening events on Thursday, we are going to do TWO shotgun waves for the Ladies Pro Am. Each wave will have a maximum of 10 teams. When registration opens, it will be first come, first served to reserve your team and time slot. The shotgun time available is Thursday, August 9th at 1 p.m and 4 p.m.

    Ladies must register as a team of 3. Each team member will need to visit the website to sign up and pay. For those who are singles, please contact the Pro Shop who will help to form a team of 3.

    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

  • Holmes Murphy Shootout

    The Holmes Murphy Shootout

    Friday Evening

    The 7th Annual Holmes Murphy Shootout will be at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening on holes #9 & 12 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 2018 Dakotas Tour Exempt List or through open qualifying on Thursday, August 9, 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. Official purse based on final field size. Additional purse money will be determined by the sponsor.


    • Pro Entry Fee: $1,250
    • Qualifier Entry Fee: $1,350
    • Refund for Non-Qualifiers: $1,250


    • Pro Registration Deadline: Monday, August 6th at 5 p.m. CDT. All professionals, whether exempt or non-exempt must be registered by this date and time
    • Exempt Pros: Once registration has closed on Monday, August 6th at 5 p.m. CDT, exemptions into the event will be awarded to the following professionals:
      • Members of the 2018 Dakotas Tour Exempt List
      • All past Champions of the Pro Am Jam
      • Top 10 finishers and ties from the 2017 Pro Am Jam
      • Any player finishing in the Top 5 and ties of the Hillcrest Pro Am
    • 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 must pay the $200 Dakotas Tour Membership fee prior to the August 9 qualifier. The membership fee must be paid online at


    • Cancellations after August 9 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: Tee times off #1 & #10 TBD. Pros will play in their own groups without amateurs.

    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 7. 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 8, 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) 338-4653.
    • 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.

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Host a Pro

Members of the Country Club of Sioux Falls: We are asking for your participation in the player housing program for the 2018 Pro Am Jam. The past four 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 6. The event officially starts with practice rounds on Tuesday, August 7, and concludes on Sunday, August 12. 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!


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. Only full golf members are eligible. 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 August 1st GHIN revision
  • Men

    • Registration is by teams of 3 only. Players can register and pay for their own entry individually. Your teammates must also visit the website and register within 7 days, or the team will lose its spot. There will be no guaranteed space for those registering as singles.
    • 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: $400.00

  • Women

    • The Ladies Pro Am Jam is open to members of the Country Club of Sioux Falls and their guests.
    • Shotgun time is 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM
    • Ladies must register as a team of 3. Each team member will need to visit the website to sign up and pay. For those who are singles, please contact the Pro Shop who will help to form a team of 3.

    Entry Fee: $50.00


All registration is online. Complete the form below and choose your preferred payment option. Please list your partners names, however, they will each need to complete their registration and submit payment. Each player will need to register individually and list each player on your team.

Pay with Check
Charge to CCSF Account

Thank you for registering!

Registrations submitted before May 25th at 8 a.m. will be invalid.

Checks should be made payable to The First Tee of South Dakota and mailed to:
The First Tee of SD/Pro Am Jam
101 N Main Ave Suite
201 Sioux Falls, SD 57104

  • Location

    The Country Club of Sioux Falls

    The Country Club of Sioux Falls

    3400 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls, SD


    August 9–12, 2018

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