Congratulations to the junior golfers who qualified for the 13th Annual A. Downing Gray Cup hosted by Pensacola Country CLUB


~this page is for information purposes for those who have received an invitation~

Congratulations on qualifying for the 13th Annual A. Downing Gray Cup hosted by Pensacola Country Club. The tournament will be held Monday and Tuesday, August 1-2, 2022, and is held annually to honor one of Pensacola’s most accomplished golfers and long-time PCC Member, Mr. Downing Gray. A Pensacola Native and alumnus of Pensacola High School and Florida State University, Mr. Gray went on to be a seven- time Masters Participant, play in 19 US Amateurs and became one of the most decorated amateurs since Bobby Jones. This event serves as our annual championship for winners and qualifiers from the following categories:
  • 2022 GPJGA Summer Tour -- Top 5 plus ties (not including age 14-18 Nine-Hole Divisions);
  • 2022 Divot Derby -- Top 3 plus ties (not including age 14-18 Nine-Hole Divisions);
  • 2021 Tom Dorsey Winter Classic – each age group division winner;
  • All graduating Seniors with multiple years of tournament participation;
  • All PCC Junior Golf Members who have played in at least three Chapter individual stroke play tournaments dating back to the previous Tom Dorsey Winter Classic);
  • Eligible Junior Golfers who are previous ADG Overall
Competition rounds for all participants will be both Monday and Tuesday. You must email Tournament Director Ty Aulger at [email protected] no later than Noon on Wednesday, July 27th and declare your intent to participate: Mr. Aulger will handle pairings, registration, starting & scoring; all questions regarding this event should be referred to him via email. There is no cut—all participants will play 9 or 18 holes each day depending on age group. All awards (all divisions) will be presented in person by Mr. Gray the PCC Clubhouse at the conclusion of the tournament -- approximately 1:30 PM on Tuesday. Due to space considerations in the Bayview Room where awards will be held, it is asked that only immediate family members join their participant for lunch and/or the awards (at their own expense) following the conclusion of play Tuesday. Tournament Notes for Players and Parents:  Practice Rounds A Maximum of TWO are available for registered qualifiers who are non-members of Pensacola Country Club any time after 1 pm from Tuesday, July 26, through Sunday, July 31. No tee times are required—please call the Golf Shop at 850-455-1488 with any questions. Play is on a space-available basis; pairing with other junior golfers is requested when possible. The practice round Fee is $10.75 (including tax) for 9 or 18 Holes (walking). Immediate family members who would like to play with their junior golfers are welcome to do so for a rate of $64.00 per player (includes cart, greens fee & tax). Spectators & Golf Cart Policies (practice rounds and tournament rounds): $12.90 for 9 Holes and $23.65 for 18 holes—payable in/to the PCC Pro Shop (tax included on both). There will be a limited number of carts, first come-first served--carts cannot and will not be “reserved,” so spectators should be prepared to pair up in carts or walk if necessary. Juniors may ride with parents during the practice round if they would like in a rented cart (two occupants only per cart, please). All players will walk during competition under the same division rules as the Summer Tour/ Divot Derby. There are no hole markers at PCC--ask pro shop staff for a course map & junior scorecard if necessary. Tee Times: Will begin at 8 am Monday & Tuesday, #1 and # 10 Tees: There is one flight only in each age group, and awards will be given for the top three finishers in each age division, male & female: Future Masters will play 9 holes each day, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13; Junior Masters in the Open Division (18 total holes ; 15-U, 16-18) will have a #10 Tee Start Monday; #1 Tee Start Tuesday (18 holes each day, 36 total).  The overall male and female champion from the 36-hole open division will each receive the A. Downing Gray Cup, a take-home trophy as well as their name placed on the permanent plaque that remains at Pensacola Country Club. PCC has two sets of permanent in-ground junior tees which will be marked for tournament play with our FTGC Green (PCC White) and Yellow above-ground Junior Tee Markers. Tee Assignments (with approximate 18-hole yardages) are as follows:
6-7 PCC Junior White 2038 PCC Junior White 2038
8-9 PCC Junior Yellow 3843 PCC Junior White 2038
10-11 Gold 5712 PCC Junior Yellow 3843
12-13 White 6077 Red 5186
15-U Blue 6496 Gold 5712
16-18 Blue 6496 Gold 5712
Food & Beverages: No personal coolers are allowed on the course. PCC is formally closed on Monday but sandwiches, wraps, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase from the beverage cart during play on Monday. On Tuesday, lunch will be available following play from 1030 AM – 130 PM – The cost of Lunch will be covered by the GPJGA for all players; Lunch is $15 for all Parents/Guests payable to PCC and includes beverage and dessert—please let us know on Monday if you intend to eat on Tuesday so we can give the club an accurate count. All lunch and beverage cart purchases may be made with either cash or card--please support PCC by utilizing the beverage cart both days and eating lunch on Tuesday. **All cards will incur a 3% processing fee. As there are no water coolers available currently on the course, our staff will provide coolers with water on both days in the interest of participant and spectator safety. Other Information: Practice facilities are open to all juniors before play in the tournament and the in practice rounds. Proper etiquette and attire are expected from all players, parents and guests at all times—no hats are to be worn in the clubhouse at any time. Rangefinders are allowed. Results will be sent in to National Junior Scoreboard upon completion of 36 holes. Pairings for the tournament will be emailed/posted on the website by noon on Friday, July 29. Any/all ties will be broken by on-course playoff, with the hole format determined by the rules committee. Awards for All Age Divisions: Will be presented in-person by Mr. Gray at approximately 1:30 PM Tuesday (or as soon as play in completed for all ages and divisions. Participants in younger divisions/early finishers are welcome to enjoy the PCC Pool adjacent to the clubhouse while awaiting the conclusion of play and the Awards Ceremony. Proper pool etiquette and attire are expected and all guests will swim at their own risk. Swimsuits are not allowed in the clubhouse, and all attendees are expected to re-dress in clubhouse appropriate attire and be ready for the awards ceremony no later than 1:15 PM.