Every November, TaylorMade Golf stages its primary Pro-Am golf event called the TaylorMade Invitational. There are normally 80 teams participating in this affair. This event allows TaylorMade Golf’s exclusive staff professionals to join the tournament with three amateur playing partners. The annual tournament is held at Cabo Del Sol Golf Club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The TaylorMade Invitational isn’t just an elite tournament for the loyal staff of TaylorMade; it also serves as a festivity to the participating golfers and staff.
All professionals partaking in this tournament is subjected to a 72-hole medal play competition. Each team is required to have one professional golfer and three amateur partners to contribute in the play. It’s also obligatory for participating teams to play in a one-best-ball gross competition and one-best-ball net competition within each flight division and in the general competition. The collective team handicaps will determine the flights. Four flight divisions are required in the tournament based on the combined amateur handicaps.
Amateur Man and Lady Players who are participating in the tournament should follow the handicap chart. Men will wear the blue or white shirts depending on the player’s index while the ladies will use the red tees. For the professionals in each team, the man is required to use the gold professional tee while the white professional tee should be worn by the lady. Senior golfers age 60 and above are given the option to move from the white shirts to the blue shirts. Players who will choose this alternative will have a reduced handicap by:
- This alternative is given to the player and he or she may change from round to round, but not during a play.
- This option does not exist if the player is already competing from the white tees.
The professionals from each team will receive the prize money directly from the Taylormade Golf / Adidas after the event. When the final round is done, an immediate playoff for the first place in the 72-hole competition will be executed. The 18th hole of the Desert Course is where this playoff will occur and will continue until a winner is announced. The players will be considered co-champions if the weather affects the playoff. The players will also share the prize money consequently if the playoff is stopped at any time due to weather changes or daylight.
The overall gross champions and overall net champions of the tournament will both be given team awards. There will be four flight divisions that are founded on the combined handicaps of the amateur players in each team. Awards will be distributed to the overall gross and net champions in each flight.
There is only one award for each team. The gross award is patterned to the net award on condition that the position in all cases is the same. This indicates that a team who is able to win both the gross and net awards will be given one award only, usually the gross award. The net award will be handed out to the team in 2nd net. The team who will win the overall championship will give way to the flight championship of the team that is placed 2nd in that certain flight.
The team must replace the individual who wants to cancel his participation in the tournament. If the team failed to replace the player who cancelled, they will either play with three players or be given the chance to choose a local player that may fill that spot. The TaylorMade Invitational is a team event which showcases the staff and the merchandise of TaylorMade Golf Company. The purpose of this game is not only to acquire prizes and to rule the tournament, but also to celebrate TaylorMade’s success and the camaraderie among its staff.