Preliminary Tournament Rules – subject to change

Tournament players will have the chance to interact and play golf with other Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation registrants using the 18Birdies users, post and share content to the Tournament Feed – and win amazing prizes!
Read on for more prize information and the official rules.


The Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation National Tournament is an individual stroke play tournament, using the Best Ball Scoring System.
Individual Stroke Play + Best Ball –
This format combines the Individual Stroke Play and Best Ball formats.  The main difference being that Gross and Net Leaderboards become available for both Individual Stroke Play and Best Ball games in the Leaderboards tab.
In this format, all golfers in a team should have a score recorded in the app for each hole that the golfer plays.

How to Play Best Ball

Best Ball is a competition where your team plays as partners, each playing his/her own ball, then the lower score of the partners becomes the team score for the hole.

Each golfer plays his own ball the entire way and you chose the best score for the hole. So if you have a group of 4 and you select 1 ball, your group would take the lowest score for the hole and that would be your group’s score for that hole. 


Prize Information

Winners as selected by Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation, subject to change.

Grand Prize 1st Place


2nd Place


3rd Place


4th Place


5th Place


MVP (60 individual winners selected)



Tournament Rules and Guidelines

Specific tournament rules are outlined here and within the 18Birdies App. To qualify you must play and post one (1) Qualified round at a course of your choosing (Par 70 or greater) between September 1, 2021, and September 30, 2021.
In the event that there is a tie, the winners will be randomly selected from the qualified teams, solely at the discretion and decision of the Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation Tournament (PSKGF) staff.
Tournament admins reserve the right to contest and/or disqualify any questionable or suspect rounds.
By joining the tournament, participants agree to allow PSKGF and 18Birdies to use the information listed on the participant’s 18Birdies profile for promotional purposes including, but not limited to, social media posts in the 18Birdies app, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms.
Written consent from the participant may be required in accordance with state law.

Prize Deadlines

All contests will conclude on the date posted. Golf rounds played after the posted end date are not eligible for tournament or contest entry.

Prize Selection

Five (5) winning teams will be selected from each division (Mens, Womens, Coed) based on the top 5 tournament performers in each.  The top 5 tournament performers are defined by the first five places on the net tournament leaderboard.
Sixty “MVP” individual winners will be selected from a random drawing scheduled to be held up to five (5) business days after the deadline.  To qualify for the “MVP” random prize drawing, Tournament participants must contribute at least one (1) form of user-generated content (e.g. photos and videos) to the Tournament Feed.  A total of Sixty winners (20 from each division) will be selected for the tournament.


The Tournament is open to any registered player going through the Payne Stewart 2021 Tournament Registration system.  A participant must be an active user of 18Birdies, defined by the participant using the 18Birdies app to score the tournament round.
Tournament rounds must be considered “Qualified” to be eligible for Prizes.

Winner Selection and Notification

All drawings will be conducted by the Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation (PSKGF) staff. The decisions of the staff are final and binding in all matters relating to this Tournament. Entrants need not be present at the drawing to win a prize.
The winner (s) will be announced in the 18Birdies App and on the PSKGF Tournament website.  Additionally, winner(s) will be notified by email or phone. If a winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been made within five (5) business days of PSKGF’s first attempt, or if an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may be selected.