National Golf  Format & Tips!

Ready to Play Your Tournament Round?

“FunEvent” players will have the chance to interact and play golf with other registrants using the 18Birdies App.  Users can post and share content to the FunEvent Feed – and win amazing prizes!


Individuals/Teams play one 18-hole round on any course between September 1 and September 30, 2021.  
Gross & Net Individual Stroke Play for all registered individuals.

In a stroke-play, each golfer records every one of his strokes (and penalty strokes if any) on every hole. Golfers are not to accept nor offer gimmies and must instead sink every one of their putts.

PLUS – Single Best Ball if playing as a team

Best Ball is a competition where your team plays as partners.  Each golfer plays his own ball the entire way and the team chooses the ONE (1) best individual scores (including handicap) for the hole to post as their team score.

Handicap – scores must be submitted using the 18Birdies app.

The 18Birdies app calculates and applies a “FunEvent” handicap based on the slope and rating information of each course and each player’s handicap index.

The maximum individual handicap allowed for men is 24, for women, 36.


Because “fun & fairness” is the objective of this golf fundraiser, no mulligans are for sale or are to be given.


 Tips and Guidelines

Specific FunEvent guidelines 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.  Course booking and greens fee is the responsibility of the participating individual/team.
Qualified Round:  A qualifying round is defined as an individual/team that has:
  1. registered and paid for tournament participation through the Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation National Golf Tournament registration site (,
  2. downloaded the 18 Birdies App,
  3. entered FunEvent scores through the 18 Birdies App,
  4. followed the FunEvent scoring format listed above
By joining the FunEvent, 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.

Prize Qualification

All contests will conclude on the date posted (September 30, 2021).  Golf rounds played after the posted end date are not eligible to win prizes, but welcome to play just for fun!

Prize Information/ Selection (100 total individual/ team winners!)

25 Weekly Individual and Team PRIZES!

If you register to play additional rounds, you are eligible to win each week you play!
  • Week 1:  Sept 01 – 09 (Announced Friday, Sept 10) – 2 team winners
  • Week 2:  Sept 10 – 16 (Announced Friday, Sept 17) – 2 team winners
  • Week 3:  Sept 17 – 23 (Announced Friday, Sept 24) – 2 team winners
  • Week 4:  Sept 24 – 30 (Announced Friday, Oct 01) – 2 team winners
PLUS…Weekly “Payne’s Favorite” Winners.
  • Paynes “Flair” Award
    • Most colorfully dressed man – 2 winners
    • Most colorfully dressed woman – 2 winners
    • Most colorfully dressed foursome – 1 team winner
  • Paynes “Family” Award
    • Family playing in the tournament together (Dad, Mom, Kids, Grand Parent(s)) playing together – 1 team winner
  • Payne’s “Fun” Award
    • The individual that looks to be having the most “responsible” fun – 1 winner
    • Tournament team that looks to be having the most “responsible” fun – 1 team winner


The FunEvent 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.

To qualify as a weekly “Individual or Team Winner” participants must contribute at least one (1) form of user-generated content (e.g. photos and videos) to the “FunEvent” Feed.  Individual and Team winners will be drawn randomly each week from the top-scoring qualifying submissions (team score and photo submission).
To qualify for a weekly “Payne’s Favorite” participants must contribute at least one (1) form of user-generated content (e.g. photos and videos) to the “FunEvent” Feed.  Individual/team winners will be selected weekly (four times) through the month of September.
“FunEvent” rounds must be considered “Qualified” to be eligible for Prizes.

Winner Selection and Notification

All prize selections 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 FunEvent.

The winner (s) will be announced in the 18Birdies App and on the PSKGF FunEvent website.  Additionally, the 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.

If you have not taken the chance to register, what are you waiting for?

Go ahead and participate for the

and helping send kids-in-need to a Payne Stewart Golf Learning Experience!

Register Now!