Bill Barker Memorial Golf Tournament
Thanks for playing in the Monterey County Farm Bureau’s Bill Barker Memorial Golf Tournament this Thursday, August 21st. We look forward to a great day of golfing and the opportunity to network during the Awards Banquet immediately following course play.
Bayonet / BlackHorse Golf Club is located off General Jim Moore Blvd in Seaside, at 1 McClure Way. There is ample free parking in the lot located at the clubhouse.
Registration check-in for players opens at 9:30am at the Clubhouse. You will see the registration tables as you enter the clubhouse area; be sure to pick-up your foursome packets, tee prizes for players, and course & cart assignments. Please note that the first person to arrive from any foursome will receive the course assignments and necessary paperwork for the entire foursome.
Tournament play begins promptly on both courses at 11am with a shotgun start!
Sign-ups for the putting contest, to benefit Monterey County Ag Education, will be at the Registration desk. Make sure to ask for this as you check-in, as well as purchase your Mulligans and raffle tickets! We have mobile credit card processing devices for accepting payment for Mulligans and raffle tickets by credit card.
As the weather along the Monterey Coast can be variable, players should plan for a variety of situations, but most importantly, bring a jacket in case the breeze picks up in the afternoon. Hopefully we will have sun during the afternoon!
Players will be assigned in their respective foursomes to one of the two courses. You will be given your course and starting tee assignment as you check-in; caddies will be available to direct you to your cart.
Please note that the clubhouse and courses have a dress code and players must wear collared shirts and there are no jeans allowed. Shorts are acceptable and proper golf footwear is required.
There will be refreshments provided along the course during tournament play! Each player will receive two drink tickets for use on the course. Each ticket can be redeemed for 1 soda, beer, or single shot mixed drink (subject to cart availability). Unused drink tickets may be used in the clubhouse after play.
The Pro Shop will be open prior to tournament play, just in case you forget something!
We will have the usual contests: longest drive (men’s and women’s), closest to the pin, and hole-in-one (win a truck!). We are also bringing back ‘Lob a Grenade’ … look for this on each course as you play!
Players are invited to stay for the Awards Banquet and Raffle after tournament play (included in your player registration fee). We have exciting prizes for the raffle; awards for golf teams will be done throughout the Banquet, as they are calculated by the course pro team.
Monterey County Farm Bureau appreciates the support of our sponsors for this event; signs will be posted around the course listing these generous sponsors; please consider your patronage when buying your services and supplies in the future!
Information about the Golf Courses:
Bayonet and Black Horse re-opened in December, 2008 after a $13 million renovation by Bates Golf Design Group (Gene Bates). Both courses underwent dramatic view-shed alterations and hole re-routings to reveal new, breathtaking ocean vistas and improved playing options (including new bentgrass greens). They were included in Golf Digest's "Best New Courses" issue for 2009 in the ultra-competitive "Remodel" category.
Bayonet, with its narrow playing corridors and steep, penal bunkering, has long been considered the most difficult test of golf on the Monterey Peninsula. The par-72, 7,104-yard course has retained its famous bite after the recent renovation by award-winning architect Gene Bates, but playability and strategic options have been greatly improved. The uphill, dogleg right, 476-yard, par-4 ninth hole exemplifies the course's significant challenge.
Black Horse, a 7,024-yard, par-72 layout, features sweeping vistas of the Pacific and is highlighted by fescue-framed fairways, bunkers with distinctive, serrated edges and slickly-contoured greens. The par-3 15th, created during the renovation, faces the bay and is sure to emerge as one of the great holes on the Peninsula.