PUTTER'S CUPtm is an annual, 3-tier event -- Following the introductory "pilot" year, the event will be open to 17+ million high school student-participants from 16,000 public high schools.
School faculty oversee event administration and supervise the competition.
The 3-tier competition includes Qualifying Events (tier #1), State Championship competition (tier #2); and the PUTTER'S CUP tm National Championship (tier #3).
Participants all receive sponsor-provided gifts. Winners at each level receive sponsor-provided awards commensurate with their tier level of competition.
1st Tier (Qualifying Events) -- takes place at the individual high school.
PUTTER'S CUPtm courses are designed and created by students and faculty. The students are responsible for creating their 18 hole "putting course." Students pay $6 to participate. High Schools receive event-related equipment, support amenities and a "how to" DVD at no cost. Male and female winners advance and compete at the State Championship level.
2nd Tier (State Championship Events) -- State Championship Site Host determines specific locations, provides event facilities, staffing, security and administers/stages the event at designated retail locations. At least one event takes place in each state plus Washington D.C. 144 students (72 male/72 female) advance to the PUTTER'S CUP tm National Championship.
3rd Tier (PUTTER'S CUPtm National Championship) Southern California locations currently being considered include a championship golf course, theme park and a mega-mall.
The PUTTER'S CUPtm National Site Host Sponsor provides the event facilty and related amenities, staffing and security.
The PUTTER'S CUP tm winner receives a spectacular awards package which includes a family cruise, theme park vacation, a new vehicle (filled with sponsor-provided merchandise items) and a 4-year college or vocational school scholarship. The winner's school also receives additional merchandise plus a new sponsor-provided car, van or pick-up truck.