Purse Set at $400
June 8, 2019
KALAMAZOO, MI — The Captains Club held it's weekly press conference on Thursday and announced the prizes and awards scheduled for the 2019 Carl Spackler Open. Matt Pritchard, Vice President of Awards, stepped up to the podium to deliver the prepared statement.
"First, I am glad to be attending yet another Spackler and looking forward to seeing everyone once again in Michigan. Our present champion, Chris Price, is scheduled to make his first appearance on Wednesday morning for the annual practice round.
Pritchard then turned to his written statement for guidance. "The Captains Club has full intentions of returning all awards and prizes.
There is no change to the tournament purse, which will remain a $400 credit for the 2020 Carl Spackler Open. The winner will continue to receive a free gold baseball cap, Championship Trophy for a year, and logoed Golden Jacket for their closet as part of their tournament win.
The Horses Ass Trophy, 4-Man Scramble, Golden Jacket, Carl Spackler Outfit, Al Czverick Outfit, 4-man Best Ball, Rookie of the Year, Kitchen Pass Award, Most Long Putts (Stroke), Least Long Putts (Dooty), Best Putter Ever (Golden Rod), Worst Putter Ever (Rusty Rod), Best Player Ever (Webb), Ms. Lacey Underall Sash, and Worst Player Ever (Crapper) will return."
[Pritchard took a deep breathe and a drink of water.]
"In addition to the Red Tee Lottery, the daily on-course contests will also return. These include closest to the pin, long drive, and longest putt at the 18th hole.
That's it. Are there any questions?"
A lone reporter immediately raised his hand and asked, "What do you guys value the most?" Pritchard repied, "As far as awards or prizes? Well, these are my comments and not necessarily the thoughts of the Captains Club. I really want the event to succeed and money will give it the respect it requires. Too much money can only make some guys greedy, so we keep the purse in check. The Horses Ass Trophy shows the funny side of the players, but the purse and jacket is what makes things competitive.
The Open is scheduled to kick off in just 48 days in Kalamazoo, Michigan. There are never any favorites to win with handicaps, but 90 players will have a chance at the glory.