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The Hackers Paradise will be holding the 2nd Morgan Cup, the ultimate amateur golf event. A weekend of competitive golf where golfers will get a tour like experience and be a part of a team and staff like most have dreamed of for years.

When & Where
Friday, July 27th – Sunday 29th 2012
Myrtle Beach, SC

The Courses
True Blue & Caledonia in Myrtle Beach, SC will be hosting this wonderful weekend. These two award winning golf courses embrace the southern beauty of the once thriving rice plantations and offer unique challenges that will be thrilling and invigorating for the Morgan Cup.


Match Play Team Event
Twenty four golfers will have the ability to compete in this weekend event and there will be three teams of 8. Each team is complete with a team captain that will become the center piece for each roster. It will be their job to set lineups, make changes and work with their teammates to come up with the winning formula. Teams will compete in 3 rounds of golf over 2 full days.

The Companies
Callaway Golf, Cleveland/Srixon Golf and Bridgestone Golf will be sponsoring this event and each company will have 8 golfers that make up their THP staff. This is not company vs company, as all three teams will have each manufacturer represented.

Tour Experience
Each golfer that competes will be sponsored by THP in conjunction with a major company for the weekend of golf. The competing golfers will sign on with THP for the weekend and will be sponsored in full. Their contract is made up like this.

Staff Bag – Each golfer will be using a bag with the company logo.
14 clubs – Full 14 club deal is in effect. You must play all 14 clubs for the event.
Golf Ball – Playing the company branded golf ball best suited for your game.
Logo Apparel – Each golfer will be wearing the logo of their sponsor.

Like actual tour golfers, each company has a different way of doing things. Some offer certain things that others do not. Each company is required to offer the above and if you are selected, you will learn more about what they are and are not going to be bringing to the table.

Furthermore, each company will be going about things differently this time around. Much more independent freedom is being given to the sponsors to work with their players this year and there will be differences in the offerings from each company.

Each golfer will be required to sign a contract. At the end of the Morgan Cup, each sponsored golfer will get to keep their entire sponsorship package. You must be 18 years or older to be a part of the Morgan Cup.

Video & Scoring
On the home page of THP during the event, there will be both video and scoring updates. You will see player interviews, company information, and actual course gameplay taking place before your eyes. There will also be a scoring feature where you will be able to follow along with the matches and see who is playing and what team is coming out on top.

Qualifying Criteria
While THP stands for all skill levels of golfers, an event like this must have some limitations. Therefore to qualify for this competition you must be an 18 handicap or better at the time of registration. While we never want to eliminate people based on level of play, this is a competition and in the end, that must take precedent. THP believes in the honor system as it pertains to handicaps and if you say you are an 18 handicap or better, we respect that and take you at your word, however please remember that the level of fair play rests in your honesty.

This is only open to forum members. If you are not a forum member, it is always fast, free and easy to signup, all you have to do is click the forum tab at the top of this screen and register. To qualify for this event, you must have a minimum post count of 500 including 50 in the last 30 days. If you do not have this many posts, you have plenty of time to get there before signup.

This is an amateur competition, if you are currently on staff with any companies through sponsorship or endorsement, you will not be able to compete in this event.

Media
Friday of the Morgan Cup is media day. This entails, player promo videos, interviews, speaking to the world via live webcam and more. Being a tour pro for a company like Cleveland/Srixon Golf, Callaway Golf and/or Bridgestone Golf is not just about the equipment, apparel and accessories. With the logo and contract comes commitments and those are the promos that will be done. Each golfer will be responsible for shooting multiple promotional videos shot by THP as well as many interviews during the competition conducted on the items that you are using.

Schedule
Friday Practice Day: This day is used to get used to your new gear. Full day of range time complete with unlimited range balls. Work with your new gear to get it dialed in and at the same time work with the media director to make sure all staff obligations are taken care of such as interviews, promotional videos and more.

Friday Evening: THP Dinner. This will be held at the resort and will be a fun time to relax and unwind as well as talk with fellow competitors over the tour life experienced in day one.

Saturday 36 Holes: Two rounds of golf will be played between the 3 teams and points will be accumulated for winning matches.

Morning Round – Two man team scramble. Each foursome will consist of two players from Team Hackers, Team Paradise or Team THP competing against each other. After each shot, the best of the two shots is selected and both players play from that spot, until the ball is holed. One team score is recorded.

Afternoon Round – Four Ball. All four players play their own ball throughout; at the end of each hole, the low score between the two partners on each team is that team’s score.

Sunday 18 Holes: Singles With a Twist. Threesomes with one player from each team going head to head to head. It’s 3 individual battles in each match. A vs B B vs C and C vs A

Sunday Evening: The Morgan Cup trophy ceremony for the winning team.

All golfers will be playing from the same tee boxes to be determined by THP.

Cost For Event
The cost for the event is $499. This must be paid at time of selection either in full or broken down into 4 payments of $125.
Here is what is included.
All greens fees & cart fees for competitive rounds
All range balls for the weekend
THP Dinner
Trophies for the winning team
Staff Bag
All 14 clubs from staff deal
All accessories
All golf balls for competitive rounds
And much more

This cost does not include lodging. This is not a stay & play event, you are free to stay wherever you would like, although we recommend True Blue & Caledonia.

Signing Up
Signing up involves sending in two videos. Open signup begins November 1st, 2011.

Video #1 will be about anything you want. You will have to introduce yourself to the panel of judges and explain why you feel as though you are a good fit for the Morgan Cup. The video can be anything up to 30 seconds long.

Video #2 is your promo video and will be company and product specific. It will be your job to write and create a promotional video on a certain product from this list (you can choose any 1 company and only 1 product line from this list).

Bridgestone – Golf Balls
Callaway – Drivers
Cleveland – Wedges

Your job will be to create a promo on any product that fits into the product lines listed above. Like the 1st video, this promo must be limited to only 30 seconds long.

Signing up is very easy, you will send an email to golfergal@thehackersparadise.com and you will need to include this information.

Your Name
Your Shipping Address
Your Contact Phone Number
Your Forum Screen Name
Links to both of your videos

Signup is open until November 20th, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. All submissions must be received by then to qualify for the Morgan Cup.

Video Viewing Party
Saturday December 3rd, 2011 at 7pm EST there will be a live webcast on THP. This will be the video viewing party and you can watch as the three captains and some surprise guests view the audition videos live from THP HQ. There will be fun and laughter live before your eyes as this group watches over hundreds of submissions.

Selection Announcement
The selection announcements this year will be starting on Monday December 5th, 2011 and each night at 8pm EST two names will be announced and this will proceed for 7 days.

THP wants to welcome everybody in to the world of the Ultimate Tour Experience. If you are not part of the THP forum as of yet, there is still plenty of time to join in on the fun and qualify for this exciting weekend of competitive golf. The 2nd Morgan Cup is truly the amateur event of a lifetime.

Forum members are discussing this event right here in the THP forum, jump in and enjoy the fun.

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  1. Rbelbin says:

    This is amazing! What a great experience.

  2. dubbledxu says:

    Great schedule of events. Love the twists this year and the flexibility of the sponsors. The video viewing sounds fun too!

  3. INgolfer says:

    That’s awesome I LOVE this selection process!

  4. Michael Cook says:

    Wow – that is a ton of great information!! Everything has been planned meticulously and I can’t wait to follow along through the journey with the rest of THP.

    Time to get started on those videos!!

  5. Damaikis says:

    This seems amazing! I’m so excited for the viewing party and the name announcements! This is going to be a very fun process for all! Thanks to Bridgestone, Cleveland/Srixon, Callaway, True Blue, Caledonia, and most of all THP for this epic event!

  6. DawgDaddy says:

    This will be a great opportunity for those chosen, good luck to all entrants.

  7. Dmb012 says:

    This is so awesome! Thank you THP, Bridgestone, Cleveland/Srixon, Callaway, True Blue, and Caledonia for putting on such a great event. I can’t wait to get started on my video.

  8. ghsace says:

    Simply amazing. Time to get those videos in! Thanks THP, Bridgestone, Cleveland/Srixon, and Callaway!

  9. adwillingham says:

    What an amazing opportunity for the 24 selected players!! I can’t wait for the Video Viewing Party and Participant Selections. Best of luck to everyone submitting videos to qualify. Thanks to True Blue/Caledonia, Cleveland/Srixon, Callaway, Bridgestone, and THP for the support necessary to make this event happen again!!!

  10. Chunkylover77 says:

    This is going to be the greatest weekend of our lives!! I can’t wait to see everyone’s videos

  11. SethO says:

    Such a great event with the 3 greatest OEM’s in golf. Also, the viewing party sounds like a load of fun!

  12. Ryan H. says:

    So many cool things in that article. WOW! Can’t wait for the viewing party. Can’t wait to see what the sponsors have in store for us. Huge thanks to THP, Bridgestone, Callaway, and Cleveland/Srixon for making this happen. Can’t wait to tee it up.

  13. ddec says:

    I am very excited for the 2nd Morgan Cup. The first go around was extremely exciting and this one seems to have more twists involved. Great job to those planning on the sides of THP, Callaway, Bridgestone, and Cleveland/Srixon.

  14. White Rhino says:

    Lots of good info here, I am looking forward to see who will be part of Team Hackers and Team Paradise this year.

  15. Howzat says:

    Very cool. The video viewing party will be a ton of fun. Thanks THP and the sponsors for putting together this epic event!

  16. Dr. Teeth says:

    Wow! I love all of the details for this! I am so impressed with all of the companies involved. This is goin to be an amazing weekend for 24 lucky golfers and a great weekend for THP and Bridgestone golf, Callaway Golf and Cleveland/Srixon Golf!

  17. yorkem says:

    WOW!!! That is a ton of really exciting information. Video viewing party…UNBELIEVABLE!!! JB/GG, you are amazing!

  18. lcsmrtn says:

    The greatness continues, what an event! From the sponsors to the organizers and the participants to be, it’s all top notch!

  19. Thechosen1 says:

    Going to be very fun around here!

  20. 9-Iron Man says:

    How, it’s getting real! It’s going to be a busy month for everyone as the auditions pour in! Best of luck to all!

  21. Smallville says:

    And it jusgt gets better and better all the time. The video viewing party is going to be a lot of fun. Three companies, 24 players. It will be the ultimate golf experience.

  22. TripleBogieTim says:

    This is awesome, the video viewing party is sure to be hilarious!

  23. TheDue says:

    Bigger and Better than ever, THP just get’s it done. This is all setting up to be extremely cool and all of us are a part of this.

  24. Yoccos says:

    This is fantastic!!!!!!! I’m so excited for this event and cannot thank THP and the Sponsors enough!

  25. Paulo says:

    Amazing opportunity for amateur golfers, amazing entertainment for all of us watching, and an all round ground breaking event! Can’t wait for the Morgan Cup 2!

    My wedding is just a few days after the event, so I won’t be able to put myself up for selection…but I’ll definitely be joining in and following along!

  26. biggsy says:

    Outstanding. Simply amazing to read all that is involved and how much work went into pulling this off. Great work THP and all involved. This is going to be another experience of a lifetime!

  27. Josh_Ross says:

    This is so amazing. I’ve got an awful cold with no voice right now, but I’ll definitely be working on a video soon!

  28. Griff says:

    Best idea ever the first time around and even better the second time.

  29. tnolan says:

    i just peed a little…

  30. Coolbreeze says:

    I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am for this event and the Morgan Cup 2.0 looks the be even better than the original. Have to say thank you to THP for once again putting together the event of a lifetime, Bridgestone Golf, Cleveland/Srixon, and of course our returning sponsor Callaway for allowing 24 golfers to live out their dream. Another Thank you has to go out to True Blue & Caledonia for hosting this event. I’m very excited to play these courses and they look like the perfect risk reward courses for an event like this

  31. Dirtydawg67 says:

    Very cool! MC 2.0 sounds like it is going to the ultimate experience that everyone involved remembers forever. The viewing party sounds like it will be really fun to watch. Congrats THP!

  32. royalwulff says:

    This is going to be so fun to watch and enjoy all the banter here ion THP! Thanks to Bridgestone, Callaway and Cleveland/Srixon for everything they bring to the table. thanks to JB and GG and everyone else at THP that put this all together and make it work.

  33. Mattykrack17 says:

    Freaking awesome!! Great news and a great event. Good luck to everyone

  34. Michael Cook says:

    Had to read this again. Yes, it is really happening!!! I am still in shock and how amazing of an event this is going to be.

  35. tomahawk18 says:

    Unreal. The details are amazing. Thanks to JB/GG for all of your hard work, and thanks to the sponsors, Cleveland/Srixon, Bridgestone, and Callaway! Just awesome!

  36. cheffor says:

    Very cool to see MC 2.0 coming together.

  37. Hanks says:

    Amazing doesn’t even begin to cover this experience! Thanks to THP, Bridgestone, Callaway, and Cleveland/Srixon for making this event happen. Can’t wait to tee it up with everyone who gets selected!

  38. Born2Golf says:

    What a great format. Too bad it is scheduled in the summer. Being in the golf business does not lend itself to much off-time. Perhaps a winter edition could be introduced in FL, AZ, CA…or in the Caribbean. Just a thought…

  39. banned says:

    nice perk for THP users. An awesome opportunity for a select few.

  40. Michael Cook says:

    9 days left for audition videos to be sent in, this is really getting real!!

  41. yorkem says:

    So glad you put this up. It is full of all of the information anyone interested in TMC needs.

  42. ghsace says:

    Thank you so much THP, Callaway, Cleveland/Srixon and Bridgestone for making this truly special event possible.

  43. d_in_la says:

    So freaking awesome. Can’t wait for this event, whether I’m chosen or not!

  44. Big Time says:

    What is not to like about this event!

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