SNGA Teams

 

 

Pacific Coast Amateur Team:

The Southern Nevada Golf Association is one of 15 Allied Golf Associations that count themselves as a member association of the Pacific Coast Golf Association.  Each year the top amateur golfers from around the world compete in the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship.  As a member association of the PCGA, the SNGA fields a three person team to compete in this highly prestigious championship. 

 

The top two (2) players on the Pacifc Coast Team points standings will receive an invitation.  The third team spot will be offered to any SNGA member in the top 500 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) at the time the team is to be finalized as long as that player has competed in at least one (1) SNGA 2-day Championship event or Nevada State Championship which earned points in the Pacific Coast team standings.  If there is no SNGA member who meets that WAGR requirement, the 3rd and final team spot will be awarded to the 3rd player on the Pacific Coast team points list.

 

Events in which players can earn points towards the Pacific Coast Amateur team include:

  • SNGA 2-Day Championships (Must play in the Championship Division)
  • SNGA Major Championships (Must play in the Championship Division)
  • Nevada State Championships
  • USGA Qualifiers and Championships
  • NCAA Division I National Championship

 

 

Oliver Cup Team:

The Oliver Cup is a biennial event occurring once every two years.  It is a team competition where 12 members of the Southern Nevada Golf Association compete against 12 members of the Northern Nevada Golf Association in a three day Ryder Cup style format.  The two associations rotate the responsibility of hosting this team event.  In order to be eligible for a spot on the team and to be awarded points towards an invite to compete in the Oliver Cup, players must compete in either the Senior or Silver Divisions.

 

The 12-man team is comprised of six players from the Senior Division and six players from the Silver Division.  The top three players in the Oliver Cup points standings in the Senior Gross, Senior Net, Silver Gross, and Silver Net will be invited to play on the Oliver Cup team.  If a player in one of those point categories is unavailable, the next person on the list will be invited.

 

Events in which players can earn points towards the SNGA Oliver Cup team include:

  • SNGA 2-Day Championships
  • SNGA Major Championships
  • Nevada State Senior Amateur Championship
  • USGA Senior Qualifiers and Championships

 

 

Cobb-Whalen Team:

The Cobb-Whalen Cup is a biennial event occurring once every two years.  It is a team competition where 12 members of the Southern Nevada Golf Association compete against 12 members of the Northern Nevada Golf Association ina three day Ryder Cup style format.  The two associations rotate the responsibility of hosting this team event.  In order to be eligible for a spot on the team and to be awarded points towards an invite to compete in the Cobb-Whalen Cup, players must compete in the Net Division. 

 

The top 12 players in the Cobb-Whalen points standings will be invited to compete on the SNGA Cobb-Whalen team.  If a player in the top 12 is unavailable, the next person on the points list will receive an invite.  We will continue with that process until a full 12-person team is fielded.

 

Events in which players can earn points towards the SNGA Cobb-Whalen Cup team include:

  • SNGA 2-Day Championships
  • SNGA Major Championships
  • Nevada State Net Amateur Championship  

 

SNGA vs. SNPGA Team:

Annually, the SNGA fields an 8-person team to compete in a Ryder Cup style event against the local PGA pros who belong to the Southern Nevada Chapter of the PGA. 6 Championship division players + 2 Senior/Silver players are chosen. Factors such as player of the year points races, high finishes in state and/or city championships, and various other criteria are used to choose the team each year. This is a two-day even that typically takes place towards the end of the calendar year.