Lake Spanaway Golf Course
Nyk Pike, General Manager
15602 Pacific Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 531-3660 (Golf Shop)
Follow the link for pairings, live scoring, results and player information. You can also access the portal by using the USGA Tournament Management app on your mobile device.
To access the championship portal login using the GGID: WAGOLFSR19
Course yardage is subject to change based on weather/course conditions.
Senior Men: 6,479, par-72
Super Senior Men: 6,001, par-72
To book a hotel reservation, please use the following link - HOTEL RESERVATIONS. You will be prompted to login or create an account using your GHIN #, which will allow you access to the site where you can search hotels, by proximity to the course at a large discount.
All contestants must register in person with WA Golf at Lake Spanaway Golf Course prior to playing in the championship. The following hours of registration have been scheduled inside the restaurant:
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23: 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24: 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
STARTING TIMES AND PAIRINGS
Round 1 and Round 2, starting times will be released two weeks prior on September 10. For the Final Round, the WSGA will re-pair contestants according to gross scores, with the leaders starting last. Preferred starting time requests will not be accepted. Starting times will be posted on the WA Golf website, WAgolf.org, the Championship Portal and will be emailed to each player.
54-hole stroke play competition (gross scores only). The Senior Men’s and Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championships are separate but run concurrently. In the event of a tie for the overall champion in either championship, a sudden-death playoff will be used to determine the champion immediately after the conclusion of play.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24: Starting times off the #1 tee from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Super Senior Championship will tee off first, followed by the Senior Championship.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25: Second round starting times off the #1 tee from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Senior Championship will tee off first, followed by the Super Senior Championship.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26: Final round starting times off the #1 tee from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Contestants will be re-paired by 36-hole scores, with the leaders starting last.
Super Senior Championship will tee off first, followed by the Senior Championship.
Awards ceremony will begin immediately upon completion of play in each championship.
Contestants may play one complimentary practice round prior to the championship. Starting times will be available after 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 23. Local contestants are encouraged to play their practice round the week prior to the championship at the discretion of the pro shop. Practice round starting time reservations can be made by calling the Lake Spanaway Golf Course pro shop at (253) 531-3660 starting on September 3 after the field is determined. When making reservations, contestants must identify themselves as a WSGA Senior Men's or Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championship participant.
FOOD SERVICE (NO-HOST)
The restaurant will open daily at 6:30 a.m. – dusk.
METHODS OF PAYMENT
Lake Spanaway Golf Course accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and cash as methods of payment.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The golf shop, driving range and restaurant will be open from 6:30 a.m. to dusk every day.
HOSTED CONTESTANTS’ MEALS
Each contestant will be given two meal vouchers when they register. Meal vouchers are valid in the restaurant for one entrée and non-alcoholic beverage per voucher. Vouchers may be used for breakfast or lunch.
Range balls will be provided to contestants on the driving range, prior to each round, courtesy of WA Golf.
Overnight club storage will not be available.
The use of automotive carts is permitted. Carts have been reserved for those players who paid the $55 fee during registration. Please contact the WSGA if you did not register for a cart during registration but would now like to add one. Cart riders will be paired up within each group when possible. Carts will not be guaranteed to be available for players who did not make a reservation while registering. The use of outside automotive carts is not permitted.
To provide an equal championship platform for all competitors, the use of carts by spectators is not permitted at any time by the WSGA.
CHAMPIONSHIP ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABLED SPECTATORS
WA Golf is committed to providing an enjoyable spectator experience for people with disabilities at WSGA Championships. Requests from spectators seeking transportation onto the golf course due to a permanent disability, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), must be submitted to a WA Golf staff member on site. While spectator carts are not allowed, the WA Golf will make every effort to accommodate these requests by assigning a WA Golf volunteer driver based on availability. The driver will transport the spectator to viewing locations throughout the golf course, not shot-by-shot or hole-by-hole.
Spectators with transportation needs should contact the WA Golf Championship Department at
(206) 526-8605 ext. 3 prior to the championship so that arrangements can be made to have a driver on site.
Requests due to temporary injuries or impairments will not be granted.
Only spectators who have complied with the above procedures and met the requirements will be permitted to ride. Every possible effort will be made to ensure that spectators with permanent disabilities are able to view the competition.
Pull carts are permitted but should not be pulled between bunkers and greens or across teeing grounds.
Host club caddies will not be available. A player may provide his own caddie.
All prizes will be awarded according to 54-hole stroke play (gross) scores in the Senior and Super Senior Championships.
Champion: WA Golf Champion’s trophy and merchandise certificate
Runner-up: WA Golf Runner-up trophy and merchandise certificate
Other top finishers: Merchandise certificates
Merchandise certificates must be redeemed in the Lake Spanaway Golf Course pro shop. Certificates never expire and may be used for golf as well as merchandise.
Awards ceremonies will take place immediately following the completion of play in both championships. The ceremony will take place at the scoreboard.
The 2019 WA Golf Senior Men’s Amateur Champion will receive an exemption into the 2020-2024 WA Golf Senior Men’s Amateur Championships, the 2020 WA Golf Men’s Amateur Championship and the 2020 PNGA Senior Men’s Amateur Championship.
The 2019 WA Golf Super Senior Men’s Amateur Champion will receive an exemption into the 2020-2024 WA Golf Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championships and the 2020 PNGA Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championship.
The 2019 Senior Amateur and Super Senior Amateur Champions will also receive an into the 2020 WA Golf Champion of Champions to be held at The Home Course in April.
SENIOR HUDSON CUP EXEMPTION
The 2019 WA Golf Senior Men’s Amateur Champion will be extended an invitation to compete as a member of the Senior Amateur Team during the 71st Hudson Cup Matches at Arrowhead Golf Club, in Molalla, Oregon on October 17-18, 2019.
PERFORMANCE POINTS LIST
Points for the WA Golf Senior Men’s Amateur are allocated as follows: Champion, 60 points; Runner-up, 35 points; Top 5 players, 20 points each; Top 10 players, 10 points each.
GHIN SCORE POSTING
WA Golf will post and transmit the adjusted scores for all players on the USGA GHIN System for handicapping purposes.
WA Golf expects all contestants and their caddies to wear suitable attire on the host club property throughout the duration of the championship, including practice rounds. Suitable attire does not include cutoffs, short shorts, tank tops, jeans, or denim of any kind or color, tee shirts, sweat pants or unkempt clothing of any kind. Contestants must wear neat and clean slacks, Bermuda, or walking shorts. Shorts must be of an appropriate length and must adhere to the dress code of the host club. Golf shirts with collars or golf mocks are mandatory. Hats and visors must not be worn in the clubhouse. Shoes and socks must be worn at all times. Sandals of any kind, even sandals with soft spikes, are not allowed on the golf course at any time, including practice areas. If the host club requires additional measures, they will be communicated to all contestants prior to the championship and must be adhered to. Gallery must adhere to the host club dress code policy. Failure to adhere to the dress code may result in disqualification and removal from the course.
Shoes with the traditionally-designed spikes (regardless of composition, i.e., ceramic, plastic, etc.) or spikes, regardless of design, comprised either entirely or partially metal (if such metal may come in contact with the course) are prohibited during the stipulated round. Penalty for breach of this condition: DISQUALIFICATION
WA Golf expects all contestants, caddies, gallery, and guests to exhibit proper conduct and
behavior on the golf course and anywhere on club property during a WA Golf championship.
Unbecoming conduct or behavior may be grounds for immediate disqualification, at any time,
from any WA Golf event. The following are some examples of unbecoming conduct or behavior:
- Repeated use of loud, abusive, and/or profane language
- Throwing and/or breaking equipment (club, ball, etc.) in anger or frustration
- Damaging host club, WSGA, and/or fellow contestant property
- Public criticism or verbal abuse of host club, officials, volunteers or staff, and/or WA Golf
- volunteers, staff or fellow contestants
- Potential endangerment of others
- Intentionally violating stated club policy
- Violation of WA Golf Dress Code and/or Footwear Policy
- Other conduct deemed unbecoming
The Committee in charge of the competition shall be the sole judge of determining Conduct
WITHDRAWAL & REFUND POLICY
All refunds prior to the entry deadline are subject to a $10 administrative fee. Refunds are not available after the closing deadline except for documented and approved medical reasons. Refunds approved after the closing deadline, and up until round one pairings are released, are subject to a $25 administrative fee. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER ROUND ONE PAIRINGS HAVE BEEN RELEASED.
During play of the championship, a competitor must notify WA Golf staff and state his need to withdraw. Entrants who unofficially withdraw (by not notifying the WA Golf staff of without sufficient reason to withdraw) may not be granted entry into any future WA Golf championship for a minimum of two years.