Date:                    July 8, 2019

To:                        Oregon Four-Ball Championship Entrants

From:                   Brent Whittaker, Director of Tournament Operations

Subject:               Player Information


Welcome to the 4th Oregon Amateur Four-Ball Championship, July 14 – 17, at Emerald Valley Golf Club.


Attached you will find your starting time for the stroke play qualifying round on Sunday, July 14thEach division will be completing a 18-hole qualifying in order to determine seeding order for a bracket of 32 for the Open Division and 16 for the Senior Men’s Division.  For the Open Division the top 10 teams and the top 4 teams in the Senior Division will have byes into the second round of match play. There will be a playoff immediately following play on Sunday in the event of a tie for any medalist sides in any Division. 

Drop flights will be created for teams that lose their first round matches.


Additional player information:


MATCH PLAY STARTING TIMES: In order for contestants to acquire Monday match play starting times, you may phone the following number (503) 989 – 0069, any time after 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evening. Starting times will also be posted on the OGA website as well as on the scoreboard. Please be mindful that the timely generation of Monday’s pairings and starting times will be affected by any playoffs that may take place for the final qualifying berths. Also, please feel free to rely on the starting time ranges, which are included in your registration packet to estimate your match play starting times.


PRACTICE ROUND: Players may call Emerald Valley Golf Club at 541-895-2174 to make practice round arrangements. Practice rounds will be available on a space available basis after noon on Saturday, July 13th. Please call and make arrangements early. Practice rounds are for contestants only and will not be extended to guests, caddies, or family members. You must identify yourself as a Four-Ball Championship Contestant in order to receive your complimentary practice round. Players who wish to use their practice round are expected to abide by all club rules including pace of play.


COURSE YARDAGE: Please see the attached course yardage sheet.  Please note these yardages are subject to change by the Committee.

 Open Division Yardages: click here

Senior Division Yardages: click here



REGISTRATION: All contestants are required to register in person prior to play in order to pick up their sides packet and tee prizes.  Registration will be conducted outside the Emerald Vally Clubhouse on Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


OGA HOSTED LUNCH: The OGA will host a lunch for all contestants on Sunday, July 14th.


CADDIES: Emerald Valley will not have caddies available, you may bring your own.


OGA PACE OF PLAY GUIDELINES: The OGA Pace of Play Policy will be in effect. OGA Pace of Play Policy is available on the OGA website and at the Starters table.


GOLF BALLS: Only brands of golf balls on the USGA’s latest list of conforming balls shall be used.


GOLF CLUBS: Optional condition is in effect as prescribed in Appendix I in the Rules of Golf.


AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION: Cart reservations are reserved on a first come first served basis. Please pay the appropriate fee to the pro shop at the time of rental. 


CODE OF CONDUCT: Contestants are expected to (1) know and play by the Rules of Golf, (2) conduct themselves at all times in a sportsmanlike manner, (3) respect the golf course and the rights of other contestants, (4) fulfill their playing obligations and (5) know and abide by the OGA Pace of Play Policy. If the Committee considers that a player is guilty of a serious breach of etiquette, including but not limited to unsportsmanlike conduct (cheating, damaging the golf course, defacing club property, using loud obscene language, throwing clubs, consuming alcoholic beverages when such consumption: is prohibited by the host facility, is offensive to the contestants fellow competitors and/or causes the contestant’s behavior to become offensive, etc.), it may impose a penalty of DISQUALIFICATION and possible suspension from future play in OGA Championships. Any disciplinary actions imposed on a contestant by the OGA may be formally communicated to a representative of the contestant’s club and/or to any other allied golf association that the OGA deems appropriate.



CONDITIONS & SCHEDULES: The OGA assumes no liability for any conditions of the competition. Upon submitting this entry and subsequently playing in this competition, players agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the OGA and its respective affiliates directors, officers, employees, agents, and assigns from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities and losses, including, without limitation reasonable attorney’s fees and costs and expenses of litigation, arising out of any negligent act or omission of the indemnifying party in connection with the conditions herein. The OGA Tournament Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions and schedules herein. The decision of the Committee in any matter shall be final.


DRESS CODE: Proper attire must be worn at all times.  Proper attire does not include spandex body wear, cutoffs, running shorts, short-shorts, tank tops, tee shirts, or denim of any kind.  Neat and clean pants, slacks, cords, or appropriately hemmed, tailored shorts are acceptable, as are sweaters and golf shirts with a collar.  Shoes must be worn at all times. Competitors in violation of this policy will not be permitted to begin play and may have their entry revoked should a violation occur before the close of competition.  In addition to the competitor, a player’s caddie is also required to adhere to the OGA Dress Code. The OGA reserves the right to determine what is and what is not suitable attire and may prohibit the play of a contestant unsuitably attired.


CANCELLATIONS: We expect all entrants to complete their rounds and fulfill their playing obligations.  If for some reason you are forced to withdraw during the Championship, please notify an OGA Official as soon as possible.