U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship
July 8, 2019
QUALIFYING MEMORANDUM TO PLAYERS
The Home Course
2300 Golf House Road
DuPont, WA 98327
Justin Gravatt, Director of Golf
FORMAT/QUALIFYING PLACES: Stroke play competition conducted over 18 holes. The field of 48 contestants will compete for five (5) qualifying places and two alternate positions into the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship to be played August 5-11, 2019 at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi.
QUALIFYING PORTAL: 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 portal using the mobile app, login using GGID: USWAM-THC19
COURSE YARDAGE: Follow the link for hole-by-hole yardages. The course will play 6262 yards, par-72.
REGISTRATION: Players do not need to check-in upon arrival at the course. Players are to report to their assigned starting tees, ready to play, 8 minutes before their starting times.
STARTING TIMES: Attached, and available on the Washington State Golf Association’s website, www.thewsga.org. Online scoring will be available during the qualifier. Tee times will be off the #1 tee from 7:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. LINK TO PAIRINGS
PLAYOFF: In the event of a tie for the last qualifying places or alternates, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff to determine the final qualifiers and the 1st and 2nd alternate if necessary. All announcements regarding the play-off will be made at the public scoreboard upon completion of the qualifying round.
FOOTWEAR: Rule 4.3 is modified in this way: During a round, a player must not wear shoes with traditionally-designed spikes (regardless of composition, i.e., ceramic, plastic, etc.) or spikes, of any design, comprised either entirely or partially of metal (if such metal may come in contact with the course). Penalty for breach of this Local Rule: See Rule 4.3.
DRIVERS/GOLF BALLS: The Local Rule for Conforming Driver Heads is in effect, See Model Local Rule G-1. The Local Rule requiring that all golf balls used be on the List of Conforming Golf Balls is in effect. See Model Local Rule G-3. Please check the USGA website, www.usga.org, for a list of approved golf balls and drivers. The “One Ball Rule” is in effect. See Model Local Rule G-4.
GROOVES: The players clubs must conform to the grooves and punch mark specifications in The Rules of Golf that are effective from January 1, 2010. See Model Local Rule G-2. UNDERSTANDING THE GROOVES LOCAL RULE
DMDS: The use of conforming distance-measuring devices (DMD) will be permitted in Sectional qualifying and in the Championship proper of all USGA amateur championships. For more information, visit UNDERSTANDING DMDs
PACE OF PLAY: It is a condition that player must play without undue delay and in accordance with guidelines established by committee. Guidelines will be distributed upon arrival at the course. PACE OF PLAY GUIDELINES
EVACUATION PLAN: In the event of a discontinuance of play during the qualifier, players must adhere to the evacuation plan distributed by the Committee at their appropriate starting tee.
PRACTICE ROUND AVAILABILITY: Players may play one hosted practice round. Practice rounds for out of town contestants will be available on Sunday, July 7 after 12:00 p.m. Local contestants may play their practice round during the week prior on a space available basis. All practice round starting times are at the discretion of the golf shop. All contestants must call the golf shop at (253) 964-0520 to make arrangements.
PRACTICE FACILITIES/RANGE BALLS: Range balls will be hosted on the driving range beginning at 6:30 a.m.
CADDIES: Caddies are allowed. Host club caddies will not be available. Caddies must wear a caddie bib which will be provided on the first tee and must be returned with the players scorecard.
CARTS: Players must not ride on any form of transportation during a round unless authorized by the Committee.
GOLF SHOP: Open at 6:30 a.m. Methods of payment accepted in the golf shop are cash, check and all major credit cards. A locker room will not be available.
FOOD SERVICE: The Golf House Grill snack window will be open at 7:00 a.m. with grab and go breakfast items available. Full menu service will open inside the pavilion beginning at 11:00 a.m. Cash, check and all major credit cards are accepted.
CODE OF CONDUCT: As set forth in the USGA application, the code of conduct applies to all USGA Qualifying and Championships.
PERSONAL APPEARANCE: Contestants, caddies and spectators must be neat in appearance. Bermuda length shorts may be worn. Short shorts, tee shirts, tank tops and blue jeans are prohibited. Shirts must have collars.
AWARD CEREMONY: Silver Medal will be awarded to lowest scorer.
OFFICIAL IN CHARGE:
Senior Director of Rules & Competitions
Washington State Golf Association
If it becomes necessary to withdraw prior to the date of the competition, please contact Scotty Crouthamel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 214-2924 and the USGA at (908) 326-1950 or email@example.com.