21st LGA Net Amateur Championship
Greystone Golf & Country Club, Denham Springs, LA
36 holes, Net Stroke Play
Saturday and Sunday, August 22-23, 2020
Play will consist of 36 holes net stroke play. The field will be divided into divisions and flights based on USGA Handicap Indexes and gender. Number of flights determined by the size of field. The Men's & Women's Overall Champion may come from any flight within that division and will be the competitor that returns the low 36 hole net score. Scores will be calculated by subtracting PLAYING HANDICAP from GROSS SCORE. Limited to the first 144 competitors. Women will play from a forward set of tees. A golfer's Playing Handicap will be calculated based on 95% of their Course Handicap, per Rules of Handicapping recommendations for Individual Stroke Play competitions.
Participants may also elect to play in the concurrent Net Club Team Championship. Teams shall consist of four members of the same LGA Member Club or Association, regardless of gender (i.e. 3 men - 1 woman, 3 women - 1 man, 2-2 or all the same). Club's Team scores shall be calculated by counting the best three of four scores for each day's play. Winning Club will be determined by low total after 36 holes and will receive Club Team Championship trophy (Club may be represented by only three members but three scores must be counted per day). Scores will be calculated by subtracting PLAYING HANDICAP from GROSS SCORE. No additional entry fee for Net Club Team competition. Clubs may be represented by more than one four-man team.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 5 PM
ENTRY FEE: $175
REFUND POLICY: Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if LGA office is notified, in writing, before the close of entries. After the close of entries, fee will be refunded only in the event of injury or illness provided notification (accompanied by a doctor’s statement) reaches LGA office by August 2, 2020. A $35 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.
DRESS CODE, CELL PHONES: Competitors must be neat in appearance and wear appropriate attire. No gym shorts, blue jeans, tee shirts, etc. Use of cell phones, including those used as Electronic Measuring Devices, is prohibited on the course during the competition (The Committee reserves the right to disqualify a competitor for a breach of the policy regarding cell phone usage; See USGA Rules of Golf Decision 33-7/8). Important Note: Greystone G&CC is a spikeless facility and all competitors will be required to wear spikeless shoes.
ELIGIBILITY: Entries are open to any Louisiana resident (as of at least 90 days prior to the Championship) who is an amateur golfer (as defined by the USGA) holding membership in a LGA Member Club in good standing (2020 club and individual dues must be paid). Participants must have an approved World Handicap System(WHS) Handicap Index, not greater than 36.4(40.4 for Women), prior to the close of entries and must provide their GHIN number for verification of handicap. Non-amateurs are not eligible. Entries are subject to rejection at any time(including during the Championship) by the LGA. Reasons for rejection may include unbecoming conduct.
HANDICAP & HANDICAP ADJUSTMENTS- NEW FOR 2020-: Due to the launch of the World Handicap System on January 1, 2020, the LGA Competition Committee has decided to use a golfer's Low Handicap Index (LHI) in the last six (6) months as of August 11th. This will be the basis for calculating a golfer's Playing Handicap for this competition.
The Committee, in addressing the manipulation of handicaps, may retroactively adjust Handicap Indexes after one or up to all rounds for scores that exceed normal probability. The Score Probability Chart will be used to adjust handicaps as the need arises (LGA policy paper on adjustment of handicap indexes and playing handicaps for further details).
PRACTICE PRIVILEGES: Practice privileges are extended to participants in the Championship at Greystone Golf & Country Club on Friday, August 21. Green, cart, and range fee paid by LGA.
PRIZES: Individual Overall Men's Champion and Women's Champion will receive Crystal Trophy signifying 2020 LGA Net Amateur Championship. Net Club Team Champion will also receive Crystal Trophy signifying 2020 Net Club Team Championship. Individual Flight winners will also receive crystal prizes, and prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each flight.
RULES OF GOLF: Play will be governed by the current Rules of Golf and LGA Rules of Play Card. All questions will be settled by the LGA Rules Committee, whose decision will be final. Important Note: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic there will not be a rules meeting the evening prior to the championship!
HEADQUARTERS HOTELS: TBD