Nick McCaslin, Head Golf Professional
2010 W Waikiki Rd
Spokane, WA 99218
(509) 466-9813 – Golf Shop
To access the portal by using the USGA Tournament Management app on your mobile device, use GGID: WAGOLFAMQ2
All contestants should be familiar with the policies and procedures in place.
All contestants MUST sign the participant waiver prior to arriving at the championship. The waiver will be emailed to all contestants to sign digitally using DocuSign.
Field will be limited to the first 66 qualified entrants. Entries will be accepted according to the time of receipt of entry and entry fee.
QUALIFYING SPOTS AVAILABLE
The number of qualifying spots will be determined after entries close on July 20, 2020. (12 players will advance)
In the event of a tie for the final qualifying spots, a hole-by-hole playoff will be used to determine the outcome and will begin immediately after play has been completed.
Players who qualify to play in the championship proper at Chambers Bay Golf Course on August 11-13 will be responsible for paying the remainder of the entry fee ($125). Players will be invoiced for the remaining portion by email and will have until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 2 to make payment. Players, who have not made payment by the deadline, will be replaced by a player on the alternate list.
Entry applications, along with the appropriate fee, must be completed or received by WA Golf by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020.
Refunds will not be available after Round 1 pairing are released unless replaced by a player on the waiting list. *Refunds due to COVID-19 will be granted up until a player begins the championship.
Course yardage is subject to change based on weather/course conditions. Hole-by-hole yardages are linked HERE.
Course Yardage: 6,663 yards, 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.
STARTING TIMES AND PAIRINGS
Qualifier tee times will be released on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Preferred starting time requests will not be accepted. Starting times will be posted on the WA Golf website (WAgolf.org), on the Qualifier Portal and will be emailed to each player.
All contestants must register in person with WA Golf at Kalispel Golf & Country Club prior to starting play. Registration will be located near the practice putting green during the following times:
TUESDAY, JULY 28: 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
18-hole stroke-play qualifying. In the event of a tie for the final qualifying spots, a hole-by-hole playoff will be used to determine the outcome and will begin immediately after play has been completed.
TUESDAY, JULY 28: Starting times: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Non-hosted practice rounds will be available on Monday, July 27 for a reduced walking rate of $50 per player (walking, range balls included). Reduced rate tee times will be available for players only after 12:30 p.m. Tee times can be reserved by calling the golf shop directly at (509) 466-9813.
FOOD SERVICE (NO-HOST)
The Kalispel Grill and the to-go order window will be open from 7:00 a.m. to dusk.
Due to COVID-19, bottled water may be available at limited locations on the golf course for players only (a notification will be sent out prior to the championship with a hydration plan). Snacks and fruit will not be provided. Players are encouraged to bring their own bottled water.
METHODS OF PAYMENT
Kalispel Golf & Country Club accepts all major credit cards and cash as methods of payment.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The golf shop will be open from 6:30 a.m. to dusk. The driving range will be open from 6:30 a.m. to dusk.
WA Golf will provide contestants with warm-up range balls prior to the qualifier.
The Local Rule prohibiting the use of motorized transportation for competitors as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect.
To provide an equal championship platform for all competitors, the use of carts by spectators is not permitted by WA Golf.
CHAMPIONSHIP ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABLED SPECTATORS
WA Golf is committed to providing an enjoyable spectator experience for people with disabilities at WA Golf championships. Requests from spectators seeking transportation onto the golf course due to a permanent disability, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), should be submitted one week in advance to the WA Golf Championship Department. While spectator carts may not always be available at each site, WA Golf will make every effort to accommodate these requests when available.
Generally, an ADA covered disability is defined as a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual”. See, 42 USCA §12102. Spectators with a “temporary” injury or impairment that is not an ADA disability will not be allowed use of a golf cart under this Policy.
Spectators with transportation needs must contact the WA Golf Championship Department prior to the championship. This full policy is available at the following link: wagolf.org/policies.
Pull carts will be available for rent on a first come first serve basis in the golf shop.
Host club caddies will not be available. A player may provide his own caddie. Caddies will be required to wear a caddie bib provided on the starting tee.
GHIN SCORE POSTING
WA Golf will post competition scores for all players to the USGA GHIN System.
Players and caddies must be neat in appearance with respect to personal grooming and clothing while on host club property. The WA Golf Dress Code Policy is available at the following link: wagolf.org/policies and will be provided to all players, along with any additional measures required by the host club, in the Player Memorandum.
CODE OF CONDUCT
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, WA Golf, 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 Code violations.
Players must return a score within 15 strokes of the course rating during qualifying. Failure to do so will disqualify the player from entering a qualifier for a minimum of one year.
After the entry deadline and during play of the championship, players must notify WA Golf and state his need to withdraw. Entrants who unofficially withdraw (by not notifying WA Golf or without having sufficient reason) will not be granted entry into any future WA Golf Championship for a minimum of two years.
PACE OF PLAY POLICY
Players are encouraged to be familiar with WA Golf’s Pace of Play Policy, which is in effect at all championships.
LOCAL RULES AND TERMS OF THE COMPETITION
Players are encouraged to be familiar with WA Golf’s 2020 Local Rules and Terms of the Competition, which will be in effect at all championships.
PROHIBITED USE OF AUDIO EQUIPMENT
Rule 4.3 is modified in this way: During a round, a player is not allowed to use an electronic device to listen to music or other audio (such as podcasts or the like), including by using speakers, headphones or earbuds. Penalty for breach of Local Rule - see Rule 4.3.