3605 Tremont Rd.
Columbus, OH 43221
Host Professional: Brian Kelly
Host General Manager: Marc Lucas
Host Superintendent: Dennis Bowsher
PRACTICE ROUND AVAILABILITY
Please contact Brian Kelly and his staff at 614-514-4653. Due to high demand from members, please plan accordingly for your practice round schedule. Cost is $35 walking and $57 riding.
Please note that practice rounds are for contestants and are available based on availability.
PLEASE PLAY FROM THE BLACK TEE MARKERS ON THE PAR THREES WHEN YOU PLAY YOUR PRACTICE ROUND!!!
Stroke play competition conducted over 18 holes. Field size is 74. 3 Qualifying spots and 2 alternates. We will post your 18-hole scores to your WHS account for handicap purposes.
None. Please be on your starting tee 10 minutes prior to your tee time.
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 scoreboard upon completion of the qualifying round.
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.
The players clubs must conform to the groove and punch mark specifications in The Rules of Golf that are effective from January 1, 2010. See Model Local Rule G-2. “The exception for Ping Eye 2 Irons manufactured before 31 March 1990 is not in effect”
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES
The Rules of Golf allow them as long as all other features are turned off.
PACE OF PLAY
It is a condition that players must play without undue delay and in accordance with guidelines established by the committee. Nine Hole pace is 2 hours and 15 minutes. 18-hole pace is 4 hours and 30 minutes. Or staying within 15 minutes of the group ahead.
Will open at 6:00 a.m.
CARTS & PULL CART
No spectator carts. No Exceptions
Pull carts are permitted.
A player may employ a caddie, but is not required to have a caddie. A player is not required to employ a caddie for any stage of the Championship.
CODE OF CONDUCT
As set forth in the USGA application, the code of conduct applies to all USGA Qualifying and Championships.
Contestants and caddies must be neat in appearance. No denim, No cargo pants or cargo shorts, shirts must have collars.
Males must remove hats indoors.
For purchase at the clubhouse. Bottled water will be provided on the 1st and 10th tees.
Please contact the USGA Championship department 908-326-1950 or log into your USGA account and follow the instructions to withdraw.
REPLACEMENT OF CLUB THAT IS BROKEN OR SIGNIFICANTLY DAMAGED
Model Local Rule G-9:
“Rule 4.1b(3) is modified in this way:
If a player’s club is “broken or significantly damaged” during the round by the player or caddie, except in cases of abuse, the player may replace the club with any club under Rule 4.1b(4).
When replacing a club, the player must immediately take the broken or significantly damaged club out of play, using the procedure in Rule 4.1c(1).
For the purposes of this Local Rule:
- A club is “broken or significantly damaged” when:
➢ the shaft breaks into pieces, splinters or is bent (but not when the shaft is only dented)
➢ the club face impact area is visibly deformed (but not when the club face is only scratched)
➢ the clubhead is visibly and significantly deformed
➢ the clubhead is detached or loose from the shaft, or
➢ the grip is loose.
Exception: A club face or clubhead is not “broken or significantly damaged” solely because it is cracked.
Penalty for Breach of Local Rule – See Rule 4.1b.” (Added 4/2019)
GREEN READING MATERIAL
Previous years yardage books that have green reading information may not meet the proper scaling.
Check out the following website for FAQ and Rule Interpretation.
OFFICIAL IN CHARGE
Ohio Golf Association
4354 Tuller Rd.
Dublin, OH 43017