Northern California Golf Association

 57th Annual Senior Net Championship Qualifying

Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Chardonnay/Zinfandel and Zinfandel/Merlot

Thursday, April 29th, 2021


Player Information Sheet


Club Information:                                      

Poppy Ridge Golf Course

4280 Greenville Road

Livermore, CA 94550

(925) 447-6779


PLEASE REVIEW: NCGA “Play it Safe – COVID-19 Tournament Policies”



18 holes of Individual Stroke Play. The April 26th Handicap Index Revision will be used; course handicap will be at 95%. Play will be from the WHITE tees for men and GOLD tees for women. The number of qualifying spots available at each qualifying site will be determined based on the total number of players and the final field size at each site. Final numbers of spots will be available from the Committee on the day of qualifying. Ties for the final qualifying spot will be determined by the USGA recommended method of matching score cards. Qualifiers will advance to the Championship at Poppy Hills GC on June 7-8, 2021.


Competition Schedule:

The first tee time is at 7:00 AM off Tee 1 on Chardonnay/Zinfandel and 7:00 AM off Tee 1 on Zinfandel/Merlot. Players should be at the first tee immediately following the group in front of them.  Please do not congregate near the first tee.  Pairings will be posted by Thursday, April 22nd.


Note 1: Chardonnay/Zinfandel course – Chardonnay will be holes 1 through 9; Zinfandel will be holes 10 through 18.


Note 2: Zinfandel/Merlot course – Zinfandel will be holes 1 through 9; Merlot will be holes 10 through 18.


Practice Round Information:

Practice rounds are subject to availability and must be booked through the pro shop or online in advance. Please contact the course for the most up to date rate information.


Local Rules / Scorecards:

All paperwork will be available for players on or before Wednesday, April 28th via the links below:


No paper materials will be provided or available on site.


Food and Beverage Availability:

Mulligan’s snack bar will be open at 6:30 AM. The Grill will be open at 11:00 AM for indoor and outdoor dining limited to 50% capacity. Outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited.


Practice Facilities:

The driving range is open and spaced for safe distancing. We ask players to limit their warm-up and arrival time. The practice putting and chipping greens are available only for the 2nd and 3rd up groups, meaning within 20 minutes of your starting time. Please do not use the practice greens prior to 20 minutes before your starting time. 


Player Cart Information:

Golf carts are optional at the player’s expense. Cart fee is $20 per person. A maximum of two carts per group is permitted. Spectator carts are prohibited.


Rules Information:

Prior to the first day of the event, you must make yourself familiar with the Player Handbook, Hard Card, and Pace of Play Policy.


See the above links for policies on Dress Code, Withdrawals, No Shows, and Conditions of Competition. It is the PLAYER’S responsibility to know the Rules and Conditions of the Competition.


Golf Shoes: Model Local Rule G-7 is in effect.


Maximum Score:

The maximum allowable score for a player on any hole is 9, Rule 21.2 applies.


Alternative to Stroke and Distance:

Model Local Rule E-5 is in effect.


Holing Out: Poppy Ridge has installed a foam insert that allows the ball to fall into the hole part way, while making the ball easily retrievable to minimize shared contact points. The foam is treated as part of the flagstick, and if any part of the ball is below the surface of the putting green and is resting on that device or leaning against the flagstick, the ball is treated as holed. However, a ball that hits the foam and does not come to rest with any part of the ball within the hole below the surface of the putting green is not holed.  


Additional Information:


Scoring: Players are expected to arrive at their first tee with the latest version of the GolfGenius or USGA Tournament Management App. The player GGID is available on the scorecard PDF available above and will be given to you on the first tee by the starter. When logging in, you MUST login using the provided Player GGID or you will not get access to the digital scorecard portion of the app.


  •  DURING THE ROUND - Within the group, players will be marking for one other player (just as you would with a paper scorecard). The electronic scorecard has a section for "Marker's Notes". This is the equivalent to the tear strip at the top of a scorecard where the marker may keep his or her own scores. 
  •  WHEN ROUND IS COMPLETED - At the end of the round, all players in the group must report any rules issues to the committee and confirm hole-by-hole scores are correct.  If there are any discrepancies between your "Marker's Notes" and the scores your marker entered for you, they will be highlighted in yellow.
  • CERTIFYING SCORES - Once all scores are correct you will be prompted to "Certify as Marker" and then you will move to "My Scores", located at the top of your screen, and then be prompted to "Certify as Player".  This is the equivalent of signing a paper scorecard and satisfies the requirements of Rule 3.3b. Scores will be considered official and returned once the player has left the scoring area as defined in the Notice to Players.
  • Digital Scorecard Training - A step-by-step guide to digital scorecards.


Staff contact information is available in the Notice to Players (see link above) if you have any questions after your round. 


Please direct any questions concerning this event to the NCGA Rules and Competitions department at (831)625-4653.