Northern California Golf Association

56th Annual Public Links Championship Qualifying

Player Information Sheet

Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Chardonnay/Zinfandel and Zinfandel/Merlot

June 3, 2021




Club Information:

Poppy Ridge Golf Course

4280 Greenville Road

Livermore, CA 94550

(925) 447-6779


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Note: Masks are required in and around the clubhouse area at Santa Rosa GCC, or any circumstance where it is not possible to maintain social distancing.



18 holes stroke play.  Scratch Division play will be from the BLUE tees. Net Division play will be from the WHITE tees for the men and GOLD tees for the women. Net Division will play at 100% of their course handicap. Course Handicaps for women will be adjusted accordingly.  The number of qualifying spots available at each qualifying site will be determined based on the total number of entrants and the final field at each site.  Final numbers of spots will be available from the Committee on the day of qualifying. Players will be playing to June 1, 2021 Indexes. Qualifiers will advance to the championship at Poppy Hills GC & Pacific Grove GC, June 28-29, 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. 


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:

If you wish to play a practice round you must make reservations by calling the golf shop at thenumber listed above. Practice rounds are subject to availability.


Cart Fee Information:

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


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.


Local Rules / Scorecards:

All paperwork will be available for players on or before Tuesday, June 1st via the links below:

  • Notice to Players C/Z - Z/M (Local Rules)
  • Scorecards (scorecards are available to print as a convenience for players, but have no Rules status)


No paper materials will be provided or available on site.


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. You, the player, are responsible for knowing this information.


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.


Rules Information:                                       

The Rules of Golf effective January 2019 is in effect and are supplemented by the 2021 CGA Hard Card. The Committee will provide any additional Local Rules needed at the qualifying site. It is the player’s responsibility to know the conditions of the competition.


Scoring: Players MUST 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 if you have any questions after your round. 


Prohibition on Certain Types of Shoes:                 

The Local Rule as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. Model Local Rule G-7.



Any questions concerning this event should be directed to the NCGA Rules and Competitions Office at 831-625-4653.