ENTRY PROCEDURE: Contestants, including exempt players, shall apply on official OGA entry blank, or online at OHIOGOLF.org. Entry fee refund available only for medical reasons after deadline date, May 24, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Late or incomplete applications not accepted. No telephone or fax entries.
APPLICANTS: Must be (1) a resident of Ohio of the state of Ohio or in the case of a minor, their parent/legal guardian must be a resident, attending a college or university in Ohio, active military based in Ohio. (2) Determined by exemptions listed elsewhere in this application; or (3) Non members of OGA clubs may enter using entry form. All entrants must have a 5.6 WHS handicap index or better. In order to pay the member fee, entrants must have their WHS handicap established through an OGA member club. A list of member
clubs can be found at OHIOGOLF.org. A resident is defined as meeting four (4) of the nine (9). 1. Ownership or leasing of Ohio residence 2. Proof of payment of utilities at property for which residency is being claimed 3.Ohio homestead exemption declared on residence 4. Place of employment in Ohio 5.Ohio Driver’s License 6.Ohio Vehicle registration 7. Ohio address listed on federal income tax return filed by player 8. Has a WHS handicap at a golf club in Ohio. 9. Voter registration in Ohio.
EXEMPTIONS: All former OGA Amateur Champions
- Low 20 finishers in 2020 Amateur, including ties
- 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 Ohio Mid-Am Champions
- Top 10 and ties from the 2020 Ohio Mid Amateur Championship
- 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 Ohio Junior Champions
- 2021, 2020, 2019 Ohio Senior Amateur Champions
- 2020, 2019, 2018 Ohio Four-Ball Overall Gross Champions
- 2021 GCGA Met Champion, 2021 MVGA Metro Men’s Champion, 2021 NEOA Champion-Amateur only, 2021 CDGA Amateur Champion.
- Low 1000 and ties from the last World Amateur Golf Ranking of week 53, 2020.
CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION: Six sectional qualifiers—
Championship field is 144. 18 holes, Tuesday, July 27, 8:00 am start.
18 holes, Wednedsay, July 28, 8:00 am start. Field cut to 60 and ties.
18 holes, Thursday, July 29, 8:00 am start. Field cut to 40 and ties.
18 holes, Friday, July 30, 8:00 am start. Low 20 exempt for 2022 Ohio Amateur at Maketewah CC.
Awards to winner and runner-up. Top 10 will win trophies.
SECTIONAL QUALIFIERS: A contestant, not exempt, may compete at one qualifier.
REGISTRATION: All qualifiers are required to register at Avalon Golf & CC, Monday, July 26. A player may call the OGA to pre-register, if he is unable to get to Avalon Lakes Golf & CC on Monday. If a player fails to register, his spot will be given to an alternate. Club may allow alternate practice times, but will charge appropriate fees.
PRACTICE ROUND: Monday, July 26. NO PRE-ARRANGED PRACTICE ROUNDS. An online tee sheet will be emailed to players after the last qualifier. Players will be able to book their own practice round tee time and group.
CADDIES: A player must not have another player who has or will compete in the same round as his or her caddie during the round. Penalty for a breach of Local Rule: The player gets the general penalty for each hole during which he or she is helped by such a caddie. If the breach happens or continues between two holes, the player gets the general penalty for the next hole. Modern Local Rule 8H.
Avalon Golf & CC does not have a caddie program.
SHOES: During a round, a player must not wear shoes with
•Traditional spikes - that is, spikes having single or multiple points designed to penetrate deeply into the surface of the ground, regardless of whether made of metal, ceramic,
plastic or other materials.
•Spikes of any design that are entirely or partially made of metal, if such metal may come in contact with the course.
TRANSPORTATION: (Ohio Amateur and Junior) Players must not ride on any form of motorized transportation during a
stipulated round except as authorized or later approved by
the Committee. See Modern Local Rule G-6 for additional
information and penalty.
SPECIFICATIONS OF CLUBS AND THE BALL
•List of Conforming Driver Heads: Local Rules as prescribed
in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect.
Model Local Rules G-1.
•List of Conforming Golf Balls: Local Rule as prescribed in
Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect.
Model Local Rule G-3.
PAIRINGS: Pairings will be emailed to all contestants and posted to ohiogolf.org. All entries shall be deemed to by invitation are subject to OGA Board acceptance.
LUNCH: Buffet Lunch included in entry fee Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for contestants.
SCHEDULE OF SECTIONAL QUALIFYING ROUNDS
18 HOLE STROKE PLAY • APPROX. 105 PLAYERS TO QUALIFY
Entrant may only enter one qualifier.
JUNE 1: NCR COUNTRY CLUB, NORTH COURSE, DAYTON, OHIO
Practice round fee, not including cart, $40. Contact club for availability 937-643-6940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNE 1: ELYRIA COUNTRY CLUB, ELYRIA, OHIO
Practice round fee, including cart, $50.
Contact club for availability 440-323-8225
JUNE 1: HERITAGE GOLF CLUB, HILLIARD OHIO
Practice round fee, not including cart: $50.
Contact the club for availability, 614-684-7102
JUNE 11: SHAWNEE COUNTRY CLUB, LIMA, OHIO
Practice round fee, including cart: $30.
JUNE 5TH OR 6TH AFTER 2:00
Call 419-229-4801 to make a tee time.
JULY 1: LOSANTIVILE COUNTRY CLUB, CINCINNATI, OHIO
Practice Round fee, not including cart: $50 weekday,
Contact club for availability, 513-366-4080.
JULY 6: PORTAGE COUNTRY CLUB, AKRON, OHIO
Practice round fee, including cart: $80.
Contact the club for availability, 330-836-8565