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 22, 2022, 11:59 p.m. All refunds are subject to a $15 service fee. Late or incomplete applications not accepted. No telephone or fax entries. All entries shall be deemed by invitation and are subject to OGA Board acceptance.
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 2021 Amateur, including ties
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 Ohio Mid-Am Champions
Top 10 and ties from the 2021 Ohio Mid Amateur Championship
2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 Ohio Junior Champions
2022, 2021, 2020 Ohio Senior Amateur Champions
2021, 2020, 2019 Ohio Four-Ball Overall Gross Champions
2022 GCGA Met Champion, 2021 MVGA Metro Men’s Champion, 2022 NEOA Champion-Amateur only, 2022 CDGA Amateur Champion.
Low 1000 and ties from the last World Amateur Golf Ranking of week 52, 2021.
CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION: Six sectional qualifiers—
Championship field is 144. 18 holes, Tuesday, July 26, 8:00 am start.
18 holes, Wednesday, July 27, 8:00 am start. Field cut to 60 and ties.
18 holes, Thursday, July 28, 7:45 am start. Field cut to 40 and ties.
18 holes, Friday, July 29, 7:45 am start.
Low 20 exempt for 2023 Ohio Amateur at Canterbury GC.
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 and exempt players are required to register at Maketewah CC, Monday, July 25. A player may call the OGA to pre-register, if he is unable to get to Maketewah CC on Monday. If a player fails to register, his spot will be given to an alternate.
PRACTICE ROUND: Monday, July 25. 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.
Maketewah has a caddie program. Contact Adam Johnston, Caddie Manager to arrange a caddie. email@example.com
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.
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.
MAY 26: CHAGRIN VALLEY CC, CHAGRIN FALLS, OHIO
Practice round fee, including cart. $75.
Contact the club for availability, 440-248-4314
MAY 31: DAYTON CC, DAYTON, OHIO
Practice round fee, including cart: $50.
Practice rounds must be played after 1:00 pm on May 22nd, 29th, and 30th. Contact the club for availability no earlier than May 15th, 937-294-3352
JUNE 13: FINDLAY CC, FINDLAY, OHIO
Practice round fee, including cart: $77
June 8-10 after 2:00 p.m. and June 12 after 2:00 p.m.
Contact the club for availablity, 419-422-9263
JUNE 20: PINNACLE GC, GROVE CITY, OHIO
Practice round fee, not including cart: $50
Contact the club for availability, 614-539-3050
JUNE 28: SQUAW CREEK GC, YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO
Practice round fee, not including cart $50
Contact the club for availability, 330-539-5103
JUNE 29: LOSANTIVILE CC, CINCINNATI, OHIO
Practice round fee, not including cart: $50 on weekdays and after 3:00 pm on weekends. $75 before 3:00 pm on weekends.
Contact the club for availability, 513-366-4080.