4th Women’s Cosmopolitan Four Ball
June 26 & 27, 2023
Alliance Country Club
One Best Ball of Two. 95% course handicap for net best ball.
Field: The field will be limited to 30 two-person teams (60 players).
Maximum Team Handicap: Maximum combined team handicap of 60.
Tees: All Players play from the same tees, approximately 5,300 yards
Players must sign up as a team, no individual entries.
Flights. There will be a Championship and Net Division. The Championship Division is gross scoring only. If there are enough teams the event will be pre-flighted based on combined team handicaps.
Invitations are extended to amateur female golfers who have a current GHIN Handicap Index® not exceeding 30.0. Players, who play as a team, do not have to be from Ohio, the same club, state, country, etc.
Age: The Player's date of birth and age are required on all WOSGA entry forms.
Amateur Status: All players must conform to the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by the United States Golf Association and The R&A. If the player is receiving expenses from sources other than family members to participate in this competition, please refer to the Rules of Amateur StatusÒ (Rule 4).
Handicap/Priority/Field Size: A player's eligibility is determined by their GHIN Handicap Index® in effect on the date their entry is submitted. First come, first serve. If the field is full before the closing date, entrants will be placed on the Wait List kept by WOSGA. WOSGA reserves the right to change field size at any time and select players based on GHIN Handicap Index®.
Code of Conduct: The WOSGA may reject an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel from the Championship, and/or suspend a player from future championships if the player engages in conduct detrimental to the integrity and image of the game of golf and/or Club or member confidence in the WOSGA. Such behavior may include, but is not limited to, damage to the golf course or the player's equipment, verbal or physical abuse of spectators, officials, volunteers, or staff, blatant or excessive profanity, disorderly behavior, failure to abide by Club rules, violation of the WOSGA's Sportsmanship Policy or any other unbecoming conduct. See WOSGA Conditions of Competition and Local Rules, effective January 1, 2023.
Corrections: Under Rule 20.2, if a player is found to be ineligible before, during, or after the competition is final, the competition results will be corrected. There will be no time limit on correcting the competition results when a player who has competed in the competition is found to be ineligible.
Equipment Used for Medical Reasons: WOSGA adheres to the USGA's Equipment Permitted for Medical Reasons. Players who wish to request permission to use a medical device due to a medical condition or injury and proceed under Rule 4.3b(1) of the Rules of Golf must submit their request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The request must be dated no later than three days after the player's entry form and fee are postmarked. WOSGA must be notified of a later diagnosis as soon as possible before the event.
Gender Policy: The WOSGA follows the USGA's Gender Policy. Documentation must be submitted in triplicate via overnight or first-class mail in an envelope marked "Confidential" and addressed to WOSGA Chief Legal Officer, Debra J. McNichols, 48 W. Whittier, Columbus, OH 43206, and be received by WOSGA Counsel no later than three (3) days after the close of entries for the specific championship.
Completion of Play: The competition shall be deemed to have closed when the Championship trophy has been presented or the scores have been certified by the WOSGA Executive Committee.
Withdrawal from the Championship: Players must contact the WOSGA Tournament Director Shirley Vaughn via email at email@example.com to withdraw from the Championship. Voicemails will not be accepted. After the start of the Championship, a player must have the consent of the WOSGA Tournament Director or a designated WOSGA committee member to withdraw from the Championship. Consent may be obtained via email or in person. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from future WOSGA competitions. Do not contact the host club personnel to withdraw.
ENTRIES: PROCEDURE & FORM, REFUNDS, FEE, and CLOSING DATE
Entry Procedure: Contestants can apply online at www.wosga.org or www.ohiogolf.org or the official WOSGA entry blank. Entry fee refund available only for medical reasons after deadline date, June 5, 2023, 11:59 p.m. All refunds are subject to a $15 service fee. Late or incomplete applications not accepted. No telephone or fax entries. Any entry fee paid by a participant on the Wait List who is not accepted into the Championship will be refunded in full. All entries shall be deemed by invitation and are subject to WOSGA Executive Committee acceptance.
Withdraw: Online withdraw through www.wosga.org or www.ohiogolf.org or for a player with paper entry, contact a WOSGA Tournament Director or OGA office to withdraw from the Championship. No voicemails will be accepted.
Online Application Questions: Online registration is hosted by the Ohio Golf Association (OGA), 614-698-0014.
$450 per team
The entry fee includes driving range balls, carts during the event, lunch on the final day and prizes.
ENTRIES CLOSE on WEDNESDAY JUNE 5, 2023 11:59 P.M.
Sunday, June 25
Registration is between 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.
Practice Rounds - starting at 1:00 P.M.
Monday, June 26
First Round - 10:00 A.M. - Tee times from #1
Tuesday, June 27
Second Round - 8:30 A.M.
Tee times from #1
*Due to weather conditions, tee times may change, and/or the tournament format/length may be modified at the Tournament Director's discretion. Tee times available on-site or online at www.wosga.org.
If unforeseen circumstances prohibit tournament play, the WOSGA reserves the right to modify the event's format, duration, and play dates solely at their discretion and without considering the impact on the field. No refunds shall be issued for shortened or modified events due to unforeseen circumstances, including canceled or incomplete rounds or meals.
The WOSGA invites all players to enjoy a buffet lunch at Alliance Country Club on Tuesday June 27, 2023. The costs are included in the entry fee. All other guests may purchase food and beverage directly from the Club.
Pro shop credit will be offered for prizes.
- Team Champion and Runner-up
- Winner and second place.
Individual Handicap Indexes will be converted to Course Handicaps for Alliance County Club for net scoring before the championship.
For weather-shortened events, the number of holes played, and the number of awards presented may be modified. WOSGA reserves the right to alter the number of prizes awarded based on field size and for weather-shortened events.
RULES OF GOLF; CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION; SCHEDULES; DECISIONS
Play will be governed by The Rules of Golf as approved by the United States Golf Association and R&A Rules Limited. Questions will be settled by the on-site Rules Committee or WOSGA Executive Committee, whose decision will be final. WOSGA's Conditions of Competition and Local Rules are in effect and available at https://www.wosga.org/policies. The WOSGA Executive Committee reserves the right to alter any of the Conditions, Local Rules, Provisions, and Schedules herein, available at www.wosga.org, or provided as supplemental information for the Championship.
PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION; BROADCASTING
I understand that the WOSGA or its designees, may record, film, photograph, or otherwise capture my likeness, image, voice, biography, references to me, my quoted statements, and my play in the Championship (the foregoing, together with my name, my "Appearance"). In consideration of the opportunity to participate in the Championship, by submitting this Application, I grant (and/or have the authority to grant to the WOSGA in the case of a parent/guardian of a minor or other authorized representative submitting the Application on my behalf) to the WOSGA, and its licensees, successors and assigns, the perpetual, transferable, assignable, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable right to use my Appearance, in whole or in part, in all manner (including exhibition, distribution, reproduction, publication, display, broadcast, transmission or otherwise), and media now known or hereafter invented or discovered, and for any purpose whatsoever. The rights granted herein include, without limitation, the right to use the Appearance, or portions thereof, in promotion of the Championship and future championships through any of the foregoing means of distribution, as well as in the design, manufacture and distribution of merchandise related to the Championship or other championships, that include elements of my Appearance. The WOSGA is not obligated to use my Appearance in any matter, and materials embodying any aspect of my Appearance do not need be submitted to me for approval. I release and discharge the WOSGA, its licensees, successors and assigns from any claims arising from use of my Appearance, including claims for misrepresentation of me, my character, or my person by any means. As between the WOSGA and me, the WOSGA shall own all right, title and interest, including the copyright(s), in and to any works created by the WOSGA, its licensees, successors and assigns, that include all or a portion of my Appearance. This grant shall be binding on my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and the successors and assigns of the WOSGA. I hereby waive all privacy, publicity, defamation, libel, and proprietary rights relating to the Appearance as used by the WOSGA in conjunction with these terms.
Players are required to cooperate with representatives of the media; however, no pre-Championship activities outside of those activities which are part of the Championship will be required. Authorized representatives of the media will not interfere with the player's Championship play in an unreasonable manner.
Registration is on Sunday, June 25, 2023, between 11:00 A.M and 3:00 P.M. Players who do not show up for their tee time forfeit their entry fee and will be ineligible to play in WOGSA events for one year. If a player must withdraw on the day of the championship, please contact the Tournament Director.
Practice round times should be played on Sunday, June 25, 2023, between 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. The practice round fee is $75 and includes cart and green fees. Please call the pro shop at (330) 821-2828 after Sunday, May 21 to schedule your practice round. For those living within a 60-mile radius of the Club, a practice round may be arranged two weeks before the tournament.
AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION; WALKING
Contestants may carry their clubs, use a pull cart, ride in a cart, or use a caddy during a stipulated round.
Players shall abide by the host club's dress code. Failure to do so may result in a player's inability to be present on the property, which may lead to disqualification.
It is a condition of the competition that shoes with traditionally designed spikes (regardless of composition, i.e., ceramic, plastic, etc.) or spikes, regardless of design, comprised either entirely or partially of metal are prohibited. Penalty for breach of this condition is disqualification.
In case of a tie for the lowest score for the Championship Division's Team and Individual competition, the winner shall be determined immediately by a sudden-death playoff. All other ties are broken by comparison of the scorecard determining the winner based on the score for the last nine holes, last six holes, last three holes, and finally, the 18th hole. If there is still a tie, then the last six holes, three holes, and the final hole of the first nine holes will be considered in turn. If this process does not result in a winner, the winner will be chosen by chance (such as tossing a coin). If a multi-tee start is used, then the last nine holes, last six holes, etc." are holes 10-18, 13-18, etc. If the round is less than 18 holes, the number of holes used in matching scores may be adjusted. For weather-shortened events, the total number of holes played may be modified.
SUBSTITUTIONS; WAIT LIST
Substitutions: If a player withdraws before or on the first day of the Championship before playing their first stroke, substitution is allowable. The WOSGA keeps a list of alternates (Wait List). Vacancies in the field are offered to an alternate in order of the lowest Team GHIN Handicap Index®. Any tie for the last spot in the field by an alternate is settled by chance, using a drawing of the lot.
ACCEPTANCE INTO THE CHAMPIONSHIP
WOSGA may reject, at their discretion, an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel from the Championship, or suspend a player from future championships for any reason including, improper withdrawal from the Championship, failure to provide requested information such as proof of your state of residency or club affiliation, or unbecoming conduct. See WOSGA Conditions of Competition and Local Rules, effective January 1, 2023. All entries are subject to acceptance by the WOSGA. WOSGA may reject an entry without reason and shall not be required by the applicant to provide a cause.
PAYMENT; FOOD SERVICE
Alliance Country Club will accept cash and credit card for other goods and services not included in the Championship's entry fee. No personal checks will be accepted.
The Cosmo 4 Ball is hosted by the Women’s Ohio State Golf Association (WOSGA): Shirley Vaughn, (330) firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is hosted by the Ohio Golf Association (OGA), 614-698-0014.
NOTICE REGARDING COVID
WOSGA is undertaking all possible measures to limit the exposure of players to COVID-19. Each player is responsible for understanding and complying with any travel restrictions and quarantine requirements and recommendations before registering for a specific championship and at the time of the competition. Please familiarize yourself with the requirements and guidelines for any county you may be traveling to or from. Failure to adhere to guidelines published by the WOSGA conducting the Championship may result in the withdrawal of the players' entry and removal from the course. Withdrawal fees or loss of entry fee will apply, dependent on the situation. All players accepted into the field will be required to follow all mitigation measures implemented by WOSGA concerning COVID-19. These requirements are on the WOSGA website (wosga.org) and are a Condition of Competition for all players.