88th New England Amateur Championship

July 18-20, 2017

Metacomet Country Club


Player Information


Metacomet Country Club

500 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, East Providence, RI 02914

(401) 438-1122


Practice Round: Players may schedule a tee time by contacting the golf shop and acknowledging himself as a player in the field. A manditory fee of $60 is required whether a player takes a cart or walks during his round. Official practice round date is Monday, July 17.


Telephone Number:               Golf Shop: (401) 438-1122                             Head Golf Professional: CJ Talbert, PGA


Withdrawals:  Please advise the NEGA office immediately at (774) 430-9016 if you are unable to compete. If there is a need to contact the NEGA staff after the close of business on Monday, July 17, please call Laura Nochta at (513) 800-7948 or reach her via email at lnochta@mgalinks.org.


Format: 72 holes, stroke play. A cut will be made after 36 holes - top 40 players and ties will advance to the final day.


Policies and Procedures: Please refer to the NEGA Policies and Procedures Page


Caddies/Automotive Transportation: Golf carts are only permitted during the practice round. Players are allowed caddies, but push carts are NOT permitted at Metacomet CC.


Distance Devices:  The use of distance measuring devices is permitted.


Starting Times/Schedule: 

        Tuesday (RD 1) - morning wave beginning at 8:00 am off of both 1 & 10, afternoon wave beginning at 12:30 pm off of both 1 & 10.

        Wednesday (RD 2) - morning wave beginning at 8:00 am off of both 1 & 10, afternoon wave beginning at 12:30 pm off of both 1 & 10.

        Thursday (RD 3 & 4)  - morning starting times beginning at 8:00 am off of both 1 & 10, round 2 beginining at approximately 1:00 pm off of both 1 & 10.


Competition Tees/Yardage: The competition will be played from the BLACK tees (Approx. 6,400 yards; par 70).


Golf Shop and Practice Facilities:  The golf shop and practice green will be available at 7:00 am on the days of competition. Metacomet CC does not have a driving range, please plan accordingly.


Public driving ranges in the area:


Atlantic Golf Center

754 Newport Ave

Attleboro, MA 02703


(508) 761-5484

(will open at 7:00 am Tuesday-Thursday)

Button Hole
One Button Hole Drive, Suite One
Providence, RI 02909




Food and Beverage: The NEGA will provide a complimentary lunch for players only each day of competition. Players should check in at regiseration each day to collect a lunch ticket which will allow them access to the buffet located in the banquet room. Lunch will be served from 11 - 3 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On Monday's practice round day, the club will have a limited menu available for players/caddies/etc. to purchase (CASH ONLY). This limited menu will also be available during tournament rounds for caddies, families, spectators, etc (CASH ONLY).


Prizes: The winner will receive the Harry B. McCracken, Jr. Trophy, and a gold medal. Top 10 finishers will receive merchandise certificates. Merchandise certificates only redeemable at the host club.


Hotel Information:
Hampton Inn Seekonk 
1030 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, Ma 02771

Clarion Inn Providence/Seekonk 
940 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, Ma 02771


Official-in-Charge: Sandy Dowling