There are two divisions (Championship and Non-Championship).
Comprised of entrants with an up-to-date Handicap Index of 6.0 or less and those that declare Championship. Golfers will participate in an 18-hole stroke play qualifier to determine the 16-player Championship match play bracket. Remaining golfers placed in the Founders bracket for match play.
Non-Championship Division (Senior Gross Flight and Net Flights)
The Non-Championship Division consists of a Senior Gross Flight and Net Flights.
Senior Gross Flight is reserved for those golfers 49 and older with an up-to-date Handicap Index of 6.0 or less and any others meeting the age requirement that declare Senior Gross. They first compete in an 18-hole stroke play qualifier to determine seeds for the match play portion.
Net Flights will be comprised of those golfers with an up-to-date Handicap Index exceeding 6.0 that choose not to declare for either the Championship Division or Senior Gross Flight. These golfers will be flighted based on Handicap Index and begin play with an 18-hole qualifier to determine seeds in their respective match play brackets. Both the qualifier and subsequent matches will be based on Net scoring.
Championship Division (See Divisions Above)
Entrant must be a member of NWAGA or either a) a female member of Nebraska Junior Golf or b) a college student as defined in item c or d of the residency clause below. Entrant must also be a resident of Nebraska (see below) with an up-to-date USGA Handicap Index® issued by a “member club” of the Nebraska Golf Association. All players must conform to the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by the United States Golf Association and The R&A.
Non-Championship Division (See Divisions Above)
Entrant must be a member of NWAGA or a female member of Nebraska Junior Golf. Entrant must also be a resident of Nebraska (see below) with an up-to-date USGA Handicap Index® issued by a “member club” of the Nebraska Golf Association. All players must conform to the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by the United States Golf Association and The R&A.
Residency: An individual is considered a resident of Nebraska if they: a) maintain either a primary or a secondary residence in Nebraska, or b) are an active duty member of the United States Military stationed in Nebraska, or c) are a student physically attending college in Nebraska within a time period four-months prior to the event, or d) are a graduate of a Nebraska high school attending an out-of-state college. If these criteria are in question, the NWAGA Tournament Committee shall render any final decision.
Code of Conduct: The NGA and/or NWAGA 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 public confidence in the NGA and/or NWAGA. Such conduct 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, or any other unbecoming conduct.
ENTRIES: FORM, FEE, CLOSING DATE
72 players eligible based on order of entry. All players must file an on-line entry application through the NGA web site (www.nebgolf.org). In addition to golf, entry fee includes use of the practice facility and player luncheons on Monday and Tuesday.
Entry fee of $105 must be paid by every player. Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if the NGA or NWAGA is notified (402-505-4653, x103) before the close of entries. After the close of entries, fee will be refunded in the event of a medical condition, if requested before the first day of competition. No refund for any reason after that. A $15 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.
ENTRY APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NGA NO LATER THAN 5 P.M. C.D.T. ON MONDAY, JULY 13, 2020.
Entries may be accepted after the deadline, if field is not full, at the discretion of NGA/NWAGA.
Competition will be in two stages.
A) Stroke Play – 18-holes stroke play to determine Championship Division qualifiers for match play brackets. And Non-Championship Division (Senior Gross Flight and Net Flights) seeds for match play. A tie for the last qualifier’s place in the Championship bracket will be decided immediately by a hole-by-hole play-off.
MONDAY A.M., JULY 20, 18-holes.
B) Match Play – General numerical draw will be used. For purposes of determining places in the draw, ties in qualifying rounds will be decided by a blind draw, except that places of those participating in a play-off will be determined by the order on the public scoreboard summary and by performance in the play-off.
MONDAY P.M., JULY 20, Session One, 18-holes.
TUESDAY A.M., JULY 21, Session Two, 18-holes.
TUESDAY P.M., JULY 21, Session Three, 18-holes.
WEDNESDAY A.M., JULY 22, Session Four (Finals), 18-holes.
COURSE (subject to change)
Championship Division: 5,711 Yards, Par 72; Course Rating 74.0, Slope Rating 128
Non-Championship Division: 5,022 Yards, Par 72; Course Rating 70.3, Slope Rating 116
Championship Division: Champion – custody of the traveling trophy, trophy and medal; Runner-Up – trophy and medal; Qualifying Medalist – medal; Other Flight Winners - Trophy; Merchandise prizes – to be announced.
Non-Championship Division: Senior Gross Flight Winner – trophy; Senior Gross Qualifying Medalist – medal; Senior Gross Merchandise Prizes – to be announced; Net Flight Winners – Trophy; Net Flight Merchandise Prizes – to be announced.
RULES OF GOLF; CLOSE OF COMPETITION
Play will be governed by the Rules of Golf as approved by the United States Golf Association and The R&A Rules Limited. Questions shall be settled by the on-site Rules Committee, whose decision shall be final. The competition is final when the trophy has been presented to the winner or, in the absence of a prize ceremony, when all scores have been approved by the Committee.
GOLF BALLS; DRIVER HEADS
Only brands of golf balls on the most current List of Conforming Golf Balls and driver heads on the most current List of Conforming Driver Heads may be used. Updated lists may be found on the USGA website at www.usga.org or by contacting the USGA Equipment Standards Department at (908) 234-2300. See Model Local Rules G-1 and G-3.
The Local Rule as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. Model Local Rule G-7.
A player may provide her own caddie. If she wishes the host club to furnish a caddie, she should ask the NGA because sufficient caddies may not be available at the host club.
Automotive is permitted.
PUBLICITY and PROMOTION; BROADCASTING
I understand that NGA/NWAGA 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 NGA/NWAGA in the case of a parent/guardian of a minor or other authorized representative submitting the Application on my behalf) to NGA/NWAGA, 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. NGA/NWAGA 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 NGA/NWAGA, 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 NGA/NWAGA and me, NGA/NWAGA shall own all right, title and interest, including the copyright(s), in and to any works created by NGA/NWAGA, 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 NGA/NWAGA. I hereby waive all privacy, publicity, defamation, libel, and proprietary rights relating to the Appearance as used by NGA/NWAGA 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.
Scores will be posted for handicap purposes. Players should not post these scores individually.
Complete details on practice rounds will be available on both the championship web site and in the player memorandum.
Information concerning accommodations is available on the championship web site.
Players must be neat in appearance with respect to personal grooming and clothing.
LOCAL RULES; TERMS OF THE COMPETITION; SCHEDULES
NGA/NWAGA or the on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the Local Rules, Terms of the Competition, provisions and/or schedules herein. The decision of NGA/NWAGA or the on-site Rules Committee in any matter will be final.
Information on the Championship will be e-mailed after the close of entries. If you have not received information within two days of the Championship, it is your responsibility to contact NGA/NWAGA (402 505-4653). Tournament information will also be available on the championship site accessible through the NGA website, www.nebgolf.org.