Jeremy Wexler, Director of Golf
1260 Palouse Ridge Dr
(509) 335-4342 – Golf Shop
Follow the link for pairings, live scoring, results and player information. You can also access the portal by using the USGA Tournament Management app on your mobile device. To access the portals, login using the following GGID: PNGAJRBOYS21 and PNGAJRGIRLS21
All contestants MUST sign the participant waiver prior to arriving at the championship. The waiver will be emailed to all contestants to sign digitally.
Field will be limited to the first 96 qualified boys’ entrants and 48 qualified girls’ entrants. Entries will be accepted according to the time of receipt of entry and entry fee in addition to exempt players and Presidential Invitees.
Entry applications, along with the appropriate fee, must be completed or received by the PNGA by
4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 26, 2021.
Refunds due to cancellation before the close of entry are subject to a $10 service charge. After the close of entry and up until round one pairings are released, refunds for documented and approved medical reasons are subject to a $25 service charge. No refund for any reason will be issued after round one pairings have been released.
Note: Players who cancel and are replaced by a player on the waiting list will only be subject to a $10 service fee.
Course yardage is subject to change based on weather/course conditions. Hole-by-hole yardages are posted on the championship portals and will be emailed to players.
Course Yardage – Boys: 7,012 yards, par-70.
Course Yardage – Girls: 6,279 yards, par-71.
All contestants must register in person with the PNGA at Palouse Ridge GC prior to starting round one play. Registration will be located inside the pavilion during the below times.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
MONDAY, AUGUST 16 from 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
STARTING TIMES AND PAIRINGS
Stroke play starting times for Monday, August 16 and Tuesday, August 17 will be posted on the championships portal and emailed to players on Monday, August 2. Preferred starting times and pairing requests will not be accepted.
STROKE PLAY: 36-hole stroke play to determine the 32 boys’ and 16 girls’ qualifiers for match play. A tie for the last qualifier’s place will be decided immediately by a hole-by-hole play-off after the final group finishes on Tuesday, August 17.
MONDAY, AUGUST 16: Round 1 – Stroke Play Qualifying
Starting times from the #1 tee: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (BOYS)
Starting times from the #1 tee: 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (GIRLS)
TUESDAY, AUGUST 17: Round 2 – Stroke Play Qualifying
Starting times from the #1 tee: 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (GIRLS)
Starting times from the #1 tee: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (BOYS)
MATCH PLAY: A draw based on qualifying scores will be used. 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 performance in the play-off.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18:
Starting times from the #1 tee: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. (BOYS - Round of 32)
Starting times from the #1 tee: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (GIRLS – Round of 16)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18:
Starting times from the #1 tee: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (BOYS - Round of 16)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19:
Starting times from the #1 tee: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. (BOYS - Quarterfinals)
Starting times from the #1 tee: 8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. (GIRLS – Quarterfinals)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19:
Starting times from the #1 tee: 12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. (BOYS - Semifinals)
Starting times from the #1 tee: 12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (GIRLS – Semifinals)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 20:
Starting times at 7:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (BOYS – 36-hole Final Match)
Starting times at 7:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. (BOYS – 36-hole Final Match)
All contestants may play one complimentary practice round prior to the championship. Practice rounds will be available on Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15. All starting times are based on availability and at the discretion of the golf shop staff. Practice rounds may be scheduled starting on Tuesday, July 27 after the entry deadline. Tee times can be made by calling the golf shop at
The practice range will be open with hosted warm up balls from 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Range balls will be available for purchase from 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with the range closing at dark.
FOOD SERVICE (NO-HOST)
The Round Top Public House will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. for grab-and-go breakfast, snack, and beverage items. Full menu service will be available from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday - Friday.
All contestants will receive a hosted lunch on Monday and Tuesday. Players who advance to match play will receive a hosted lunch on each day that they advance.
The PNGA will provide bottled water and snacks during the championship. Coolers will be at multiple locations on the golf course.
METHODS OF PAYMENT
All major credit cards and cash.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The golf shop will be open from 6:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. each day.
Palouse Ridge GC does not have a clubhouse locker room.
The Local Rule prohibiting the use of motorized transportation for competitors as prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect.
A shuttle will be provided to players from #9 green to #10 tee.
To provide an equal championship platform for all competitors, the use of carts by spectators is not permitted by the PNGA.
CHAMPIONSHIP ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABLED SPECTATORS
The PNGA is committed to providing an enjoyable spectator experience for people with disabilities at PNGA championships. Requests from spectators seeking transportation onto the golf course due to a permanent disability, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), should be submitted one week in advance to the PNGA Championship Department. While spectator carts may not always be available at each site, the PNGA will make every effort to accommodate these requests when available.
Generally, an ADA covered disability is defined as a “physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual”. See, 42 USCA §12102. Spectators with a “temporary” injury or impairment that is not an ADA disability will not be allowed use of a golf cart under this Policy.
Spectators with transportation needs must contact the PNGA Championship Department prior to the championship. This full policy is available at the following link: thepnga.org/championship-home/championship-policies/
Galleries are permitted during the championship and may include parents and other relatives, golf professionals, etc. of a contestant. Contestants will ultimately be held responsible for the actions of gallery members.
Galleries must keep their distance from contestants at all times during a stipulated round of at least 25 yards and walking in the rough is recommended so as not to interfere with play. Coaching, intimidation or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. Those violating this condition will immediately be asked to leave the golf course and may be refused gallery privileges and may also subject the player to being disqualified.
Pull carts are permitted but will be not be available onsite for rent.
Caddies are permitted, but host club caddies will not be available. EXCEPTION: A player's caddie must not have reached their nineteenth birthday on the day in which they caddie.
A) Stroke Play – A crystal medallion will be awarded to the lowest qualifying scorer. In the event of a tie for Medalist honors, a duplicate medal will be awarded.
B) Match Play – Crystal awards will be awarded to the champion, runner-up, semifinalists and quarterfinalists (boys championship only). The champions’ names will be engraved on the respective perpetual trophies.
C) Hole-In-One and Eagle Awards – Awards will be given to any contestant who scores a hole-in-one
during either the stroke or match play portion of the championship. Awards for eagles will be presented to any contestant who scores an eagle during the 36-hole stroke play qualifying.
- Champion: 4 Stars
- Runner-up & Semifinalists: 1 Star
- Champion: 4 Stars
- Runner-up: 1 Star
A brief awards presentation ceremony will take place immediately following the final matches on Friday, August 20 at approximately 4:30 p.m.
The 2021 PNGA Junior Boys’ and Girls’ Amateur Champions will receive an exemption into the 2022 championship.
GHIN SCORE POSTING
The PNGA will post stroke play competition scores for all players to the USGA GHIN System. Players are responsible for posting their match play scores.
Players and caddies must be neat in appearance with respect to personal grooming and clothing while on host club property. The PNGA Dress Code Policy is available at the following link: thepnga.org/championship-home/championship-policies/ and will be provided to all players, along with any additional measures required by the host club, in the Player Memorandum.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The PNGA expects all contestants, caddies, gallery, and guests to exhibit proper conduct and behavior on the golf course and anywhere on club property during a PNGA championship. Unbecoming conduct or behavior may be grounds for immediate disqualification, at any time, from any PNGA event. The following are some examples of unbecoming conduct or behavior:
- Repeated use of loud, abusive, and/or profane language
- Throwing and/or breaking equipment (club, ball, etc.) in anger or frustration
- Damaging host club, PNGA, and/or fellow contestant property
- Public criticism or verbal abuse of host club, officials, volunteers or staff, and/or PNGA volunteers, staff or fellow contestants
- Potential endangerment of others
- Intentionally violating stated club policy
- Violation of PNGA Dress Code and/or Footwear Policy
- Other conduct deemed unbecoming
The Committee in charge of the competition shall be the sole judge of determining Conduct Code violations.
After the entry deadline and during play of the championship, players must notify the PNGA and state his/her need to withdraw. Entrants who unofficially withdraw (by not notifying the PNGA or without having sufficient reason) will not be granted entry into any future PNGA Championship for a minimum of two years.
PACE OF PLAY POLICY
LOCAL RULES AND TERMS OF THE COMPETITION
Players are encouraged to be familiar with the PNGA’s 2021 Local Rules and Terms of the Competition, which will be in effect at all championships.
PROHIBITED USE OF AUDIO EQUIPMENT
Rule 4.3 is modified in this way: During a round, a player is not allowed to use an electronic device to listen to music or other audio (such as podcasts or the like), including by using speakers, headphones or earbuds. Penalty for breach of Local Rule - see Rule 4.3.
The PNGA has negotiated deals and many local host hotels for PLAYER LODGING.
Additionally, players can use OGA Travel Savings, IGA Travel Benefits, or WA Golf Rewards to search for discounted hotels in Sandpoint, ID. You will be prompted to login or create an account through your respective association using your GHIN #, which will allow a search of discounted hotels.