WASHINGTON STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION
92nd MEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER
THE HOME COURSE
JULY 23, 2018
QUALIFYING SPOTS AVAILABLE
The field is comprised of 102 players who will compete for *35 spots into the championship proper at Gamble Sands on August 7-9, 2018. In the event of a tie for the final qualifying spots, a hole-by-hole playoff will be used to determine the outcome and will begin immediately after regulation play has been completed. *Note – The number of spots available is subject to change.
Players who qualify to play in the championship proper at Gamble Sands on August 7-9 will be responsible for paying the remainder of the entry fee ($125.00). Players will be invoiced for the remaining portion by email and will have until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26th to make payment. Players who have not made payment by the deadline, will be replaced by a player on the alternate list.
Tee times will be off the #1 tee from 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Committee requests that players check in with the starter 8 minutes prior to their assigned starting time to cover local rules and other important information. PREFERRED STARTING TIME REQUESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Contestants my schedule practice rounds through The Home Course golf shop at
(253) 964-0520 to make arrangements. Practice rounds are not hosted for this qualifier.
GOLF SHOP HOURS
Open at 6:00 a.m.
Open at 6:00 a.m.
WARM UP RANGE BALLS
Range balls on the day of qualifying will be hosted by the WSGA and setup on the driving range.
Host club caddies will not be available. Players may provide a caddie. Caddies must wear a caddie bib which will be provided on the starting tee.
The Golf House Grill will be open from 6:00 a.m. – dusk for food and beverage service.
To provide an equal championship platform for all competitors, the use of carts by spectators is not permitted at any time by the WSGA.
CHAMPIONSHIP ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABLED SPECTATORS
The WSGA is committed to providing an enjoyable spectator experience for people with disabilities at WSGA Championships. Requests from spectators seeking transportation onto the golf course due to a permanent disability, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), must be submitted to a WSGA staff member on site. While spectator carts are not allowed, the WSGA will make every effort to accommodate these requests by assigning a WSGA volunteer driver based on availability. The driver will transport the spectator to viewing locations throughout the golf course, not shot-by-shot or hole-by-hole.
Spectators with transportation needs should contact the WSGA Championship Department at (206) 526-8605 prior to the championship so that arrangements can be made to have a driver on site.
Requests due to temporary injuries or impairments will not be granted.
Only spectators who have complied with the above procedures and met the requirements will be permitted to ride. Every possible effort will be made to ensure that spectators with permanent disabilities are able to view the competition.
The WSGA expects all contestants and their caddies to wear suitable attire on the host club property throughout the duration of the championship, including practice rounds. Suitable attire does not include cutoffs, short shorts, tank tops, jeans or denim of any kind or color, tee shirts, sweat pants, or unkempt clothing of any kind. Contestants must wear neat and clean slacks, Bermuda, or walking shorts. Shorts must be of an appropriate length and must adhere to the dress code of the host club. Golf shirts with collars are mandatory. Hats and visors must not be worn in the clubhouse. Shoes and socks must be worn at all times. Sandals of any kind, even sandals with soft spikes, are not allowed. If additional measures are required by the host club, they will be communicated to all contestants prior to the qualifier and must be adhered to.
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 (if such metal may come in contact with the course) are prohibited during the stipulated round. Penalty for breach of this condition: Disqualification.
RULES OF GOLF
The Rules of Golf will govern play. A Notice to Competitors and Local Rules addendum will be available at the first tee. Please review it thoroughly.
Carts are prohibited. Players must not ride on any form of transportation during a stipulated round unless authorized by the Committee.
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES
In qualifying and in the Championship proper, a player may obtain distance information by use of a distance-measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., elevation changes, wind speed, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3. For more information, visit www.usga.org/dmd.
Unacceptable conduct or behavior on the golf course or anywhere on club property will not be tolerated and may be grounds for immediate disqualification, at any time, from any WSGA event. The following are examples of unacceptable conduct or behavior:
- Loud, abusive, and/or profane language
- Intentionally throwing and/or breaking equipment or the like (club, ball, etc.) in anger or frustration
- Intentionally damaging host club, WSGA, and/or fellow contestant property
- Abuse of any kind of host club officials, volunteers or staff, and/or WSGA volunteers, staff or fellow contestants
- Public criticism of host club, officials, volunteers or staff, and/or WSGA volunteers, staff or fellow contestants
- Intentionally engaging in a criminal act
- Engaging in activities that result in the potential endangerment of others
- Intentionally violating the Rules of Golf
- Intentionally violating stated club policy
- Violation of WSGA Dress Code
- Violation of WSGA Footwear Policy
The Committee in charge of the competition shall be the sole judge of determining Conduct Code violations.