AUGUST 28-29, 2018



Host Club

Suncadia Resort – Rope Rider
Mike Jones, Director of Golf

301 Rope Rider Drive

Cle Elum, WA 98922

(509) 649-6450


Championship Portal: 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 page, login using the GGID: WSGAMIDAM2018


Course Yardage

Course yardage is subject to change based on weather/course conditions but this is a good guide for those that wish to play practice rounds from a similar yardage.  Hole by hole yardages are included at the end of this document.

Course Yardage: 6,963, par-72



All contestants must register in person with the WSGA at Rope Rider prior to playing in the championship.  Registration will be located inside the pro shop at the following times:


                                        MONDAY, AUGUST 27:                11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

                                        TUESDAY, AUGUST 28:                7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.                              


Starting Times

Round 1 starting times will be based on handicap index.  The WSGA will re-pair contestants for the final round according to gross score with the leaders teeing off last.  PREFERRED STARTING TIME REQUESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.



36-hole stroke play competition (gross scores only).  In the event of a tie for the championship, a sudden-death playoff will be used to determine the champion immediately after the conclusion of play.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 28: Round 1 starting times from the #1 tee: 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29: Round 2 starting times from the #1 tee: 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.    
WSGA hosted lunch following the round
Awards presentation ceremony will begin immediately following completion of play


Practice Round

Each contestant may play one complimentary practice round prior to the championship.  Practice rounds will be available after 12:00 p.m. on Monday, August 27 for out of town contestants.  Local contestants can play a practice round during the week prior on a space available basis.  All practice round times are at the discretion of the golf shop staff.  To schedule a practice round players must call the Rope Rider golf shop at (509) 649-6450.  When making reservations, contestants must identify themselves as WSGA Men’s Mid-Amateur participants. 


Food Service (No-Host)

The Bistro Café will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day.


Methods Of Payment

All major credit cards and cash are accepted.  


Hours Of Operation

The golf shop will be open from 6:00 a.m. until after completion of play each day.  The driving range will be open from 6:30 a.m. –  dusk.  The driving range is located about a five minute drive away at the Prospector golf course.  


Contestant’s Lunch

The WSGA will host a contestant’s lunch immediately following play on Wednesday, August 29 at the Bistro Café.   


Warm Up Range Balls

The WSGA will provide each contestant with range balls prior to the round.  Range balls will be staged on the driving range from 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Club Storage

Overnight club storage will not be available.


Automotive Carts

The use of automotive carts during the championship is permitted.  Cart fees are $20 per rider, per day and shall be paid directly to the golf shop prior to each round.  Outside private carts will not be permitted during the championship.  Players will be required to pair up in carts on the first hole and will not be permitted to take their own carts.


Spectator Carts

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.


Pull Carts

Contestants who use pull carts must not take them close to putting greens or across tees.  Contestants must take pull carts around the outside edge of all greenside bunkers and around all tees. 



Host club caddies will not be available.  A player may provide his own caddie.  Caddies must wear a caddie bib provided on the first tee.



All prizes will be awarded according to 36-hole, stroke play (gross) scores.

Champion: WSGA crystal trophy and merchandise certificate

Runner-up: WSGA crystal trophy and merchandise certificate

Other high finishers will also receive merchandise certificates.  All merchandise certificates are redeemable in both the Rope Rider and Prospector golf shops and should be redeemed by August 29, 2019. 



Awards Ceremony

An awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, August 29 and will begin immediately after the completion of final round play.



The 2018 WSGA Men's Mid-Amateur Champion will receive an exemption into the 2019-2023 WSGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Championships, as well as an exemption into the 2019 PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.  The champion will also receive an exemption into the 2019 WSGA Champion of Champions, held at The Home Course in the spring.


Performance Points List

Points for the WSGA Men’s Mid-Amateur are allocated as follows: Champion, 75 points; Runner-up, 50 points; Top 5 players, 25 points each; Top 10 players, 15 points each; Top 15 players, 5 points each.


GHIN Score Posting

The WSGA will post and transmit the adjusted scores for all players on the USGA GHIN System for handicapping purposes. 


Dress Code

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 or golf mocks 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 are not allowed, even sandals with soft spikes, on the golf course at any time, including practice areas.  If additional measures are required by the host club, they will be communicated to all contestants prior to the championship and must be adhered to. Gallery must adhere to the host club dress code policy.  Failure to adhere to the dress code may result in disqualification and removal from the course.


Gallery must adhere to the host club dress code policy.  Failure to adhere to the dress code may result in disqualification and removal from the course.



Shoes with the traditionally-designed spikes (regardless of composition, i.e., ceramic, plastic, etc.) or spikes, regardless of design, comprised either entirely or partially metal (if such metal may come in contact with the course) are prohibited during the stipulated round.  Penalty for breach of this condition: DISQUALIFICATION


Distance Measuring Devices

In all WSGA Championships, 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.


Conduct Code

The WSGA expects all contestants, caddies, gallery, and guests to exhibit proper conduct and behavior on the golf course and anywhere on club property during a WSGA championship. Unbecoming conduct or behavior may be grounds for immediate disqualification, at any time, from any WSGA event.  The following are some examples of unbecoming 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.


Withdrawal Policy

All refunds prior to the entry deadline are subject to a $10 administrative fee.  Refunds are not available after the closing deadline except for documented and approved medical reasons.  Refunds approved after the closing deadline, and up until round one pairings are released, are subject to a $25 administrative fee.  NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER ROUND ONE PAIRINGS HAVE BEEN RELEASED.


During play of the championship, a competitor must notify WSGA staff and state his need to withdraw.  Entrants who unofficially withdraw (by not notifying the WSGA staff of without sufficient reason to withdraw) may not be granted entry into any future WSGA championship for a minimum of two years.


Pace Of Play Policy

STROKE PLAY - Revised (2018)

Rule 6-7. Undue Delay; Slow Play states: “The player must play without undue delay and in accordance with any pace of play guidelines that the Committee may establish. Between completion of a hole and playing from the next teeing ground, the player must not unduly delay play.”


When a group is out of position at any check-point, the players in the group are subject to penalty under these guidelines.

Check-points will be on completion (flagstick in the hole) of either the, 4th, 9th, 13th and 18th holes, or the 5th, 9th, 14th and 18th holes. Exact checkpoint locations will be determined prior to the start of each event. Players will be notified of checkpoint locations on the starting tee.

Allotted Time: Flagstick in the Hole
Maximum times to play will be determined for each day of the championship by the on-site Championship Committee.  Maximum times to complete each hole will be printed on each competitor’s scorecard.  Competitors will be advised, prior to starting, of that day’s maximum time to complete the round.  It is the group’s responsibility to finish each check-point within the times outlined on the scorecard or within position of the group directly in front of them. When a group falls behind – regardless of the reason – it must regain its position.  Time for ball searches, rulings, and walking time between holes is included in the allotted time.


Definition “Out of Position” – Stroke Play


First Group Only: The first group is out of position if it takes more than the allotted time to complete a check-point hole (see check-point time on scorecard).


All Following Groups:
A following group is out of position if it:

  1. Takes more than the allotted time to complete a check-point hole and
  2. Completes play of a check-point hole more than 14 minutes after the preceding group completed play of that hole.


Group Out of Position
The first time a group is out of position at a check-point hole they will be issued a warning. When a group has been notified of its first breach, that group is expected to regain its position before reaching the next check-point.  If that group is out of position at the next or any subsequent check-point, the group may incur the following penalties:

• 1st breach* – warning

              • 2nd breach – one stroke penalty

 • 3rd breach – two stroke penalty

              • 4th breach – disqualification


* If a group clears the 3rd check-point without any breaches, but is out of position at the 4th check-point, the potential penalty for each player in the group is one stroke.

Any group that is out of position is subject to being monitored by a Rules Rover.


Player’s Rights
Any player may appeal the penalty at scoring.


A player concerned about a non-responsive fellow-competitor in his/her group should request a Rules Rover to monitor the group in case the group is/or becomes subject to penalty under these guidelines.


Final Determination Regarding Breach / Review Process
All breaches will be reviewed at scoring by the Pace of Play Committee. If the player/group appeals the penalty, the Pace of Play Committee will consider only the following in an appeal:

(a) The player was delayed by the Committee; or

(b) The player was delayed by a circumstance beyond the control of the player or the group; or

(c) The player was delayed by another player in the group.


A player who was out of position during his/her round and who elects not to consult with the Pace of Play Committee to determine whether he/she was in breach of these guidelines is considered to have been in breach of these guidelines and to have incurred a penalty or penalties according to the above schedule of penalties. If a group is subject to penalty, all penalties will be applied to the check-point hole where the breach occurred.


Camper’s And R.V.’s

Campers and/or recreational vehicles may not be parked for use as overnight accommodations on golf course property without prior approval from the host club.


Hotel Reservations

To book a hotel reservation, please use the following link - HOTEL RESERVATIONS.  You will be prompted to create an account using your GHIN #, which will then allow you access to the site where you can search hotels by proximity to the course at a large discount.