110th NEBRASKA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Fremont Golf Club
July 26-29, 2018
Entries are open to amateur golfers with an active USGA Handicap Index® issued by a “member club” of the Nebraska Golf Association and a resident of Nebraska (see NGA residency below).
NGA Residency: An individual is considered to be 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 NGA Tournament Committee shall render any final decision.
Amateur Status: All players must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status as specified in the USGA Rules of Golf.
Code of Conduct: The NGA 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. 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
All players, including those exempt, must file an entry application. Players must file on-line at the NGA website (www.nebgolf.org).
Entry fee of $175 must be paid by every player. Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if the NGA is notified (402-505-4653) before the close of entries. After the close of entries, fee will be refunded in the event of a medical condition, if requested no later than July 25. No refund for any reason after July 25. A $30 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 THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018.
ONLINE ENTRY APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT www.nebgolf.org
Late applications are not acceptable and will be automatically rejected. (Entries by telephone, mail, e-mail, or FAX not acceptable.) Time limit for entries means time of receipt at NGA (not time entry is transmitted to NGA). Entries should be submitted early to allow ample time for delay or error in transmission. The risk of delay or error in transmission lies solely with the entrant and the NGA will have no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including rejection of the entry.
Championship – 72 holes, stroke play. 156 players eligible, comprised of both exempt players (that file an entry) and non-exempt players (based on order of entry).
THURSDAY, JULY 26, First Round, 18-holes.
FRIDAY, JULY 27, Second Round, 18-holes.
60 lowest scores and anyone tying for 60th place or anyone within 10 strokes of the leader for the first 36-holes continue play July 28-29; remainder eliminated after 36-holes.
SATURDAY, JULY 28, Third Round, 18-holes.
SUNDAY, JULY 29, Fourth Round, 18-holes.
Lowest score for 72 holes will be champion. In the event of a tie for the Championship, a hole by hole play-off will be held immediately following play until a champion is determined.
WINNER: Gold medal, crystal trophy, championship money clip and custody of championship trophy for the ensuing year, subject to such conditions as the NGA may establish.
RUNNER-UP: Silver Medal and Crystal trophy; if a tie, duplicate prizes will be awarded.
JUNIOR RETURNING THE LOWEST 72-HOLE SCORE: Gold medal; if a tie, duplicate prizes will be awarded.
MERCHANDISE PRIZES: To be determined following the deadline.
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. Questions shall be settled by the on-site Rules Committee, whose decision shall be final. The competition is deemed to be closed when the Championship trophy has been presented.
GOLF BALLS; DRIVER HEADS
Only brands of golf balls on the most current USGA 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.
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES
During the Championship 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. If a player obtains distance information by using a multi-functional device, refer to Appendix IV for additional guidance. To learn more about conformance issues related to the Local Rule, visit www.usga.org/dmd.
It is a condition of the competition that 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.
A player may provide his own caddie. If he wishes the host club to furnish a caddie, he should ask the NGA because sufficient caddies may not be available at the host club. Caddies are required to wear a caddie bib.
Automotive transportation is permitted.
PUBLICITY and PROMOTION; BROADCASTING
I understand that the NGA 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 the NGA in the case of a parent/guardian of a minor or other authorized representative submitting the Application on my behalf) to the USGA, 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. The NGA 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 the NGA, 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 the NGA and me, the NGA shall own all right, title and interest, including the copyright(s), in and to any works created by the NGA, 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 the NGA. I hereby waive all privacy, publicity, defamation, libel, and proprietary rights relating to the Appearance as used by the NGA 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.
All 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.
Players must be neat in appearance with respect to personal grooming and clothing.
The NGA Tournament Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules herein. The decision of the NGA Tournament Committee/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 the NGA (402 505-4653). Tournament information will also be available on the championship site accessible through the NGA website www.nebgolf.org.
Players in the following categories will be eligible for exemption in the 2018 Championship only. The NGA reserves the right to revise any of the exemption categories. Exempt players who wish to participate in the Championship must file an entry no later than 5 p.m. C.D.T. on Thursday, July 19, 2018.
A complete list of exempt players is available on the Nebraska Amateur Championship web site.
NEBRASKA GOLF ASSOCIATION
A. Winners of the Nebraska Amateur Championship for the last 10 years (2008-2017)
B. Winners of the Nebraska Match Play Championship for the last 10 years (2009-2018)
C. Winners of the Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship for the last 5 years (2013-2017)
D. Winner of the Nebraska Junior Amateur Championship for the last 5 years (2014-2018)
E. Winner of the Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship for the last 5 years (2014-2018)
F. Winners of the Nebraska Four-Ball Championship for the last 3 years (2016-2018)
G. Winners of the Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship for the last 3 years (2016-2018)
H. Winners of the Nebraska Senior Match Play Championship for the last 3 years (2015-2017)
I. Low Amateur at the Nebraska Open for the last 3 years (2015-2017)
J. From the 2017 Nebraska Amateur Championship, the lowest 35 scorers and anyone tying for 35th place
K. Round of 32 participants from the 2018 Nebraska Match Play Championship
L. From the 2017 Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship, the lowest 10 scorers and anyone tying for 10th place
M. From the 2018 Nebraska Junior Amateur Championship, the lowest 5 scorers and anyone tying for 5th place
N. From the 2018 Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship, the lowest 5 scorers and anyone tying for 5th place
O. Semifinalists from the 2018 Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship
P. From the NGA PLAYER RANKINGS, the top 50 point leaders as of January 1, 2018
Q. From the NGA POINT STANDINGS, the top 25 point leaders as of July 19, 2018
R. Playing members of the Nebraska Cup Team for the last 3 years (2016-2018)
S. Playing members of the Nebraska Directors Cup Team for the last 2 years (2016-2017)
T. Playing members of the 2017 Nebraska Junior Cup Team
U. Nebraska Amateur Golfer of the Year Award recipients for the last 10 years (2008-2017)
V. Nebraska Senior Amateur Golfer of the Year Award recipients for the last 2 years (2016-2017)
W. Nebraska Junior Amateur Golfer of the Year Award recipients for the last 3 years (2015-2017)
X. 2017 NGA Boy’s Junior All-Star Team Members
Y. 2017 NGA Fall Junior Series All-Star Team Members
Z. Host Course Exemptions (2)
AA. Special Exemptions selected by the NGA Board of Directors (2018)
UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION
BB. Qualifiers for a U.S. Open Championship Sectional for the last 5 years (2014-2018)
CC. Qualifiers for the U.S. Senior Open for the last 5 years (2014-2018)
DD. Qualifiers for the U.S. Amateur Championship for the last 5 years (2013-2017)
EE. Qualifiers for the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship for the last 3 years (2015-2017)
FF. Qualifiers for the U. S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship for the last 3 years (2016-2018)
GG. Qualifiers for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship for the last 3 years (2016-2018)
HH. Qualifiers for the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship for the last 2 years (2016-2017)
II. Playing members of the Nebraska USGA State Team for the last 4 years (2014-2017)