29th NEBRASKA JUNIOR MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
York Country Club
June 11-14, 2018
Entrant must be a junior amateur golfer who is a resident of Nebraska and a member of Nebraska Junior Golf. A junior golfer is defined as an amateur golfer who has not yet reached the September 1 following graduation from secondary school.
The championship field will be limited to 117 players. If more than 117 entries are received by the June 5, 2018 deadline, the field will be comprised of players that filed entries by the deadline in these categories:
1. Top 50 in the final 2017 NGA Junior Point Standings
2. Class winners of the 2018 NSAA High School Golf Championships
3. Two (2) host club selections
4. Remainder of the field determined by order of entry
Amateur Status: All players must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status as specified in The 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 online at the NGA website (www.nebgolf.org).
Entry fee of $50 must be paid by every player. Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if the NGA (402-505-4653) is notified 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 June 10. No refund for any reason after June 10. A $25 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 TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018.
ONLINE ENTRY APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED AT www.nebgolf.org
Late applications are not acceptable and will be automatically rejected. (Entries by mail, telephone, email, 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.
Competition will be in two stages:
(A) Stroke Play – 18 holes stroke play to determine 32 qualifiers for match play. A tie for the last qualifier’s place shall be decided immediately by a hole-by-hole play-off.
MONDAY, JUNE 11, 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 shall be determined by the order on the public score board summary and by performance in the play-off.
TUESDAY, A.M., JUNE 12, First Round, 18 holes.
TUESDAY, P.M., JUNE 12, Second Round, 18 holes.
WEDNESDAY, A.M., JUNE 13, Quarterfinal Round, 18 holes.
WEDNESDAY, P.M., JUNE 13, Semifinal Round, 18 holes.
FRIDAY, JUNE 14, Final, 18 holes.
In the event of a tied match, (a) the winner shall be decided immediately by a hole-by-hole play-off and (b) the stipulated round is deemed to extend to as many holes as are required for a match to be won.
WINNER: Gold Medal, crystal trophy and custody of championship trophy, subject to such conditions as the NGA may establish.
RUNNER-UP: Silver Medal and crystal trophy.
OTHER SEMIFINALISTS: Bronze Medal
LOWEST QUALIFYING SCORE: Silver medal; if a tie, duplicate medals will be awarded.
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. Exception: A player may not use a parent or guardian as a caddie during the championship.
Players must walk at all times during a stipulated round. The optional condition prescribed in Appendix I of The Rules of Golf will be in effect.
PUBLICITY and PROMOTION
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 NGA, 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 clothing and personal grooming.
The NGA Junior Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions and schedules herein. The decision of the NGA Junior 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.