2016 N.Y.S. Men's Amateur Championship

August 09 - August 11, 2016
Entry Fee

$150 ($100 to qualify + $50 championship fee)

Entry Deadline

June 22, 2016

Mohawk Golf Club



Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are members of the NYSGA and have an active Handicap Index of 7.4 or less, issued by a golf club which is licensed to use the USGA Handicap System. A member of the NYSGA is defined as either (1) a dues paying member of an NYSGA Member Club or (2) a resident of New York State who is a 2016 NYSGA Associate Member.


All players must submit their entry prior to the tournament's entry deadline (5:00 PM on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016). A player may register online through the NYSGA website (www.nysga.org). Entries submitted via mail, email or fax will not be accepted.

The entry fee of $100 must be paid when entry is submitted. The second fee of $50 is charged to your credit card on file only after you qualify for the championship. The first $100 fee will be refunded regardless of reason if the NYSGA is notified (315-471-6979 or via email at champs@nysga.org) before the close of entries. After the close of entries, the fee will be refunded in the event of injury or illness, if requested 24 hours prior to the start of your assigned qualifier.  A $15 service fee will be deducted from all refunds.

Format, Field Size and Schedule


This championship will be conducted in two stages:

  1. Sectional Qualifying: Is required of all non-exempt players who wish to qualify for this championship. The format of each qualifier is 18 holes of individual stroke play. The number of qualifying spots allocated to each site will be announced once entry closes (Date TBD).  All players tied for the last qualifying spot advance, so there are no playoffs required to determing advancing players or alternates. To view the information for each qualifier (contestant information PDF, pairings, and results), click the "Qualifying Schedule" tab below.
  2. Championship: 144 players will be included in the field, which will include exempt players and sectional qualifying place winners. The format of the championship is 72 holes of stroke play. There is a cut after 36 holes to the low 40 players and ties.


The NYSGA executive committee has approved the use of golf carts for all stages of this championship.


There is a small list of players who are exempt from qualifying for this championship as determined by the NYSGA Executive Committee. If you are a golfer who wishes to be considered for a special exemption, please contact Andrew Hickey, NYSGA Assistant Exectutive Director, at andrew@nysga.org with a formal written request and your playing resume.


1. N.Y.S. Men's Am Champions - Past 10 Years
2. 2015 N.Y.S. Men's Am - Top 20 & Ties
3. N.Y.S. Men's Mid-Am Champions - Past 5 Years
4. 2015 N.Y.S. Men's Mid-Am - Top 5 & Ties
5. 2015 N.Y.S. Men's Senior Am Champion
6. 2015 N.Y.S. Junior Am Champion & Runner-Up
7. 2016 N.Y.S. Men's Am Four-Ball Champions
8. 2016 NYSPHSAA Boys' Golf Champion & Runner-Up
9. 2014 USGA Men's State Team
10. Regional Golf Association Champions
11. Special Exemptions (Committee Discretion)
12. Mohawk Golf Club Special Exemption (2)


Monday, August 8 // Registration and Practice Rounds
Tuesday, August 9 // Round 1, 18 Holes
Wednesday, August 10 // Round 2, 18 Holes
Thursday, August 11 // Round 3 (AM), 18 Holes, Round 4 (PM), 18 Holes

Qualifying Schedule


Date Host Club Notes
TBD TBD (Albany)
TBD TBD (Binghamton)
TBD TBD (Buffalo)
TBD TBD (Finger Lakes)
TBD TBD (Long Island)
TBD TBD (Mid Hudson)
TBD TBD (North Country)
TBD TBD (Rochester)
TBD TBD (Syracuse)
TBD TBD (Utica)
Contestant Information


Conditions of Competition


The USGA's Rules of Golf and any local rules adopted by the NYSGA will govern play. These conditions will be made available to all competitors prior to play. All questions will be resolved by authorized representatives of the NYSGA Committee, whose decisions shall be final.


A player is permitted from using automative transportation during any round of this championship (including qualifying rounds). Pull carts, whether manual or electric, are also approved for this championship.


A player is allowed to employ a caddie during any round of this championship (including qualifying rounds).


A player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, tempera­ture, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is DISQUALIFICATION, but only if the ad­ditional function is actually used.

Distance measuring applications on smart phones may be used as long as the player’s phone/application meets the requirements stated above.


The use of metal or cermaic spikes is PROHIBITED. Any contestants breaching this condition will be DISQUALIFIED.


All players are expected to read and abide by the NYSGA Code of Conduct (click here).

Live Scoring/Results


Host Club

Mohawk Golf Club

Club Address: 1849 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12309
Pro Shop Phone: (518) 374-9124
Website: Click Here
Club Scorecard: Click here
Course Architect: Devereux Emmet

NYSGA Championships Hosted
1929 N.Y.S. Men's Amateur Championship
1996 N.Y.S. Junior Amateur Championships
1936 N.Y.S. Women's Amateur Championship