At each NYSGA Amateur Series tournament, players in each division will earn points based on their net finish and a list will be kept for the 2017 season. The top players at season end will earn invitations to compete in the NYSGA Amateur Series Championship. Listed below is an overview of how the points will be allocated and how many spots will be made available for the championship.

The 2017 Points List (PDF)
Updated 2/15/2017 (Preseason)

A players points total will consist of the sum of a players top five Amateur Series tournament finishes.  A player is not required to play in 5 events to be eligible for the Amateur Series Championship.  If a player competes in more than 5 Amateur Series events, only the top five finishes will be used when calculating the players final point tally. To view how this point system works, please refer to the table below.                                                                   

Example Points List:                                      EVENT

Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
A 500 - 300 500 - 400 - 1700
B 300 400 300 250 300 250 300 1600
C 100 50 400 50 50 - 100 800

 

New for 2017: Number of Invitations: The top 104 players on the 2017 NYSGA Amateur Series Points List will be invited to compete in the championship at Turning Stone's Shenendoah Golf Club on Friday, September 29th. If a player is unable to accept the invitation, the next person on the list will be invited until the field of 104 players is reached.

Note: There will no longer be a seperate Men's and Women's points list. The championship field will consist of the top 104 players on the points list, regardless of how many men and women make the field. Point schedules (see below) will remain the same for both men and women.

Divisions: Three divisions have been established: Men’s Open (all ages), Men’s Senior (ages 55+) and Women (all ages). Players will be required to select a division during the registration process. A minimum of 5 players are required for a division to be eligible for the Points List.

Flights: Once entry for an Amateur Series tournament has closed, NYSGA staff will divide players in each division into equal sized flights based on entrants’ handicap index as of the tournament’s entry deadline. The number of flights will be determined by the number of entrants in each division as follows: 5-19 players (1 flight), 20-39 players (2 flights), 40+ players (3 flights).

Points: Points will be awarded to players in each flight depending on their net finish only. The number of points given will be determine by the number of players in each flight. Several “Points Schedules” have been created and will be applied at each event depending on the number of players in each flight.

Point Schedules: Listed below are the Point Schedules for 2017, organized flight size:

Points Schedules

Flight Size: 5-9

Flight Size: 10-14

Flight Size: 15+

Place

Points

Place

Points

Place

Points

Place

Points

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

450

275

225

175

150

125

100

80

60

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

12th

13th

14th

475

300

250

200

175

150

135

120

105

95

85

75

65

55

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

500

325

275

225

200

175

160

145

130

120

11th

12th

13th

14th

15th

16th

17th

18th

19th

20th

110

100

90

80

70

60

55

50

45

40