2017 NYSGA Amateur Series (Team) - Irondequoit

May 15, 2017
Entry Fee

$170 Per Team

Entry Deadline

Tuesday, May 9 at 5:00PM

Irondequoit CC (TBD shotgun)

Eligibility

Entry is open to teams of two(2) male and/or female amateur golfers who meet the following requirements:

  1. Membership: All players must be a member of the NYSGA, as defined by belonging to an NYSGA Member Club or having joined as a 2017 NYSGA eClub Member.
  2. Handicap: To compete for net prizes and invitations into the NYSGA Team Amateur Series Championship, players must have an active, up-to-date Handicap Index®, issued by a golf club that is licensed to use the USGA Handicap System™. A player who does not meet this requirement will only be eligible to compete for gross prizes.
  3. Age: There are no age restrictions for this tournament.
Divisions and Flights

DIVISIONS

Teams may register to compete in one of the following divisions: Men's A Division (All Ages), Men's B Division (All Ages), Mixed Division (One Male/One Female), or the Women's Division.  Teams within these divisions will compete for net and gross prizes, and flight champions will earn invitations to compete in the 2017 NYSGA Team Amateur Series Championship at Turning Stone's Kaluhyat GC on September 29, 2017.

FLIGHTS

Teams in each division will be placed into roughly equal sized flights based on the teams adjusted course handicap index and the total number of teams in the division. A minimum of 4 teams are required to create a flight.

Format, Field Size and Schedule

FORMAT & RULES

The format of this tournament is 18 holes of four ball (best ball) stroke play (gross and net scores). The USGA Rules of Golf govern play, except as modified in the NYSGA Hard Card.

HANDICAP

Men will receive 90% of their Course Handicap and women will receive 95% of their Course Handicap. If the difference in course handicap of the two members of the side exceeds eight strokes, an additional 10% reduction of course handicap will be applied to both team members. Teams who wish to compete for net prizes and invitations to the Team Amateur Series Championship are required to have an active, up-to-date Handicap Index from a USGA licensed golf club. The NYSGA has defined an "up-to-date" Handicap Index as having posted five 18-hole scores in the previous three active posting months.

TEES

The following tees have been assigned to each division: Men's A Division - Blue Tees (6,332 Yards), Men's B Division - White Tees (6,004 Yards), Mixed Division (Men-White, Women-Gold) and Women's Division - Gold Tees (5,436 Yards). 

FIELD SIZE

The field is limited to the first 48 Teams to register. Those who register after the field has reached its capacity will be added to a wait list in the order that their entry is received.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Listed below is the tentative schedule of events for this tournament:

Monday, May 15, 2017
TBD // Registration and Driving Range Available

TBD // Announcements

TBD // Shotgun Start

TBD // Awards Ceremony

Prizes

OVERVIEW

Prizes are awarded to the top net and gross finishers in each flight. A player may only win one prize, and if a player is eligible to receive two prizes, the higher value of the two (gross or net) will be awarded. Prizes are in the form of professional shop gift certificates and are redeemable at the host club.  The NYSGA is not responsible for any unclaimed or unredeemed merchandise certificates after a tournament play date.

DISQUALIFICATION PENALTY

A team is disqualified from net prizes / championship invitations if their net score beats the course rating by eight or more strokes and beats the next best net score in their division by four or more strokes.

Individuals on teams that win first place net in three or more events in a calendar year will be subject to reduced course handicaps through the remainder of the calendar year. Competitors who qualify for this reduction will be subject to the following course handicap reductions for the remainder of the tournament season 3rd. After  win – additional 20% reduction of Course Handicap, after 4th win – additional 30% reduction of Course Handicap, after 5th win – additional 40% reduction of Course Handicap, and so forth.

Host Club

IRONDEQUOIT COUNTRY CLUB

Address: 4045 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14618
Website: Click Here
Course Architect:  Donald Ross
Course Photo Gallery: Click Here