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16th Nebraska Four-Ball Championship
The Players Club, Omaha
April 29-30, 2017

ELIGIBILITY
Entrants must be amateur golfers who are residents of Nebraska and members of the Nebraska Golf Association (NGA).

The Championship field will be limited to 52 teams. If more than 52 entries are received by the April 21, 2017 deadline, the field will be determined by order of entry.

Amateur Status: All players must conform with the USGA Rules of Amateur Status as specified in the USGA Rules of Golf.

ENTRIES; FORM, FEE, CLOSING DATE
All players shall apply on NGA forms. Forms may be obtained from the NGA office or NGA web site, www.nebgolf.org.

Entry fee of $300 shall be paid by every team. Fee includes two tournament rounds, cart both days, Sunday luncheon buffet, use of the range prior to play Saturday and Sunday and eligibility for merchandise prizes within each flight.

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 case of injury or illness, if requested no later than April 28. No refund for any reason after April 28. A $50 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 FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017.


ONLINE ENTRY APPLICATIONS CAN BE COMPLETED AT

www.nebgolf.org/competitions/apply


Late applications are not acceptable and will be automatically rejected. (Entries by telephone, telegraph, or FAX not acceptable.) Time limit for entries means time of receipt at NGA (not time entry is sent 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 shall have no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including rejection of the entry.

FORMAT
36-hole stroke play scoring the better ball on each hole.

Note: Following the first round, the championship field will be separated into flights based upon first round score. Course set-up will be around 6,700 yards.

In Four-Ball stroke play, two competitors play as partners, each playing his own ball. The lower score of the partners is the score for the hole.

SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, First round, 18-holes. Morning 1/10 tee.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30, Second round, 18-holes. Morning 1/10 tee.
Lowest score for 36 holes will be champion. A tie for first place will be played off immediately, hole by hole, until a winner is determined.

PRIZES
CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT
WINNERS: Individual gold medals, crystal trophies and championship money clips along with custody of championship trophy, subject to such conditions as the NGA may establish.
MERCHANDISE PRIZES: TBA

ALL OTHER FLIGHTS
MERCHANDISE PRIZES: TBA

RULES OF GOLF; CLOSE OF COMPETITION
Play will be governed by the Rules of Golf as approved by the USGA.

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
In the Championship proper, 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.

FOOTWEAR
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.

CADDIES
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.

PUBLICITY and PROMOTION
By submitting an application, the player agrees to allow the NGA to use the player‘s photographic/video image for any NGA media related use(s).

SCORE POSTING
All scores will be posted for handicap purposes. Players should not post these scores individually.

TRANSPORTATION
Automotive transportation is permitted.  The fee for carts is included in the entry fee.

PRACTICE PRIVILEGES
Complete details on practice rounds will be available on both the championship web site and the pre-event player memorandum.

CONDITIONS; SCHEDULES
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.

PERSONAL APPEARANCE
Players must be neat in appearance with respect to clothing and personal grooming.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
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.