19th Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship
Yankee Hill Country Club, Lincoln
Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2017
Entries are open to amateur golfers who will have reached their twenty-fifth birthday by September 30, 2017. Entrant must be a resident of Nebraska and a member of the Nebraska Golf Association. If the NGA deems it necessary to limit the non-championship field, it will be done so based on 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 $130 shall 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 case of injury or illness, if requested no later than September 29. No refund for any reason after September 29. A $30 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.
ENTRY APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NGA NO LATER THAN
5 P.M. CDT ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017.
ONLINE ENTRY APPLICATIONS CAN BE COMPLETED AT
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.
36-hole stroke play
Note: Following the first round, the championship field will be separated into flights based upon first round score.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, First Round, 18-holes. Morning 1/10 tee
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 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.
WINNER: Gold medal, championship money clip, crystal trophy and custody of championship trophy, subject to such conditions as the NGA may establish.
RUNNER-UP: Silver medal.
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.
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.
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).
All Championship scores will be posted for handicap purposes. Players should not post these scores individually.
Automotive transportation is permissible.
Complete details on practice rounds will be available on both the championship web site and the pre-event player memorandum.
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.
Players must be neat in appearance with respect to clothing and personal grooming. The Committee in charge shall decide whether this requirement has been met, and has authority to withdraw the entry of a player who does not comply.
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.