2012 U.S. OPEN LOCAL QUALIFYING
Oakmont Country Club
Monday, May 14, 2012
There will be no formal registration at this event. All players should be at their assigned tee at least five to seven minutes in advance of their starting time. The SCGA starters will have information to discuss and distribute to each player in the group.
2. STARTING TIMES AND PAIRINGS:
Starting times and pairings will be e-mailed to players and posted online at www.scga.org one week in advance of the qualifier. Starting times will range from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 9:30 a.m.
18-hole stroke play qualifying round. Qualifiers will advance to the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying site of their choice on June 4, 2012. The U.S. Open Championship will be held at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, California, June 14 – 17, 2012. The final number of qualifying spots will be available from the Committee on the day of play.
Play will be from the black yardage and tee markers.
ü Hole 7 will play from approximately 297 yards on the left side of the barranca.
ü Blue yardages will be used on Holes 8 and 10.
ü Hole 11 will play from approximately 144 yards.
ü Course Rating: 73.8 / Slope: 136 / 6,822 yards / Par 71.
5. PRACTICE ROUNDS:
Contestants must contact the Oakmont Golf Shop to arrange a practice round (818-542-4292).
Practice rounds will be granted on a space available basis at the sole discretion of the club.
Practice Round Fee: $50.
6. DRIVING RANGE:
The Driving Range will open by 6:30 a.m. on the day of the qualifier.
Range balls will be provided compliments of Oakmont Country Club.
7. FOOD SERVICE:
The snack bar, located adjacent to the 10th tee, will be open from 6:30 a.m. until the end of the day.
Cash and reciprocal charges will be accepted for all purchases.
Credit Cards will NOT be accepted.
9. LODGING OPTIONS:
Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale Embassy Suites Los Angeles – Glendale
100 West Glenoaks Boulevard 800 North Central Avenue
Glendale, CA 91202 Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 956-5466 (818) 550-0828
10. DIRECTIONS TO CLUB:
Oakmont Country Club
3100 Country Club Drive
Directions: From Ventura Freeway (134), take Glendale Avenue exit and go north for 3 ½ miles, bearing left on Canada Blvd. at Glendale College to Country Club Drive; left ½ mile to club.
- Or -
From Glendale Freeway (2), take Mountain Street exit and go west to Verdugo Road; right ¼ mile; bear left onto Canada Blvd for 2 ½ miles to Country Club Drive; left ½ mile to club.
CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION
1. RULES OF PLAY:
Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf. Local Rules in effect will be found on the enclosed USGA Local Rules Hard Card and the Notice to Players addendum distributed at the site. Disregard all other club posted local rules including those on the back of the club scorecard.
The "one-ball" rule will be in effect. During the entire stipulated round the balls a player plays must be of the same brand and type as detailed by a single entry on the current list of Conforming Golf Balls.
Groove Condition of Competition
In Local (first stage) and Sectional (second stage) Qualifying as well as in the Championship proper, the player’s clubs must conform to the groove specifications in the Rules of Golf effective January 1, 2010. Note: Ping EYE2 clubs manufactured prior to April 1990 may not be used during Local and Sectional Qualifying as well as the Championship proper. The Condition of Competition is available for review on the entry application.
The USGA and R&A have created a reference resource called the Informational Club Database to assist golfers in determining whether their irons, hybrids and fairway woods, which were manufactured prior to January 1, 2010, comply with the 2012-2015 Rules of Golf and are permissible for play under the groove condition of competition, which is in effect for all USGA Open Championships. For information about and to access the database, please use the following link: http://www.usga.org/InfoClubsDB/intro.html. Additionally, for information regarding the conformance status of clubs not listed, which includes new models of clubs manufactured on or after January 1, 2010, please contact the USGA Research and Test Center at (908) 234-2300.
Player Club Testing is available for the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open and U.S. Senior Open Championships. Please use the following link: http://www.usga.org/equipment/testing/InviteForOpenClubTesting/for more information.
The USGA strongly suggests that all players verify the conformance of their clubs well in advance of their scheduled qualifying competition. It is the player’s responsibility, not the USGA’s responsibility to ensure that his clubs conform. Waiting until the day of the competition is the fault of the player. The Committee is under no obligation to test the club the competitor may play. However, if it is later determined that the club is non-conforming, including after the competition has closed, the player will be disqualified.
2. DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES:
Distance Measuring Devices are NOT permitted.
In the event of a tie for the last qualifying place or an alternate's position, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff immediately following the conclusion of regular play.
4. AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION:
Golf cars are prohibited during the qualifier. All players, caddies and spectators must walk.
5. PUSH CARTS:
Push carts are permitted; however, players may not bring their own push cart, but rather must use one of the club’s. Oakmont has a limited number of push carts available, and they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis at no charge.
Players may provide their own caddie (See section 4 on Automotive Transportation). Caddies must adhere to the dress code listed in section 8 below.
Spectators are permitted but are not allowed in carts. Spectators must adhere to all policies set forth by the club.
8. DRESS CODE:
Players and caddies must be properly attired in golf shirts, slacks, Bermuda-length dress or golf shorts and "soft spike" shoes. Jeans (any color or any kind), denim, cut off shorts, cargo pants or cargo shorts, sweatpants, T-shirts and tank tops will not be permitted during any phase of the competition. Hats are to be worn forward at all times. Shirts must be tucked in. Under no circumstances will this attire prohibition be waived for players. All clothing must be in good repair.
9. PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT:
By submitting an entry for any SCGA-administered competition, the contestant understands that his/her participation is at the sole discretion of the SCGA. A contestant may be removed from any competition at the discretion of the SCGA staff or Rules and Competitions Committee at any time before or during the competition. Incidents of unbecoming conduct or actions deemed to be detrimental to the image of the SCGA or the “Spirit of the Game” are grounds for such removal and suspension from future SCGA-administered competitions. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
ü Willful damage of the golf course or golf course property
ü Club throwing or unnecessary club tossing
ü Offensive or unbecoming language
ü Public criticism of golf course or verbal abuse of SCGA staff, officials, volunteers, host club staff or other contestants
ü Potential endangerment of others
ü Conduct deemed unbecoming
To withdraw for any reason prior to the start of a USGA competition, a player must notify the SCGA Rules and Competitions Department at (818) 432-4169 and the USGA Championship Administration Department at (908) 234-2300.