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1st Western Pennsylvania Men’s Amateur Net Championship
Conducted by the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association
September 5, 2017 at South Hills Country Club, Pittsburgh, PA

FORMAT: 18 holes of net stableford stroke play. The field shall be limited to 96 players and the Committee reserves the right to select the most representative field. Contestants will be divided into three flights based on handicap index.  Flights and teeing grounds will be determined after the close of entries.

ELIGIBILITY: Entries are open to amateur golfers with a valid USGA Handicap Index© of 5.4 and above who meet the following criteria:

Amateur golfers with a handicap index at a WPGA Member Club as of May 1, 2017.
Amateur golfers residing in the Western Pennsylvania district as of April 1, 2017.

The Committee reserves the right to select the most representative field and submission of entry does not guarantee field acceptance.  Entries without an active handicap index may be subject to rejection. Handicap index renewals may be done at the applicable clubs.

If a player is in doubt of their eligibility for this competition, they should contact the Association office.

ENTRIES (Fee & Closing Date): All entries are on a first come, first served basis and fee of $120.00 must reach the Association by 5:00 P.M. E.D.T., by Wednesday, August 23, 2017, to be considered. Entry fee includes: Greens Fee, Cart Fees, Range Fee, Locker Fee, Prizes, Tee Gift, Trophies, and lunch.

The committee reserves the right to accept late entries. Late entries will only be accepted via online entry, and these entries will be placed on a waiting list to fill spots if they become available. A fee of $50.00 will be required for all late entries.

Entry fee will be refunded with a $15.00 service charge for withdrawals before the close of entries. Withdrawals after the close of entries will be subject to a $25.00 service charge. No refunds will be issued for withdrawals taking place after 5:00 PM two days prior to the championship proper.  Players not accepted into the starting field will receive a full refund of entry fees.

PRIZES: A trophy will be awarded to the winning player in each flight. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in each flight. Prizes will consist of credits in the host club’s golf shop. 

REGULATIONS AND INFORMATION:

A. Carts are permitted for the championship and players may bring their own caddies or carry their own bags during the championship.
B. It is a condition of competition that shoes with traditionally designed spikes,regardless of composition, or spikes comprised either entirely or partially of metal, regardless of design, are prohibited during the championship.
C. Play will be governed by the USGA Rules of Golf, conditions stated on the WPGA Rules of Play card, and other Local Rules as posted.
D. Proper attire is mandatory in all phases of the championship. Shirts with collars and sleeves are required. Shorts of Bermuda length or longer are acceptable.
E. A tie for first place shall be decided immediately upon completion of play with a hole-by-hole playoff.
F. Players falsifying a Handicap Index may be subject to indefinite suspension from WPGA Championships.
G. Starting times and other information will be available on the WPGA web site(http://www.wpga.org) approximately one week before the championship.  Players unable to retrieve starting times should call the WPGA office (412-826-2180).

NOTICE: By submission of this entry, I agree to the following:

I have read and understand the entry requirements and championship regulations.
I agree that there are certain risks inherent in golf and accept personal and sole liability for such risks including but not limited to health risks.
This entry is subject to rejection at any time (including during the Championship) by the WPGA.  The reason may include unbecoming conduct.
The WPGA may reject an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel from a Championship and/or suspend a player from future championships if the player engages in conduct detrimental to the integrity and image of the game of golf and/or public confidence in the WPGA. Such conduct may include but is not limited to, damage to the golf course or the players’ equipment, verbal or physical abuse of spectators,officials, volunteers or staff, blatant and excessive profanity, disorderly behavior, failure to abide by club/course rules or any other unbecoming conduct. 
Responsibility for ensuring entry is received by the WPGA prior to the specified deadline is mine alone and that this application may be automatically rejected by the WPGA if received by after such date and time.
Risk of delay or error in transmission is solely with me and that the WPGA has no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including the entry not being accepted.
Any player under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian agree to the WPGA terms and conditions for minors before their application will be accepted.  Parental consent can be done by checking the appropriate box during online registration. If you need additional information, please contact the Association office (412-826-2180).