Click on the qualifiers link above for more info about each qualifying site.
Entry Fee: The qualifying entry fee is $65, for those who qualify, there will be an additional $90 fee for the championship proper (Players who qualify will have a complementary practice round at Jeremy Ranch as part of their entry fee, *cart not included)
Entry Deadline: May 10, 2017 at 4:00pm. No late entries will be accepted.
Field Size: Each qualifier will be limited to 63 players (northern Utah) and 42 players (St George Q)
Ties: A hole by hole playoff for the final qualifying spot(s)/Alternate in each qualifier for each division will commence immediately following 18-hole qualifying. Net Playoffs will be three holes and then hole by hole if not decided.
Flight Information: The tournament will have a Championship Division (age 50-64, gross only), a Super-Senior Division (65 and older, gross only) and a Net Division (age 50 and older, net only.) Players must designate on their entry if they choose to play in the Championship, Super-Senior, or Net Division. The Handicap Index effective May 1st will be used for course handicap calculation for the Net Division for qualifiers.
Eligibility: All UGA members who are 50 years of age or older as of the first day of the match play competition are eligible to compete. Players who wish to compete in the Super-Senior Division must be 65 years of age or older as of the first day of the match play competition.
Date: June 5-7, 2017
Sites: Day 1 - Jeremy Ranch Golf & Country Club, Day 2 - Tuhaye Golf Club, Day 3 - Glenwild
Match Play Fields: Championship - 32 Players, Super Senior - 16 Players, Net - 16 Players
Prizes: All prizes are symbolic. No prize money will be distributed for this event.
Match Play Draw: The draw for match play will be based on the lowest handicap differential that was posted for a players qualifying round for players who advanced. Net players will be seeded on lowest net differentials. Ties in differentials will be decided by lot. The seeding will be released on June 2nd. Player who advance will receive an email with further instructions and information after they qualify. Players who qualify will need to register on the UGA website for the match play portion.
Practice Rounds: Practice rounds will only be available for players who qualify for match play. Each player who qualifies will have one complementary practice round at Jeremy Ranch (players will be responsible for cart fees), call the proshop to make a tee time. Practice rounds at Tuhaye will be available after 1:00pm at a rate of $105, call the proshop to schedule a tee time. Practice rounds at Glenwild will NOT be available.
Day 1 (AM) – Round of 32 (Championship); Round of 16 (All other divisions) - Jeremy Ranch
Day 1 (PM) – Round of 16 (Championship Division only) - Jeremy Ranch
Day 2 (AM) – Quarter-Finals (All Divisions) - Tuhaye
Day 2 (PM) – Semi-Finals (All Divisions) - Tuhaye
Day 3 (AM) – Finals (All Divisions) - Glenwild
Net Division: For the match play portion of the championship in the net division, the lowest handicap index from May 1, May 15 and June 1 revisions will be used.
Refunds and withdrawals. If a player withdrawals prior to the registration deadline the player will receive a refund minus a $20 cancelation fee. After the deadline the player will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued if a player withdraws/no-shows on the day of the event. A business day starts at 12:01 am of that day. In team competitions, if a player needs a substitute for his original partner after the field has closed; he must arrange to get the substitute. Any substitute must meet all eligibility requirements of the specified competition. The UGA must be notified of any substitutions prior to the start of the tournament.
*The UGA reserves the right to extend the field at any time.
HANDICAP ADJUSTMENTS - The UGA reserves the right to adjust a player’s handicap prior to or during any net competition, based upon previous performances in UGA events (See section 9-3 in USGA Handicap Manual). If a player shoots significantly better than their handicap index, that player’s course handicap may be subject to reduction in current or future net events. The UGA may review net scores that meet the requirements below.
Course Handicap 0-5: Will be reviewed of their net differential is -2 strokes or greater
Course Handicap 6-12: Will be reviewed of their net differential is -2 strokes or greater
Course Handicap 13-21: Will be reviewed of their net differential is -2 strokes or greater
Course Handicap 22-30: Will be reviewed of their net differential is -3 strokes or greater
30 or Greater: Will be reviewed of their net differential is -4 strokes or greater