Entries are open to Men with USGA Handicap Indexes™ of 36.4 and less and Women with USGA Handicap Indexes™ of 40.4 and less. The Men’s Division is limited to the first 78 entrants, age 65 or older, and the Women’s Division is limited to the first 24 entrants age 60 or older as of May 10, 2017. All entrants must be a member in good standing of an OGA Member Club. Course Handicaps will be determined using the May 1 Handicap Index revision. Entries will be accepted according to the date and time of receipt of entry and entry fee.
36-hole stroke play competition. In the event of a tie for the overall Champions in either division, the winner shall be decided immediately by a hole-by-hole playoff. In the event of a tie for the gross winner in any division, the winner shall be decided by the USGA recommended score card method (Appendix 1c-11).
$135.00 entry fee must accompany your entry and will include:
- 3 rounds of golf - One practice round and two competitive rounds
- OGA hosted lunch each day
- Tee prizes
- Merchandise certificates will be awarded to top gross and net finishers in all flights
- Special awards from Jones Sports Co. will be awarded to the Men's and Women's Champions
Refunds are NOT available after the closing date of April 26th, except for documented medical reasons. All refunds are subject to a $20.00 administrative fee.
Entries will be accepted according to the date of receipt of entry and entry fee. Entries must reach the OGA office by 5pm on April 26. Entries by telephone, fax, or email must accompany payment and must be received by 5pm on the deadline. Online entries are accepted until midnight. Late entries will be accepted and placed on an alternate's list to fill spots if they become available up until a time that the OGA Staff establishes. Late entries will not be accepted unless they are accompanied by the correct entry fee, plus an additional fee of $25. Contestants must contact the OGA in order to submit a late entry.
A place in the field will be reserved for the Defending Overall Champions: Alan Richardson and Nettie Morrison as well as Division Gross Champions: Don Orrell, Dick Iverson, Stein Swenson, Michael Miller Jerry Cundari, Rusty Beckel and Cindy Anderson until the closing deadline. Exempt players must meet the eligibility and Handicap Index™ requirements and must file an entry by the deadline.
Practice Round Details
Practice round details will become available when determined by the OGA Championship Department & the golf course.
OGA Net Performance Points Adjustment (KTPS)
The OGA Tournament Committee has instituted a policy by which they reserve the right to adjust the Course Handicap of any competitor in future competitions. This Policy is based on a modification of the Knuth Tournament Performance Points System (KTPS) as licensed from Dean Knuth.
A reduction of a competitor’s Course Handicap will be based on the following criteria:
High finishes in any Net portion of a 36 hole OGA championship with 81 participants or more in a division during a two year period will be awarded points accordingly: 1st = 12, 2nd = 10, 3rd = 8, 4th = 6, 5th = 4.
High finishes in any Net portion of a 36 hole OGA championship with 80 participants or less in a division during a two year period will be awarded points accordingly: 1st = 8, 2nd = 6, 3rd = 4, 4th = 2.
High finishes in any Net portion of an 18 hole OGA competition (OGA Tour – Individual Series) during a one year period will be awarded points accordingly: 1st = 3, 2nd = 2, 3rd = 1.
High finishes in any Net portion of an 18 hole OGA competition (OGA Tour – Partner Series) during a one year period will be awarded points accordingly: 1 – 9 teams 1st = 3, 10 – 19 teams 1st = 3, 2nd = 2, and 20+ teams 1st = 3, 2nd = 2, 3rd = 1.
Any contestant who accumulates 17 points over the stated period may have their Course Handicap reduced by 1 stroke for use during the competition.
Any contestant who accumulates more than 17 points during the stated period will have their Course Handicap reduced an additional 1 stroke for each additional two points accumulated.