Entries are open to amateur golfers who, since January 1, 2018, have been bonafide public course players and have not held a membership at any course which does not extend playing privileges to the general public or membership with any private club maintaining its own course. Entries in the Men’s Division is limited to golfers with USGA Handicap Indexes of 36.4 and less. Entries in the Women’s Division is limited to golfers who are female with USGA Handicap Indexes of 40.4 and less. All entrants must be members in good standing of a public OGA Member Club. All contestants must be at least 13 years of age as of August 11th, 2018.
36-hole stroke play competition. Players have their choice of entering either the “Championship” or “Open” flights. In the event of a tie for Men’s or Women’s Gross Champion in the Championship flights, the winner will be decided immediately by a hole-by-hole playoff.
- Championship Flight: Players entering the Championship Flight will play from a separate set of tees, at a slightly longer yardage. Scores will count toward OGA performance points.
- Open Flight: Players entering the Open Division will play from a separate set of tees, at a slightly shorter yardage.
$145.00 entry fee must accompany your entry and will include:
- 3 Rounds of golf - One practice round and two competitive rounds
- OGA hosted lunch on Saturday
- Tee prizes
- Gross and Net prizes will be awarded to top finishers in each flight
- Special Awards from Jones Sports Co. will be awarded to the Champions.
Refunds are not available after the closing deadline of July 25th, 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. Entry deadline July 25th. Entries by telephone, fax, or email must accompany payment and must be received by 5pm of 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.
Defending Champions Max Murai and Jennifer Krause are eligible for guaranteed entry into the Championship. Exempt players must meet eligibility requirements and must enter by the deadline.
Practice Round Details
Players may call OGA Golf Course (503- 981-4653), at any time to make practice round arrangements. Practice rounds are available on a space available basis and after 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Contestants are eligible for one complimentary practice round. Practice rounds are for contestants only and will not be extended to guests, caddies, or family members. You must identify yourself as a Public Links Championship Contestant in order to receive your free practice round. Players who wish to use their practice round are expected to abide by all club rules including pace of play.
Points for the 2018 Oregon Public Links will count for the following team competitions: the 2018 Hudson Cup Team, the 2018 PNGA Cup Team and the 2019 Morse Cup Team. All points awarded from the men’s or women's performance points schedule will count towards senior men’s or senior women's points.
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 40 - 80 participants 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 a 36 hole OGA championship with 20 - 39 participants in a division during a two year period will be awarded points accordingly: 1st = 6, 2nd = 4, 3rd = 2.
High finishes in any Net portion of a 36 hole OGA championship with 1 - 19 participants in a division during a two year period will be awarded points accordingly: 1st = 4, 2nd = 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.