Entries are open to amateur golfers who are female with USGA Handicap Indexes™ of 22.4 and less, and are members in good standing of an OGA Member Club. The Women’s Division will be limited to the first 96 qualified entrants who must be at least 13 years of age as of August 15, 2017. The Senior Women’s Division will be limited to the first 48 qualified entrants who are at least 50 years of age or older as of August 15, 2017. Course Handicaps will be determined using the August 1 Handicap Index revision. Entries will be accepted according to the lowest USGA Handicap Indexes™ as of the entry deadline.
36-hole stroke play competition. In the event of a tie for the gross champion in either division, the winner will be decided immediately by a hole-by-hole playoff.
$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
- Gross and Net awards in both the Open and Senior Divisions
- Special awards from Jones Sports Co. will be awarded to the Champions
Refunds are NOT available after the closing date of August 2nd, 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 August 2nd. 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.
Defending Champions Hannah Swanson and Leilani Norman will be eligible for guaranteed entry into the Championship (in their respective divisions only). Exempt players must meet the eligibility requirements and must enter by the entry deadline.
Practice Round Details
Players may call the pro shop (503) 253-4744 at any time prior to the championship to make practice round arrangements. Practice rounds will be available on a space available basis any time during the week and after 12pm on the weekends. Practice rounds are for contestants only and will not be extended to guests, caddies, or family members. Players must identify themselves as a contestant in the Women’s Stroke Play Championship to receive their complimentary practice round.
Points for the 2017 Women's Stroke Play will count for the following team competitions: the 2018 PNGA Cup Team and the 2017 USGA Women's State Team. All points awarded from the Women’s performance points schedule will count towards 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 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 a 18 hole OGA competition (OGA Tour) during a one year period will be awarded points accordingly: 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.