The 2017 OGA Tour Championship is invitation only based off of the season points leaders.
Invitations will be extended to the top 20 players in the Individual Series.
- Individual: Open Division
- Individual: Senior Division
Invitations will be extended to the Top 10 players on the points list. It is assumed, the qualifying player will play with the same partner in the Championship as played with during the season.
If a qualifying player had multiple playing partners during the season, the qualifying player must identify which player he/she would like to play with at the Championship.
If no playing partners are available, the new playing partner must have played in at least 1 OGA Tour event.
If after 10 players on the points list we do not have 10 teams, we will move down the points list until we have 10 teams that have accepted the invitation. A maximum of 10 teams per division will play in the OGA Tour Championship.
- Partner: Open Division
- Partner: Senior Division
Individual Series - 36-hole Individual Stroke Play / Payouts to top Gross and Net Finishers
Partner Series - 36-hole Four-Ball Play / Payouts to top Gross and Net Finishers
Four-Ball: A competition in which two competitors play as partners, each playing his own ball. The lower score of the partners is the score for the hole. If one partner fails to complete the play of a hole, there is no penalty.
$205 per player
Entry Fee Includes:
- Two Competitive Rounds with Power Cart
- Tee Prizes
- Merchandise Certificates for Top Gross and Net Finishers
- Special awards from Jones Sports Co. will be awarded to the Champions and Runners-up
A player reception will be held at 5:00 pm in the clubhouse and will include dinner for all players.
Practice rounds will be available for $95/player and are available Friday, September 29th after 12 pm on a space available basis. Call Crosswater at 541-593-6196 to schedule your practice round. You must identify yourself as an OGA Tour Championship contestant in order to schedule your practice round. Players who wish to play a practice round are expected to abide by all club rules including pace of play.
There will be an optional Friday game at Caldera Links. Caldera Links is a 9 hole course with holes ranging from 60 – 185 yards with tour quality bent grass greens and bluegrass tees. The entry fee will be $20 per player and will include KP’s and gross and net payouts. The course will be available anytime between 11 AM to 2 PM. Check-in with an OGA staff member at Caldera on Friday if you are interested in participating.
Two-bedroom condos will be available for $156/night in the Wildflower condos. Lodge Guestrooms are also available on a limited basis for $189/night. To book your reservations or to inquire on other available condos/homes please call their reservations department at 800-547-3922. Please mention you are an OGA Tour Championship contestant when booking your reservation.
Players must have an active USGA Handicap Index to participate in the net portion of the competition. Players may elect to participate without a handicap but are NOT eligible for net competition and will compete in "flight one" of the gross competition. Handicaps are reduced according to USGA recommendations for Four-Ball competitions.
- Men will receive 90% of their course handicap/Women will receive 95% of their course handicap.
- In addition, if the difference between two players on the same side exceeds 8 strokes, an additional 10% reduction will be applied to both player's course handicap.
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.