Open Division: Open to golfers of all skill levels with no age restrictions.
Senior Division: Open to golfers of all skill levels over the age of 50 on the day of the event. (Both members on the team must qualify)
18-hole Four-Ball Play / Payouts to flight winners (gross & net)
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.
Early Bird Entry Fee: $140 OGA Member Team / $180 Non-Member Team
Regular Entry Fee: $160 OGA Member Team / $200 Non-Member Team (After 3/20/17)
Entries will be accepted according to the date of receipt of entry and entry fee. Entry deadline July 9th. Entries by telephone, fax, or email must accompany payment and must be received by 5pm of the deadline. Online entries are accepted until 8:59 pm.
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 will be determined as of the close of entry date. Course handicaps are reduced according to USGA recommendations for Four-Ball Stroke Play competition.
- Men will receive 90% and women receive 95% of their course handicap
- If the difference between two players on the same side exceeds 8 strokes, an additional 10% reduction will be applied
Open to the first 20 "Open Division" teams and the first 20 "Senior Division" teams with a maximum number of 80 participants.
- Once a division is full, teams that sign up will be placed on a waiting list
- Upon the closing of the event any empty slots will be filled with waiting list participants
- Each waiting list participant will be allowed to join the division they signed up for
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.