Team OGA to Compete in 15th PNGA Lamey Cup
The 15th PNGA Lamey Cup will be played May 3-5 at Bellingham Golf and Country Club in Bellingham, Wash. The event returns for the first time since 2019 having been cancelled the last two year due to COVID-19.
This Ryder-Cup style championship features some of the most notable amateur golfers in the region with 12-member teams representing the regional golf associations that makeup the Pacific Northwest Golf Association. Teams play four-ball, foursomes and singles matches to determine a champion.
Each team has eight men and four women with the men’s contingent comprised of four mid-amateurs (25 years of age or older), two men at 40 years or older, and two senior men of 55 years or older. The women’s delegation includes two mid-amateurs and two women 50 years of age or older. With both Men’s and Women’s scores used to determine the team result, it is the only known event of its kind in the country.
Golf Associations: British Columbia Golf, Idaho Golf Association, Oregon Golf Association and Washington Golf.
Field Limit: 48 players (12 players from each state and provincial golf association)
Player Selection: 12 players on each team, selected at the discretion of each Association.
4 – Men Mid-Amateurs (25 and over)
2 – Men Master-40 (40 and over)
2 – Senior Men (55 and over)
2 – Women Mid-Amateurs (25 and over)
2 – Senior Women (50 and over)
Match Draw: Prior to the competition the four association Honorary Captains (Presidents) will participate in picking the matches for Day 1. The PNGA has adopted a formula to allow the associations to compete against one another on an equitable rotational basis.
Match Play Competition: Each Association will play 24 matches. One point is awarded for each match won. A half point is awarded for each match that ends tied. The side with the most points at the conclusion of the Lamey Cup wins.
Schedule of Matches: Day One (morning) Four-Ball Matches, Day One (afternoon) Foursome Matches, Day Two (morning) Singles Matches
Tie Breaking: If there is a tie between teams at the conclusion of play, the tie will be broken based on the head-to-head record of the teams involved.
Team Captains: Captains are the current President of each respective Association. If the President is not available, the association may appoint a substitute.
Prizes: A perpetual crystal trophy and base will be awarded to the winning association to house for the following year. The PNGA offices will house the permanent silver perpetual “PNGA Lamey Cup.” Modest trophies will also be presented to each member of the winning team, including the Captain.