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26th
Women's Ohio State
Senior Amateur

September 15 - 17, 2024

Piqua Country Club, Piqua

Player Profile

In order to register for a tournament, each player must have a Golf Genius Player Profile created. Click Here to create your player profile if you do not have one already.

 

Click Here to view the starting times. Starting times will be available a couple days after registration closes.

 

Format

36-holes of individual stroke play.

 

Flights

Flights shall be determined by handicap.

 

Field

The field will be limited to 80 players.

 

Entry

Entries will be first come, first serve. If the field is full before the closing date, entrants will be placed on the waiting list. 

 

Waiting List

In the case of the event being maxed out, any spots opened as a result of cancellations will be automatically filled with the next available player on the waitlist (ordered by waitlist registration time). There will be no charge until players/teams are moved from the waitlist to the confirmed tournament roster in our system.

Eligibility

Invitations are extended to amateur female golfers who (1) maintain a residence in Ohio and (2) have a current GHIN Handicap Index® not exceeding 25.0 at a WOSGA member club or a public course. The event is an invitational. WOSGA reserves the right to reject any entry.

Age

The player must have reached their 50th birthday by the date of the first round of the tournament. The Player’s date of birth is required at registration.

 

Amateur Status

All players must conform to the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by the United States Golf Association and The R&A. If the player is receiving expenses from sources other than family members to participate in this competition, please refer to Rules of Amateur Status publication.

 

Handicap/Priority/Field Size

A player’s eligibility is determined by their GHIN Handicap Index® in effect on the date their entry is submitted. Entries of members of dues-paying clubs shall have priority acceptance until July 1. After priority entry, all other entries will be first come, first served. If the field is full before the closing date, entrants will be placed on the Wait List kept by WOSGA. WOSGA reserves the right to change field size at any time and select players based on GHIN Handicap Index®.

 

Code of Conduct

WOSGA may reject an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel from the Championship, and/or suspend a player from future championships is the player engages in conduct detrimental to the integrity and image of the game of golf and/or Club or member confidence in WOSGA. Such behavior may include, but is not limited to, damage to the golf course or the player's equipment, verbal or physical abuse to players., spectators, officials, volunteers, or staff, blatant or excessive profanity, disorderly behavior, failure to abide by club rules, violation of the WOSGA's Sportsmanship Policy or any other unbecoming conduct. See WOSGA Conditions of Competition and Local Rules, effective January 1, 2024.

 

Corrections

Under Rule 20.2, if a player is found to be ineligible before, during, or after the competition is final, the competition results will be corrected. There will be no time limit on correcting the competition results when a player who has competed in the competition is found to be ineligible.

 

Equipment Used for Medical Reasons: 

WOSGA adheres to the USGA’s Equipment Permitted for Medical Reasons. Players who wish to request permission to use a medical device due to a medical condition or injury and proceed under Rule 4.3b(1) of the Rules of Golf must submit their request via email to contact@wosga.org. The request must be dated no later than three days after the player’s entry form and fee are postmarked. WOSGA must be notified of later diagnosis as soon as possible before the event.

 

Gender Policy

The WOSGA follows the USGA’s Gender Policy. Documentation must be submitted in triplicate via overnight or first-class mail in an envelope marked “Confidential” and addressed to WOSGA Chief Legal Officer, Debra J. McNichols, 887 S High Street, Columbus, OH 43206, and be received by WOSGA Counsel no later than five (5) days after the close of entries for the specific championship.

 

Completion of Play

The competition shall be deemed to have closed when the Championship trophy has been presented or the scores have been certified by the committee. Corrections will be made should a contestant be deemed ineligible.

 

Withdrawal

Players must contact the NOGA Tournament Director Sean Croell (scroell@noga.org or 440-686-1070 ext.215) to withdraw from the Championship. After the start of the Championship, a player must notify an official if they are withdrawing before leaving the course. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from future WOSGA competitions.

 

Entry Procedure

All entries will be done online through Golf Genius. Players can Click Here to register or click on the "Register" button above. If a player is placed on the waitlist their card will not be charged until they are accepted in the field.

Entry Fees

$275 for Private Club Players from 2024 WOSGA Member Clubs

 $300 for All Other Players

 

The entry fee includes cart fees and green fees for both rounds of the tournament, range balls, prizes, and the player's dinner on Monday and the Award's Luncheon on Tuesday. 

 

Entry Deadline

Registration will close one week before the tournament on Monday, September 9.

 

Refund Policy

Players will have up to 3 days (72 hours) AFTER the registration closing date to request a refund and will be subject to a $10.00 administrative fee, regardless of reason. No refund will be processed for a withdrawal notification that is received after 3 days (72 hours) after the registration closing date.

Schedule

The competition is a 36-hole stroke play event.

Sunday, September 15 - Practice Round starting at 1:00 P.M. from #1 tee


Monday, September 16 - Check-in with the starter at least 20 minutes and no more than 40 minutes before tee time

 

  • First Round. 18 holes, tee times beginning at 8:30 A.M. from #1 tee*


Tuesday, September 17 - Second Round. 18 holes, shotgun, tee time to be announced on Monday

Acceptance Into The Championship

WOSGA may reject, at their discretion, an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel from the Championship, or suspend a player from future championships for any reason including, improper withdrawal from the Championship, failure to provide requested information such as proof of your state of residency or club affiliation, or unbecoming conduct. See WOSGA Conditions of Competition and Local Rules, effective January 1, 2024. All entries are subject to acceptance by the WOSGA. WOSGA may reject an entry without reason and shall not be required by the applicant to provide a cause. WOSGA reserves the right to modify field size at any time and select players based on GHIN Handicap Index®.

 

Unforeseen Circumstances

If unforeseen circumstances prohibit tournament play, the WOSGA reserves the right to modify the event's format, duration, and play dates solely at their discretion and without considering the impact on the field. No refunds shall be issued for shortened or modified events due to unforeseen circumstances, including canceled or incomplete rounds or meals.

 

Player's Dinner; Closing Luncheon

The WOSGA invites all contestants to a reception and dinner on Monday, September 16. Social Hour with a cash bar begins at 6:00 P.M., followed by dinner at 7:00 P.M. The Closing Luncheon is held immediately following play on Tuesday, September 17. Prizes will be awarded at the closing luncheon. Contestants are guests of the WOSGA. Guests may attend the Player’s Dinner for a fee of $55/person. Players with guests should contact Sean Croell the NOGA Tournament Director at scroell@noga.org or 440-686-1070 ext. 215. before entries close to provide guest's names and arrange for payment.

Prizes

The following prizes will be awarded based on gross scores:

 

·       The overall champion, runner-up, and 3rd place, regardless of flight. The competitor with the lowest score for 36 holes will be the overall champion

·       Flight winner and 2nd place in flight

·       Super senior flight winner and 2nd place

 

Overall prize winners are not eligible for flight prizes. WOSGA reserves the right to modify the number of prizes awarded based on field size and for weather-shorten events.

 

Rules of Golf; Conditions of Competition; Schedules; Decisions

Play will be governed by The Rules of Golf as approved by the United States Golf Association and R&A Rules Limited. Questions will be settled by the Committee whose decision will be final. WOSGA's Conditions of Competition and Local Rules are in effect and available at https://www.wosga.org/policies. The WOSGA Executive Committee reserves the right to alter any of the Conditions, Local Rules, Provisions, and Schedules herein, available at www.wosga.org, or provided as supplemental information for the Championship.

 

Practice Privileges

Practice rounds are available on Sunday, September 15, beginning after 1 p.m. Players can contact the pro shop at 937-773-7744 to schedule a practice round tee time. Contestants living within a 60-mile radius of the course are encouraged to arrange a practice round before Sunday, September 15; local players should contact the pro shop to check on availability and schedule their practice round. All contestants must arrange their own practice rounds.

 

Automotive Transportation; Walking

Automotive transportation is required. The player is prohibited from using a caddie or carrying their bag during the stipulated round.

 

Dress Code

Players shall abide by the host club's dress code. Failure to do so may result in a player's inability to be present on the property, which may lead to disqualification. WOSGA recommends shirts have a collar if there are no sleeves and sleeves if there is no collar. T-back tops are considered inappropriate golf attire. Leggings may be worn under skirts or skorts, but may not be worn alone.

 

Footwear

It is a condition of the competition that shoes with traditionally designed spikes (regardless of composition, i.e., ceramic, plastic, etc.) or spikes, regardless of design, comprised either entirely or partially of metal are prohibited. Penalty for breach of this condition is disqualification.

 

Payment; Food Service

Piqua Country Club will accept credit card for payment of food service and other goods not included in the entry fee.

 

Championship Contacts

For questions about the championship, your entry status, or to withdraw, contact NOGA Tournament Director Sean Croell at scroell@noga.org or 440-686-1070 ext. 215.

 

Ties

In case of a tie for the lowest score for the Championship, the winner shall be determined immediately by a sudden-death playoff*. All other ties are broken by scorecard playoff.

 

*Scorecard playoff: the winner is based on the score for the last nine holes, last six holes, last three holes, and finally the 18th hole. If there is still a tie, then the last six holes, three holes, and the final hole of the first nine holes will be considered in turn. If this process does not result in a winner, the winner will be chosen by chance (such as tossing a coin). If a multi-tee start is used, then the last nine holes, last six holes, etc." are holes 10-18, 13-18, etc. If the round is less than 18 holes, the number of holes used in matching scores may be adjusted.

 

Publicity and Promotion; Broadcasting

I understand that the WOSGA or its designees, may record, film, photograph, or otherwise capture my likeness, image, voice, biography, references to me, my quoted statements, and my play in the Championship (the foregoing, together with my name, my "Appearance"). In consideration of the opportunity to participate in the Championship, by submitting this Application, I grant (and/or have the authority to grant to the WOSGA in the case of a parent/guardian of a minor or other authorized representative submitting the Application on my behalf) to the WOSGA, and its licensees, successors and assigns, the perpetual, transferable, assignable, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable right to use my Appearance, in whole or in part, in all manner (including exhibition, distribution, reproduction, publication, display, broadcast, transmission or otherwise), and media now known or hereafter invented or discovered, and for any purpose whatsoever. The rights granted herein include, without limitation, the right to use the Appearance, or portions thereof, in promotion of the Championship and future championships through any of the foregoing means of distribution, as well as in the design, manufacture and distribution of merchandise related to the Championship or other championships, that include elements of my Appearance. The WOSGA is not obligated to use my Appearance in any matter, and materials embodying any aspect of my Appearance do not need be submitted to me for approval. I release and discharge the WOSGA, its licensees, successors and assigns from any claims arising from use of my Appearance, including claims for misrepresentation of me, my character, or my person by any means. As between the WOSGA and me, the WOSGA shall own all right, title and interest, including the copyright(s), in and to any works created by the WOSGA, its licensees, successors and assigns, that include all or a portion of my Appearance. This grant shall be binding on my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and the successors and assigns of the WOSGA. I hereby waive all privacy, publicity, defamation, libel, and proprietary rights relating to the Appearance as used by the WOSGA in conjunction with these terms

 

Players are required to cooperate with representatives of the media; however, no pre-Championship activities outside of those activities which are part of the Championship will be required. Authorized representatives of the media will not interfere with the player's Championship play in an unreasonable manner.

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