2017 Championship Information...
Did you know the EWGA Championship is the largest women's amateur golf competition in the world? Over 2400 women at all levels participate each year. As a member of the Rochester Region NY EWGA, you can start your journey to the National Final Competition at Lake Shore Country Club on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Below is everything you need to know about play formats, registration, schedules and times and locations.
Rules Meeting: 10:00-10:45AM
First Tee Time: 11:00AM
Appetizers & Awards Immediately after the Tournament
The Championship offers two different competitive formats: Stroke Play Competition and Inter-Chapter Team Scramble Competition. You select the competitive format that best ﬁts your game, personality and skill level.
STROKE PLAY COMPETITION
Stroke play competitors play in one of ﬁve ﬂights at the Chapter Championship qualifying event based upon their USGA Handicap Index. You'll be paired with and you are competing against players with similar handicaps. Download the stroke play details here:
INTER-CHAPTER TEAM SCRAMBLE
Inter-Chapter scramble teams consist of four (4) women who meet the eligibility requirements to play in the EWGA Championship. The team "handicap factor" is established based on the USGA Handicap Index of all four players. You will form your own team and choose a team captain. Download the scramble team details here:
STAGES OF THE COMPETITION
The CHAMPIONSHIP is comprised of three stages: Chapter, Semifinal, and National. You start right here in Rochester by playing in our local chapter championship.
- This year's event is being played at one of our sponsor courses, Lake Shore Country club in Greece, NY on Saturday, July 22.
- Our own Rochester Chapter is hosting the Northeast Semifinals at Victor Hills Golf Club (North Course) in Victor NY, on Saturday, August 12th (www.victorhills.com).
- The National Finals will be held at Hot Springs Village (Greneda, Ponce De Leon & Megellan courses) in Hot Springs, Arkansas on Friday & Saturday, October 6-7 (www.hsvpoa.com)
The Low Gross and Low Net player from each flight are automatically invited to advance to the next stage of the competition. If that winner declines to play in the next stage of the competition, the player next in line is invited. Even though you may win your flight, you're not required to advance to the semifinals or finals. We have many players who compete at the chapter level only.
NEW THIS YEAR - TWO scramble teams from each chapter championship will advance to the semi-finals; two teams from each semi-final will advance to the nationals.
Registration includes golf, cart, range balls, rules meeting, goodie bags and favors, lunch at the turn, and appetizers and awards at the end of the day.
Registration is a one-step process. All players register for their local Chapter Championship on the national EWGA website.
The registration fee is $95 and includes the National registration fee of $50 and the local registration fee of $45. To register on the EWGA National website, go to www.ewga.com
and sign in; click on Event Registration on the left side; Select 2017 EWGA Championship Entry and follow the instructions (should be 1st entry on the list).
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON TUESDAY, JULY 4th
Who can compete? Any EWGA member in good standing with an established handicap.
Who am I competing against? The tournament is flighted which means you are competing against players with similar handicaps and skill levels.
What handicap is used? Your handicap as of July 1st will determine your flight. Individual stroke players must have an index below 40.4.
What if I don't have a handicap? Handicap service is included free with your EWGA membership. Go to www.ewga.com, click on Member Clubhouse, and then click Handicap. Once you've posted scores from five 18-hole rounds or ten 9-hole rounds (or a combination) you'll receive an official handicap. Any questions or problems with handicap, please email Wendy Bolton, firstname.lastname@example.org
When must I decide? Registration deadline is Tuesday, July 4 (no exceptions).
How do I sign up? Registration this year is totally paperless. See instructions above.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Karen Lejman