61st Annual NEWGA Championship

July 10 - 12 at Hop Meadow Country Club, Simsbury, CT 
(tee times start at 7:30; carts are included in the entry fee)

Open/Close Dates:  May 1 - June 23 

Eligibility: A contestant may be any amateur woman golfer with a USGA handicap index of 17.4 or lower (by June 15 revision) who is an active member of one of the NEWGA member state associations or is a legal resident of one of the six New England States. NEWGA associations may invite non-members who are residents of their state and have handicaps that meet the entry requirements to apply. A junior is any girl who is a resident of an eligible state and has not reached her 19th birthday by the opening day of the tournament. An 18-year-old junior is eligible only if she has not yet begun her first semester of college. A junior does not have to be a member of a NEWGA member club, but she must have a USGA handicap index of 19.0 or lower. Seniors must be 50 years old by the opening day of the tournament. Legends must be 65 years old by the opening day of the tournament

Format:  A 54-hole stroke play event, open to 108 players from CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT. Each state has a quota of 18 players. After 36 holes of play, the field is cut to 70 players (lowest scores, including ties) for the final round of play. Any player within 10 shots of the leader in the player’s respective age division also qualifies for the final round. A cut may be determined by the field size.

Handicap:  The maximum handicap index is 17.4 for all but juniors, who may play with a handicap index no greater than 19.0.

Prizes:  (subject to change) Prizes will be awarded to approximately one third of the field, beginning with the top 20 gross or 20% of the field, not to exceed 20 positions. Universal pro shop certificates will also be awarded to the 6 lowest net winners. No duplicate winners for gross and net. Additional prizes along with certificates will be awarded to the Champion, Runner-Up, Junior, Senior, and Legend winners. The gift certificates can and must be redeemed at any New England pro shop by July 1, 2018.

Entry Fee:  $185

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