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77th Annual WAGA Amateur Championship

Willow Point Golf & Country Club - Alexander City, AL

July 28-31 , 2009


CHAMPIONSHIP CHAIRMAN
Sandy Santa Rossa

CHAMPIONSHIP COMMITTEE
Carol Lell
Sarah Hazen
Alyson Mitchell

HOST CHAIRMAN
Charlotte Knight

Eligibility

Open to all women amateur golfers who (1) are a member in good standing of the WAGA (individual or club), (2) are current residents in the State of Alabama, (3) have an established USGA Handicap Index. There is no age limitation for contestants. Entries are subject to rejection, or withdrawal, at any time at the discretion of the WAGA.

ENTRY PROCEDURE
  1. All entries must be filed on the Official Entry form electronically. All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2009.
  2. An entry fee of $150.00, payable to the WAGA, must accompany the entry application. (Fee includes practice round, two rounds of golf with carts, club storage, range balls, Players’ Dinner and awards).
  3. Applications will not be accepted without applicant's GHIN number or if NOT on the GHIN System contact Alyson Mitchell at [email protected] or 205-979-2550.
  4. Withdrawal: If an applicant withdraws prior to 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2009 , the entry fee will be refunded upon request subject to a $25.00 administrative fee. No refunds will be made for withdrawals after this date.
  5. The field is limited to the 80 entries with the lowest index received by 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 13, 2009.
FORMAT

Qualifying will determine placement of contestants in the Championship Flight. Qualifying for Championship Flight is open to any contestant choosing to qualify. Contestants with the lowest 24 indexes must qualify. Contestants will be notified at time of acceptance if they are required to qualify. The lowest 16 qualifying scores will constitute the Championship Flight. There will be a medalist trophy. Any ties for medalist shall be determined by a hole-by-hole playoff .Other 8 flights will consist of 8 players. Other flights  and positions within flights will be determined by contestants' Handicap Index. Ties for last position will be resolved by blind draw. There will be as many flights as entries warrant, through nine flights. All final matches will be an 18-hole competition with the exception of the Championship final match, which will be a 36-hole competition.

Ties for flight positioning for other flights shall be resolved by scorecard playoff, Appendix 1, 11 (c). A blind draw will be used to resolve any further ties.


It is the responsibility of all players to continue on in match play after qualifying. Withdrawals shall be referred to the Championship Committee.

RULES OF PLAY

All competition will be played in accordance with the United States Golf Association Rules of Golf. Only members of the WAGA Rules Committee shall be authorized to give rulings during play of the Championship.  Final decisions are left to the Championship Committee.

REGISTRATION

Each contestant must register in person on Tuesday, July 28 between 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Failure to do so may result in rejection of a contestant's entry. Conflicts with this policy must be approved in advance by Alyson Mitchell, Executive Director (205) 979-2550.

PROGRAM

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
8:00 a.m (Tee Times Start).... Qualifying R0unds Begins for Championship Flight
12:00 p.m.....Registration Opens
5:30 p.m.... Dutch Cocktails - Willow Point
6:00 p.m.... Rules Session
6:30 p.m.…Players’ Dinner, Medalist Award and WAGA Special Award Presentation

Wednesday , July 29, 2009
7:30 a.m….First Round Match Play

Thursday , July 30, 2009
7:30 a.m. Second Round Match Play

(Championship Flight ONLY Plays 3rd round in the afternoon)

Friday , July 31, 2009
7:30 a.m....Finals-All Flights

Championship Finalist Play 36-Holes

The Awards Presentation will immediately follow conclusion of play.

ACCOMODATIONS

For Reservations Call:

256-212-1406

www.willowpoint.com

Alexander City, AL 35040

Special Rate: $126.00 (per room)+ tax/night

Each Room includes 2 Queen Beds

***Willow Point Villas are within walking distance of the Golf Course!!

In order to take advantage of the special rate, you must identify yourself with the Women's Alabama Golf Association.

PRACTICE

Call Willow Point Pro-Shop to schedule a Practice Round at 256-212-1409

CARTS

All contestants must use motorized Carts. It is the responsibility of contestants to pay a cart fee of $20.00 to the Pro Shop for the Practice Round, Thursday afternoon round (Championship Flight), and Friday Finals.

NON-PLAYER FEES

Social Fee $25.00

PLAYER INFORMATION
  1. Willow Point Golf and Country Club accepts cash or credit cards
  2. Dress Code - Ladies conservative apparel, with shorts being mid-thigh or longer. No blue jeans, halter tops, tank tops, tube tops or short shorts will be allowed on the course or in the clubhouse. Soft Spikes are mandatory.

ELECTRONIC ENTRY
  1. To submit this entry, click on the register button at the bottom of this page, fill in the registration form completely and click on the submit button.


  2. You will receive an email confirming your entry has been received and processed within 3 business days of submission.


  3. All entries must be received and processed by 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 13, 2009 .


  4. For questions on entries, please contact Alyson Mitchell at (205) 979-2550 (between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday) or [email protected]

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I am a bona fide resident of the State of Alabama

I agree that the Women's Alabama Golf Association has the right to reject, or withdraw, any entry at any time

I am an amateur golfer and I understand the "Rules of Amateur Status" as establish by the United States Golf Association

I assume full responsible of all my acts, whether they be negligent or otherwise, and hold harmless the Women's Alabama Golf Association and/or any of the clubs hosting the Championship event for any injuries

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