Bobbie Hopp Challenge

 

The 2018 Bobbie Hopp Challenge will be held at Fremont Golf Club June 25-26. The Bobbie Hopp Challenge is a two-person four-ball with five round-robin 9-hole matches. Flights of six teams will be predetermined based on 90% of handicaps. Points will be determined by the outcome of each match. Pairings, Flights and more are now available at the appropriate tabs above.

 

 

 

 

Online Application

Eligibility: Entrant must be an Amateur Golfer with an active USGA Handicap Index® issued by a “member club” of the Nebraska Golf Association. Entrant must also be a member of NWAGA and a “resident” of Nebraska (See NWAGA Residency Criteria below).

NWAGA Residency Criteria:  An individual is considered to be a resident of Nebraska if they:

  1. Maintain either a primary or a secondary residence in Nebraska, or
  2. Are an active duty member of the United States Military stationed in Nebraska, or
  3. Are a student physically attending college in Nebraska within a time period four-months prior to the event, or
  4. Are a graduate of a Nebraska high school attending an out-of-state college.

 

If the above criteria are in question, the NWAGA Tournament Committee shall render any final decision.

Amateur Status: All players must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status as specified in the USGA Rules of Golf.

Field Size: Field is limited to 36 sides (two players). Partners may be from different clubs.

Entry Fee: Entry fee of $230 must be paid by every team. Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if NWAGA is notified (402-505-4653, x103) before the close of entries. After the close of entries, fee will be refunded in the event of injury or illness, if requested no later than June 24. No refund for any reason after June 24. A $50 service charge will be deducted from all team refunds.

Entry includes five 9-hole Four-Ball matches; cart; use of the practice facility; prizes; Monday dinner and Tuesday awards luncheon.

Entry Period: NWAGA only accepts on-line applications. Entries open at 8 a.m. C.D.T. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Entries must be received by NWAGA no later than 5 p.m. C.D.T. on Friday, June 15, 2018. Late applications are not acceptable and will be automatically rejected. (Entries by telephone, e-mail, or FAX not acceptable.) Time limit for entries means time of receipt at NWAGA (not time entry is sent or transmitted to NWAGA). Entries should be submitted early to allow ample time for delay or error in transmission. The risk of delay or error in transmission lies solely with the entrant and NWAGA will have no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including rejection of the entry.

Practice Rounds: Available at a time convenient to Fremont Golf Club (402-721-6642). Fee is $40+tax per player (including cart).

Lodging:
Holiday Inn Express - (402) 753-3850
Rate quote of $109.95 – reference Nebraska Women’s Amateur Golf Association when booking

Starting Times: See Format Tab

Contact: NWAGA office: (402) 505-4653

Memo

 

The Player Memo will be available below this spring and will contain any information participants might need prior to the challenge. Also below will be a draft of the Notice to Players, Pace of Play Policy and NWAGA's 2018 Local Rules and Conditions of Competition

Player Memorandum - 2018 Bobbie Hopp Challenge

Notice to Players - Fremont Golf Club (Draft)

NWAGA 2018 Local Rules and Conditions of Competition

HistoryThe NWAGA Challenge began in 2008. The challenge consisted of five 9-hole rounds in four-ball match play format. The Challenge has been extremely popular since its inception and has offered NWAGA members an alternative to the Match Play Championship.In 2014 the event became a stand alone event and the "NWAGA Challenge" was renamed the "Bobbie Hopp Challenge" to honor Bobbie Hopp, who was president and played a large part of the creation of the event.

 

Year
Flight
Champions
Course Played
2017
Walley
Sally Bryson / Theresa Coyle
Oakland Golf Club
Schwartzkopf
Mary Dickerson / Stephanie Krijan
 
Hyland
Diana Carlson / Nancy Crownover
 
Harley
Donna Utecht / Sue Denton
 
Stiner
Lynnette Sellon / Shelly Miratsky
 
Berger
Linda Cogley / Pegi Fortner
2016
Titleist
Sally Bryson / Theresa Coyle
Fremont Golf Club
 
Callaway
Bev McKillip / Bev Guzinski
 
Srixon
Barb Grandfield / Sherry Monson
 
TaylorMade
Pam Draemel / Evelyn Perry
 
Bridgestone
Christine Schulte / Connie Wiebusch
 
Nike
Nancy Crownover / Diana Carlson
2015
Gordon
Sally Bryson / Theresa Coyle
Fremont Golf Club
Earnhardt
Bev McKillip / Bev Guzinski
 
Stewart
Shelley Bauer / Rita Lammle
 
Petty
Diane Herbosheimer / Barb Reeves
 
Waltrip
Shelly Bartling / Dee Bang
 
Johnson
Bettie Butt / Joyce Braun
2014
First
Dana Kness / Pat Ourada
Norfolk Country Club
Second
Bev Guzinski / Bev McKillip
Third
Mary Duffy / Linda Fry
Fourth
Michele Gill / Connie Gohl
Fifth
Belinda Rude / Kathy Garrelts
2013
Ruby
Beckie Stec / Judy Hansen
Wildhorse Golf Club
Scarlet
Amy Bear / Mandi Sedlak
Crimson
Susan Milner / Gina Heath
Garnet
Kay Haman / Janie Gerhard
2012
1st
Sally Bryson / Theresa Coyle
Awarri Dunes Golf Club
 
2nd
Shelly Bauer / Rita Lammle
 
3rd
Nancy Vanicek / Jan Semin
 
4th
Jean Armstrong / Sandy Janssen
2011
1st
Linda Hodges / Peggy Hinrichs
Tiburon Golf Course
2nd
Gina Heath / Susan Milner
3rd
Kathy Teshack / Jamie Casselman
4th
Tracey Whitley / Pat Linson
2010
1st
Teresa Coyle / Sally Bryson
Firethorn Golf Club
2nd
Judy Hansen / Beckie Stec
3rd
Shelly Bauer / Rita Lammle
4th
Amy Wiesler / Kinsey Bauer
5th
Nancy Heiser / Nana Smith
2009
1st
Debbie Sandstedt /Judy Duffy
Kearney Country Club
2nd
Pat Connolly / Jo Baldwin
3rd
Carolyn Peterson / Judy Farber
2008
1st
Maggie Peters / Sophie Peters
Norfolk Country Club
2nd
Debbie Sandstedt / Judy Duffy
3rd
Maralyn Riznicek / Joy Carney

 

Pairings

 

Click the link below for pairings.

2018 Bobbie Hopp Challenge Pairings

Flights

 

Click the link below to view flights.

2018 Bobbie Hopp Challenge Flights

Results

 

Click the link below to view the scoring page.

2018 Bobbie Hopp Challenge Scoring.

Format

 

The Bobbie Hopp Challenge is a two-person Four-Ball with five round-robin 9-hole matches. Flights of six teams will be predetermined based on 90% of handicaps. Points will be determined by the outcome of each match.

The tournament will consist of teams playing five, nine-hole matches which we call "races," which allows each team to play every team in their flight. Teams will receive a scorecard for each match and will play off the lowest Course Handicap in each respective match. For example, if team A's Course Handicaps are 15 and 18, and team B's Course Handicaps are 11 and 26, the lowest handicap is an 11. The 11 will play scratch, the 15 will receive 4 strokes, the 18 will get 7 strokes, and the 26 will get 15 strokes. The maximum Course Handicap is 36. 

If the tournament is not full and there are byes in a flight or flights, teams with a bye match may still play the course. If a team withdraws during the tournament, all points won in the matches they played are voided.

Each match is made up of 9 available points. A team gets one point for winning a hole, ½ a point if the hole is tied, and no points for losing a hole. The maximum number of points a team can win in any match is 6, and the minimum is 0. The team with the most points at the end of the five races wins their flight. If there are ties within a flight, the ties will be broken and the winner determined as follows: 

- by the results of their head to head match. 
- highest point total on day 1 (race 1, 2, and 3 combined)
- highest point total on day 2 (race 4 and 5 combined)
- most points in race 1
- most points in race 2
- most points in race 3
- most points in race 4
- most points in race 5
- if still tied, the winner will be decided by lot

Day 1 - 9 AM First nine-hole Four-Ball matches. Pairings will be as follows: 1v2, 3v4, 5v6
11:30 AM Second nine-hole Four-Ball matches. Pairings will be as follows: 1v3, 2v6, 4v5
2 PM Third nine-hole Four-Ball matches. Pairings will be as follows: 1v4, 2v5, 3v6

Day 2 -9 AM Fourth nine-hole Four-Ball matches. Pairings will be as follows: 1v5, 2v3, 4v6
11:30 AM nine-hole Four-Ball matches. Pairings will be as follows: 1v6, 2v4, 3v5