Bobbie Hopp Challenge

NWAGA Bobbie Hopp Challenge

June 11-12, 2024
Tatanka Golf Club, Niobrara


Bobbie Hopp Challenge Returning to Tatanka Golf Club

After a successful tournament in 2023, NWAGA returns to Tatanka Golf Club for the  Bobbie Hopp Challenge in 2024. The event is open to 36 sides (two-person teams) that are flighted in groups of six based on team Handicap Index. Each side will play five nine-hole Net Four-Ball matches against teams in their flight. Sides earn a point in each match for winning a hole and a half point for tying a hole. There are nine available points in each match however the maximum number of points a team can win in any match is six, the minimum is zero. The side that accumulates the most points following the five matches wins their respective flight. Entries open Wednesday, May 1. The deadline is Tuesday, June 4.

Enter This Tournament Online

Entries Open: 8 am CDT on May 1, 2024
Entry Deadline: 5 pm CDT on June 4, 2024

ELIGIBILITY
Entrant must be a member of NWAGA. Entrant must also be a resident of Nebraska (see below) with an up-to-date USGA Handicap Index® issued by a “member club” of the Nebraska Golf Association. All players must conform to the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by the United States Golf Association and The R&A.

An individual is considered a resident of Nebraska if they: a) maintain either a primary or a secondary residence in Nebraska, or b) are an active duty member of the United States Military stationed in Nebraska, or c) are a student physically attending college in Nebraska within a time period four-months prior to the event, or d) are a graduate of a Nebraska high school attending an out-of-state college. If these criteria are in question, the NWAGA Tournament Committee shall render any final decision. 

Handicaps: The NWAGA Handicap Committee requires that all participants in NWAGA tournaments have a minimum of 10 acceptable scores posted within 12 months of the registration deadline.

FIELD SIZE
Limited to 36 sides (72 players).

ENTRIES: FORM, FEE, CLOSING DATE
All sides must file an online entry application. Entry fee of $280 must be paid by every side. Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if NWAGA is notified (402-505-4653, ext. 103 or via e-mail at cpitkin@nebgolf.org) before the close of entries. After the close of entries, fee will be refunded in the event of medical condition, if requested before the first day of competition. No refund for any reason after that day. A $30 service charge will be deducted from all refunds. Entry includes 45-holes of competition; cart; use of the practice facility; prizes and lunch both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Entries open at 8 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Entries must be received by NWAGA no later than 5 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. If the competition receives more than the maximum number of entries by 12 p.m. CDT on May 1, a drawing will be used to determine the field and wait list order. If the tournament does not receive more than the maximum number of entries by 12 p.m. CDT on May 1, the field will be determined by order of entry. Entries may be accepted after the deadline, if field is not full, at the discretion of NWAGA. Partner substitutions may be made prior to competition.

MAXIMUM HANDICAP INDEX
The maximum Handicap Index permitted for this event is 40.4. Golfers whose Handicap Index exceeds 40.4 will be reduced to the 40.4 maximum.

ENTRIES RECEIVED

FORMAT
Net Four-Ball Match Play with sides playing five 9-hole matches (called races) within a flight. Each flight is comprised of six two-person sides. Sides earn a point in each match for winning a hole and a half point for tying a hole. There are nine available points in each match however the maximum number of points a team can win in any match is 6, the minimum is 0. The side that accumulates the most points following the five matches wins their respective flight.

FLIGHTS
Comprised of six sides determined in advance based on a side’s combined Handicap Index on June 13. If there are two or more sides with the same combined handicap, the order is determined by the side with the lowest individual Handicap Index. If the tournament is not full, the number of sides in each flight will be evenly distributed.

HANDICAP ALLOWANCE
Based on June 4 Handicap Revision. An individual’s Playing Handicap is 90% of their 9-Hole Course Handicap. The 9-hole Playing Handicap of all four players in a match will be reduced by the 9-hole Playing Handicap of the player with the lowest Playing Handicap, who then plays from scratch. Example: Players A, B, C and D have 9-hole Playing Handicaps of 5, 10, 12 and 15, respectively. Player A plays at scratch, B receives 5 strokes, C receives 7 strokes and D receives 10 strokes.

PAIRINGS
Following the tournament deadline, flights will be determined and schedule of matches will be published including starting hole and for each 9-hole match. Flights will alternate nines each match play session.

CADDIES
Caddies are not permitted.

PERSONAL APPEARANCE & FOOTWEAR
Players must be neat in appearance with respect to clothing and personal grooming. Traditional spikes are prohibited. Model Local Rule G-7.

DETERMINING TIES
If there are ties for 1st or 2nd place in a flight, the ties will be broken as follows:

1. Result of head to head match.
2. Highest point total on day 1 (race 1, 2, and 3 combined)
3. Highest point total on day 2 (race 4 and 5 combined)
4. Most points in race 1
5. Most points in race 2
6. Most points in race 3
7. Most points in race 4
8. Most points in race 5
9. If still tied, the winner will be decided by lot

POSTING SCORES
NWAGA will post these scores for handicap purposes.

Practice Rounds
Available June 4-10 for a rate of $45/person (including cart). Practice rounds may be booked on-line up to 90 days in advance through the Tatanka web site (golftatanka.com). Please note: Payment is not made when booking (disregard the rate displayed). The $45 practice round fee will be collected the day you play.

Schedule
Tuesday, June 11
7:30 A.M. - Registration & Practice Areas Open
9 A.M. - First Challenge Match Shotgun Start
Following First Match - Box Lunch
Approx. 12 P.M. - Second Challenge Match Shotgun Start
Approx. 3 P.M. - Third Challenge Match Shotgun Start

Wednesday, June 12
8 A.M. - Practice Areas Open
9 A.M. - Fourth Challenge Match Shotgun Start
Approx. 12 P.M. - Fifth Challenge Match Shotgun Start
Following Golf - Awards & Lunch

Lodging
Ohiya Casino & Resort is adjacent to the golf course. No room blocks are established. Please contact the hotel for lodging availability, (402) 857-3860. https://www.ohiyacasino.com/

Digital Scoring
It is required that one individual in each group enter scores following each hole using the Golf Genius mobile app. Instructions for downloading the app will be included in pre-event material provided to players following the deadline.

Prizes
Photo frame awards to flight winners; Merchandise prizes to top finishers in each flight (equal distribution).

Player Information
Player Information Sheet (posted following the deadline)
Golf Genius Mobile App Instructions

Rules Documents
2024 NWAGA Local Rules and Terms of the Competition
2024 NWAGA Pace of Play Policy
Notice to Players - Tatanka Golf Club

Contact
Chad Pitkin, NebGolf - Manager of Membership & Women's Programs
cpitkin@nebgolf.org; (402) 505-4653, x103

Tatanka Golf Club

53138 Highway 12
Niobrara, NE 68760
(402) 857-3504
https://golftatanka.com/

Director of Golf – Troy Harder
Superintendent – Matt Colwell
Red Tees (4,717 Yards, Par 72, Front 34.4/109, Back 34.0/113)

Course Yardage

HOLE

PAR

YARDAGE

1 4 331
2 5 366
3 4 302
4 4 299
5 3 78
6 4 289
7 4 253
8 3 115
9 5 333
Out 36 2,366

HOLE

PAR

YARDAGE

10 4 308
11 4 226
12 3 94
13 5 427
14 4 298
15 4 214
16 4 295
17 3 125
18 5 364
In 36 2,351
Total 72 4,717

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