Bobbie Hopp Challenge

NWAGA Bobbie Hopp Challenge

June 14-15, 2021
Field Club of Omaha


Field Club of Omaha Set to Host 14th Bobbie Hopp Challenge

NWAGA's second event of the 2021 season will take on the historic Field Club of Omaha on June 14-15. Registration for the Bobbie Hopp Challenge opens on May 3 and closes on June 8.

Enter This Tournament Online

Entry Deadline: 5 pm CDT on June 8, 2021

ELIGIBILITY
Entrant must be a member of NWAGA or a female member of Nebraska Junior Golf. 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.

FIELD SIZE
Limited to 36 sides (72 players).

ENTRIES: FORM, FEE, CLOSING DATE
All sides must file an online entry application. Entry fee of $240 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 nwaga@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 boxed lunch both Monday and Tuesday.

Entries open at 8 a.m. CDT on Monday, May 3, 2021. Entries must be received by NWAGA no later than 5 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. If the competition receives more than the maximum number of entries by 12 p.m. CDT on May 3, 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 3, 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.

CADDIES
Caddies are prohibited.

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:

  • Result of 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

SCORE POSTING
NWAGA will post these scores for handicap purposes.

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
Determined by a side’s combined Handicap Index on June 8. 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 8 Handicap Revision. An individual’s Playing Handicap is 90% of their 9-Hole Course Handicap. Maximum Individual 9-Hole Handicap Index is 20.2. 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 a 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 & STARTING TIMES
Following the tournament deadline, flights will be determined and schedule of matches will be published including starting hole (1 or 10) and starting time for each 9-hole match. Flights will alternate nines each match play session.

PRACTICE ROUNDS
Practice rounds are available at a time convenient to Field Club of Omaha. For practice rounds on Saturday June, 12 and Sunday June, 13 they will be available anytime after 1:00pm. The practice round rate for 18-hole with a cart is $43.00. Please call the golf shop (402) 345-6347 to schedule your practice round.

SCHEDULE
Monday, June 14 (2nd and 3rd Match Starting Times are Approximate)
7:30 A.M. - Check-in & Practice Areas Open
9:00 A.M. - First Challenge Match Shotgun Start
11:45 A.M. - Second Challenge Match Shotgun Start
2:30 P.M. - Third Challenge Match Shotgun Start

Tuesday, June 15 (5th Match Starting Time is Approximate)
7:00 A.M. - Practice Areas Open
8:00 A.M. - Fourth Challenge Match Shotgun Start
10:45 A.M. - Fifth Challenge Match Shotgun Start

LODGING
Due to the many hotel options in Omaha, there will not be a reserved block of rooms for this event.

PLAYER CHECK-IN
Each player is required to check-in before play on Monday.

GOLF CARTS
Sides are permitted the use of a shared cart (two players per cart) at Field Club of Omaha.

PRACTICE FACILITIES
Practice facilities will be open to participants no more than one hour prior to their first daily start time each day of the tournament. Practice following play each day is prohibited.

RESTROOMS
Restrooms will be available in the clubhouse and on the golf course.

OTHER FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICE
Field Club of Omaha will be available for other food and beverage service each day of the tournament.

DIGITAL SCORING
Players will be required to use the USGA TM application (available on iOS and Android app store) which will serve as their Official Tournament Scorecard. Verification of scorecards will be done verbally following the round. Information on using the USGA TM application will be provided in advance with tutorials posted to the NWAGA web site.

PUBLIC SCOREBOARD
To prevent gatherings there will be no public scoreboard. A scoreboard may be accessed via the USGA TM application and/or the NWAGA web site.

AWARDS
Flight Winners: Bag tag awards; Merchandise: Top two in each flight.

Player Memorandum
Player Memorandum - 2021 NWAGA Bobbie Hopp Challenge

Pace of Play Information
Pace of Play Policy - Field Club of Omaha

Rules Documents
NWAGA 2021 Local Rules and Terms of Competition
Notice to Players - Field Club of Omaha (Draft)

Contact
Sam Oehm, NGA Manager of Membership and Women’s Programs
soehm@nebgolf.org; (402) 505-4653, x103

Field Club of Omaha

3615 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE 68105
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 345-6343
Website - fcomaha.com

Club Manager - Greg Gilg
PGA Professional - Kevin Drew, PGA
Superintendent - Nick Leu

Green Tees (4,760, Par 67)
Front Nine - 34.7/117
Back Nine - 32.5/108

Course Yardage

HOLE PAR YARDAGE
1 4 302
2 4 303
3 5 449
4 3 171
5 4 310
6 3 159
7 5 477
8 4 259
9 3 159
Out 35 2,589
HOLE PAR YARDAGE
10 4 325
11 4 412
12 3 112
13 4 327
14 3 156
15 4 259
16 3 131
17 3 133
18 4 316
In 32 2,171
Total 67 4,760

Pairings will be available following the registration deadline.

Year Champions Site
2020 Susan Kelly & Linda Mruz - Beatrice Country Club
2019 Sarah Nordlund & Pam Carmines - Elks Country Club - Columbus
2018 Sally Bryson & Theresa Coyle - Oakland Golf Club

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