Four-Ball

NWAGA Four-Ball Tournament

July 11-12, 2023
Champions Run, Omaha


Barnes and Steel Win Net and Gross Divisions at Four-Ball Tournament

Kayla Barnes of Bellevue and Kylie Steel of Elkhorn won both the Net and Gross Divisions of the 2023 NWAGA Four-Ball Tournament at Champions Run in Omaha. The duo won the Net Division (-20) by 14 shots and the Gross Division (-15) by 23 shots. Round two was delayed three hours because of weather. Merchandise payouts were awarded to the top third of finishers in the Net Division. Link to scoring above for complete details.

Enter This Tournament Online

Entries Open: 8 am CDT on June 1, 2023
Entry Deadline: 5 pm CDT on July 5, 2023

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 54 sides (108 players).

ENTRIES: FORM, FEE, CLOSING DATE
All sides must file an online entry application. Entry fee of $300 must be paid by every side. Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if NWAGA is notified (402-505-4653, ext. 102 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 36-holes of competition; cart; prizes; player dinner and awards luncheon.

Entries open at 8:00 a.m. CDT on Thursday, June 1, 2023. Entries must be received by NWAGA no later than 5:00 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, July 5, 2023. If the competition receives more than the maximum number of entries by 12:00 p.m. CDT on June 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 12:00 p.m. CDT on June 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
The tournament will consist of 36-holes of Four-Ball stroke play (both gross and net). In Four-Ball, two players compete together as a side, with each playing their own ball. The side’s score for a hole is the lower score of the two.

DIVISIONS
All sides will compete in both Gross and Net Divisions.

FLIGHTS
The Four-Ball tournament is not Flighted. Sides will compete against all other sides in both the Gross Division and Net Division.

HANDICAP ALLOWANCE
Based on July 5 Handicap Revision. An individual’s Playing Handicap is 85% of their Course Handicap.

PAIRINGS
A side’s combined Handicap Index will determine round one shotgun starting position with the lowest combined Handicap Indexes starting on hole 1. For the final round of competition, sides will be grouped by round one net score with the leading sides starting on hole 1.

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
All ties for will be broken by scorecard playoff using the USGA method of comparing scores.

POSTING SCORES
NWAGA will post scores for handicap purposes.

Practice Rounds
A single practice round is available for an individual fee of $70 (includes cart) during the times noted below. Tee times can be made up to 5 days in advance by calling the golf shop at 402-498-8989. Practice round availability: June 21, after 10 a.m.; June 23, 24 or 25, after 2 p.m.; June 28, after 10 a.m.; June 29, before 10 a.m. or after 3 p.m.; June 30, July 1, 2 or 3, after 2 p.m.; July 6, before 10 a.m. or after 3 p.m.; July 7, 8 or 9, after 2 p.m.

Schedule
Tuesday, July 11
11:30 A.M. - Registration & Practice Areas Open
1 P.M. - Round One Shotgun Start
Following Golf - Player Dinner

Wednesday, July 12
7 A.M. - Breakfast Available & Practice Areas Open
8 A.M. - Round Two Shotgun Start
Following Golf - Awards Luncheon

Lodging
Because of the large number of lodging options available in Omaha there are no hotel arrangements made for this tournament.

Digital Scoring
It is required that one individual from each group enter hole scores for players in that group 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
Net: Overall Low Net: Pewter cup awards; Merchandise: Top third.
Gross: Overall Low Gross: Trophy plates.

Player Information
Player Memorandum
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 - Champions Run

Contact
Chad Pitkin, NGA
cpitkin@nebgolf.org; (402) 505-4653, x103

Champions Run

13800 Eagle Run Drive
Omaha, NE 68164
Golf Shop Phone - (402) 498-8989
Website - https://www.championsomaha.com/

General Manager - Andy Reetz
Director of Golf - Greg Neujahr
Head Golf Professional - Jon Moore
Superintendent - Greg Jones

Red Tees (4,865 Par 72, 69.2/119)

Course Yardage

HOLE PAR YARDAGE
1 4 349
2 5 330
3 3 131
4 4 204
5 4 291
6 5 454
7 4 357
8 3 108
9 4 194
Out 36 2,418
HOLE PAR YARDAGE
10 5 445
11 4 220
12 3 89
13 4 292
14 4 276
15 4 300
16 3 126
17 5 391
18 4 308
In 36 2,447
Total 72 4,865
Year Net Winners Hometown Site
2022 Bev Guzinski & Nancy Johnson Oakland Oakland Golf Club
2021 Amy Westering & Beckie Stec Grand Island Indian Trails Country Club
2020 Shelly Liddick & Lisa Mayer Bellevue & Valley Tatanka Golf Club
2019 Kathy Dubas & Janis Sculley Grand Island & Osceola Lochland Country Club
2018 Amy Bear & Belinda Rude Kearney Norfolk Country Club

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