NWAGA Scramble

August 28-29, 2023
Heritage Hills Golf Course, McCook

Heritage Hills to host Scramble Tournament at the End of August

McCook's Heritage Hills will host this year's Scramble Tournament Monday, August 28 and Tuesday, August 29. The event will offer four-person teams both gross and net competition within flights for prize purposes. Entries open for this tournament at 8 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 1. The deadline is 5 p.m. CDT,  Monday, August 21. For complete details please link to one of the tabs above.

Enter This Tournament Online

Entries Open: 8 am CDT on July 1, 2023
Entry Deadline: 5 pm CDT on August 21, 2023

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.

Limited to 36 teams (144 players).

All teams must file an online entry application. Entry fee of $520 ($130/player) must be paid by every team. Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if NWAGA is notified (402-505-4653, ext. 102 or via e-mail at 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 $60 service charge will be deducted from all refunds. Entry includes 36-holes of competition; cart; use of the practice facility; prizes; bag lunch and awards luncheon.

Entries open at 8:00 a.m. CDT on Saturday, July 1, 2023. Entries must be received by NWAGA no later than 5:00 p.m. CDT on Monday, August 21, 2023. If the competition receives more than the maximum number of entries by 12:00 p.m. CDT on July 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 July 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.

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.


Four-person modified scramble. Each player plays from the teeing area on each hole, one of the tee shots is selected and all the players play their second shots from that spot. One of the second shots is then selected, and all players play their third shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed. This format is modified as follows: The player whose shot is selected does not play the next shot (exception: on the putting green, all team members may putt). Each team member must contribute at least four tee shots.

All sides will compete in both Gross and Net Divisions.

Up to four flights will be created in advance based on Team Handicap (combination of Handicap Indexes). If two or more teams have the same team handicap, the order will be determined by the team with the lowest handicapped player. Merchandise prizes will be awarded to the top gross and net finishers in each flight (can only win the higher flight merchandise award amount in either gross or net).

Based on the August 21 Handicap Revision. A team’s Playing Handicap is comprised of 25% of the lowest player’s Course Handicap, 20% of the second lowest player’s Course Handicap, 15% of the third lowest player’s Course Handicap and 10% of the highest player’s Course Handicap figured to the hundredth decimal point. Maximum Individual Handicap Index is 40.4.

For the first round of competition, teams are paired based on their team's Playing Handicap, with the lowest Playing Handicaps beginning play on hole 1. Pairings for the second round will be based on gross team score within flights.

Caddies are not permitted.

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

Ties for first place within a division or flight will be broken by scorecard playoff using the USGA method of comparing scores.

Scores from this event are not eligible for posting purposes.

Practice Rounds
Contact the pro shop at (308) 345-5032 to arrange a practice round one week prior to the tournament at a time convenient to the golf course . The rate is $45 per player and includes cart.

Monday, August 28
9:30 A.M. - Registration and Practice Areas Open
11 A.M. - Round One Shotgun Start
During Play - Grab & Go Lunches Available

Tuesday, August 29
8 A.M. - Practice Areas Open
9 A.M. - Round Two Shotgun Start
Following Golf - Awards Lunch

Lodging arrangements have been made at the following hotels for Sunday, August 27 and Monday, August 28:
Cobblestone Hotel and Suites (1301 US-83) - (308) 777-2000; Rate is $116+tax for Two Queens; Block held until August 17, after August 17 rate will be honored if rooms are available. Reference NWAGA Scramble when booking.
Holiday Inn Express (711 US-83) - (308) 737-3005; Rate is $119+tax for Two Queens; Block held until 5 p.m., July 28. Reference NWAGA Scramble when booking. To book on-line link here, the booking code is NGA.

Digital Scoring
It is required that one individual in each group enter hole 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.

Net: Overall Low Net: Pewter cup awards; Flight Winners: Photo frame awards; Merchandise: Top finishers in each flight (can only win higher amount in either gross or net).
Gross: Overall Low Gross: Trophy plates; Flight Winners: Photo frame awards; Merchandise: Top finishers in each flight (can only win higher amount in either gross or net).

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

Rules Documents (following the deadline)
2023 NWAGA Local Rules and Terms of the Competition
2023 NWAGA Pace of Play Policy
Notice to Players - Heritage Hills Golf Course

Craig Ames, NGA Executive Director; (402) 505-4653, x102


6000 Clubhouse Road
McCook, NE 69001
Golf Shop Phone - (308) 345-5032
Website -

Golf Professional - Justin West
Superintendent - Clint Coleman

Red Tees (72.2/123)

Course Yardage

1 4 290
2 5 408
3 4 318
4 4 306
5 3 116
6 4 225
7 3 107
8 5 348
9 4 289
Out 36 2,407
10 4 327
11 4 327
12 3 150
13 4 306
14 5 505
15 4 350
16 3 115
17 5 454
18 4 320
In 36 2,854
Total 72 5,261
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2020 Bev Guzinski, Nancy Johnson, Nita Totten, Donna Utecht Wild Horse Golf Club
2019 Sheryl Bosshamer, Trish Simonson, Terri Meier, Kelly Foster Heritage Hills Golf Course
2018 Sheryl Bosshamer, Trish Simonson, Terri Meier, Kelly Foster Riverside Golf Club

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