Four-Ball Tournament

 

The 2018 Four-Ball Tournament is complete at Norfolk Country Club and Amy Bear and Belinda Rude of Kearney are the champions after a net final round of 65 (-7). Bear and Rude finished with a net total of 134 (-10) to win by three strokes. Norfolk's Julie Hall and Omaha's Debbie Wilbeck were the low gross champions with a 155 (+11) total. Visit the Scoring tab above for full results.

 

 

 

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 54 teams. Partners may be from different clubs.

Entry Fee: Entry fee of $240 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 August 19. No refund for any reason after August 19. A $25 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.

Entry includes 36-holes of four-ball stroke play competition; use of the practice facility; cart; prizes; a banquet dinner for all participants following Monday’s round and an awards luncheon Tuesday following play.

Entry Period: NWAGA only accepts on-line applications. Entries open at 8 a.m. C.D.T. on Friday, June 1, 2018. Entries must be received by NWAGA no later than 5 p.m. C.D.T. on Tuesday, August 14, 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.

Starting Times: Monday, August 20 - 12 p.m. Shotgun Start; Tuesday, August 21 - 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start

Practice Rounds: Please call (402) 379-1188 to arrange a practice round at a time convenient to the club for a fee of $45 plus tax (includes cart).

Lodging:
Norfolk Lodge & Suites 402-844-2987
Hampton Inn 402-379-3585        
Holiday Inn Express 402-379-1524

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 tournament. 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 NWAGA Four-Ball Tournament

Notice to Players - Norfolk Country Club (Draft)

Pace of Play Policy - Norfolk Country Club

NWAGA 2018 Local Rules and Conditions of Competitions

HistoryThis event began in 1974, a year after NWAGA was founded. The first tournament was played at Kearney Country Club, where the team of Lois Ruff and Peggy Arnold were the initial champions. Since then the tournament has grown and now includes prizes for both Low Net and Low Gross.

 

2017

Grand Island's Kathy Dubas and Osceola's Janis Sculley shot a net final round of 62 (-10) to win the 2017 Four-Ball Tournament at Norfolk Country Club by two strokes with a 127 (-17) total. Fremont's Sophie and Maggie Peters were the Low Gross Team with a 148 (+4) total. Full Results

 

2016

Fifty teams played in the 2016 Four-Ball Tournament. There was an exciting finish among the teams of Anne Blazek of Kearney and Sharon Kaufman of Holdrege and Bev Guzinski of Tekamah and Bev McKillip of Norfolk. Blazek and Kaufman carded a 127 net score and Guzinski and McKillip carded a 128 net score for second. Lisa Mayer & Abbie Hunke were third. Kathy Garrelts and Anastasia Summers both of Kearney took top gross honors with a 148 (75-73). Full Results

2015

McCook, NE - The 2015 Four-Ball Tournament conclude Tuesday July 28 at Heritage Hills Golf Course in McCook. An exciting finish as the team of Michelle Gill of Norfolk and Connie Gohl of McCook tied with Janis Sculley of Osceola and Kathy Dubas of Palmer each carded a 130 net score. Gill, a previous Heritage Hillls member, had a five-foot putt to win the hole and did so carding a net birdie on the hole and winning the event for their team. A pair of UNO players, Megan Vetrovsky of McCook and Makenna Kroeker of Lincoln took top gross honors with a 142 (70-72). Full Results

 

2014

Axtell, NE - 48 teams made their way to Awarii Dunes Golf Club for the 2014 Four-Ball Tournament. Two teams carded a two-day total of 123, Mandi Sedlak of Kearney and Chris Seberger of Grand Island and Bonnie Jolly of Lincoln and Bryce Schroeder of Kearney. In a one-hole playoff, Sedlak/Seberger claimed the tournament championship with a net birdie. Jolly and Schroeder also tied for the top gross team honors along with the team of Ana Summers of Kearney and Kate Haschke of Kearney, each team scoring a 137.Full Results

 

 

Year
Champions
Course Played
2017 Net
Kathy Dubas and Janis Sculley
Norfolk Country Club
2017 Gross
Sophie Peters and Maggie Peters
2016 Net
Anne Blazek and Sharon Kaufman
Woodland Hills Golf Club
2016 Gross
Kathy Garrelts and Anastasia Summers
2015 Net
Connie Gohl and Michelle Gill
Heritage Hills Golf Club
2015 Gross
Megan Vetrovsky and Makenna Kroeker
2014 Net
Mandi Sedlak and Chris Seberger
Awarii Dunes Golf Club
2014 Gross

Bonnie Jolly and Bryce Schroeder

Anastasia Summers and Katelyn Haschke

 
2013 Net
Johnna Austin and Laura Johnson
Riverside Golf Club
2013 Gross
Morgan Smejkal and Sophie Peters
2012 Net
Sally Bryson and Kathy Garrelts
Indian Trails Golf Course
2012 Gross

Abbie Hunke and Lisa Mayer

Kayla Knopik and Kylie Smith

2011 Net
Amy Bear and Belinda Rude
North Bend Golf Course
2011 Gross
Maggie and Sophie Peters
2010 Net
Susan Marchese and Julie Hall
Field Club of Omaha
2010 Gross
Rebecca Pollock and Erin Ommen
2009 Net
Linda Hodges and Marjorie Lyons
Indianhead Golf Club
2009 Gross
J.C. Stevenson and Chris Seberger
2008 Net
Nora Robinson and Shellon Anderson
Four Winds Golf Course
2008 Gross
J.C. Stevenson and Wilma Gilliland
2007 Net
Rachel Mooberry and Nicole Mooberry
Eldorado Golf Course
2007 Gross
Rachel Mooberry and Nicole Mooberry
2006 Net
Amy Bear and Pat Connelly
Beatrice Country Club
2006 Gross
Anne Robertson and Maggie Peters
2005 Net
Mary Butts and Mary Pierson
Riverside Golf Club
2005 Gross
Anne Robertson and Maggie Peters
2004 Net
Yvonne Davenport and Laura Saf
The Pines Country Club
2004 Gross
Anne Robertson and Maggie Peters
2003 Net
Tammy Poe and Roma Wieckhorst
Hillcrest Country Club
2003 Gross
Sheri Roundberg and Jane Thompson
2002
Michelle Kluyer and Amy Roux
Lochland Country Club
2001
Nan Williams and Judy Lood
Scottsbluff Country Club
2000
Sandy Janssen and Marilyn Anderson
Tiburon Golf Course
1999
Laurie Swanson and Denise Strobecki
Field Club of Omaha
1998
Dorris Jeanne Rainbolt and Judy Spomer
Fremont Golf Club
1997
Dorris Jeanne Rainbolt and Judy Spomer
Ashland Country Club
1996
Delores Weimers and Becky Loop
Lincoln Pioneers Golf Course
1995
Yvonne Davenport and Laura Saf
Columbus Elks Golf Course
1994
Yvonne Davenport and Laura Saf
Norfolk Country Club
1993
Taunya Mallory and Dawn Vogel
North Platte Country Club
1992
Kathy Villafane and Pauline Weston
York Country Club
1991
Joyce Eyth and Jan Schaefer
Riverside Golf Club
1990
Nona Mullen and Maria Morell
Heritage Hills Golf Course
1989
Jennifer Lamberty and Barb Baldridge
North Platte Country Club
1988
Lorrain Humpal and Sunny Awerkamp
Kearney Country Club
1987
Doris Jeann Rainbolt and Gloria Tinckham
Lochland Country Club
1986
Bettielee Lewis and Lisa Poorman
Country Club of Lincoln
1985
Dawn Noerrlinger and Gayle Eskra
Beatrice Country Club
1984
Mary Fullerton and Lenore Henderson
Scottsbluff Country Club
1983
Bobbie Hopp and Kay Brown
Fremont Golf Course
1982
Ruth Pagels and Susie Lorensen
Colmbus Elks Golf Course
1981
Nona Mullen and Marcia Morell
Kearney Country Club
1980
Mary Duffy and Alice Torpin
Norfolk Country Club
1979
Nona Mullen and Delores Weimers
North Platte Country Club
1978
Phyllis Weinberg and Jan Wobken
Lochland Country Club
1977
Marce Hedges and Betty White
Beatrice Country Club
1976
Jean Hyland and Mac Berkheimer
Norfolk Country Club
1975
Susie Lorensen and Norma Benson
Fremont Golf Club
1974
Lois Ruff and Peggy Arnold
Kearney Country Club

 

Pairings

 

Visit the link below for pairings.

2018 NWAGA Four-Ball Pairings

Scoring

 

VIsit the link below for the scoring page.

2018 NWAGA Four-Ball Scoring

Format

 

The Four-Ball Tournament consists of 36-holes of gross and net four-ball stroke play. Teams consist of two partners. Each team member will receive 95% of their course handicap.
Lowest net score for 36-holes will be tournament champion. A tie for first place will be played off until a winner is determined. If the event of a tie for the gross team champion, the prize monies will be divided, pro-rata.
Day 1 - 18-holes, four-ball stroke play. Teams will be paired base upon total course handicap of each team. When possible, teams from the same club will not be paired together.
Day 2 - 18- holes, four-ball stroke play. For the second round of competition, teams will be paired by the team's cumulative net best-ball score. There will be one flight made up of the full field and the top 1/3 of the field will receive prizes. With the exception of overall team champion, ties will be combined and divided, pro-rata.