Partner Classic

 

The Inaugural Partner Classic wrapped up at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course in Kearney on Friday, and Norfolk's Bev McKillip and Tekamah's Bev Guzinski ran away with the first title, shooting a net 53 (-19) in today's Four-Ball format, to win by 10-strokes with a net 113 (-31) total. Juniata Nielsen and Dana Kness of Holdrege were co-winners of the First Flight along with Sandy Kraus and Linda Imel of Holdrege. Connie Boeka and Gay Gross-Rohde of Omaha were the Second Flight winners, while Kathy Machmuller and Nancy Underwood of Grand Island won the Third Flight. Visit the Scoring tab above for full results.

This 36-hole competition consists of two-person teams playing Pinehurst in round one and Four-Ball in round two. In Pinehurst, each partner plays from the teeing ground and then plays their partner’s ball for their second shot. After the second shot, partners select the ball with which they wish to score and play that ball alternately to complete the hole. Team Handicap in Pinehurst combines 60 percent of the lower player’s Course Handicap and 40 percent of the higher player’s Course Handicap. In Four-Ball, each player plays their own ball. The lower net score of the partners is the side’s score for the hole. Each team member receives 90 percent of Course Handicap in Four-Ball.

 

 

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 sides (two players). 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 June 6. No refund for any reason after June 6. A $50 service charge will be deducted from all team refunds.

Entry includes 36-holes of competition (Pinehurst/Four-Ball); cart; use of the practice facility; prizes; box lunch on Thursday and awards barbeque on Friday.

Entry Period: NWAGA only accepts on-line applications. Entries open at 8 a.m. C.D.T. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Entries must be received by NWAGA no later than 5 p.m. C.D.T. on Tuesday, May 29, 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.

Practice Rounds: Available at a time convenient to Meadowlark Hills Golf Course (308-233-3265). Fee is $32 (including cart).

Lodging:
Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center - (308) 237-5971

Rate quote of $109.95 – reference Nebraska Women’s Amateur Golf Association when booking

Starting Times: Thursday, June 7 - 10 a.m. Shotgun Start; Friday, June 8 - 8 a.m. Shotgun Start

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 Partner Classic

Notice to Players - Meadowlark Hills Golf Course (Draft)

Pace of Play Policy - Meadowlark Hills Golf Course

NWAGA 2018 Local Rules and Conditions of Competition

HistoryThis event was introduced in 2018 with the retirement of the Stroke Play Championship.

 

Year
Champions
Course Played
2018
Bev McKillip & Bev Guzinski
Meadowlark Hills Golf Course, Kearney

 

Pairings

 

 Link below for current pairings

2018 NWAGA Partner Classic Pairings

Scoring

 

Link below for the scoring page

2018 NWAGA Partner Classic Scoring

Tournament Format

 

The Partner Classic is a 36-hole competition comprised of two-person teams playing Pinehurst in round one and Four-Ball in round two. Both rounds will begin with a Shotgun Start. Thursday will begin at 10 a.m.; Friday at 8 a.m.

In Pinehurst, each partner plays from the teeing ground and then plays their partner’s ball for their second shot. After the second shot, partners select the ball with which they wish to score and play that ball alternately to complete the hole. Team Handicap in Pinehurst combines 60 percent of the lower player’s Course Handicap and 40 percent of the higher player’s Course Handicap.

In Four-Ball, each player plays their own ball. The lower net score of the partners is the side’s score for the hole. Each team member receives 90 percent of Course Handicap in Four-Ball.

Flights will be created based on net scores following round one.