Seniors Championship

 

The 2018 NWAGA Seniors Championship and 49ers Eclectic Event will be held at Woodland Hills Golf Course in Eagle August 6-8. The championship features 54 holes of stroke play, with flights and also an eclectic partner event over the first 36 holes.

Last year, Omaha's Susan Marchese won her seventh title in eight years, cruising to win by 25 strokes with a 220 (-5) total at Fremont Golf Club. Entries open July 2 and close July 30.

Complete information is available by linking to the applicable tab above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Application

Eligibility: Open to amateur golfers who will have reached their forty-ninth birthday by August 6, 2018. Entrant must be a member of NWAGA and have an active USGA Handicap Index.

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 108 participants. A player may enter as an individual but must have a partner to participate in the eclectic event.

Entry Fee: Entry fee of ($150/individual or $300/team) must be paid by every player/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 5. No refund for any reason after August 5. A $25 service charge will be deducted per individual for all refunds.

Entry includes 54-holes of stroke play competition; cart; use of the practice facility; flight and eclectic prizes; and luncheon for all participants following play both Monday and Wednesday.

Entry Period: NWAGA only accepts on-line applications. Entries open at 8 a.m. C.D.T. on Monday, July 2, 2018. Entries must be received by NWAGA no later than 5 p.m. C.D.T. on Monday, July 30, 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 Woodland Hills Golf Course (402-475-4653). Fee is $40 (including cart) if played Monday through Thursday or after 2 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Starting Times: See Format Tab

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 championship. 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 Senior Championship/49ers Eclectic Event

Notice to Players - Woodland Hills Golf Course (Draft)

Pace of Play Policy - Woodland Hills Golf Course

NWAGA 2018 Local Rules and Conditions of Competitions

HistoryThe Seniors Championship began in 1979 with the inagural tournament being held at Lochland Country Club. Mrs. Bruce Gilliland was the first champion. Since then many participants have repeated their victories, such as Mrs. Paul Hyland and Alice Torpin. With many repeat winners and sites, this championship has become a well valued and elite event.

2017

Fremont, NE - Omaha's Susan Marchese won her seventh title in eight years,crusing to win The 2017 NWAGA Seniors Championship at Fremont Golf Club. Marchese shot another under-par round, a 73 (-2), in the final round to run away with the title by 25 strokes with a 220 (-5) total. Felicia Hutnick of Omaha was the only other player to break 80 in the last two rounds, shooting a 78 (+3) to finish runner-up at 245 (+20). Marchese and Norfolk's Julie Hall also finished tied for first with three others in the team Eclectic Event that ended after the second round, at 14-under Net, including Jackie and Lois Warrick of Blair, and Jamie Casselman and Kathy Teshack of Omaha. Other flight winners include: Norfolk's Julie Hall (First Flight), Omaha's Kathy Hickey (Second Flight), Omaha's Kelly Slump and Diane Riley (Third Flight), Bellevue's Tracey Whitley (Fourth Flight), Elkhorn's Tina Miller (Fifth Flight),Grand Island's Gina Heath (Sixth Flight), Fremont's Christin Roffers (Seventh Flight), and Cairo's Pat Hancock (Eighth Flight). Final Results

2016

Wayne, NE. The Senior Stroke Play Champion is Susan Marchese of Omaha. This is Marchese's 6th Nebraska State Senior Championship title. Felicia Hutnick of Omaha claimed the runner up title finishing only five strokes back of Marchese.

 

 

 

2014

Kearney, NE - Kearney Country Club played host to the 2014 Senior's Championship. Susan Marchese took her fourth Senior's Title with a three-day total of 231 (77-77-77). Defending Champion, Jane Pohlman of Omaha, followed behind Marchese by 4 strokes with a 235 (78-79-78). In third came Barb Muldoon of Omaha with a 240 (82-78-80).Full Results

 

2013

Oakland, NE - Oakland Golf Club was host to the 2013 Senior Stroke Play Championship. Senior's Medalist, Susan Marchese began the final round with a three-stroke lead which grew to a four-stroke lead at the turn.Jane Pohlman began to chip away at that lead and by the 14th-hole the duo was tied at 10 over par. Marchese remained at 10 over as Pohlman boggied the 15th, but snagged a birdie on 17. After ending 54 holes still tied at 226, they competed in a playoff on hole one. Jane Pohlman chipped in for a birdie from the back of the green to win her fifth Seniors Championship. Final Results

 

 

 

Year
Champion
Course Played
2017
Susan Marchese
Fremont Golf Club
2016
Susan Marchese
Wayne Country Club
2015
Susan Marchese
Happy Hollow Club
2014
Susan Marchese
Kearney Country Club
2013
Jane Pohlman
Oakland Golf Club
2012
Susan Marchese
North Bend Golf Course
2011
Susan Marchese
Riverside Golf Club
2010
Susan Marchese
Elks Country Club
2009
Jane Pohlman
York Country Club
2008
Jane Pohlman
Oak Hills Country Club
2007
Jane Pohlman
Kearney Country Club
2006
Jane Pohlman
Pacific Springs Golf Course
2005
Pat Snyder
Ironwood Golf & Country Club
2004
Dee Mayben
Yankee Hill Golf Course
2003
Peggy Williams
Lochland Country Club
2002
Debbie Wilbeck
Fremont Golf Club
2001
Debbie Wilbeck
Riverside Golf Club
2000
Nona Mullen
Hillcrest Country Club
1999
Mrs. Paul Hyland
Country Club of Lincoln
1998
Alice Torpin
Norfolk Country Club
1997
Debbie Sandstedt
Columbus Elks Country Club
1996
Alice Torpin and Debbie Sandstedt
Lochland Country Club
1995
Mrs. Paul Hyland
Firethorn Golf Club
1994
Alice Torpin
Riverside Golf Club
1993
Alice Torpin
Lochland Country Club
1992
Alice Torpin
Kearney Country Club
1991
Nona Mullen
Country Club of Lincoln
1990
Alice Torpin
Lochland Country Club
1989
Kay Offerdahl
Lochland Country Club
1988
Alice Torpin
Lochland Country Club
1987
Sam Schwartzkopf
Riverside Golf Club
1986
Dottie Bowman
Lochland Country Club
1985
Alice Torpin
Lochland Country Club
1984
Alice Torpin
Lochland Country Club
1983
Alice Torpin
Lochland Country Club
1982
Mrs. Paul Hyland
Lochland Country Club
1981
Mrs. Paul Hyland
Lochland Country Club
1980
Mrs. Paul Hyland
Lochland Country Club
1979
Mrs. Bruce Gilliland
Lochland Country Club

 

Pairings

 

Pairings will be available here following the July 30 deadline.

Scoring

 

The scoring page will be available here during the championship.

 

Format

 

The Senior Stroke Play Championship is a 54-hole, individual stroke play competition.

The 49er's Eclectic Event coincides with the Championship and is played over the first 36-holes with a partner, each individual receiving 75% of their course handicap. The Eclectic Event will be two competitors playing as partners, each their own ball (having to hole out on each hole as the overall event is still stroke play). For the first 18-holes, the lower net score of the partners is the team score for that hole. During the second day of competition they can better their score on a hole-by-hole basis to determine an 18-hole overall score for the event. 

For instance, on hole one on the first day of competition, players A & B are teammates and both have a net 5, which is their first day score. On the second day of competition on hole one, player A scores a net 3 and player B scores a net 5, their new score on hole one is a 3. If they did not improve on the first day score of a net 5, then the 5 is their score for that hole.


Day 1 - 18-holes, stroke-play, with partner for eclectic event. Teams will be paired in groups of four, with their partner, based on the total combined partner's handicaps. If two teams have identical handicaps, the individual with the lower handicap will receive a lower pairing position. 8 a.m. Shotgun Start.

Day 2 - 18-holes, stroke-play, with partner for eclectic event. Teams will be paired in groups of four, with their partner, based on the team's first day net score. The Medalist will be the participant with the lowest 36-hole round. For the Eclectic Event, one there will be one flight made up of the full field and the top 1/3 of the field will receive prizes. Flights will be composed after the second round of competition. If necessary, one or more participants at the bottom of one flight may be paired with participants in the next flight. 8 a.m. Shotgun Start.

Day 3- 18-holes, stroke play. Individuals will be paired together based on their two-day total gross score. With the exception to the overall Champion, in the event of ties within flights, the prize monies will be combined and divided pro-rata. 8 a.m. Shotgun Start.