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HOST SITE

The site for the 2018 WEGA Amateur Championship is the Robert Cupp Course at Palmetto Hall Plantation on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

The Robert Cupp course is a stunningly original design that tests the better player. Cupp, Golf World’s former Architect of the Year, opened his signature course at Palmetto Hall in 1993, and the course continues to draw high praise for its flexibility, sound shot values and impeccable year-round conditioning.

Please Click Below to Pay Entry Fees Online

You can register and pay tournament fees in 4 ways.

1 – Online entry plus PayPal
2 – Online entry and mail in check
3 – Mail in entry but use PayPal
4 – Mail in entry and mail in checks

Entries can be mailed to;

Carol K Haas
12 Rockford Mews Ct
Wilmington, De 19806
302 652 5732 (H)
302 981 5819 (M)

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS TOURNAMENT IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE GEOGRAPHICAL REQUIREMENTS.

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF A CLUB IN ONE OF OUR REGISTERED STATES. Click here to check if your club is included in our list.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAIL US YOUR REGISTRATION THEN PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM BY CLICKING HERE

If you are happy to register online then please fill in the form below and use the paypal button above to make payment.

Full number, no spaces. example is 7546465226
Full number, no spaces. example is 7546465226

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Championship is open to female amateur golfers who satisfy two requirements:

  • the contestant must have a certified handicap index of 11.5 or less
  • the contestant must be affiliated with a WEGA Member Club or School affiliation that has paid WEGA dues for 2017.

Clubs (public or private) and Schools in the following states are eligible to join the Women’s Eastern Golf Association:
Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,
North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

WEGA’s bylaws do not permit acceptance of entries from anyone who is not affiliated with a Club or School in one of these states.

The annual nonrefundable dues for each Member Club or School are $35 and must be paid by the close of registration on
June 11.

A contestant may pay dues for her club if her club is not on the list of clubs/schools that have already paid dues.

If you have any questions about eligibility, call the entry chair, Carol Haas
302-981-5819 (M) wegareg@gmail.com

The Robert Cupp course is a stunningly original design that tests the better player.

Cupp, Golf World’s former Architect of the Year, opened his signature course at Palmetto Hall in 1993, and the course continues to draw high praise for its flexibility, sound shot values and impeccable year-round conditioning.

ENTRY DEADLINE & SIZE OF FIELD

Entries will open on April 1, 2018.

Entries that meet the requirements will be accepted in the order that they are received.

Players can expect to receive their acceptance by email within 7 days of completing the entry process.

Entry form,handicap information, and payment of entry fee must all be received before an acceptance will be sent.

The field is limited to 80 players.

If more than 80 entries are received, players will be placed on the waiting list in the order they are received.

Entries will be accepted until Friday, June 8 at 5 PM. However, our host club requires a commitment on the number of
players on Monday, June 4.

Entries received after that date will be placed on the waiting list and can only be accepted if a cancellation occurs. Players are encouraged to enter before May 15 so that the committee and host club can appropriately plan for the championship.

Any inquiries about the status of an entry should be directed to Carol Haas
302-981-5819 (M) wegareg@gmail.com

The Committee has sole discretion in accepting or rejecting contestants, as well as assigning a position on the waiting list.

HANDICAP VERIFICATION

A contestant must provide verification of her handicap before her entry can be considered complete.

In accepting entries and determining placement on the waiting list, the Committee will consider such factors as the completeness and currency of the handicap record as well as performance in other tournaments.

A copy of an online handicap record may be sent to wegareg@gmail.com or a PGA/LPGA professional or golf coach may send an email or written verification to:

Carol Haas
12 Rockford Mews CT
Wilmington, DE 19806
302-981-5819 (M)
wegareg@gmail.com

WEGA MEMBERSHIP

Only clubs or schools are members of WEGA; there are no individual memberships.

Contestants should look at the list of member clubs on the website. If dues have not been paid, the contestant may pay dues for her club or school by using the PayPal button on the membership page or by mailing a $35 check made payable to WEGA to Membership Chair;

Carole Rich
119 Summer Winds Circle
Aiken, SC 29803
717-679-2161
ccrich85@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIP FORMAT & OTHER CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION

The Championship will be 54 holes of stroke play.

There is no cut and there are no flights.

Caddies are not permitted.

Players may ride in golf carts, use a pull cart, or carry their own bags.

WEGA has adopted the Local Rule on groove specifications recommended for elite amateur competitions.

Players with questions about this Rule or its application to their golf clubs should consult the USGA website.

WEGA will permit the use of distance measuring devices during the Amateur Championship.

Players and spectators are expected to abide by the dress code of the host club.

Please do not wear tank tops, tee shirts or denim on golf course property.

Men are required to wear collared shirts.

Spectators will not be allowed to use golf carts for viewing play.

The use of personal scooter carts for those with disabilities is permitted.

CHAMPIONSHIP FEES & CANCELLATION | REFUNDS

Entry fee is $245.

Checks should be sent to entry chair Carol Haas:

Carol Haas
12 Rockford Mews Court
Wilmington, DE 19806
302-981-5819 (M)

wegareg@gmail.com

This fee includes cart fees and range balls for three days of the Championship, and applies even if a contestant chooses
to utilize a pull cart or carry her own bag.

Pull Carts are not available for rent, however, players may bring and use their
own.

Also included in the Championship fee is a Welcome Barbecue.

Practice round fee for Monday, June 11 is $45 and includes cart and range balls.

Please note that the WEGA membership dues for eligible Clubs and Schools are different from and not included in the
entry fee.

Please see the section above entitled WEGA MEMBERSHIP for more information on the membership dues.

Up until May 21, the total ENTRY fee less a $25 processing fee will be refunded. After May 21 and before June 4, $90 will
be refunded.

Cancellations after June 4 will not receive a refund.

Those on the waiting list who do not gain entry into the
tournament will receive a full refund.

REGISTRATION and LATE ARRIVAL

Contestants MUST register on Monday, June 11th from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at

Palmetto Hall Golf Club

or notify the Committee of late arrival.

Carol Haas 302-981-5819 or Jane Sutherland 434-489-4497

Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of place with no refund.

Notification of late arrival must be done by phone only.

Emails or phone calls to the Club are not acceptable.

MANDATORY RULES MEETING, LONG DRIVE CONTEST & BARBEQUE

This rules meeting is mandatory and will be held on Monday, June 11th at 5:30 p.m.

This will be followed by a long drive contest and a cook-out.

The cost of the cook-out is included in the registration fee for contestants.

The guest fee for the cook-out must be paid at registration.

PRACTICE ROUNDS

Practice Rounds may be booked after your entry has been accepted.

Practice rounds may be scheduled for Monday, June 11 8:00 am. Call Palmetto Hall Golf Club at 843-342-2582 to schedule.

The cost for Practice Rounds is $45 (includes green fees, cart and range balls) and is not included in the entry fee.

Practice rounds on other dates may be scheduled through the pro shop and are subject to regular rates.

The contestant will be responsible for paying for each practice round upon checking in for her round.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday, June 11, 2018:

5:30 PM Rules Meeting
6:15 PM Long Drive Contest
6:45 PM Cook-Out

Tuesday, June 12, 2018:

1st Round Starting Times beginning at 8:00 AM from the 1st tee

Wednesday, June 13, 2018:

2nd Round Starting Times beginning at 8:00 AM from the 1st tee

Thursday, June 14, 2018:

3rd Round Starting Times beginning at 8:00 AM from the 1st and 10th tees

Prize presentation immediately following completion of play.

PRIZES

Prizes are awarded based on 54-hole total gross score.

The Champion’s name will be engraved on the permanent trophy and the Champion will receive a commemorative medal.

Other prizes will be gift cards.

The Osgood Shield award is given for team stroke play and is competed for concurrently with the Championship.

Teams will be announced at the BBQ.

Teams will post 5 gross scores daily; the team having the lowest first 2 day aggregate score wins the Shield.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning team and their names will be engraved on the Shield.