Snohomish County Amateur Championship
May 23, 24 & 25, 2020
Rd 1 - May 23 at Walter E. Hall GC
Rd 2 - May 24 at Legion Memorial GC
Rd 3 - May 25 at Everett Golf & CC
COVID-19 UPDATE - AS OF MAY 1, 2020
Due to the many factors, known and unknown, the 2020 Championship has been POSTPONED.
Currently, the Tournament is in the progress of working with the Host Golf Courses with the intentions of rescheduling the Tournament to Labor Day Weekend - September 5, 6 & 7, 2020.
Registration has been put on hold and will reopen June 1, 2020.
Thank You for your understanding as we endure these trying and difficult times.
2020 CHAMPIONSHIP DETAILS
54-hole Individual Stroke Play Competition. Three (18) hole rounds played over 3 days.
The Snohomish County Amateur is limited to Amateur Golfers who are in good standing of a Snohomish County Men’s Golf Club with an active GHIN Number and Handicap Index. No exceptions will be made to this entry condition including players requesting to compete in Flight 1 as a scratch handicap.
Click here for a list of eligible Golf Clubs in Snohomish County - players must be a member of one these Clubs to compete. Golf Leagues (for example Boeing or Pacific Golf Series) and Internet Based Handicap Leagues are not acceptable. There are no age restrictions. There is no requirement of player's residence being in Snohomish County.
Adults - $225
Juniors - $175 Junior Price is for ages 18 years old or younger as of May 23, 2020.
15.0 is the maximum handicap index. 15.1 to 18.0 Index may be accepted dependent on the field size and will be reduced to 15.0 to meet the maximum. This has been decreased due to the amount of players in the Field with a 9.9 Handicap Index or less.
Handicap Index as of May 16, 2020 will be used for the duration of the tournament.
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 11:59pm (PDT). Late entries may be accepted and placed on an alternate's list to fill spots if they become available.
The field is broken into 3 flights based on handicap index. Due to the amount of players that register with low handicaps, Flight 1 may have more players.
High School Seniors and Younger playing in Flight 1 will be automatically added to the Junior Division. The winner each year will have their name engraved on the Bill Gowen Perpetual Trophy - Snohomish County Junior Champion.
Participants ages 55 years and older (must be 55 as of 5/23/20) will be automatically added to the Senior Division and the Open Division (Flight 1, 2 or 3) - Crystal & Prize Money will be awarded to the Champions.
Senior Championship Flight - Overall Low Gross from Flight 1; Players will compete from the same Tees as Flight 1.
Senior Handicap Flight - Overall Low Net from Flight 2 & 3: Players will compete from the same Tees as Flight 2 & 3.
Tee times for Rounds 1 and 2 will be posted on the website at on Monday, May 18, 2020 by 5:00pm. Monday’s Final Round Pairings will be determined by score and will be posted on the tournament website upon completion of Round 2. To help improve pace of play, each pairing group will consist of a maximum of (3) players for all three rounds.
Below is based on 120 participants
All Times are approximate and are subject to change.
Saturday, May 23 at Walter E. Hall GC
Flight 1 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Flight 2 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Flight 3 - 7:00am to 8:30am
Sunday, May 24 at Legion Memorial GC
Flight 1 - 7:00am to 10:00am
Flight 2 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Flight 3 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Monday, May 25 at Everett G & CC
Flight 1 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Flight 2 - 6:30am to 8:00am
Flight 3 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Rd. 1 - Walter E. Hall GC - Black Tees (6400 yards)
Rd. 2 - Legion Memorial GC - Blue Tees (6600 yards)
Rd. 3 - Everett G & CC- Black Tees (6300 yards)
Flight 2 & 3
Rd. 1 - Walter E. Hall GC - Blue Tees (6189 yards)
Rd. 2 - Legion Memorial GC - White Tees (6079 yards)
Rd. 3 - Everett G & CC - Blue Tees (6005 yards)
The use of automotive carts or caddies during the Championship are Permitted. Cart fees must be paid to the Pro Shop of each Host Golf Course at the time of rental. Contestants who desire to reserve a cart must indicate so on the entry form.
Practice rounds are not included in the entry fee and a Green Fee will apply.
Practice Rounds are available on a limited basis at Everett Golf & Country Club - most select Mondays after 12:00pm. Please contact the EGCC Pro Shop at 425.259.1214 for more information.
All rounds will be posted by the SCGA as a Competition Score.
Participant's winnings will be distributed evenly amongst the (3) Host Golf Clubs. The official results sheet will state where each participant's money have been credited.
All contestants and caddies must wear suitable golf attire. Suitable attire does not include cutoffs, short shorts, tank tops, jeans or denim of any kind or color, tee shirts, sweat pants or unkempt clothing of any kind.
Final Round at Everett G & CC: all participants and caddies must abide by the EGCC Dress Code Policy
Rules and Decisions
The Tournament Committee consists of the Golf Professional Staff at each Host Club and SCGA Tournament Director. The USGA Rules of Golf will govern all play including any Local Rules that are posted at each Club.
Distance Measuring Devices
Per the USGA Rules of Golf - Rule 4-3, players may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (for example - gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc), the player is in breach of Rule 4-3a, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.
Pace of Play
For all (3) rounds each pairing group will consist of a maximum of 3 players.
This will help maintain a better pace by eliminating one player from each group.
Allotted Time - Maximum times to play will be determined for each day of the Championship. Maximum times to play each hole will be printed on each competitor’s scorecard, and competitors will be additionally advised of that day’s maximum time to play prior to starting. It is the group’s responsibility to finish each checkpoint within the times outlined on the scorecard or within position of the group directly in front of them. When a group falls behind – regardless of the reason – it must regain its position. Time for ball searches, rulings, and walking time between holes is included in the allotted time.
USGA Rule 5.6 - Undue Delay; Slow Play states: "The player must play without undue delay and in accordance with any pace of play guidlines that the Committee may establish. Between completion of a hole and playing from the next teeing ground, the player must not unduly delay play."
Refunds due to cancellation on or before May 11, 2020 are subject to a $10 administration fee.
No refunds will be issued on or after May 12, 2020 unless the vacancy can be filled by another participant.
Code of Conduct
Unacceptable conduct or behavior on the golf course or anywhere on club property will not be tolerated and are grounds for disqualification. Entrants who unofficially withdraw, no notice to the the Committee, during the tournament may not be granted entry into next year's Championship.
The Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions and schedules herein. The Committee reserves the right to reject the entry of any applicant, at any time, for any reason. Any decision by the Committee, in any matter, shall be final.
Snohomish County Golf Association
Jason Himple, Executive Director
P.O. Box 3746
Arlington, WA 98223