The 2018 NYSGA Amateur Series
Presented by St. Kitts & Nevis, home of the 2019 Admiral's Cup Am-Am & Pro-Am
Host Club: Leatherstocking Golf Course
Date: Tuesday, May 15th
Start: 9:00am shotgun start
Format and Rules
The format of this tournament is 18 holes of individual stroke play. The USGA Rules of Golf and any local rules adopted by the NYSGA govern play. A Notice to Players (rules sheet) will be provided on each cart.
Divisions and Tees
Players are assigned to tees based on the division they choose during registration. Players will not be permitted to change divisions after the close of entries.
- Men's Division - Green Tees (~6,200 yards)
- Men's Senior Division - White Tees (~5,800 yards)
- Women's Division - Red Tees (5,180 yards)
Players must check-in upon arriving at the club. Registration is beneath the NYSGA tent by the cart staging area.
The golf carts at the club will be staged upon your arrival with cart signs to help you quickly locate your ride. Each cart will have a sleeve of logoed OnCore Avant golf balls, a bottle of Saratoga Spring Water, a Notice to Players (rules sheet), and the scorecard for the players in the other cart.
The use of the driving range is included in your entry. The driving range will open at 7:30am.
NOTE: The driving range, which you must drive to, is located just north of the club/hotel. Balls will be on the range.
Schedule of Events (Tuesday, May 15th)
7:30am - 8:35am.................. Registration and driving range open
8:35am - 8:40am.................. Announcements
9:00am.................................. Shotgun start
2:00pm.................................. Awards ceremony
There are no meals included in the entry for this tournament. The clubhouse's restaurant will not be open. The dining facilities at the Otesaga Resort Hotel will be available.
Pace of Play Tips
In a shotgun start, the field is only as fast as its slowest group. It is essential that each player hold their group accountable for remaining in position behind the group in front of them, regardless of the group's position behind them.
- Play ready golf when it won't interfere with the play of another player in your group.
- Be ready to play when it is your turn! Prepare for your shot while other players in your group are playing.
- Announce and play a provisional ball if there is a chance your original ball may be lost or out of bounds.
- Don't delay play at the halfway house.
- Playing poorly is not an excuse to play slowly!
If you are unable to play a competitive round of golf in less than 4.5 hours, then you may lose the ability to register for future tournaments.
Rules Officials To Help During Play
The NYSGA has terrific volunteer Rules officials who will be available to help with rulings on the golf course and monitor pace of play. They are there to help, so feel free to ask them questions on the Rules or just say hello! The NYSGA will also provide the head official's phone number on each scorecard in case you have a question during play.
The NYSGA is now utilizing two scorecards per group (two players per card). When the round is completed, the player keeping score must confirm the hole-by-hole scores with each player and then all three players (marker and two scorers) must sign the scorecard.
Groups must return their two scorecards to the scoring area immediately upon returning to the clubhouse.
Do not delay in returning your group's scorecard as this will impact how quickly we can announce prizes.
Prizes and Breaking Ties
The top-finishers will be awarded prizes immediately following the last group handing in their signed scorecards. Unclaimed prizes will remain at the host club pro shop for players to pick-up at a later date. Ties are broken using the USGA recommended method of matching scorecards.