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Championship Player Information


Please read the entire memo below as there is some items that require action on your part prior to your arrival at Firekeeper Golf Course. Those items include golf carts information, practice round scheduling, practice facilities and player registration.

Schedule of Events


Monday, July 16th – practice round

Tuesday, July 17th – 1st Round Stroke Play (18 holes)
Wednesday, July 18th - 2nd Round Stroke Play (18 holes – cut made)
Thursday, July 19th – 1st Round Match Play (7:30 am)
Friday, July 20th – 2nd & 3rd Rounds Match Play (7:00 am)
Saturday, July 21st – Quarterfinals & Semifinals Match Play (7:30 am)
Sunday, July 22nd – 36 Hole Final Match (7:30 am / 12:30 pm)

Host Club Information

Firekeeper Golf Course

12524 150 Road
Mayetta, KS  66509
(785) 966-2100
www.firekeepergolf.com

General Manager: Randy Towner
Head Golf Professional: Randy Towner
Golf Course Superintendent: Rob Christie

Championship Format

All 150 championship contestants play in the first and second 18-hole rounds on July 17th and 18th. After these 36 holes, the low 64 scores will be determined. If a tie exists for the 64th seed, a sudden-death playoff will be conducted on July 18th and will begin 10 minutes after the final score is posted to the main scoreboard.  The starting tee for the playoff will be announced and posted to the main scoreboard.  All players subject to the play-off must be present at the play-off starting tee for the call of the roll. Any player not present will be eliminated from the play-off.  The match play bracket will be determined and seeded based on the player's 36-hole score with ties broken by scorecard return. Matches will be played over 18 holes, with the exception of the Championship match that will be played over 36 holes.

Registration

The registration table will be near the golf shop patio at Firekeeper Golf Course and open on Monday, July 16th from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. At registration players will receive their contestant packet that includes information on KGA local rules and addendum to local rules, host club policies, confirmation of 1st and 2nd round tee times, questions answered or assistance provided. Players will also sign the club appreciation scroll.


Championship Policies

Click here to read information on Hard Card, Conditions of Competition, Electronic Devices, Pace of Play, Withdrawal, Conduct, Footwear and other policies.


Practice Round

The official practice round day is Monday, July 16th. Times are available from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm only. No golfers will be allowed to tee off after 3:00 pm. Please email or call to schedule your practice round tee time requests (kga@kansasgolf.org or call (785) 842-4833 ext. 1).  DO NOT call Firekeeper Golf Course golf shop to arrange practice round starting times.  Emailing your request will result in the quickest response. The practice round will be paired in groups of four. It will be helpful if you arrange a group of four and only one person contact the KGA.

NOTE:  Any Kansas Amateur contestant that is participating in the USGA U.S. Amateur qualifier on Monday, July 16th at Milburn Country Club in Overland Park will be permitted to play a complimentary practice round on an earlier date.  Players should call the golf shop at Firekeeper GC to inquire about scheduling a practice round at any earlier date.  The professional staff at Firekeeper GC has the player list for the U.S. Amateur qualifier. 

Golf Carts (Players & Spectators)

Practice Round
- Players may use carts to transport themselves during the practice round.  The cost of golf cart during the practice round is NOT included in the entry fee.  Practice round cart fee is $20 per player.  Cash or credit cards are accepted.  Only two carts are allowed per tee time during the practice round.  No exceptions.  

Championship Rounds - During the two stroke play qualifying rounds and the entire match play portion of the championship, carts are INCLUDED as part of your entry fee.  Only two carts will be allowed per starting time during the stroke play qualifying rounds on Tuesday, July 17th and Wednesday, July 18th.  No exceptions.  Players will have priority in terms of seats on the golf carts (i.e. if three players in a grouping all have caddies, the caddies will have to walk).


Spectator Carts - Spectator carts will not be available until the championship reaches the second day of match play on Friday, July 20th.  The cost of spectators carts, if available, is set by the host course. 

Caddies

In addition, the KGA requires that any caddie while serving in that capacity be identified by wearing a caddie bib with the player’s name attached (provided by the KGA).  Individuals failing to comply with this KGA requirement will not be permitted to serve as a player’s caddie.  Caddies must comply with the KGA dress code requirements to be allowed to serve in the role of caddie.  Caddie bibs must be returned following each round of play so that they can be laundered and repaired for the next round of play.


Practice Facilities

The practice facilities are for practice prior to your round only.  Practice following your round is not allowed.  The practice facilities will open one hour prior to the first starting time each day.


Score Posting

Scores from each round of this championship (stroke play rounds) will be posted to the GHIN handicap system using ESC (equitable stroke control).


Hotels

Tournament participants can stay at the Prairie Band Resort Hotel across the street from Firekeeper Golf Course for the preferred rate detailed below.  Note: Anyway making a hotel reservation must be age 21 or older.

Prairie Band Hotel & Resort
12305 150 Road, Mayetta, KS  66509
(888) 727-4946
Group Code:  G07AMA
Rates: $69/night for Sunday, July 15th-Thursday, July 19th.  $129/night for Friday, July 20th-Saturday, July 21st.

Click here to view other hotels in the area with preferred rates.

Methods of Payment

Golf Carts - Firekeeper Golf Course accepts cash or credit card for practice round cart rental.  Cost is $20 per player.


Food & Beverage – Players and spectators may purchase food and beverage in the clubhouse or outdoor grill near the practice putting green.  Cash or credit card is accepted for food and beverage.  No outside food and beverage is allowed on club property.  No exceptions.

Bring a personal water bottle for on-course drinking water usage.

Water/Hydration


Typically, Kansas Amateur week is a hot one.  Hydration is extremely important.  The KGA strongly encourages you to make a personal sport water bottle part of your equipment for the week.  The club will have several places on the course where you can obtain ice and/or water.  The snack shop in the clubhouse has food, bottled water and sport drinks for sale.  Please do not bring such items to the golf course as it is appropriate that they be purchased at the club.

Gift Certificates

Players that advance to match play will be awarded gift certificates redeemable for merchandise in the Firekeeper Golf Course golf shop.  Gift certificates for players that lose their match must be claimed prior to the completion of the championship.  Any gift certificate not claimed will be voided after the championship is completed.  High school players that are still enrolled in a Kansas high school sanctioned by the KSHSAA are not eligible to receive a gift certificate per the KSHSAA amateur status policy.

Close of Competition

The competition shall be deemed to have closed when the symbolic prize for the event has been presented, or if no ceremony, when all scores or results have been approved by the Committee.



Good luck to all contestants and thank you for your support of your golf association.  Your expressions of thanks to the staff of the host club and KGA volunteers are always appreciated!




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