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Championship Player Information


Please read the entire memo below as there are some items that require action on your part prior to your arrival at The Kansas City Country Club. Those items include club dress code requirements, practice round scheduling, practice facilities and player registration.

Schedule of Events


Monday, July 17th – practice round

Tuesday, July 18th – 1st Round Stroke Play (18 holes)
Wednesday, July 19th - 2nd Round Stroke Play (18 holes – cut made)
Thursday, July 20th – 1st Round Match Play (7:30 am)
Friday, July 21st – 2nd & 3rd Rounds Match Play (7:00 am)
Saturday, July 22nd – Quarterfinals & Semifinals Match Play (7:30 am)
Sunday, July 23rd – 36 Hole Final Match (7:30 am / 12:30 pm)

Host Club Information

The Kansas City Country Club

6200 Indian Lane
Mission Hills, KS  66208
(913) 236-2122
www.kccc.com

General Manager: Nathan Stewart
Head Golf Professional: Andy Fisher
Golf Course Superintendent: Loren Breedlove

Championship Format

All championship contestants play in the first and second 18-hole rounds on July 18th and 19th. 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 19th 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 first tee at Kansas City Country Club and open on Monday, July 17th 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.


Finan Chiropractic

How can a Chiropractor help your golf game? Like most sports, golf is very repetitive. Golf swings are inherently stressful on our bodies especially the lower back. Finan Chiropractic trains their golfers to limit low back rotation while maintaining proper lumber strength and stability. They use a wide range of tools to keep you on the greens and pain free. Adjustments can help decrease pain and stiffness, however these alone cannot prevent golf related injuries. Soft tissue or muscle work combined with proper stretches and exercise are what keep their patients on the links.

Finan Chiropractic will be on site at Kansas City Country Club from 7:30 am until 2:30 pm Monday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 19th.  They will be located adjacent to the practice putting green to answer any questions you may have or provide nominal services prior to your round. Please be sure to stop by and visit them during the early part of championship week.


Championship Policies


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


Host Club Dress Code & Cell Phone Policy

Players & Caddies Attire - ALL players (and caddies) that wear shorts are required to wear a mid-calf length crew sock (see photo to right) while on club property.  Traditional collared golf shirts are required while on property.  T-shirts, gym shorts, denim, cargo style shorts are prohibited. 

Spectators Attire - Traditional collared golf shirts are required while on property.  T-shirts, gym shorts, denim, cargo style shorts are prohibited.

Cell Phones - Cell phone usage is prohibited on club property except in locker rooms and parking lots.  Cell phones, if carried, should be turned off or in silent mode; the use of silent two-way text messaging or emailing is permitted.  This policy applies to all players, caddies and spectators.

Practice Round

The official practice round day is Monday, July 17th. Times are available from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm only. No golfers will be allowed to tee off after 2:30 pm. Please email or call to schedule your practice round tee time requests (kga@kansasgolf.org or call (785) 842-4833 ext. 201).  DO NOT call The Kansas City Country Club 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.

Any practice rounds prior to the official practice round on Monday, July 17th must be played with a club member of The Kansas City Country Club and are subject to the fees determined by the host club.

Golf Carts (Players & Spectators)

Players may use carts to transport themselves, equipment and caddies during all rounds of the championship.  Carts are at the expense of the player and the fee is $25 per player per day (tax included).  Cash or credit cards are accepted in the golf shop for golf cart rental payment.  Only two carts are allowed per tee time during stroke play.  No exceptions.  Players are encouraged to walk during the championship.


Spectator carts will not be allowed except for those individuals with proper ADA documentation presented to the golf shop staff.

Note: Kansas City Country Club does not have continuous cart paths.  In the event of heavy rain, carts may not be allowed on the golf course which will require all players to walk.  This decision is at the discretion of the host club staff and tournament committee.

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 and club dress code requirements (detailed above) to be allowed to serve in the role of caddie.


Practice Facilities

The practice facilities are for practice prior to your round only.  The practice facilities at Kansas City Country Club are small so please limit your pre-round warm up time to allow other players to prepare for their round.  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

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Methods of Payment

Golf Carts - Kansas City Country Club accepts cash or credit card in the golf shop for cart rental.  Cost is $25 per player per round (tax included).


Food & Beverage – Players and spectators may purchase food and beverage in the snack shop or outdoor grill near the #1 tee.  Only cash payments are 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 near the #1 tee 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.

Attire, Footwear, Guest Lockers, Cell Phones & Conduct

All players (and caddies) that wear shorts are required to wear a crew length sock (mid-calf length) while on club property.  Traditional collared golf shirts are required while on property.  T-shirts, gym shorts, denim, cargo style shorts are prohibited.  You will not be allowed to tee off without appropriate attire.

Please do not change your attire (shoes, etc.) in the parking lot.  Do it inside your car only.  Golf shoes must have soft spikes only.  No metal spiked golf shoes.  Penalty is disqualification (Rule 33-7).

No guest lockers will be available to players.

Cell phone usage is prohibited on club property except in locker rooms and parking lots (see exception below).  Cell phones, if carried, should be turned off or in silent mode; the use of silent two-way text messaging or emailing is permitted.  This policy applies to all players, caddies and spectators.  Exception: A player or caddie may use a cell phone to contact a KGA staff or Committee member to report a medical emergency or to request a ruling, or report an inoperable golf cart.

Any act of unsportsmanlike conduct, including the use of obscene or abusive language, may be cause for disqualification. All dress code requirements apply to players, caddies and spectators at all times (including after your round).  NO WARNINGS will be given in regards to conduct violations.

Gift Certificates

Players that advance to match play will be awarded gift certificates redeemable for merchandise in the Kansas City Country Club 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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