Please read the entire memo upon receipt as there are some items that require action on your part prior to your arrival at Indian Hills Country Club. Those items include club requirements, practice round scheduling and player registration.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Monday, July 22nd – practice round
Tuesday, July 23rd – 1st Round Stroke Play (18 holes)
Wednesday, July 24th - 2nd Round Stroke Play (18 holes – cut made)
Thursday, July 25th – 1st Round Match Play (7:30 am)
Friday, July 26th – 2nd & 3rd Rounds Match Play (7:30 am)
Saturday, July 27th – Quarterfinals & Semifinals Match Play (7:30 am)
Sunday, July 28th – 36 Hole Final Match (7:30 am / 12:30 pm)
Indian Hills Country Club
6847 Tomahawk Dr.
Mission Hills, KS 66207
General Manager: Michael Stacks
Head Golf Professional: Mike Ricket
Golf Course Superintendent: Aaron Willing
TOURNAMENT FORMAT: All championship contestants play in the first and second 18-hole rounds on July 23rd and 24th. 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 24th at 5:30 pm or as soon as possible thereafter from a starting tee to be determined at Indian Hills Country Club. 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 (REQUIRED): The registration table will be inside the clubhouse at Indian Hills Country Club and open on Monday, July 22nd only from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. The registration table will be located near the golf shop area. At registration players will receive their contestant packet that includes information on KGA local rules and addendum to local rules, confirmation of 1st and 2nd round tee times, questions answered or assistance provided. Players will also sign the club appreciation scroll.
GOLF CARTS: Players may use carts to transport themselves, equipment and caddies during all rounds of the championship (carts are at players’ expense). Players may walk during any round of the championship. Spectators may ride in the golf cart however; if a spectator drives a player's cart they would be deemed to be the player's caddie. (Note: Rule 6-4 states: "The player may have only one caddie at any one time, under penalty of 2 strokes per hole, 4 stroke maximum penalty."). Only two carts are allowed per tee time during stroke play. No exceptions.
PRACTICE ROUND: The official practice round day is Monday, July 22nd. Times are available from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm only. No golfers will be allowed to tee off after 3:00 pm. It is recommended that you email your tee time requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. The KGA staff is out of the office the majority of the time during the summer conducting other tournaments. 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. If you call for a practice round tee time for less than four players, you will not get the same priority because you will be paired with other less than full tee times. The KGA does not prohibit unofficial practice rounds prior to July 22nd, but those arrangements are at the discretion of the host facility and costs are the responsibility of the player.
LODGING: The KGA has a group rate available at the following hotels near the host club.
PRACTICE RANGE USAGE: The practice range and short game area will be open for daily use by contestants PRIOR to each round. The practice range will open at 7:00 am each day.
PAYMENT FOR PURCHASES: Cash or credit cards will be accepted at all locations.
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).
WITHDRAWALS: If a player needs to withdraw from the Championship, please notify the KGA office as soon as possible. Failure to comply with this procedure may result in a one-year suspension from KGA events. There are no refunds available at this stage of the event (KGA: 785-842-4833 ext. 201, after July 19th call (913) 568-6089 and leave a message).
ATTIRE & CONDUCT: Proper golf attire is required. Blue jeans, designer jeans, tee shirts, tank tops and “cargo-style” pants and shorts are prohibited. Shorts must be mid-thigh. Golf shirt must have a collar and the tail must be tucked in. If a hat is worn, the bill must be worn forward. This dress code will be used in conjunction with any additional dress code used by the host club. Any act of unsportsmanlike conduct, including the use of obscene or abusive language, may be cause for disqualification. This policy is in effect for the practice round AND ANY OTHER TIME YOU ARE ON THE CLUB PREMISES. NO WARNINGS will be given in regards to conduct violations. All player dress code requirements also apply to caddies as well as spectators.
CADDIE INFORMATION: 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. 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 to be allowed to serve in the role of caddie.
FOOTWEAR: The KGA and its Championship Contestants will comply with the golf spike policy in effect at the host club at the time of the event. Indian Hills Country Club is a “spikeless” facility. Shoes with traditionally designed spikes, regardless of composition (i.e. ceramic, plastic, etc.) or spikes, regardless of design, comprised either entirely or partially of metal when such metal comes in contact with the surface of the putting green, are prohibited. Call the KGA is you have a question about a particular brand or style. Penalty for breach: DISQUALIFICATION (Rule 33-7).
PACE OF PLAY: It is important that all players cooperate with the Committee by playing efficiently and without delay. Slow play is discourteous to your fellow competitors, and may create a penalty situation for all players involved in the group in question. Pace of play will be monitored by the tournament committee at the 9th & 18th greens and penalties will be assessed at these checkpoints.
TELEPHONES & PAGERS: Cellular and digital mobile phones are prohibited on the golf course and clubhouse. Cell phones may only be used in the parking lot.
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.
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