2018 USGA Championship Qualifiers - Nebraska

Select the appropriate link below to access information on USGA Championship qualifying in Nebraska. Player information and Pairings will be posted shortly after the entry deadline. Results will be updated during the qualifiers. Details on notable USGA Local Rules & Conditions, Handicap Index Limits and Age Restrictions are listed at the bottom of this page.

QUALIFIER DATE
SITE
ENTRY DEADLINE ENTRY FORM PLAYER INFORMATION PAIRINGS/RESULTS
U.S. Open
Local Qualifying
May 17
Omaha Country Club
April 25
4 p.m. CDT
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Player Information

Rules Information

Electronic Version
Pairings & Scoring

Media
Press Release
Video Recap

U.S. Junior Amateur
Sectional Qualifying
June 15
Beatrice Country Club
June 6
4 p.m. CDT
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Player Information

Rules Information

U.S. Girls' Junior
Sectional Qualifying
June 15
Beatrice Country Club
June 6
4 p.m. CDT
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Player Information

Rules Information

U.S. Amateur
Sectional Qualifying *
July 9
Firethorn Golf Club
Lincoln
June 27
4 p.m. CDT
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Player Information

Rules Information

U.S. Senior Amateur
Sectional Qualifying

Aug. 10
Happy Hollow Club
Omaha
July 11
4 p.m. CDT
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Player Information

Rules Information

USGA Infographics

U.S. Mid-Amateur
Sectional Qualifying
Aug. 13
Fremont Golf Club
Aug. 1
4 p.m. CDT
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Player Information

Rules Information

USGA Infographics

U.S. Amateur Four-Ball
2018 Sectional Qualifying
Oct. 11
ArborLinks
Nebraska City
Aug. 15
4 p.m. CDT
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Player Information

Rules Information

USGA Infographics

Electronic Version
Pairings & Scoring

Media
Press Release

* 36-hole qualifiers, the remainder are 18-holes.

USGA Championships have the following notable Local Rules & Conditions:

Distance Measuring Devices - Prohibited in U.S. Open Qualifying. However, these devices are permitted in qualifying and the championship proper for all USGA amateur championships. The following local rule will be in effect - a player may obtain distance information by use of a distance measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. elevation changes, wind speed, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.

Grooves Rule - In all stages of all USGA Championships, the player’s clubs must conform to the groove and punch mark specifications in the Rules of Golf effective from January 1, 2010. The Condition of Competition is available for review on the entry application.

The USGA and The R&A have created a reference resource called the Informational Club Database to assist golfers in determining whether their irons, wedges, hybrids and fairway woods comply with the Rules of Golf effective from January 1, 2010 and are permissible for play under the groove condition of competition.

For information about and to access the database, please use the following link: http://www.usga.org/rules-hub/grooves/informational-club-database.html

Additionally, for other information regarding the groove condition, please use the following link: http://www.usga.org/rules-hub/grooves.html

Finally, for information regarding the conformance status of clubs not listed or for any other questions regarding the condition, please contact the USGA Research and Test Center at (908) 234-2300.

Player Club Testing is available for all USGA Amateur Championships. Please use the following link for more information:
http://www.usga.org/equipment-standards/getting-equipment-tested-146a0d1e.html

Link here to see a detailed infographic on the groove punch mark condition of competition.

The USGA strongly suggests that all players verify the conformance of their clubs well in advance of their scheduled qualifying competition. It is the player’s responsibility, not the USGA’s responsibility to ensure that his clubs conform. Waiting until the day of the competition is the fault of the player. The Committee is under no obligation to test the club the competitor may play. However, if it is later determined that the club is non-conforming, including after the competition has closed, the player will be disqualified.

Conforming Driver Heads - Only Driver clubheads, identifed by model and loft, named on the most current USGA Listing of Confroming Driver Heads issued by the USGA, may be used.

Golf Balls - Only brands of golf balls on the most current USGA Listing of Conforming Golf Balls may be used. The "One-Ball Rule" is in effect.

Handicap Index Limits: (Note)
Open - 1.4
Women's Open - 2.4
Senior Open - 3.4
Girls' Junior - 9.4
Junior Amateur - 4.4
Women's Amateur - 5.4
Amateur - 2.4
Women's Mid-Amateur - 9.4
Mid-Amateur - 3.4
Senior Women's Amateur - 14.4
Senior Amateur - 7.4
Amateur Four-Ball - 5.4 Individual
Women's Amateur Four-Ball - 14.4 Individual

Age Limits:
Open - No Limit
Women's Open - No Limit
Senior Open - must be 50 on or before June 28
Girls' Junior - cannot be 19 on or before July 21
Junior Amateur - cannot be 19 on or before July 21
Women's Amateur - No Limit
Amateur - No Limit
Women's Mid-Amateur - must be 25 on or before Sept. 22
Mid-Amateur - must be 25 on or before Sept. 22
Senior Amateur - must be 55 on or before Aug. 25
Senior Women's Amateur - must be 50 on or before Oct. 6
Amateur Four-Ball - No Limit
Women's Amateur Four-Ball - No Limit


Note: Handicap limits are subject to change; see championship entry forms.