USGA Championship Qualifiers - Nebraska
* 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.
Rule - In all stages of all USGA Championships,
the players 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.
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.
Testing is available for all USGA Amateur Championships. Please use the
following link for more information:
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 players responsibility, not the USGAs 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.
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.