tournaments does the NGA conduct?
The NGA conducts 5 men's state championships including the Nebraska
Amateur, Nebraska Match Play, Nebraska Mid-Amateur, Nebraska Senior
Amateur and Nebraska Four-Ball. The NGA also stages Club Team
Championship, a fall Collegiate Preview Series, a Parent-Child
Chapman, a team Interclub Championship, the Directors Cup Matches
and the Nebraska-Kansas Junior Cup Matches. In addition the NGA
collaborates with the Nebraska Section of the PGA to bring you
the Nebraska Open and the Nebraska Cup Matches.
are the requirements to play in an NGA event?
Every tournament has different requirements. Please see specific
application for eligibility requirements.
What is the entry deadline for NGA events?
Every event has a different deadline requirement. Please see specific
application for such deadlines.
I get a refund if I need to cancel from playing in an event?
Entry fee is refunded regardless of reason if the NGA is notified
before the close of entries. After the close of entries, fee will
be refunded in the case of injury or illness, if requested before
the first day of the event. A $25 service charge per player is
deducted from all refunds.
practice rounds available for events?
Each event has a different practice round policy. Please see specific
application for such privileges. In most cases a practice round
is offered for a minimal fee to entrants one week prior to the
event at an available time.
is the entry fee for each event?
Each event has a different application fee. Amateur - $75/$150;
Match Play - $65/$125; Senior Amateur - $125; Mid-Amateur - $125;
Four-Ball - $250 (team); Open - $140; Parent-Child - $150 (team);
Collegiate Preview Series - $90.
I have a Rules of Golf question, what should I do?
If you are participating in a NGA event consult a Rules Official
or the championship committee. Other than NGA competitions, contact
the NGA championship department and they will be happy to answer
any rules questions you may have.
carts and/or caddies permitted at NGA events?
Carts and/or caddies are permitted at all NGA competitions except
those limited to junior golfers. However, the NGA feels walking
is an important part of the game, and thus, players should use
a golf cart only when circumstances warrant such use.
the NGA have a dress code for events?
For all NGA tournaments, players and caddies must be neat in appearance
with respect to personal grooming. All entrants are required to
wear either golf slacks, or shorts, and shirts with collars and
sleeves. Examples of attire NOT ACCEPTABLE include the following:
short shorts, athletic shorts, tennis shorts, cut- offs, jeans,
jean shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, sweats. The Committee in charge
shall decide whether this requirement has been met and will withdraw
the entry of any player who does not comply.
is the NGA's position on non-conforming equipment?
The NGA conducts all of its competitions pursuant to the Rules
of Golf. Accordingly, the NGA endorses the USGA position that
a single set of rules, including those for equipment, best
serves all constituencies of the game, including both competitive
and recreational players. For all NGA competitions, use
of a non-conforming golf club or ball is a violation of the Rules
of Golf and will result in a penalty of disqualification. Likewise,
any rounds played with non-conforming equipment are not acceptable
for handicap posting.
here for a list of non-conforming driving clubs.
here for a list of conforming golf balls.
many entries are accepted for each event?
The number of entries accepted for each event varies. Amateur
- unlimited; Match Play - unlimited; Senior Amateur - 144; Mid-Amateur
- 72; Four-Ball - 72 Teams, 144 Players; Open - 30; Parent-Child
- 50 Teams, 100 players; Collegiate Preview Series - 45.
I sign-up for a event after the entry deadline?
can I get USGA championship applications?
You can download applications and apply for USGA championships
by visiting the USGA web site at www.usga.org.
is the policy concerning NSF checks?
Entries with insufficient funds will be considered incomplete
and unacceptable and will be withdrawn. The entrant is responsible
for any fee incurred by the NGA for NSF checks and must pay such
fees before entry in further NGA events is allowed.
the NGA offer Rules of Golf education classes?
Yes. For a schedule of dates and times please refer to the rules
of golf education area.
is the difference between the Match Play Championship and the
The match play championship consists of a one-day 18-hole qualifier
which reduces the field to 64 competitors for a match play portion.
The Amateur Championship is a 72-hole stroke play championship
consisting of 144 competitors. Golfers qualify for the amateur
through exemptions or pre-qualifying at five regional sites..
can I get directions to an event?
NGA Championships participants will be mailed or e-mailed a Memo
to Contestants which includes directions to the course following
the event deadline. Information will also be available on-line
will happen if I throw or break a club out of anger?
The NGA believes strongly in the original tenets of the etiquette
of the game that players are to act in an appropriate manner
while playing, regardless whether it is a championship or casual
round. The NGA Conduct Policy was established to clearly restate
the expected conduct of the players participating in any NGA event,
or as a representative of the NGA, and to deal with any violation
player considering submitting an application for an event should
take the time to carefully read it. By signing and submitting
an application for an NGA competition, the player is confirming
his/her knowledge of such code and the agreement to abide by such
code, and its resultant penalties should it be enforced.