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Friendly competitions or what we refer to as regular “Tuesday Events” are 18-hole stroke gross and net events that are open to registered women members of the NHGA, and as the name implies usually are held on Tuesdays. The events are designated as either open to a single division or to all divisions.
Division A is those players whose handicap index is 22.9 or less as of the day a person registers; Division B is those players whose handicap index is 23.0 and above.
Specialties are team competitions. In some cases, it is a “pick your own partner” at other times the computer generates the teams. The format of the competition varies, and after the event a luncheon is served, and prizes are awarded. Entries to these events are based on participation in prior year events.
- Spring Fling: Two Best Ball of Four
- President’s Cup: Ryder Cup Format
- Stephanie Thomas Memorial Cup: Points Quota
- Fall Classic: 4-Ball
Mixed tournaments are team competitions composed of male and female partners. Four events are held on one Sunday a month from June through September and the format is Two Best Ball of Four. The woman must be a registered member of the NHGA and the male partner must hold a USGA/NHGA handicap.
The NHGA holds a number of championship events open to women that hold an active handicap with an established New Hampshire Golf Club.
- The Women’s Amateur championship is a three day, 54-stroke play event held in August and open to all women golfers in the state of New Hampshire.
- The Junior Girls Championship is open to girls from 5 through 17 years of age the format is age and skill appropriate;
- The Senior Championship is an 18-hole stroke play event open to players in their 50s;
- The Legend championship is an 18-hole Stoke play event open to players in the 60s; and
- The Classic championship is an 18-hole stroke play event open to players 70 and older.
The NHGA participates annually in the Tri-State Championship. This two-day event is a competition of players from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The teams are made up of 30 players from each state in three handicap divisions. The format: Day 1, Chapman-style match play, day 2, Singles match play.
New England Women’s Golf Association Championship
This championship is open to players in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont and Rhode Island.
The 54 hole championship has two divisions. The Championship Division will play from tees set at approximately 5,900 – 6,100 yards. This division will award prizes to the top players based on gross scores.
The Tournament Division will play from tees set at approximately 5,600 – 5,800 yards. This division will award prizes to the top players based on gross and net scores.
Eligibility for this event is a handicap index of 18.0 or lower.
The New England Golf Association is the host for this event.
The New Hampshire Golf Association (NHGA) offers a number of events open to women that hold an active handicap with an established New Hampshire Golf Club. View the current year schedule and to register for these events.
Juniors girls are invited, and encouraged, to participate in all the NHGA events. In addition to these events, junior boys and girls’ events are held by the First Tee of New Hampshire. View the current schedule to view and register for Junior events.
2023 NHGA Tournament Schedule
We hope you’re looking forward to the golf season as much as we are! NHGA tournament registration officially opens on Monday, February 7th at 8AM.
We are shifting our tournament registration software to BlueGolf this season. As always, you can contact NHGA by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (603-219-0371) for help with the process.
Reminder | Your GHIN handicap needs to be active in order to register for tournaments. If it is inactive, please contact your home club to re-activate it for the coming season.
Mark those calendars, set an alarm and make a note for yourself because tournaments will fill up fast. Check out some of the tournaments we have in the lineup this season.
Severe Weather Policy
Cancellation and Refund Policy
- To withdraw from an event after registering and before the close of the registration period, you can withdraw by editing your registration on the event portal.
- To withdraw from an event after registration is closed you must notify the tournament’s chairperson by email or calling the NHWGA at (603) 356-9051.
- To withdraw from an event after 6:00 p.m. the day before the tournament, you must call the tournament’s chairperson, or the NHWGA at (603) 356-9051, and the host club, otherwise you will be listed as a “no show.”
Refunds of tournament green fees will be granted if the cancellation is made at least nine days prior to the date of the event. Refunds will not be granted for short-term cancellations (those received with less than nine days’ notice), for late-registration requests, and no shows. If a player cancels their registration during the registration period a refund will be issued automatically. All other refunds, including over-subscriptions, will be issued upon completion of the tournament.
Pace of Play
The lead group should play within a time established by the Committee (this will vary by course and format). All others will be held to that time plus 15 minutes. Check the registration table at every tournament for the Pace of Play and any local rules.
Players must finish within 10 minutes of the group ahead of them or their allotted time. As long as a group finishes within 10 minutes of the group ahead of them, and have met all of the requirements of the POP Policy Guidelines, they will not be timed-disqualified (TDQ’d). Please use your phone, GPS or Distance Measuring Device (DMD) to enter your start and end times.
For more information please refer to the Membership Handbook.
Registration and Eligibility
The following applies to all NHWGA events.
Eligibility: In order to compete in NHWGA Tournaments, one must be a member in good standing, with a valid USGA/NHGA handicap based on at least three 18-hole or combined rounds posted since January 1, of the prior year, and issued by an NHWGA member club.
Guests are not allowed to play except for Mixed Tournaments.
Registration: online registration is available for all tournaments.
Payment is by credit card and must be paid at the time of registration
Late Registration: After the close of registration, a member may request to participate in the event. If accepted, the player is charged a late-entry fee of $10.00, in addition to the tournament fee.
Cart Policy: When a host club must bring in extra carts for an NHWGA event, a cart reservation constitutes a commitment to pay. Cancellation for carts must be made at least two weeks prior to the event. After this time, anyone with a cart reservation will owe the cart fee.
World Handicap System
Link to USGA Rules of Golf
USGA Rules govern all NHWGA Tournaments. All members agree to abide by the USGA rules of Golf, the rules set forth by the tournament committees, and by the NHWGA.
The following local rules have been adopted by the NHWGA.
If you have not played a Provisional Ball you may proceed under the Local Rule E-5 – Alternative to Stroke and Distance for a Ball that is Lost or Out of Bounds.
This local rule only applies to “Tuesday” gross and net tournaments.
When a player’s ball has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds, the player may proceed as follows rather than proceeding under stroke and distance. The player has an additional option to drop the ball and play from a relief area described below for a two stoke penalty.
Click Here to watch a video explaining the relief area.
This option may not be used to take relief for an unplayable lie, or when it is known or virtually known to have come to rest in a penalty area.
Prohibiting or Restricting the Use of Audio and Video Devices
This local rule applies to all NHWGA tournaments.
Rule 4.3a(4) is modified in this way: During a round a player must not listen to or watch content of any nature on a personal audio or video device.
Penalty for breach of Rule 4.3a(4):
• For first breach from single act or related acts: GENERAL PENALTY
• For second breach unrelated to first breach: DISQUALIFICATION
This penalty applies even if the nature of the breach was entirely different than the breach resulting in the first penalty.
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