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Events

Friendly competitions or what we refer to as regular “Tuesday Events” are 18-hole stoke gross and net events that are open to members of the NHWGA, 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.

NHWGA “Tuesdays”

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 NHWGA event in the previous year.

  • Spring Fling: Two Best Ball of Four
  • President’s Cup: Ryder Cup Format
  • Stephanie Thomas Memorial Cup: Two Best Ball of Four
  • Fall Classic: 4-Ball

NHWGA Specialties

 

Mixed tournaments are team competitions composed of male and female partners. The event is held on one Sunday a month and the format is Two Best Ball of Four. The woman must be a member of the NHWGA to enter.

NHWGA Mixed Foursomes

The NHWGA holds six championship events.

  • The NHWGA Amateur championship is a three day, 54-stroke play event held in August and open to a NHWGA member with a handicap index of 25.0 and below;
  • 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.

NHWGA Championships

 

Tri-State

The NHWGA 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.

Tri-State Championship

New England Women’s Golf Association Championship

Each state, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont and Rhode Island, have a quote of 18 players. This is a 54-stroke play competition. Prizes are award to the overall winners, senior and junior divisions. Eligibility for this event is a handicap index of 17.4 or lower.

The New England Golf Association is the host for this event.

NEWGA Championship

Our partner in golf 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. Check out their offerings by following the link below.

NHGA Women’s Events

Juniors girls are invited, and encouraged, to participate in all the NHWGA events. In addition to these events, junior boys and girls’ events are held by the First Tee of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Golf Association (NHGA). Click on the links below to view their offerings and eligibility and registration requirements.

NHGA Junior Events

Friendly competitions or what we refer to as regular “Tuesday Events” are 18-hole stoke gross and net events that are open to members of the NHWGA, 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.

NHWGA “Tuesdays”

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 NHWGA event in the previous year.

  • Spring Fling: Two Best Ball of Four
  • President’s Cup: Ryder Cup Format
  • Stephanie Thomas Memorial Cup: Two Best Ball of Four
  • Fall Classic: 4-Ball

NHWGA Specialties

 

Mixed tournaments are team competitions composed of male and female partners. The event is held on one Sunday a month and the format is either a modified Chapman, or Two Best Ball of Four. The woman must be a member of the NHWGA to enter.

NHWGA Mixed Foursomes

The NHWGA holds six championship events.

  • The NHWGA Amateur championship is a three day, 54-stroke play event held in August and open to a NHWGA member with a handicap index of 25.0 and below;
  • 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.

NHWGA Championships

 

Tri-State

The NHWGA 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.

Tri-State Championship

New England Women’s Golf Association Championship

Each state, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont and Rhode Island, have a quote of 18 players. This is a 54-stroke play competition. Prizes are award to the overall winners, senior and junior divisions. Eligibility for this event is a handicap index of 17.4 or lower.

The New England Golf Association is the host for this event.

NEWGA Championship

Our partner in golf 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. Check out their offerings by following the link below.

NHGA Women’s Events

Juniors girls are invited, and encouraged, to participate in all the NHWGA events. In addition to these events, junior boys and girls’ events are held by the First Tee of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Golf Association (NHGA). Click on the links below to view their offerings and eligibility and registration requirements.

NHGA Junior Events

NHWGA 2019 Season

View, register or check the results of an NHWGA event head over to the NHWGA Tournament Management (TM) system.

Championships and Specialty Tournaments

Golf Courses for 2020

Spring Fling

Owls Nest Country Club

June 2, 2020

Presidents Cup

Cochecho Country Club

June 30, 2020

Senior Legend and Classic Championship

Lake Sunapee Country Club

July 21, 2020

2020 NHWGA Club Championship

Bretwood Golf Course

August 3,4,5, 2020

Stephanie Thomas

Sky Meadow Country Club

August 25, 2020

Fall Classic

Baker Hill Golf Club

September 29,  2020

Severe Weather Policy

In the spirit of the game, and for both safety and the enjoyment of the game, NHWGA reserves the right for both the course pro or its representative and a Board member to collaborate and decide if it is in the best interest of both the players and the course to cancel play, modify the format of play, or suspend the play before the field has completed the round.

A cancellation notice will be posted on the event portal, and or an email will be sent out to notify players of a cancelled event.

Information on refunds and points can be found in the membership handbook.

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.”

 Refund Policy

 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 Pace of Play Policy (POP) is a means to allow all competitors to enjoy their round while keeping the NHWGA in the good graces of all hosting clubs. This policy is not intended to penalize a group or a competitor but is designed to help ensure the enjoyment of the game for all.

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 five 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.

 

 

 

Local Rules

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.

Posting Scores

The NHWGA Tournament Committee will post the scores for championships, regular “Tuesday” events, and specialties where a person plays their own ball (e.g. the format is two best balls of four or four-ball.)

We encourage the women that play in the mixed foursome events to post their own score when the format is two best ball of four.

Look-up Handicaps and Post Scores

How to record a score when a player does not finish a hole?

UNFINISHED HOLES OR CONCEDED STROKES
(i.e., MATCH PLAY AND BEST BALL FORMATS)

A player who starts but does not complete a hole or is conceded a stroke must record the most likely score for handicap purposes. The most likely score may not exceed the player’s ESC limit. This hole score, when recorded, should be preceded by an “X.” There is no limit to the number of unfinished holes a player may have in a round, provided that failure to finish is not for the purpose of handicap manipulation. (Section 4-1 of the USGA Handicap System Manual).

HOLES NOT PLAYED OR NOT PLAYED UNDER THE RULES OF GOLF (i.e., NO CARD)

If a player does not play a hole or plays it other than under the Rules of Golf (except for preferred lies), the score recorded for that hole is an “X.” By recording an “X” on the scorecard the player is eliminated from the tournament and listed as a “no card.” When posting to GHIN, the score for that hole will be par plus any handicap strokes the player is entitled to for that hole (Section 4-2 of the USGA Handicap System Manual).

POSTING A SCORE WHEN A COMPLETE ROUND IS NOT PLAYED

This method is used when a round isn’t completed due to weather, darkness, injury, or fatigue.
If 13 or more holes are played, the player must post an 18-hole score. If seven to 12 holes are played, the player must post a nine-hole score.
In either case, scores for unplayed holes must be recorded as par plus any handicap strokes the player is entitled to receive on those holes (Section 5-2b of the USGA Handicap System Manual).