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Women's Net Championship *POSTPONED*

Audubon Country Club - Naples
September 16-17, 2017

The fourth Women's Net Championship will be making its way back to the ever popular Naples to a new Championship host site, Audubon Country Club! A Joe Lee design, Audubon Country Club is set among lakes, preserves and gracious custom homes, that will make for two enjoyable rounds of golf. Grab a friend for two days of net stroke play competition! For a look at the 2016 Championship Results click here.

Championship Format

  • 36 holes of individual net stroke play (100% of handicap will be used)
  • 76 total competitors - Playing in foursomes
  • Two Divisions - Middle and Forward
  • Each Division Champion will be the individual with the lowest 36-hole total net score (regardless of pre-flighting)
  • No pairings requests will be honored for this championship. 

Eligibility

  • Female amateur golfer
  • A valid Florida GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 34.0
  • Entrants are not required to be a member of the FSGA

Schedule of Events 

Saturday, September 16th

  • 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM – Tournament Registration
  • 8:45 AM - Shotgun Start

Sunday, September 17th

  • 8:45 AM – Final Round Shotgun
  • 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM (approx.) – Player's Awards luncheon - Included with entry fee

Host Hotel and Accommodations

The Ritz-Carlton Naples Golf Resort will be the host hotel for this Championship. Click Here to view special rate!

Entry Fee

$160 - Entry fee includes all competitive rounds of golf, tee gift, an awards luncheon after the final round on Sunday, and gift certificate prizes. Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the field.

Entry Priority

Entries will be accepted based upon the order of receipt. Entries received after the competitive field is full or after the close of entries, will be placed on an alternates list. Alternates will be contacted in the order of receipt of entry, if and when, a spot becomes available.

Divisions and Approximate Yardages

Players must select which Division they wish to compete in upon entry. 

  • Middle Division - 5,200-5,400 yards approx.
  • Forward Division - 4,700-4,900 yards approx.

Suggested Handicap Guidelines

The following should be considered when selecting divisions:

  • Middle Division - 15.0 and Under
  • Forward Division - 16.0 and Over

Committee Discretion: The Championship Committee reserves the right to move any player out of the Forward Division if their handicap is significantly lower than the majority of the competitors in that division, and their scoring history does not reflect the need to play from the Forward Division.

Handicaps

  • All players will play to 100% of their course handicap
  • Each player must have a valid Florida GHIN Handicap Index no higher than 34.0
  • The handicap of September 1, 2017 will be used to establish course handicaps

It is the responsibility of any player that maintains a Handicap Index lower than her current Florida GHIN Handicap Index to inform the FSGA for resolution. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

Flighting

The Middle and Forward Divisions will be pre-flighted based on individual handicaps.  

Generally, divisions of more than 14 individuals will be flighted, however the Committee reserves the right to flight based on the number of individuals and/or the range of handicaps.

Breaking Ties

All Divisions - Ties for first place in each flight of the Middle and Forward Divisions will be broken by a modified USGA tie break method.  The final day 18 hole net respective score will be used to determine the first place individual. (If there is still a tie, the final 9 holes of the last day (holes 10-18) will be used to determine the winner.  If there is still a tie, the final 6 holes are used; then if needed the final 3 holes; then the final hole; then by coin flip).

Practice Rounds

Practice rounds are available six days prior to the event on a space available basis. The price for a practice round is $35.00 + tax. Please call (239) 597-2229 to arrange your practice round. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.

Defending Champions

Quail Creek’s Creek Course proved difficult during Sunday’s final round, owning up to its name as difficult water hazards tested all players in the field. In the end, Kimberly Byle, of Dunedin, was able to stay steady and continue her lead to finish first in the Middle Division with a two round total of 68-75-143.

Just like Byle, Janet Strong, of Saint Petersberg, did not give up her lead, capturing first place in the Forward Division by three strokes, posting a final total of 67-74-141. Strong’s three under-par total marked the tournament’s low finish.

Payment

Audubon Country Club does not accept Cash, only Visa/MasterCard and AmEx are accepted forms of payment

Other Policies

  • Spectator and Spectator Cart Policy - Click here.
  • Caddies - Caddies are allowed in all FSGA Championships except Junior events. However, a player must not use a parent, step-parent or guardian as a caddie. The caddie MUST walk and the player’s clubs must remain on the golf cart.
  • Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here.
  • Local Rules and Conditions of Competition - Click here.
  • Championship Policies - Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and other policies.
  • Procedures for Alternates - Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into this Championship.
  • Conditions/ Schedule - The FSGA Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules.  The decision of the Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee in any matter will be final.

Directions - Audubon Country Club
Audubon Country Club
625 Audubon Blvd.
Naples, FL 34110
(239) 592-2229

Click here for directions.

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