Golf Association

Eligibility Requirements

Entry is open to any male amateur golfer that meets the following requirements:

1. Membership: New York residents must be a member of a NYSGA member club or belong to the NYSGA as an Associate Member. Non-residents of New York must be a member of a NYSGA member club to be eligible (click here for more information).

2. Handicap: Entrants must have an active USGA Handicap Index of 8.4 or less (as of entry deadline)

3. Age: Entrants must be at least 25 years old on September 26, 2014.

Entry Fee
The entry fee to qualify for this championship is $100. All players advancing through the qualifying stage will be required to pay an additional championship fee of $50 for a total entry fee of $150. All exempt players will pay the full $150 fee.
Entry Deadline and Refund Policy
All entries must be submitted to the NYSGA by 5:00pm on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Entries received by telephone, fax or email will not be accepted. Late and/or incomplete entries will not be accepted.
If a player withdraws from the tournament prior to the entry deadline, their entry will be refunded less a $10 service fee. After the entry deadline passes and up to 24 hours prior to the qualifier, an entry will be refunded if a player withdraws less a $50 fee. No refunds will be provided for a player who withdraws within 24 hours of their assigned qualifier start time.
Exempt Players
Those players who are exempt from qualifying are listed here. Although exempt, these players must still meet the Championship's eligibility requirements and submit an entry prior to the entry deadline.
Sectional Qualifying

Sectional qualifying is required for all non exempt players who wish to compete in this Championship. The full schedule for 2014 is listed below:

 Date  Host Club and Region
Player Info

Qualifying Spots

 Fri, August 15 Tuscarora GC (Syracuse)        
 Fri, August 22 Yahnundasis GC (Utica/Rome)        
 Mon, August 25 Links at Hiawatha (Binghamton)        
 Tue, August 26 Lake Placid Club (N. Country)        
 Thu, August 28 Rock Hill G&CC (Long Island)        
 Thu, August 28 Blue Heron Hills GC (Rochester)        
 Tue, Sept. 2 Links at Union Vale (Mid-Hudson)        
 Tue, Sept. 9 Wolferts Roost CC (Albany)        
 Thu, Sept. 11 Brookfield CC (Buffalo)        
 Thu, Sept. 25 Site TBD (Thursday Qualifier)        
Thursday Qualifier
The Thursday Qualifier is open to any player who has not competed in or withdrawn from any other 2014 NYS Men's Mid-Amateur Championship qualifier. An exception will be made for players who withdraw prior to the start of their qualifier for a justifiable reason (illness, family emergency).'
The format of the Thursday Qualifier is 18 holes of stroke play. The number of qualifying spots available will be determined based on the total qualifying field size, but will contain a minimum of three spots and a maximum of 12.
Format and Schedule

The competition will be conducted in two stages, at stroke play:

1. Sectional Qualifying: 18 holes, for all non-exempt entrants (see above).

2. Championship: 54 holes, with a cut after 18 and 36 holes to the low 60 and 30 players (and ties), respectively.

Thursday, September 25.......................

Friday, September 26.......................

Saturday, September 27.......................

Sunday, September 28.......................

Registration and Practice Round

Round 1 - 18 Holes (cut after round 1 to low 60 and ties)

Round 2 - 18 Holes (cut after round 2 to low 30 and ties)

Round 3 - 18 Holes

The lowest scorer after 54 holes will be the champion. A tie for the championship will be played off immediately, hole by hole, until a champion is determined.
Golf Carts
The use of golf carts are approved for all rounds of this championship.
Conditions and Schedules
The NYSGA reserves the right to amend or alter any of the conditions, provisions, or schedules included in the championship's entry. The decision of the NYSGA in any matter pertaining to the playing of this championship shall be final.