Open Championship


GreatHorse | June 11 - 13 2018
Hampden, MA

Entry Fees:  Amateurs: $175.00      Professionals: $300.00

Entries Open:  2/1/2018 10:00:00 AM thru 4/26/2018 5:00:00 PM

 Qualifiers: 
EXEMPT ONLY - GreatHorse   
5/9 - Wednesday - Indian Pond Country Club   
5/17 - Thursday - Country Club of Wilbraham   
5/21 - Monday - Kernwood Country Club   
5/23 - Wednesday - Eastward Ho!   
5/24 - Thursday - Nashawtuc Country Club   
5/29 - Tuesday - Pleasant Valley Country Club   

Eligibility: Entries are open to professional golfers and amateur golfers with an active USGA GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 2.4 (as determined by the April 15, 2018 Handicap Revision), or who have completed their handicap certification.
Entry Procedures: Entries and fully paid entry fees must be received through the Mass Golf Online Entry process by 5:00pm EST on the published entry deadline.
Format: Competition will be in two (2) stages at Stroke Play:

1. Sectional Qualifying - 18 Holes (for all except exempt entrants)
2. Championship Proper - 54 Holes
Field: The Championship Proper field is limited to 150 players.

2018 Exemptions (Upon receipt of the online registration and fee, the players in the following categories are exempt from Sectional Qualifying);
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Schedule: Sectional Qualifying - May 9 - May 29

Round 1 - June 11 (18 Holes)
Round 2 - June 12 (18 Holes)
***The low 50 scorers and ties or anyone within 7 strokes of the leader after 36-holes will continue play on June 13
Round 3 - June 13 (18 Holes)

Championship Proper: Any tie for first place will be decided immediately by a three-hole aggregate play-off. In the event there is still a tie after three holes, a hole-by-hole play-off will determine the champion. There will be no play-off for low amateur honors.
Caddies &
Automotive
Transportation: 
Players may use caddies, pull carts (at the host clubs(s) discretion) and/or automotive transportation during Sectional Qualifying. Caddies and pull carts (at the host clubs(s) discretion) ONLY are permitted in the Championship Proper.
Starting Times: Qualifying Round Starting Times & Player Information will be emailed to all competitors shortly after the close of entries.
Championship Starting Times & Player Information will be emailed to all competitors shortly after the last qualifying round.
Prizes: The Clarence G. Cochrane Memorial Trophy and a gold medal will be presented to the Champion and The Commonwealth Cup will be presented to the Low Amateur Champion. A professional purse of $75,000 will be distributed to the low fifty (50) finishers and ties. Merchandise certificates will also be awarded and are only redeemable at the host site.
Trophy: Clarence G. Cochrane Memorial Trophy (Champion) & The Commonwealth Cup (Low Amateur Champion)
Addt'l Info: Courtesy practice privileges are at the discretion of the host club(s).

Click here to view Mass Golf additional Policies & Procedures

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Withdrawal/Refund Policy
Competitors, who have submitted an entry for a Mass Golf event and wish to withdraw for any reason, MUST notify the Mass Golf office in writing (e-mail is acceptable and encouraged) or by phone. Entry fee will be refunded less a $20 administrative fee, regardless of reason, if Mass Golf is notified in writing or by phone seven days prior to each event (Championship, or Qualifier). Entry fee will be refunded less 50% for any withdrawals received less than seven days prior to each event. No refund will be processed for a withdrawal notification that is received on the scheduled date of an event (Championship or Qualifier).

If you have any questions or issues regarding this event, please contact Kevin Eldridge (774-430-9103 or keldridge@massgolf.org).

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