96th Annual NYS Men's Amateur Championship
Host: Irondequoit Country Club (Rochester, NY)
Dates: August 7-9, 2018
Entry Fee: $150
Deadline: Tuesday, June 19 at 5:00pm
Memorandum to Players
FORMAT & CUT INFORMATION
This championship is a three-day 72-hole stroke play competition. The field will be cut after 36 holes to the low 40 players and ties.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Listed below is the tentative schedule of events for this year’s championship at Irondequoit. Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Any changes will necessitate an email to the field with an update.
Monday, August 6 - Registration and Practice Rounds
8:30am - 4:00pm…………....……… Player registration
9:00am - 4:00pm……..………..…… Player practice rounds
Tuesday, August 7 - Round 1
7:30am - 9:30am…………...…….… Round 1 (morning wave) from tees #1 and #10
11:00am - 3:00pm………….……… Complimentary lunch for contestants
12:30pm - 2:30pm………….……… Round 1 (afternoon wave) from tees #1 and #10
Wednesday, August 8 - Round 2
7:30am - 9:30am……………..……. Round 2 (morning wave) from tees #1 and #10
11:00am - 3:00pm…….…..……..…Complimentary lunch for contestants
12:30pm - 2:30pm………..………… Round 2 (afternoon wave) from tees #1 and #10
Thursday, August 9 - Rounds 3 & 4
7:30am - 9:30am……………………. Round 3 from tees #1 and #10
11:00am - 3:00pm…………..……...Complimentary lunch for contestants
12:30pm - 2:30pm………..………...Round 4 from tees #1 and #10
Pairings for Rounds 1 & 2 will be available and emailed to players on Monday, July 30. If you have a tee time request (AM/PM or PM/AM for R1/RD), we will do our best to accommodate you, but you must email it to Ryan Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org. All tee time requests must be received by July 28.
It is requested that players register in-person at Irondequoit on Monday, August 6. At registration players will receive important information for the event, receive their tee gift, and have their profile picture taken for online scoring.
If a player cannot register in person on Monday, please register by calling Deb Spilman, NYSGA Administrative Assistant, at (315) 471-6979.
Practice rounds are available on Monday, August 6. Tee times may be scheduled through the championship website beginning on Friday, July 20. Instructions to schedule a practice round will be emailed to the field prior to this date.
A player may provide his own caddie. No caddies are available through the host club. All caddies will be required to use an NYSGA bib during practice and competition rounds. Bibs can be checked out at the NYSGA office (license is required as collateral).
The range will be provided complimentary to players and available starting at 6:00am.
HANDICAP CART REQUEST FORM
Click here to download and print the form that must be completed for a disabled spectator requesting a handicap cart. Note that this form must be completed and returned no later than August 1st.
The club's halfway house will be open throughout the week (cash only).
ON-COURSE WATER & SNACKS
Water bottles and fruit/snacks will be provided on the golf course for players/caddies only.
Lunch will be provided for all contestants on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00am until 3:00pm. Contestants must check-in at the registration table at lunch to receive this complimentary meal. Lunch will be served in the Irondequoit clubhouse.
Lunch for spectators and caddies will be available for purchase at $25 per person (cash/check).
Hotel accommodations will be noted here when they become available.
CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION AND LOCAL RULES
Listed below are several important Conditions of Competition and Local Rules for this competition.
- Notice to Competitors: Please check your starting tee for the Notice to Players and NYSGA Hard Card.
- Conforming Clubs and Balls: Visit the USGA website (www.usga.com) for a list of approved golf balls and drivers for the competition.
- Distance Measuring Devices: Are permitted.
- One Ball Rule: The “One Ball Rule” will not be in effect.
- Visit nysga.org/competitions-policies-and-procedures for more information.
The NYSGA will strictly enforce a tournament dress code with no exceptions. Collared shirts/mock turtle necks are required, and no jeans, denim, jogging outfits, or sweat pants are permitted.
Players and/or their guests must conduct themselves in a reasonable manner at all times. Any excessive display of anger, vulgar language, club throwing, alcohol abuse, illegal drug use, lack of golfing etiquette or disrespect to a fellow player or any other individual may be grounds or disqualification from any tournament. The NYSGA reserves the right to revoke a player's tournament entry, without a refund, at any time for conduct deemed inappropriate or damaging to the NYSGA.
NYSGA STAFF IN CHARGE
Andrew Hickey, NYSGA Assistant Executive Director
Ryan Spady, USGA P.J. Boatwright, Jr Intern