56th West Virginia Senior Amateur Championship   

Date: August 15-18, 2017
Host Club: Canaan Valley Resort
Address: 230 Main Lodge Road  Davis, WV 26260
Phone: (304) 866-4121
Entries Open: February 14 @ 12:00AM
Entries Close: August 9 @ 11:59PM
Entry Fee: $175
Entry Form: CLICK HERE


Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers with an active GHIN Handicap index through a WVGA Member Club, and who are 50 years of age or older by the first round of Championship. Please Reference WVGA Policies and Procedures for further details.

Format: The tournament will be 36 holes of stroke play qualifying followed by match play. The stroke play will be an 8:00 am shotgun start on both days. Thirty-two players will advance in the Championship Division, 16 players will advance in the Silver Division, and 8 players will advance in the Gold Division. The Round of 32 in the Championship Division will begin after the completion of the stroke play qualifying on August 16th at approximately 2:00 pm. On August 17th, both Rounds of 16 will begin of #1 and #10 tee at 8:00 am along with the Round of 8 in the Gold Division. The two rounds of 8 and the Gold Division semifinals will begin that afternoon at approximately 1:00 pm. The morning of August 18th will have the Semifinal matches in both the Championship and Silver divisions and the championship match in the Gold division beginning at 8:00 am of Hole #1. The final match in both the Championship and Silver divisions will be that afternoon beginning at 1:00 pm.

** Please note that the defending champion of the previous year’s Senior Amateur Championship will automatically be secured the 2-seed position moving into match play unless they’re stroke play medalist in which case they would secure the 1-seed position.**

Field Size: The maximum field size is 100 players.

Practice Round: The designated practice round date is Monday, August 14th. Players are instructed to make tee times through the golf shop.

Championship Yardage:  Championship – (app. 6,600 yards)  Silver – (app. 6,200 yards)  Gold – (app. 5,900 yards)

Player Registration: Players registration will begin at 6:30 am the morning of Tuesday, August 15th and will be located directly in front of the clubhouse. Players are required to register by 7:45 am in order to receive all materials needed for the stroke play qualifying. Announcements will be made at 7:45 am at the cart staging area and once completed players will be instructed to head to their starting holes for the 8:00 am shotgun start.

Player Lunch: There will be no lunch provided. Players will have the option to make food & beverage purchases with the use of cash and credit card.

Cart Fees: All cart fees are included in your entry fee.

Spectator Carts: Spectator carts will not be permitted during this championship with the exception of a spectator who can provide an issued and active Handicap Permit. Final decision will be made by the WVGA Senior Director of Rules & Competitions.

Caddies: Caddies are permitted during the championship. Players are responsible for supplying their own caddie. Caddies may ride in golf carts if it adheres to the WVGA cart policy and their is an available seat. * WVGA Cart Policy – there will be a maximum of 2 carts per group and 2 individuals per cart. *

Pairings: Pairings for stroke play qualifying will be released and updated on the WVGA website by 5:00 pm on Friday, August 11th. Pairings will also be included in the Player Information.

Awards / Gift Certificates: The Fox/Payne trophy will be awarded to the champion and the runner-up will receive a trophy as well as the winners of each division. All semifinalists, runner-ups, and champions will receive gift certificates.

POY Points: Senior State Player of the Year points will be awarded to the top 10 players in stroke play qualifying as well as everyone who advances to the quarterfinals of the match play portion of the championship. Player of the Year points list will be updated online immediately following the completion of play.

Electronic Measuring Devices: Electronic devices that measure distance only are permitted for this championship.

USGA Groove Condition of Competition (Not in Effect): The USGA groove rules effective January 1, 2010 are NOT in effect for this competition.

Score Posting: At the conclusion of the championship each players stroke play qualifying scores will be automatically posted as a “T” or tournament score to the GHIN handicap system. Please do not enter your own scores from the competitive rounds as this will result in a double post.

Withdrawal Policy: In the event of a tournament withdraw; the player must notify the West Virginia Golf Association Office at 304-391-5000 no later than one week prior to the tournament. If withdraw is made prior to tournament registration deadline, the player may receive a refund regardless of reason minus a $20 administrative fee. For a withdraw made after the entry deadline, the player may receive a refund only if player has experienced a sudden illness or injury, and only if the West Virginia Golf Association is notified prior to the first round of the tournament. All refund request must be submitted in writing to the Senior Director of Rules & Competitions, Carter Page.

Host Hotel: Canaan Valley Resort – Room Rate: $75 – Please call 304-866-4121 to reserve.

West Virginia Senior Amateur Championship Schedule of Events:

Monday, August 14, 2017
Player Practice Rounds

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
8:00 am – Round 1 Shotgun Start

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
8:00 am – Round 2 Shotgun Start
2:00 pm – Round of 32 (Championship Division)

Thursday, August 17, 2017
8:00 am – Round of 16 (Championship & Silver) & Round of 8 (Gold) will begin off #1 and #10
1:00 pm – Round of 8 (Championship & Silver) & Semifinals (Gold) will begin off #1

Friday, August 18, 2017

8:00 am – Semifinals (Championship & Silver) & Finals (Gold) will begin off #1
1:00 pm – Finals (Championship & Silver) will begin off #1