Date: May 10-11, 2018
Host Club: Bridgeport Country Club
Address: 17 Meadowbrook Road, Bridgeport, WV 26330
Entries Open: March 1 @ 12:00PM
Entries Close: May 2 @ 11:59PM
Entry Fee: Amateur – $175, PGA Professional – $250, Non-Section PGA Professional – $300
Entry Form: CLICK HERE
Eligibility: Entries are open to both professional and amateur golfers who are “regular members” of the WVGA as determined by the Executive Director and who are 50 years of age or older by the first round of Championship. Please Reference WVGA Policies and Procedures for further details on “regular members” (Policies & Procedures)
Format: The championship will be a 36-hole stroke play championship with each division playing a separate set of tees. Divisions will include Championship, Silver (60-69), and Gold (70+).
Field Size: The maximum field size is 72 players.
Practice Round: There is no designated Practice Round Day. Players are instructed to make tee times through the golf shop based on availability. The practice round fee is $45 + tax and will be payable directly to the host club. Practice rounds can be played in advance based on availability of the club, but players will be allocated only one practice round at the discounted rate.
Championship Yardage: Championship – App. 6500 yards Silver – App. 6100 yards Gold – App. 5800 yards
Player Registration: There is no player registration. All players will be expected to be on their starting hole 10 minutes prior to their starting time.
Player Food & Beverage: There will be no food & beverage provided during the championship proper. Players will be able to make purchases on-site with cash or credit card.
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 the opening round will be released and updated on the WVGA website by 5:00PM on Friday, May 4th. Pairings will also be included in the Player Information that will be emailed to each player by Friday, May 4th as well.
Awards / Payout / Gift Certificates: The champion and runner-up will both receive trophies. The Low Amateur and division winners will also receive trophies. Professionals will be paid in cash and Amateurs will be paid in gift certificates.
POY Points: State Senior Player of the Year points will be awarded to the top 10 amateur finishers.
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 score will be automatically posted as a “T” or tournament score to the GHIN handicap system. Please do not enter your own scores from the competitve 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 deadline, the player may receive a refund regardless of reason less 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: TBD
West Virginia Senior Open Championship Schedule of Events:
Thursday, May 10, 2018
8:00am – Round One Tee Times starting off Hole #1
Friday, May 11, 2018
8:00am – Round Two Tee TImes starting off Hole #1