Date: July 31 – August 2, 2017
Host Club: Guyan Golf & Country Club
Address: 5450 US Route 60 Huntington, WV 25705
Phone: (304) 736-1141
Entries Open: February 14 @ 12:00AM
Entries Close: July 26 @ 11:59PM
Entry Fee: $175
Entry Form: CLICK HERE
***Special Update from the WVGA Executive Committee***
All women golfers are invited to take part in a discussion of Women’s Golf in WV as part of the Summer Executive Committee Meeting which will be held from 6:00PM – 7:00PM the night of the practice round for the 94th WV Women’s Amateur. The agenda will include constructive dialogue on continuing to progress women’s golf within WV. This meeting is an arena welcomed by the Association for all to attend and be engaged.
Eligibility: Entries are open to female amateur golfers with an active GHIN Handicap Index through a WVGA Member Club. Please Reference WVGA Policies and Procedures for further details.
Format: The WV Women’s Amateur Championship is a 54-hole stroke play championship. Upon conclusion of Round 2, players will be flighted into a maximum of four (4) flights, but will be determined depending on field size. Each flight will have a gross winner and runner-up recognized at the conclusion of the championship. Tournament Skill prizes will also be awarded at the conclusion.
Field Size: The maximum field size is 84 players
Practice Round: Practice rounds are scheduled for Sunday, July 30th. Practice Round fee is $40 and can be scheduled by calling the Guyan G&CC golf shop. Players may schedule their practice round on other days but are subject to host site availability.
Championship Yardage: Approximately 5,200 yards
Player Registration: There is no formal player registration for the Women’s Amateur Championship. Players are advised to arrive at their starting hole 10 minutes prior to their starting time to receive all of their tournament information.
Player Banquet: The WVGA will host a Player’s Banquet following the completion of Round 1.
Cart Fees: All cart fees will be 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 Executive Director and 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 there 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 5:00PM on Friday, July 28th. Pairings will also be included in the Player Information that will be emailed to each player by Friday, July 28th.
Awards / Gift Certificates: The champion and runner-up will be awarded a trophy at the conclusion of the championship. Gift Certificates will be awarded to each flight winner.
POY Points: Women’s State Player of the Year points will be awarded. Points will be awarded immediately following the conclusion of the championship.
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 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 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: Super 8 in Huntington (304)525-1410 – Rate is $79.16
Block is under WV Golf Association
Please book before July 24th
Hampton Inn in Huntington (304-523-8001 – Rate is $114
Block is under WV Golf Association
Please book before July 17th
WV Women’s Amateur Championship Schedule of Events:
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Practice Rounds – please call the Golf Shop to schedule (304) 736-1141.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Round 1 – Starting at 8:00AM off #1
Player Banquet at Guyan Golf & CC – 6:00PM cocktails (cash bar) and 6:45PM dinner
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Round 2 – Starting at 8:00AM off #1
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Final Round – Starting at 8:00AM off #1