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Tournament Player’s Guide

18-HOLE and 9-HOLE TOURNAMENT SIGN-UP INFORMATION

Sign-up periods for tournaments end approximately two weeks prior to the tournament date. To register for a tournament, go to the GHIN Event Calendar for the desired tournament.

Space is limited so be sure to sign up as early as possible to secure your space. If the sign-up deadline has passed, contact the Tournament Chairperson for availability.

Fill out the online application completely to reserve space. If you would like to request playing partners, be sure to make a note in the Special Request space.

Guest Policy: A GUEST is a potential Fore Women Golf Association member. Every member is encouraged to invite one GUEST to a scheduled tournament. Guests are charged a slightly higher rate than FWGA Members. A GUEST may play in one FWGA organized tournament. To play another FWGA tournament, they must become a member.

FWGA Tournament Player's Guide

FWGA Tournament Player’s Guide

Invitational (Away) Tournaments: An FWGA Away Tournament is one where the members may invite their spouse, significant other, or a friend to participate in the tournament. They are not considered a GUEST for membership purposes, and, therefore, may play in another Invitational during the year or any of the following years without having to become a member. You do not have to invite a spouse, significant other, or a friend to play in these tournaments!

Payment: through credit card or check. If checks are used space will NOT be reserved until check is received. Checks will be cashed upon receipt.

Cancellation: You may cancel from a tournament up to the deadline date. After the deadline date sign ups are non refundable.

Notifications:  You will receive a pairing sheet via e-mail 2-3 days before the day of the tournament which will let you know who you will be playing with and your starting time. If you don’t receive a pairing sheet, please contact the Tournament Director.
If you find you are unable to participate on the day of tournament, please call the number at the top of the tournament information sheet and let them know so they can inform the Tournament Director.
Refunds will be given if tournaments are canceled (subject to golf course policies) or if replacement players are found to take your confirmed place.

You do not need an Index to play in your first Tournament. Some guests and players do not have an established index. In order to be equitable, the Tournament Committee uses the USGA Second Best Score System process to determine an estimated index.

Each player who does not have a USGA index must submit her/his 3 best scores with course slope and rating, made on a course of par 68 or more in the last 12 months. Please indicate “NH and score information in the special instructions area during the registration.. The Tournament Director will assign an index using the “Second Best Score System”, which is the second best score minus 73 for women and 70 for men to get a handicap. Maximum Handicap Index assigned will be 36.4 for men and 40.4 for women.
Any player who does not have a USGA index and does not submit her/his three best scores by the tournament sign-up period end date will be assigned an index for that tournament of 16.1 for men and 28.9 for women, the average Handicap Indexes in the US for men and women, respectively (Golf Journal – November/December 1998).

Tournament Day:

  • Check-in time for each tournament is noted on the pairings sheet. Please check in within the registration times noted. If you arrive late, you will have to find your group.
  • When you check in, you will receive a sheet describing the format for the tournament plus information on closest to the pin competitions and other contests.
  • Players must maintain pace of play. Which means to be within one shot of the group in front of you.
  • Players must be properly attired at all tournaments in accordance with the golf course requirements where the tournament is being held.
  • The Tournament Director will determine whether winter rules of golf or other local rules are in effect on the day of the tournament. You will be told of their ruling when you check in.
  • Tournament participants will pick up at 10 strokes but will continue to be eligible for prizes. The only exception would be for those participating in an NCGA Qualifier, in which case the player must play out her ball.
  • In case of a tie, the method of matching score cards will be used. For 18 hole tournaments, the winner(s) will be determined on the basis of the best net score for the last nine holes.
    If the tying players have the same net score for the last nine, the winner(s) will determined on the basis of the last six holes, last three holes and finally the 18th hole. If this procedure does not produce a winner, then the lesser net score on the number 1 handicapped hole, the number 2 handicapped hole, etc. will be used to determine the winner.
    For 9 hole tournaments, the latter method will be used exclusively.

Posting Scores: Please remember to post your adjusted gross score on the yellow tournament posting sheet. DO NOT post tournament scores on the posting computers!