The SDGA is announcing significant changes for the 2016 Tournament.
THERE IS NO LONGER A QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT
There are still exemptions and there is early registration for exempt players
General Registration is for all players and registration will close on the specified date or when the field for each division is full, whichever comes first
Online registration will be available here on this site through PayPal.
Dates to Remember:
Opens Monday, May 9 at 8:00 a.m.
Closes Monday, May 23 at 4:00 p.m.
Opens Tuesday, May 24 at 8:00 a.m.
Closes Monday, June 13 at 4:00 p.m.
Exempt Lists for both Open and Legends Divisions are posted under the "2016 Tournament" link above.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why are you eliminating the qualifying tournament?
Eliminating the qualifier was not an easy decision. Over the last 7-8 years, participation in the qualifier has steadily decreased to the point where virtually everyone who attended the qualifier was making the tournament. We’re also hoping to attract past participants who have avoided the qualifier for one reason or another by giving them a direct opportunity to compete for the District Championship.
Is there a handicap requirement to enter?
No, however, our new pace of play policy will require participants to keep pace or risk penalty or disqualification. Also, participants who fail to return a score within 20 strokes of the cut for their division may have future entries denied.
What about my exemption as a past champion or high finish in previous tournaments?
We are not eliminating exemptions. There will be an early registration window for those who meet the exemption criteria and we look forward to your continued participation in The District. Exempt players can also register during General Registration but registration will close once the field is full.
I’m not exempt, how do I register and how many spots are available?
You will register during General Registration. Registration is first-come, first-served so when the field for each division is full, registration will close. The Open Division will have 54 players and the Legends Division will have 27 players. Check the website daily for the number of available spots and if your entry was received.
I see registration is now online, can I still mail or drop off cash or a check?
You may mail or drop off your entry to R.C. Hendrick (2885 S. Graham Road, Saginaw, MI 48609) during regular business hours (M-F 8am-4pm). If you drop it off, it will be logged in at that time, if you mail it, it will be logged in when it is opened. Again, registration is first-come, first-served and when the field for each division is full, registration will close.
When are registration dates/times?
Exempt Registration opens at 8am on Monday, May 9 and closes at 4pm on Monday, May 23. Exempt players may also continue to register during General Registration but registration will close when the fields are full.
General Registration opens at 8am on Tuesday, May 24 and closes at 4pm on Monday, June 13 (or whenever the field for each division is full)
What is new for this year’s tournament?
We realize that one of the issues with the tournament is pace-of-play. We will be developing a formal Pace-of-Play Policy that we will be enforcing at this year’s tournament. There will be checkpoints at various holes and if pace is not maintained, penalty strokes will be assessed. The days of the 6-hour “deathmarch” are over as far as the SDGA Board is concerned.
Also, new this year is online registration and we’re hoping to add online scoring updates even if it’s as simple as photographing the leaderboard and posting it on Facebook. We’re always looking for constructive feedback and new ideas so please don’t hesitate to suggest something.
Please click the "2016 Tournament" and "Rules and Procedures" links above for full details.
Questions or Feedback?
Please use the "Contact Us" link above or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the website often. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.