Tournament Policies & Procedures
Information about upcoming events and announcements will be posted in the hallway at "Information Central" no later than two (2) weeks prior to the sign-up deadline.
Sign-up deadlines for all club tournaments have been established to aid in the smooth facilitation of these events. If for some reason you are unable to make the sign-up deadline, the Pro Shop will put you on a standby list. If a cancellation should occur, the Pro Shop will notify those on the standby list in the order in which they signed up.
Payment for all tournaments is appreciated when you sign up. For your convenience, please feel free to pay tournament entry fees ahead of time when it might be more convenient for your budget. (See individual tournaments for appropriate fees.) We will credit your account for the amount you pay and then charge your account when the tournament is held. MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET A RECEIPT!
Information regarding cost and choice of meals following certain tournaments will be posted no later than 2 weeks prior to the sign-up deadline.
When an A-B-C-D scramble format tournament is being played, every effort will be made to make each team fair. The teams for these tournaments will be established by computer pairings. A-B-C-D designations for the scramble formatted tournaments will be determined based on the number of people who sign up and their handicaps.
In order to guarantee a prompt start to all shotgun tournaments, please arrive forty-five (45) minutes before the scheduled event to receive your scorecard and starting hole assignment.
For tournament play, the maximum handicap will be 36 for men and 39 for women unless otherwise stated.
USGA Rules apply to all tournament play.
NLGC will be hosting outside tournaments during the upcoming season, some that will be 8:00 AM shotguns. As a courtesy to our members, the Pro Shop will make an effort to allow Member tee times before the shotgun start and open up the 1st Tee as soon as possible that morning. Please be aware that the pace of play will most likely be "slower" than the standard 4 hours and 7 minutes because of the outing. *Plan on 4 hours and 30 minutes to 5 hours.
For Stroke Play events, all scores submitted must be on the official tournament scorecard. For Match Play events, the state of the match must be communicated to the Pro Shop immediately following the determination of a winner(s) and a scorecard is not necessary for the results to be "official".
An active current GHIN handicap is considered to be ten (10) 18-hole scores posted during the 2014 and/or 2015 season. Years prior to 2014 will not be considered. Guests for the Men's, Ladies' Member Guest and Mixed Member Guest may submit five 18 hole 2015 rounds from any course (with course slope and rating) and we will compute a handicap for the event. All members competing in the Member Guest, Member-Member, and Club Championship MUST HAVE a current active GHIN handicap or have spoken to the Director of Golf in order to create an official handicap for the event.
Any gift certificates and/or Pro Shop Credit won during tournaments cannot be applied to your membership fees or yearly cart rental. They CAN BE USED towards merchandise, daily green fees and daily cart fees. Pro Shop Credit will not be honored in the restaurant. Any gift certificates donated by NLGC for door prizes, raffles, etc., may be used for golf fees only and cannot be redeemed for merchandise. A "D" before the certificate number designates donated gift certificates and must be used as issued before the expiration date.
Anyone playing in the following tournaments will not be allowed to play practice rounds at Nippo Lake on the day of the scheduled tournament:
Member - Member
Club Championship Qualifying and Seeding Rounds