Live Leaderboards and New Events
I hope the first half of the tournament season has been very successful for you either as a player or tournament chairman. The start to the season was quite challenging as we dealt with the wettest winter in recent history. I want to thank all who were directly affected by cancelled rounds and shortened, 36-hole championships to 18 holes. The Rules and Competitions staff and tournament officials did an outstanding job to get tournaments completed and still provide a quality experience for our members. No matter how prepared a player or tournament official is the challenge of weather is always interesting. Again, thanks to everyone that was directly affected in our competitions for your complete understanding of the decisions that had to be made.
Women’s Four-Ball Net Championship
The inaugural Women’s Four-Ball Net Championship will be played at Poppy Ridge October 12-13. Entries close September 6 and we are looking to have a full field. Qualifying is not required so entry is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested and have not entered, I would recommend entering right away so you do not lose out. This can be done by using our online registration program found on the NCGA website. The most important eligibility requirement is being a member of the NCGA. If you plan on becoming a member of the NCGA, you must join a club prior to September so your name will appear on that club’s September roster. Proof of membership for entering an NCGA tournament is satisfied by being on the club’s roster with a numeric index the month of entry closing. Pass the word around and let’s get everyone involved in this great championship.
Online Registration – Club Entries
We provided the opportunity for clubs to enter its teams through online registration for the first time this year. Some clubs have taken advantage of the online process. It is so much easier and provides automatic confirmation. No more losing your entry in the mail or not making the entry deadline. If you have not tried the process and want to give it a go you need to make sure that we have two names from your club in the system to provide authorization to register. The team entry process is password protected and only an authorized person(s) from the club can register. The best way to provide two names is to call the Rules and Competitions office and a staff member will assist in getting you and your club ready to enter online. There are still a few club events that have not closed.
Posting players’ scores live on the Internet as they complete their rounds was successfully premiered during the Four-Ball Championship in May. This system is now being used regularly for our championships. If you are interested in how a family member, friend or someone from the club is performing in a championship, visit www.ncga.org and click on live leaderboard for the championship you wish to view. As the scores are entered at the scoring table after the completion of each player’s round, the score as well as the player’s scorecard will appear immediately on the web for your review. This is an added service to bring the membership instant results from the championship site rather than wait to the end of the day when all the scores are shown at the same time.
Tentative 2007 Zone Schedule
- March19 & 20 – East Sacramento and North Valley Zones
- March 26 & 27 – South Bay and North Bay Zones
- April 2 & 3 – Northeast Bay and South Valley Zones
- April 9 &10 – South Coast and East Bay Zones
- May 21 &22 – North and San Francisco Bay Zones
- June 11 & 12 – Central Valley and Sacramento Zones
- June 25 & 26 – North Sierra and South Sierra Zones
- August 20 & 21 – Zone Championship