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NCGA Associate Club Championship

32nd NCGA Associate Club Championship | Spyglass Hill GC & Poppy Hills GC | August 25-26, 2014

First played in 1983, the NCGA Associate Club Championship is a four-person team event for associate clubs.

Club Official Online Registration

Entries Close: May 23, 2014
Local Qualifying Dates: June 19 & June 26, 2014.
Sectional Qualifying: July 23 OR July 24, 2014 at Poppy Ridge.
Entries: One four-person team per club. Entry Fee: $260 per team for local qualifying. 84 qualifying teams pay an additional $260 for one day of sectional qualifying. No additional fee for championship.

ELIGIBILITY: NCGA Associate Club members ONLY. Multi-members can only represent one club. No players under 18 years of age. A numeric handicap index listed on their club’s Master Report on the date of registration not to exceed 36.4 (men) or 40.4 (women). NOTE: SIRS – One four-person team per branch (based on membership size) is eligible for local qualifying.

FORMAT: Best two balls of four. Local Qualifying – 18 holes. 84 teams advance to sectional qualifying. Sectional Qualifying – 18 holes. 30 teams advance to the championship. Championship – 36 holes, 18 holes per day. Play will be 90% (men) and 95% (women) of their course handicap using a maximum handicap index of 18.4 for calculation. All players with handicap indexes of 18.5 and above are eligible but must play to a maximum handicap index of 18.4.

 

About Spyglass Hill GC

Spyglass Hill No. 14

Ranked number 11 on “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” list by Golf Digest for 2011-2012. Spyglass Hill was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., as a part of the master plan for the Pebble Beach ocean front between Cypress Point and Pebble Beach. Opened in 1966, the design features two distinctly different kinds of terrain that influence the way the holes look and play.

The first five holes roll through sandy seaside dunes challenging the golfer to carefully pick the safest path. The following 13 holes are cut through pine trees with elevated greens and strategically placed bunkers and lakes to grab the errant shot. Spyglass Hill is rated one of the toughest courses in the world from the Championship tees, boasting a course rating of 75.5 and a slope rating of 147. The PGA Tour consistently lists Spyglass Hill’s holes 6, 8 and 16 among the toughest on the tour, and during the 1999 United States Amateur, the stroke average of the field during medal play was in excess of 79.

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About Del Monte GC

Del Monte GC No. 9

Revered as the oldest course in continuous operation west of the Mississippi, Del Monte GC provides a parkland style golf course minutes away from the Pacific Ocean. Having been open for play since 1897, the course was designed by Charles Maud a golf and polo enthusiast. The layout provides many tree-lined fairways and plays 6,365 yards with a course rating of 71.5 from the championship tees. Del Monte was the original host of the California State Amateur Championship and is also a regular host—along with Pebble Beach GL—of the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational and the Champions Tour First Tee Open.

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Tournament Recaps

The 31st Annual NCGA Associate Club Championship ended with the Pac Bell Golf Club of Sacto team reigning victorious after two holes of a sudden-death playoff. The Pac Bell GC team, comprised of Mark Trentham, Steven Zweigle, Ronald Custodio and Jeremy Kopp, finished the first round at Del Monte GC in the middle of the pack with 126. The co-worker team stepped up their game for the final round. “Our strategy was never to give up on any shots out there,” Zweigle said. Read Full 2013 Recap

The Los Amigos GC team featuring Candido Martinez, Jorge Perez, Nick Robles and Dennis Shean went wire to wire to win the 30thAnnual NCGA Associate Club Championship. The four-man team followed yesterday’s net score of 15-under par 129 at Spyglass Hill, with a net score of 13-under par 131 at Poppy Hills to finish at a 36-hole total of 28-under par 260. “We ham and egged it really well,” said Martinez, the elder statesman of the team at 72 years of age. Read Full 2012 Recap

 

Past Champions

1983 Bayview GC at Rancho Canada East 55-57-112
1984 Sandia Tourney GC at Rancho Murieta 59-55-114
1985 Los Amigos GC, Rancho Murieta CC 65-58-123
1986 IBEW-332 at Rancho Murieta CC 60-60-120
1987 444 GC at Rancho Canada GC 54-60-114
1988 SF Irish at Spyglass Hill GC 65-61-126
1989 Sandia GC at Poppy Hills-Spyglass Hill GC 59-66—125
1990 Avantek GC at Poppy Hills-Spyglass Hill GC 61-57-118
1991 Fremont Park GC at Spyglass Hill GC 58-59-117
1992 Hackers International at Poppy Hills GC 60-59-119
1993 *Signetics GL at Poppy Hills GC 125-127-252
1994 *Decathlon GC at Poppy Hills GC 124-123-247
1995 *Peninsula Amateur GC at Poppy Hills GC 117-128-245
1996 *Mission Bay at Poppy Hills GC 115-126-241
1997 *Decathlon Club at Poppy Hills GC 125-124-249
1998 *Laguna Creek at Spyglass Hill GC 128-133-261
1999 *Sacramento Realty at Spyglass Hill GC 128-122-250
2000 *Caddy Club of Pebble Beach at Spyglass Hill GC 126-124-250
2001 *Showboat GC at Spyglass Hill GC 127-125-252
2002 *FFIC Fundster GC at Spyglass Hill GC 118-126-244
2003 *Shamrock GC at Spyglass Hill GC 119-126-245
2004 *Hackers and Slicers GC at Spyglass Hill GC 126-126-252
2005 *Lightning Strikes GC at Spyglass Hill/Poppy Hills 121-123-244
2006 *Dot Squad GC at Spyglass Hill/Poppy Hills 123-128-251
2007 *Monta Vista at Spyglass Hill/Poppy Hills 121-130-251
2008 *Swing Hard GC at Spyglass Hill/Poppy Hills 124-130-254
2009 *Agilent Soco GC at Poppy Hills/Spyglass Hill 123-125-248
2010 *E-Club East Bay at Spyglass Hill/Poppy Hills 126-121-247
2011 *B.N.F. GC at Poppy Hills/Spyglass Hill 123-127-250
2012 *Los Amigos GC at Spyglass Hill/Poppy Hills 129-131-260
2013 *Pac Bell of Sacto GC at Del Monte/Spyglass Hill 126-130-256

*Best two net scores out of four