NCGA Associate Club Four-Ball Net Championship
24th NCGA Associate Club Four-Ball Net Championship | Poppy Hills/Spyglass Hill GC | June 22-23, 2015
First played in 1992, the NCGA Associate Club Four-Ball Net Championship is a two-person better ball event for associate clubs.
ENTRIES CLOSE: May 3, 2015.
QUALIFYING DATE: May 28, 2015.
CHAMPIONSHIP DATES: June 22-23, 2015.
CHAMPIONSHIP SITES: Poppy Hills and Spyglass Hill GC.
ENTRY FEE: $138 per team. 56 qualifying teams pay an additional $380 per team for the 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 not to exceed 36.4 (men) or 40.4 (women) on the date of registration. NOTE: SIRS – One two-person team per area is eligible for sectional qualifying.
FORMAT:Four-Ball (Two-Person Better Ball). Qualifying – 18 holes. Championship – 36 holes, 18 holes per day. Play will be 90% (men) and 95% (women) of the 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. If partners’ course handicaps differ by more than 8 strokes, an additional 10 percent reduction will be applied to their course handicaps. One partner may represent the team for any part or all of a stipulated round for qualifying or the championship proper.
About Spyglass Hill GC
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.
About Poppy Hills
Poppy Hills, which is owned by the NCGA, underwent an extensive renovation beginning in March of 2013 centered around water conservation, primarily by improving irrigation and drainage. Architect Robert Trent Jones II returned with his design firm, this time creating a firm, fast and fun course that unfolds seamlessly through the stunning Del Monte Forest. Jones reinvented the course architecturally, restoring each hole to its natural elevation along the forest floor, softening doglegs and contours, rebuilding all 18 greens with bentgrass, eliminating rough and introducing native waste areas that reduce irrigated turf by nearly 25%.
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|1992||Ralph Franzen and Dick Paradis||62-64-126|
|1993||Sherm Steever and Matt Wooldridge||64-63-127|
|1994||Scott DiSalvo and Doug Kyer||60-65-125|
|1995||George Brown and Tom Rien||62-62-124|
|1996||Dan Juchau and P.C. Sien||63-58-121|
|1997||Derek Pehle and Steve Robinson||61-62-123|
|1998||Bill Hardin and Joe Vuica||58-60-118|
|1999||Bill Hardin and Vincent Massero||63-59-122|
|2000||Bill Hardin and Joe Vuica||63-53-116|
|2001||Ronald Blanchette and John Langston||61-60-121|
|2002||Dennis Alaburda and Amy Warner||63-60-123|
|2003||Dennis Merrill and Paul Gin||56-64-120|
|2004||Elliot Dun and Blair Chikasuye||63-65-128|
|2005||Emiliano Miranda and Ed Aquino||58-61-119|
|2006||Gary Figueroa and Mark Stanley||61-61-122|
|2007||Wayne Depaulo and Marc Gutierres||62-60-122|
|2008||Willie Atkinson and Chris Lombardo||63-59-122|
|2009||Wence Galindo and Mark Patterson||64-64-128|
|2010||Jimmy Moore and Eddy Claessen||62-63-125|
|2011||Jeff Beach and Myron Smallin||61-67-128|
|2012||Sterling Fairholm and Goran Kalas||62-62-124|
|2013||Jay Haro and Erik Nissen||58-64-122|
|2014||Mark May and Sean McGarry||63-62-125|
|2015||Kevin Oliveira and John Greitzer||65-62-127|