NCGA Associate Club Championship
34th NCGA Associate Club Championship | Spyglass Hill GC/Poppy Hills| August 29-30, 2016
First played in 1983, the NCGA Associate Club Championship is a four-person team event for associate clubs.
Entries Close: July 3, 2016
Qualifying Dates: July 28, 2016
Entries: One four-person team per club. Entry Fee: $276 per team for local qualifying. 84 qualifying teams pay an additional $276 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 net. 18 hole local qualifying. 28 teams advance to the championship. Championship is 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 a Handicap Index of 18.5 and above are eligible but must play to a maximum Handicap Index of 18.4.
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%.
Golf Mafia cooled off, but still walked away as champions of the 33rd annual NCGA Associate Club Championship. Golf Mafia fired a final round 16-under 128 Tuesday at par-72 Spyglass Hill to finish with a two-day total of 42-under 244, defeating runner-up eClub South Bay by four strokes. Read Full 2015 Recap
Sacramento Regional Par Golf Club came storming back to snare the title. Sacamento Regional Par GC shot a final round 12-under 130 Tuesday at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course to come from five behind and win the 32nd annual NCGA Associate Club Championship. The Sacramento Regional Par GC squad finished the two-day, 36-hole event with a total score of 26-under 260. Read Full 2014 Recap
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
|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|
|2014||*Sac Regional Par GC at Spyglass Hill/Poppy Hills||130-130-260|
|2015||*Golf Mafia at Spyglass Hill/Poppy Hills||116-128-244|
*Best two net scores out of four