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NCGA Associate Club Championship

35th NCGA Associate Club Championship | Poppy Hills/Spyglass Hill | August 28-29, 2017

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

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2016 champion Downtown GC

Entries Close: July 2, 2017
Qualifying Dates: July 27, 2017
Entries: One four-person team per club. Entry Fee: $284 per team for local qualifying. Qualifying teams pay an additional $300 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 – Each club may send entries based on their membership.

FORMAT: Best two balls of four net. 18 hole local qualifying. 24 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

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 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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Tournament Recaps

assoc90x90Downtown GC took care of business. Downtown GC shot a final round 14-under 128 Tuesday at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course, coming from three shots back to win the annual NCGA Associate Club Championship. Read Full 2016 Recap

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 associateclub90x90finish with a two-day total of 42-under 244, defeating runner-up eClub South Bay by four strokes. Read Full 2015 Recap

Associate90Sacramento 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

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
2014 *Sac Regional Par GC at Spyglass Hill/Poppy Hills 130-130-260
2015 *Golf Mafia at Spyglass Hill/Poppy Hills 116-128-244
2016 *Downtown GC at Spyglass Hill/Poppy Hills 127-128-255

*Best two net scores out of four