26th NCGA Associate Club Net Amateur Championship | Poppy Hills GC | Sept. 30-October 1, 2019
First played in 1994, the NCGA Associate Club Net Amateur Championship is an individual handicap event for NCGA members of associate clubs. It is contested in three flights divided by handicap index. The championship rotates between Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge.
ENTRIES CLOSE: August 18, 2019
QUALIFYING DATE: September 3-11, 2019
ENTRY FEE: $135 per player
ELIGIBILITY: NCGA Associate Club members ONLY. Multi-members can only represent one club. Players must have a numeric handicap index listed on their club’s Master Report, not exceeding 36.4 (men) or 40.4 (women) on date of registration. No players under 18 years of age. NOTE: SIRS – Three entries/players per area are eligible for sectional qualifying.
FORMAT: Qualifying – 18 holes. Championship proper – 36 holes (18 holes per day). Players will receive 100% of their course handicap at all levels of play.
NUMBER OF ENTRIES: Clubs are entitled, but not required, to submit a specific number of players based on their active golfing membership on their January 1 Master Report as shown below. 2 entries/players: 20 – 50 active golfing members 4 entries/players: 51 – 100 active golfing members
6 entries/players: Over 100 active golfing members
FLIGHTS: Flighting is optional at club qualifying. Qualifying: Not flighted. Championship: Players will be divided into three flights at the championship proper.
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%.
About Poppy Ridge
Located in the heart of the Livermore Valley Wine Country, the 27-hole Rees Jones design is reminiscent of the heathland courses of Scotland. Poppy Ridge Golf Course opened in 1996 and is easily accessible to approximately 90,000 of the nearly 175,000 NCGA members who live within a 65-mile radius of the course.
The Merlot, Chardonnay and Zinfandel nines offer challenging and enjoyable golf for any level of player. Each nine measures about 3,500 to 3,600 yards from the black tees. Carved in the rugged terrain of the Livermore foot-hills, Poppy Ridge offers spectacular views of the golf course and beyond. Each hole is shaped by extensive bunkering, giving the course a true links feel.
Poppy Ridge was rated by Zagat Guide as one of the top 15 courses in the nation for value. Remarkable views of rolling hills, four sets of tees, excellent course conditions, 27 championship golf holes, friendly staff, indoor and outdoor restaurant facilities and affordable prices make this a true value in Northern California.