21st NCGA Senior Four-Ball Net Championship | Poppy Hills | September 16-17, 2019
First played in 1999, the NCGA Senior Four-Ball Net Championship is two-person, better-ball handicap event for all senior NCGA members.
Closing Date: July 14, 2019 Qualifying Date: August 1-August 10, 2019
Entries: One to three teams based on membership. Entry Fee: $270 per team.
Eligibility: All NCGA member clubs. Multi-members can only represent one club. Players must have reached their 55th birthday by September 10, 2018 and have 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. One partner may represent the team for any part or all of a stipulated round for qualifying or the championship proper.
Number of Entries: Clubs are entitled, but not required, to submit a specific number of teams based on their active golfing membership as of their January 1 Master Report as shown below. NOTE: SIRS – One two-person team per club is eligible for sectional qualifying. 1 – 2 person team: 20-100 active golfing members 2 – 2 person teams: 101-350 active golfing members 3 – 2 person teams: Over 350 active golfing members.
Format: Four-Ball Stroke Play (Two-Person Better Ball). Sectional Qualifying – 18 holes. Championship – 36 holes, 18 holes per day. All 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.
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About Poppy Hills Golf Course
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%.
The team of Stan Iverson and Jeff Ritchhart of Vintage Park GC (far left in photo) posted a stellar 15-under par 56 Tuesday at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course to come back and take the title. Read Full 2019 Recap
Swenson Park GC member Lyal Beeskau and Roger Brandt went deep when it counted. The two posted a final round 13-under 59 and won a sudden-death playoff over Dan Andaya and Fred Granados of E-Club Sacramento to capture the annual NCGA Senior Four-Ball Net Championship. Read Full 2018 Recap
Christian GC of Central CA came back from a stroke to take the title. The Christian GC of Central CA squad, made up of teammates Victor Araujo and Daniel Cowherd, followed up an opening round 61 with a 8-under 63 Friday at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course to come in at 18-under 124, defeating runner-up Palo Alto GC (2) by a shot. Read Full 2017 Recap
Gary Lawrence and Michael Cavanah put together two straight solid rounds to squeeze out a win at the annual NCGA Senior Four-Ball Net Championship. Playing out of Monterey Pines GC, Lawrence and Cavanah shot a final round 11-under 61 at Poppy Ridge GC to come in at 21-under 123, edging two other teams by a stroke. Read Full 2016 Recap
Madera Municipal Golf Course came storming back to take the title. Madera Municipal GC, represented by teammates Frank Kerby and Eddie Williams, posted a spectacular 13-under 58 to come from three behind and win the 17th annual NCGA Senior Four-Ball Net Championship on Tuesday at par-71 Poppy Hills Golf Course. Read Full 2015 Recap
Silverado GC was caught, but still managed to walk away with the victory. Silverado GC, made up of teammates Peter Stephens and Ken Marciano, shot a final round 9-under 63 and won a three-team playoff via a Maricano birdie putt on the first extra hole to capture the annual NCGA Senior Four-Ball Net Championship Tuesday at par-72 Poppy Ridge Golf Course. Read Full 2014 Recap
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|2001||Ron Harmon and Bob Persinger||63-58-121|
|2002||Arthur Lorentzen and Juan Villegas||60-63-123|
|2003||Cedric Weaver and Mike Kloski||59-59-118|
|2004||Stuart Katz and Bernie Bolter||63-62-125|
|2005||Roderick Lee and Michael Stone||58-63-121|
|2006||Bill Clayton and David Nuttall||58-60-118|
|2007||John Folly and Bill Seabury||63-68-131|
|2008||Ray Cheek and Eugene Quintana||60-59-119|
|2009||Karl Waine Aalto and Jim Pacini||62-60-122|
|2010||Frank Kerby and Eddie Williams||61-59-120|
|2011||Gene Aso and Anthony Pavone||60-59-119|
|2012||Dale Yoakum and Larry Krepelka||58-61-119|
|2013||Robert Kirby and Gilbert Velarde||63-60-123|
|2014||Ken Marciano and Peter Stephens||58-63-121|
|2015||Eddie Williams and Frank Kerby||64-58-122|
|2016||Gary Lawrence and Michael Cavanah||62-61-123|
|2017||Victor Araujo and Daniel Cowherd||61-63-124|
|2018||Lyal Beeskau and Roger Brandt||64-59-123|
|2019||Stan Iverson and Jeff Ritchhart||66-56-122|