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John VanDerLaan
2014 New England Amateur Champion

 

2014 New England Amateur Championship

July 22-24, 2014
Winchester Country Club

Winchester, MA
Eligibility - 5.4 Handicap Index

Entry Close Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
* World Amateur Golf Rankings Event *

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Eligibility

Entries are open to amateur golfers who hold membership in a club belonging to one of the six New England State Golf Associations and have an up-to-date USGA/GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4.

Each State Association may use a limit of less than 5.4 if the number of applicants exceeds that State’s number of allotted entries. The field is limited to 156 players. Each State Association shall determine which entries it shall accept, up to and including the number allotted to it as shown below:

  • Connecticut — 40
  • Maine — 18
  • Massachusetts — 55
  • New Hampshire — 15
  • Rhode Island — 14
  • Vermont — 14

Entries are subject to rejection at any time by the NEGA. The reason for rejection may include unbecoming conduct.

Completely executed entry and $230 entry fee must be received at the NEGA Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2014.


Registration

For 2014, all interested competitors are now required to register online via the NEGA web site – www.negagolf.org. This new system replaces the hard copy applications and checks that had been sent to each individual state association.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to register and the policies in place for withdrawals and refunds. As always, it is your responsibility to review the Conditions and Regulations and submit all information prior to the stated entry close dates.

  • Click here or on the "Register Online Now" link located above right
  • Select your home golf association from the drop-down box
  • Input your GHIN # (if you don't know your GHIN #, please contact your home state association office)
  • Click the "Submit to Verify" button
  • Verify your date of birth and email address (your handicap index and home club is based on the most recent handicap revision)
  • Click the "Submit to Continue to Registration" button
  • Select the event that you would like to register for
  • Input your credit card information and submit for processing
  • A confirmation email will be sent out upon each successful transaction

Competitor Note
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Payment will be received (i.e. the credit card will be charged) by the NEGA at the time of registration.

Player Selection - After the close of entries, each of the New England State Associations will determine which entries it shall accept for the Championship Proper (allotted #'s, per state, are predetermined - www.negagolf.org).

Player Communication/Notification - After entries have been selected (by each Association), an additional email will be sent to all registered applicants, stating who has been selected to compete. Any player who is not selected will be placed on a wait list (order determined by each State Association).

Withdrawals/Refunds
- Competitors, who have submitted an entry for an NEGA event and wish to withdraw for any reason, MUST notify the NEGA office in writing (e-mail is acceptable and encouraged) or by phone. Entry fee will be refunded less a $20 administrative fee, regardless of reason, if the NEGA is notified in writing or by phone seven days prior to each event. Entry fee will be refunded less 25% for any withdrawals received less than seven days prior to each event.

Wait List Refunds - After Round 1 of the Championship, any player NOT selected to compete will be refunded in FULL by the NEGA office.


Questions – Who to Contact

Technical questions or issues pertaining to the online registration process can be directed to Kevin Eldridge:

Email – keldridge@mgalinks.org
Phone – 774-430-9103

Any questions or concerns about eligibility, handicap status/index or the competitor selection process should be directed to a competitor's home state association office. Please note that each state association shall determine which entries it shall accept, up to and including the number allotted to it as outlined in the Conditions and Regulations.

 

Affiliated Members
Connecticut State Golf Association Maine State Golf Association Massachusetts Golf Association New Hampshire Golf Association Rhode Island Golf Association Vermont Golf Association