Special Tournaments

Details you need to know

Metropolitan –Biddeford/Saco June 27/28 (Tuesday & Wednesday)

  1. Format:  18-hole, best ball of four, medal play, 95% of handicap, on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

   2.    Eligibility:  Members of SMWGA form their own teams.  Only a team composed of members from the same club is eligible for the title of Club Team Champion.  This is a one day tournament, please sign up for only one team.

  3. Application Form:  Use 2 entry cards or online entry. Note choice of day (cannot be guaranteed).

  4. Entry Fee:            $116 per team or $120.00 online.

  5. Prizes:  The Pat Whipple Club Team Championship Trophy will be awarded for one year to the Club Team with the overall low gross score.  In case of a tie, the winner will be determined by a match of cards starting with the number one handicap hole.  Daily gross and net prizes will be awarded based on the number of team entries.  

          lst Place –         $120               ($30 each)

          2nd Place –       $96                  ($24 each)

          3rd Place –       $72                  ($18 each)

          4th Place –        $56                  ($14 each)

          5th Place –        $52                  ($13 each)

          6th Place –        $48                  ($12 each)

      In case of ties, the sum of the positions equal to the number tying shall be divided, and the number of places equal to the number of teams tied shall be considered as having been awarded.

 Senior Championship –  Point Sebago July 11

 Senior Championship (and Under 55 OPEN Tournament)     Point Sebago     July 11   CARTS MANDATORY
1.     Format: 18-hole medal play with full handicap. Pairings are determined by handicap index in descending order. Under 55 Division follows the Senior Championship field.
2.     Championship Eligibility:   SMWGA member, age 55 and over.
3.     Application Form:  Only one entry per card. Please note age group.
4.     Entry Fee: $29 for Championship ($30 online) $25 Under 55($26 online)
5.     Prizes:  Golfers will be divided into five age groups for prizes. No participant shall receive more than one prize.
          Group A: 55 – 59             Group D: 70 – 74
          Group B: 60 – 64             Group E: 75 + 
          Group C: 65 – 69
(Under 55 OPEN Tournament)

 Maine Women’s Amateur  –  Martindale July 24,25,26

1. Format:  54-hole medal play with full handicaps.  Field is limited to 96 players and determined by lowest handicap indices.  Handicap as of July 1 will determine pairings.  Pairings will be in threesomes.

2.Eligibility:

Eligibility is restricted to Maine resident amateurs.  Non-residents who have been members of SMWGA- or WMSGA-affiliated clubs for ten years, and who reside in Maine for at least five months annually OR who play in at least 3 association events since the prior year’s MWA, are also eligible.  Active duty service members who are stationed in Maine, live here, and hold membership with an SMWGA or WMSGA affiliated club are also eligible.  All players must be in good standing of SMWGA/WMSGA and an affiliated member club on or before the date they submit their application.  The handicap index must be equal to or less than 36.0.

Junior Championship eligibility:  Any member who has not reached her 18th birthday.

2nd Annual Girls’ Golf Tournament: Saturday, September 16 Natanis Arrowhead:
To qualify a junior must have played in at least 3 SMWGA, WMSGA and
/or MSGA sponsored tournaments after July 11, 2015 and before July 10, 2016.

  3. Application Form:  A special entry packet will be supplied.. Carts are optional. Carts must be reserved at the time of application. 

  4. Entry Fee: TBD Juniors: TBD

  5. Winner:  The Maine Amateur Champion will be determined by the lowest gross score after 54 holes. In the event of a tie, the Champion will be determined by a sudden death play-off. Runner-up ties will be broken by matching cards according to USGA guidelines.   

 6. Prizes:  Champion, runner up and Junior Champion. Top 4 low gross of each flight.

     7. Default:  Tolerated only for illness or emergency. Should a player X-out on a hole or no-card for any other reason on the first day of play, this will constitute a “disqualification” and that player cannot participate in the second day of play.  Penalty for default may be exclusion from the following year’s Championship.

.B Division Championship – August 29 Poland Springs

1.     Format:  18-hole medal play. (No Rain Date). 

  1. Eligibility: Must be a full member of the SMWGA and have completed 3 SMWGA Tournaments between Championships, one of which may include the previous Championship. Entrants and handicap indices are subject to review and approval by the Handicapper and Tournament Schedulers.

3.     Application Form:  Use entry card and list three tournaments played since last Championship. (Tournaments cancelled due to weather do not count toward tournament requirement.)

4.     Entry Fee:  $29

5.     Winner:  The SMWGA B Champion will be determined by the lowest gross score after 18 holes. In the event of a tie, the Champion will be determined by a sudden death play-off. Runner-up ties will be broken by matching cards according to USGA guidelines.   

6.     Winner will receive the B Division Championship Trophy for one year and a prize.  Prizes will be awarded in each flight.  Number of flights and prizes is determined by the number of entries. 

 Two-Ball Tournament    Brunswick/Springbrook August 8

(Average of 2 handicap indices will determine course to be played. Lower handicap teams will play at Brunswick.

1.     Format:  18-hole event – better ball, medal play, 95% of handicap

2.     Eligibility:  Member selects partner. Note: partner does not have to be from same division.

3.     Application Form:  Use Entry Card

4.     Entry Fee:  $50 per team

5.     Awards:  Voucher credit

 Two Best Balls of Four (Gross & Net) – Sable Oaks/Fairlawn August 22

(Average of 4 handicap indices will determine course to be played. Lower handicap teams will play at Sable Oaks.

    1. Format:  18-hole event – two lowest scores on each hole are added together for an aggregate team score, 95% of handicap

  2. Eligibility:  Members form own teams

  3. Application Form:  Use 2 Entry Cards

  4. Entry Fee:  $100 per Team

   5. Awards: Voucher award based on number of players.

  6. Field:  144 players at each course

  The Founders Scramble – Falmouth/Riverside September 12

  (Team handicap average determines course to be played. Lower handicap teams will play at Falmouth).

  1. Format:  18-hole gross and net event – Team’s handicap is sum of 20% of A player handicap, 15% of B player handicap, 10% of C player handicap, and 5% of D player handicap.

  2. Eligibility:  Members form own team

  3. Application Form:  Use 2 Entry Cards

  4. Entry Fee:  $116 per team            

  5. Awards:  Pro Shop Credits

  6. Field:  144 players at each course

 

  2. Eligibility:  Member selects partner. Note: partner does not have to be from same division.

Two-Ball Tournament  –  Webhannet September 26

  1. Format:  18-hole event – better ball, medal play, 95% of handicap

  2. Application Form:  Use Entry Card

  3. Entry Fee:  $50 per team

  4. Awards:  Voucher award based on number of players.

 Scholarship Tourney–   Val Halla October 3 Sunday

  1. Benefits the SMWGA Scholarship Fund.
  2. Format: Scotch Ball Modified Pinehurst.
  3. Eligibility: Woman needs to be a SMWGA member; man not required to be a golf course member but needs a valid handicap index in order to compete for net prizes.
  4. Application Form: Use special entry form posted on SMWGA web site or available from Club Reps.
  5. Entry Fee: TBA
  6. Awards: Net and gross; Voucher award based on number of players.Details will be posted on the website.
  7. Unofficial, fun tournament. Does not count toward year-end prizes or eligibility for Championship.