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Maine Indoor golf Championship. Qualify at Barnes Brook Golf Course

Terms of Competition

 

2023 Maine Amateur Indoor Championship

Kiawah Island (Ryder Cup Course) at Sim City, Westbrook

Men:  Saturday, March 18, 2023; Women: Sunday, March 19, 2023

 

 

ELIGIBILITY

The Maine Amateur Indoor Championship is open to golfers who have a valid 2022 or 2023 Handicap Index® (which is inclusive of a Maine Golf membership) on or before the date they submit their application.

 

ENTRY INFORMATION

Players must apply for the championship online via Golf Genius at www.mainegolf.org. Entries will not be taken over the phone or on-site.

 

Men:  The field will consist of 32-36 players and all players must qualify at one of five qualifying sites.

 

There will be five (5) qualifying sites for the 2023 Maine Amateur Indoor Championship. Martindale, Brunswick and Sim City will be allotted ten (10) qualifying spots while Barnes Brook and JW Parks will be awarded two (2) spots each. The number of sims available plays into the difference in the allotment.  Players are not restricted to a single qualifying site and can attempt to qualify as many times as they would like as long as they re-enter the qualifier by paying an additional entry fee.

 

Women:  The field will consist of 16 players and all players must qualify at one of three qualifying sites.

 

There will be five (5) qualifying sites for the 2023 Maine Amateur Indoor Championship. Martindale, Brunswick and Sim City will be allotted five (5) qualifying spots while Barnes Brook and JW Parks will be awarded two (2) spots each.  The number of sims available plays into the difference in the allotment. Players are not restricted to a single qualifying site and can attempt to qualify as many times as they would like as long as they re-enter the qualifier by paying an additional entry fee. 

 

Players trying to qualify more than once are asked to inform Maine Golf 24-hours prior to their second round.  We need to ensure Golf Genius doesn’t see the player as a duplicate.  Please email Maine Golf at info@mainegolf.org prior to a replay.

 

Ties for any final qualifying spots will be determined using the USGA tie-breaking method (last 9, 6, 3, etc.).

 

All scores must be entered directly into Golf Genius.

 

Cost for Qualifiers: The entry fee for the qualifier is $60. This is inclusive of 1-hour of simulator time (18-holes).  Players make their tee times at the site they intend to qualify.  Players may play individually or as part of a twosome, threesome or foursome. You cannot try to qualify playing a round by yourself. For players who make it through the qualifiers, an additional $25 entry for the championship proper must be paid no later than March 14, 2023.

 

 

Qualifying Dates:  Friday, February 24, 2023 through Saturday, March 11, 2023.  Players make a time convenient for them.  Host sites will set up the course to their qualifying standards (and ensure all standards are the same for all qualifiers; site specific).

 

2023 Qualifying Sites and Venues:

 

Martindale CC, Auburn                              Liberty National

Virtual Golf of Brunswick                           Sea Island Plantation

Sim City Indoor Golf, Westbrook               Pebble Beach

Barnes Brook GC, Enfield                           Kapalua Plantation

JW Parks GC, Pittsfield                               TBD

 

Entry deadline for all players is close of business at each qualifying site on Saturday, March 11, 2023. 

 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

The championship proper will consist of 36-holes of stroke play. The finals will be hosted at Sim City in Westbrook, playing Kiawah Island. Players will be re-paired after 18-holes.

 

Men:

Saturday, March 18, 2023:  First round, 18 holes, 8:00 AM shotgun

Saturday, March 18, 2023:  Second round, 18 holes, 12:30 PM shotgun

 

Women:

Sunday, March 19, 2023:     First round, 18 holes, 8:00 AM shotgun

Sunday, March 19, 2023:     Second round, 18 holes, 12:30 PM shotgun

 

In the event of a tie after 36 holes, the winner will be decided immediately by a hole-by-hole playoff.

 

PRIZES

Winner: Crystal Trophy and title of Maine Amateur Indoor Champion.

Top finishers: Prize money, determined by finishing position, in the form of a voucher added to the player’s Maine Golf account.

 

EXEMPTIONS

The winner of the Maine Amateur Indoor Championship will be exempt in the subsequent year.   

 

RULES OF GOLF

All play will be governed by The Rules of Golf as approved by the USGA, except as modified by the simulator you are playing. The on-site Rules Committee will have the final authority on all rulings. The competition is deemed to be closed when the trophy is awarded to the champion.

 

CONDITIONS AND SCHEDULES

The Maine Golf Tournament Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions, and/or schedules herein. The decision of the Tournament Committee/on-site Rules Committee in any matter is final.