2019 NYS Women's Amateur &
Mid-Amateur Championships

Host: Lancaster Country Club (Lancaster, NY)

Dates: July 9-11, 2019

Entry Fee: $100

Deadline: Friday, June 21st at 5:00pm


Memorandum to Players


This championship is a three-day 54-hole stroke play competition. There is a cut in each Championship after 36 holes to the low 50% and ties and any player within 10 strokes of the lead.



Players will compete in one of the two Championships being conducted concurrently at Lancaster Country Club (see below). Note that the yardages provided are based off of scorecard yardages, actual tees used during competition will be NYSGA tees (blue and red).


  Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
  Ams 352 386 294 152 416 424 480 196 286 2,986 300 286 346 346 154 474 477 374 324 3,081 6,067
  Mid-Ams 286 315 288 122 416 414 412 146 286 2,685 300 242 303 316 151 374 477 306 282 2,751 5,436
  Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 4 4 3 5 5 4 4 37 73



Listed below is the schedule of events for this year’s Championship. Any substantial changes will be reported to players via email/text.


Monday, July 8 - Registration and Practice Round
     11:00am - 5:00pm……....….…… Player registration               
     12:00pm - 5:00pm……..……..... Practice rounds

Tuesday, July 9 - Round 1

     6:30am...............……….......…… Driving range and clubhouse opens

     8:00am - 10:10am….…......…… Round 1 from tee #1

     12:00pm - 2:30pm…….......…… Complimentary lunch for contestants

Wednesday, July 10 - Round 2

     6:30am...............……….......…… Driving range and clubhouse opens  

     8:00am - 10:10am….…......…… Round 2 from tee #1

     12:00pm - 2:30pm…….......…… Complimentary lunch for contestants

     Note: Cut after 36 holes to low 50% in each Champ field & 10 shot rule.

Thursday, July 11 - Round 3

     6:30am...............……….......…… Driving range and clubhouse opens  

     8:00am - 9:30am……….......…… Round 3 from tee #1

     12:00pm - 2:30pm…….......…… Complimentary lunch for contestants

     3:00pm................................... Awards ceremony



Players who plan to arrive at Lancaster on Monday, July 8 are asked to register with the NYSGA. Players will be provided with their tee gifts, have their profile picture taken, and be given final important notices and reminders.


If a player cannot register in-person on Monday, please register to confirm your attendance by calling Deb Spilman at (315) 471-6979.


Practice rounds are available on Monday, July 8 after 12:00pm. Tee times may be scheduled through the championship website. Instructions to schedule a practice round will be emailed to the field prior to this date. Do not contact Lancaster to schedule a practice round.


A player may provide her own 
caddie. No caddies are available through the host club. All caddies will be required to use an NYSGA bib during practice and competition rounds. Bibs can be checked out at the NYSGA office (license is required).


The range will be provided complimentary to players (see schedule for times).



Players will have access to guest lockers which are assigned during registration (see schedule for times).



Lunch will be provided for all contestants on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:00am until 3:00pm. Contestants must check-in at the registration table at lunch to receive this complimentary meal.


Lunch for spectators and caddies will be available for purchase (pricing TBA).



Water bottles and fruit/snacks will be provided on the golf course for players/caddies only.



Players must not* ride on any form of transportation during a stipulated round unless authorized by the Committee. The optional condition prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect will be in effect. A disabled player or caddie may be permitted to use a golf cart as an accommodation to his or her ability. As required by the ADA, the NYSGA will evaluate such requests on a case-by-case basis.


*A player may use a golf cart during practice rounds. The fee is $20 per player.


Spectators are encouraged to attend this Championship follow guidelines consistent with other golf competitions. Spectators are expected to maintain a reasonable distance (at least 20 yards) from players and to always walk with or ahead of the group they are following. Spectators must not give players advice, doing so could result in the player being penalized. Spectators who are in breach of these recommendations may be subject to removal from the golf course.


The NYSGA is willing to accommodate spectators with an ADA disability by allowing them to ride in their own golf cart. To request this accommodation, a spectator must complete an return the NYSGA Golf Cart Request Form to Jim Ironside (see below).



The use of a push cart, whether manual or electric, is permitted.



The NYSGA does not have a group hotel rate assigned for this Championship. Local hotel recommendations are noted below:


Listed below are a number of important Conditions of Competition and Local Rules for this qualifier.


  • RULES OF GOLF; WHEN COMPETITION IS FINAL. Play will be governed by The Rules of Golf as approved by the USGA and R&A. Questions are to be referred to the NYSGA Rules Committee, whose decision will be final. The result of this Championship is final when the Championship trophy has been presented.
  • NYSGA LOCAL RULES AND TERMS OF THE COMPETITION (HARD CARD). Download the 2019 NYSGA Hard Card (click here).
  • GOLF BALLS; DRIVER HEADS. Model Local Rules G-1 and G-3 are in effect. Visit the USGA website for a list of approved golf balls (click here) and driver heads (click here).
  • PERSONAL APPEARANCE. Players must be neat in appearance with respect to personal grooming and clothing.



To withdraw, promptly notify the NYSGA (call 315-471-6979, or e-mail adam@usga.org). Failure to do so may result in disqualification from future NYSGA competitions.



It is a condition that players must play without undue delay in accordance with guidelines established by the Committee. To view the NYSGA's Pace of Play Policy, click here.


In the event of a discontinuance of play during this Championship, players must adhere to the evacuation plan distributed by the NYSGA.



Players and/or their guests must conduct themselves in a reasonable manner at all times. Any excessive display of anger, vulgar language, club throwing, alcohol abuse, illegal drug use, lack of golfing etiquette or disrespect to a fellow player or any other individual may be grounds or disqualification from any tournament. The NYSGA reserves the right to revoke a player's tournament entry, without a refund, at any time for conduct deemed inappropriate or damaging to the NYSGA.



Andrew Hickey, NYSGA Assistant Executive Director


(315) 481-1152



Jim Ironside, NYSGA Tournament Director


(315) 471-6979


Adam Blackwell, USGA P.J. Boatwright, Jr Intern


(315) 471-6979