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  • How the Performance Points Lists Are Utilized

    In the early 1990's, the Washington State Golf Association incorporated a points system to identify the WSGA's top players in the categories of Men, Women, Mid-Amateur Men, Mid-Amateur Women, Senior Men, and Senior Women. This guide is currently known as the "Washington State Golf Association Performance Points List." The Performance Points List has served as a guide for the selection of teams to represent the WSGA for the Men's and Senior Men's Hudson Cup Matches, Men's and Women's USGA State Team Championship, PNGA Cup, Pacific Coast Amateur, Mexican Amateur, and nominations for the annual WSGA Player of the Year Awards in the categories of Men, Women, Mid-Amateur Men, Mid-Amateur Women, Senior Men, and Senior Women.

    In good favor to all WSGA members, the Board of Directors and Championship Committee of the Washington State Golf Association support the notion of participating in local, regional, national and international team competitions. In order to provide members of the WSGA with an equal chance at being selected to participate in these competitions, the WSGA Championship Committee has incorporated a set of standards on which the selection process is based.

    Selection criteria: The selection of teams for any local, regional, national, or international team competition is at the sole discretion of the Washington State Golf Association Championship Committee. The WSGA Performance Points List (Men's, Women's, Senior Men's, and Senior Women's) are a guide by which the WSGA Championship Committee selects team members. Although the WSGA Championship Committee believes the Performance Points List provides the most insight as to playing ability, they do not reflect other aspects of golf, such as experience and sportsmanship. Therefore, the WSGA Championship Committee considers other golf-related credentials in the selection process.

     

     

  • How to Get a Tournament on the Performance Points Lists

    The WSGA Performance Points Lists and the criteria that govern them are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the WSGA Championship Committee. A written request from the championship/tournament coordinator/committee must be made to the WSGA Championship Committee for an event to be considered for inclusion in one of the points lists. In evaluating a nominated event for inclusion in one of the points lists, the following criteria must be met:

    • The championship/tournament is governed by and played in accordance with the Rules of Golf. "Preferred Lies" or "Winter Rules" should only be adopted in extreme situations of lack of maintenance and/or unusually inclement weather.
    • The championship/tournament has an established history.
    • The emphasis of the championship/tournament shall be in determining a "gross" champion.

    The championship/tournament has a tradition of producing strong fields and quality champions (as determined by the WSGA Championship Committee). Past championship results should accompany the request for inclusion to assist the WSGA Championship Committee in making this determination.

    Championships/tournaments that meet the above criteria and are approved for inclusion in one of the points lists will be allotted points in the same proportion as events of similar caliber. This determination is again at the discretion of the WSGA Championship Committee. Requests for changes to point allotments must also be made in writing to the WSGA Championship Committee and should be accompanied by documented justification for the request.

    NOTE: The criteria established herein are merely guidelines and are subject to change at the discretion of the Washington State Golf Association Championship Committee at any time.

     

  • WSGA Player of the Year Selection Criteria

    The Washington State Golf Association Player of the Year Award is presented annually to the player whose performance and personal character earns them such recognition. Awards are made in the following categories: Men's, Women's, Mid-Amateur Men's, Mid-Amateur Women's, Senior Men's, Senior Women's, Junior Boys', and Junior Girls'.

     

  • In order to be eligible for consideration a player's primary golf club must be a member of the WSGA, or the player must live in the geographic area that defines the Washington State Golf Association (Washington & Northern Idaho) at the time the Performance Points were earned. Members in good standing who attend school out of state shall continue to be eligible for consideration as long as they spend some part of the year living in the area that defines the WSGA. Although the WSGA Championship Committee believes the Performance Points List provides the most insight in to a player's ability and cumulative accomplishment, the Committee will consider other golf credentials in the selection process such as support for the Association, sportsmanship, and contributions to the game.Age requirements: Men (no age limit), Women (no age limit), Mid-Amateur Men (25 years of age and older), Mid-Amateur Women (25 years of age and older), Senior Men (50 years of age and older), Senior Women (50 years of age and older), Junior Boys' and Girls' (18 years of age or younger).

    The WSGA Players of the Year are automatically nominated to the PNGA for consideration for the PNGA Player of the Year. PNGA Player of the year candidates are nominated by the various state and provincial golf associations that comprise the PNGA (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon), and are selected by a vote of the PNGA Championship Committee and members of the Northwest Golf Media Association. Awards are annually given in the eight different categories: Men's, Women's, Mid-Amateur Men's, Mid-Amateur Women's, Senior Men's, Senior Women's, Junior Boys', and Junior Girls'. The awards are officially presented at the PNGA Annual Meeting in the spring.

     

  • Hudson Cup Selection Criteria

    The Hudson Cup is historically played at the end of October each year. The team is usually selected three weeks prior to the matches (subject to change each year based on championship schedules).

    In order to be eligible for consideration to represent the WSGA on the Hudson Cup Team (men only) a player's primary golf club must be a member of the WSGA, or the player must live in the geographic area that defines the Washington State Golf Association (Washington & Northern Idaho) at the time the Performance Points were earned.

    While the WSGA Championship Committee uses the Performance Points List as the major determining factor for team selection, the Committee will consider other golf credentials in the selection process such as support for the Association, sportsmanship and contributions to the game.

    Age requirements: Men (no age limit), Senior Men (50 years of age or older)

    Please note: Collegiate players that are currently playing on a golf team are not eligible for the Hudson Cup. NCAA guidelines prohibit players from competing in another team competition during the school year. However, college players that are between schools, taking a year off, or not active on the golf team are eligible.

    The Hudson Cup Matches and Senior Hudson Cup Matches are conducted by the Pacific Northwest Section of the PGA of America in cooperation with the Oregon and Washington State Golf Associations. The matches are conducted over two days each October and pit the region's top professionals and senior professionals against the region's top amateurs and senior amateurs in both team and individual match play formats.

    For more information about the Hudson Cup Matches and Senior Hudson Cup Matches, please visit the Pacific Northwest Section of the PGA of America Web site.

     

  • PNGA Cup Selection Criteria

    The PNGA Cup will be played in  early May each year. Four PNGA provincial and state associations - British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington - will be represented by 12 players selected from the following categories: 4 mid-amateur men, 2 master-40 men, 2 senior men, 2 mid-amateur women, and 2 senior women.

    In order to be eligible for consideration to represent the WSGA on the PNGA Cup Team a player's primary golf club must be a member of the WSGA, or the player must live in the geographic area that defines the Washington State Golf Association (Washington & Northern Idaho) at the time the Performance Points were earned.

    While the WSGA Championship Committee uses the Performance Points List as the major determining factor for team selection, the Committee will consider other golf credentials in the selection process such as support for the Association, sportsmanship and contributions to the game.

    Age requirements: Men and Women Mid-Amateurs (25 and over); Master-40 Men (40 and over); Senior Men (55 and over); Senior Women (50 and over). Please note: Within each gender category, players can be selected for any category, as long as they meet the MINIMUM age requirement for that category. Example: A man that is 45 years of age may be selected to play as a mid-amateur, instead of a master-40.

    Each association will collectively play 24 matches (men and women), which will include foursome matches, four-ball matches and singles matches. One point is awarded for each match won and a half point is awarded for every match that ends all square (tied). The association with the most points at the conclusion of the PNGA Cup will be declared the champion.

     

  • USGA State Team Championship Selection Criteria

    In order to be eligible for consideration a player's primary golf club must be a member of the WSGA and as per the USGA Conditions of the Competition they must be a resident of the State of Washington.

    While the WSGA Championship Committee uses the Performance Points List as the major determining factor for team selection, the Committee will consider other golf credentials in the selection process such as support for the Association, sportsmanship and contributions to the game.

    Age requirements: There are no age requirements. Please note: Collegiate players that are currently playing on a golf team are not eligible for U.S. State Team. NCAA guidelines prohibit players from competing in another team competition during the school year. However, college players that are between schools, taking a year off, or not active on the golf team are eligible.

    The field of golfers will play 18 holes on each of three stroke play rounds. The two lowest scores from each three-person team constitute the team score for each round. The three-day total is the team's score for the Championship.

     

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