2021 Senior Amateur Championship

Date: October 4-6, 2021
Host Club: Craft Farms Golf Resort (Cypress Bend)
Address: 3840 Cotton Creek Circle, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone: (888) 567-1652
Contact: Tournament Director, Amy Worthington

Due to Covid-19, WSGA reserves the right to adjust any and all details of the tournament. We appreciate your patience and flexibility during these unprecedented times. 

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: July 29th, 2021 @ 9:00 AM (CST)
Exemption Deadline: August 12, 2021 @ 5:00 PM (CST)
Entries Close: September 8th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM (CST)
Withdraw Date: September 20th, 2021 @ 5:00 PM (CST)

Withdraw Procedure:  Prior to the entry deadline players looking to withdraw should do so online through their Golf Genius profile to receive an immediate refund and withdrawal. After the entry deadline has passed players should either call Amy Worthington at (214) 468-8942 or email aworthington@txga.org. Only withdrawals on the day of the competition should be directed to the host club golf shop.

Refund Policy:  If a player withdraws prior to the entry withdraw date she will receive a full refund, less a $25.00 administrative fee. If a player withdraws after the withdraw date has passed, the player will not receive a refund.

Entry Fee:  $325 per player

Eligibility:  Entry into the WSGA Senior Championship is open to female amateur golfers who have reached their fiftieth birthday by October 4th, have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 23.5 and who are members of the WSGA through a WSGA member golf club or women’s golf organization. Golf clubs or women’s golf organizations in the fifteen southern states and the District of Columbia are eligible to join WSGA. To join the WSGA, click here.

All contestants must have a handicap index computed under a WHS Handicap System and must be issued from a “golf club” which is licensed in the WHS Handicap System. Membership must be current as of the entry closing. A contestant may remit dues for her club and all club dues are non-refundable.

Entry Procedure: The field will be limited to 112 players. The entries of the top 32 players and ties with the lowest handicap index received by August 12, 2021 at 5:00pm (CST) will have priority entry. After August 12, 2021, all entries will be based on order of receipt.  If entry applications exceed 112 on September 8, a wait list will be established according to the date of entry. Entries may be accepted until September 15 at 5:00 PM if the field is not full on the closing date.

Exemptions: The most recent Women’s Senior Amateur Champion from the 15 southern states will receive an exemption into the WSGA Senior Amateur Championship. The registration deadline for exempt players will be August 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM (CST).

Automatic entry will be given to the past three WSGA Senior Champions registered by the exemption deadline:

  • Kim Keyer-Scott
  • Therese Quinn
  • Anna Schultz

Note: Exempt players must enter by the exemption deadline or they may lose their spot in the field.

Championship Information

Field Size: The field is limited to 112 players.

Format: Play will be governed by the USGA Rules of Golf and consist of 54 holes of stroke play.

There will be two (2) sets of tees (approximately 5700-5900 and 5100-5300 yards). Players must choose which set of tees from which they wish to play. The 2021 WSGA Senior and Super Senior Champions will come from those players who play from the longer yardage unless there are no super seniors competing at the longer yardage. Registration can be changed up until September 28th, 2021 by 5:00 PM (CST).

Flights will be determined by 36-hole scores, and the committee reserves the right to determine flight size based on number of entries. Awards will be presented in all flights.

What’s Included:
The entry fee includes cart fees, range balls, practice round, three rounds of tournament play, welcome reception, awards lunch, and prizes.

Hotel Information: There is no host hotel for the WSGA Senior Amateur Championship. For discounted hotels near the golf course, Click Here For Hotels.

Registration Information: Player registration will be held on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Contestants must register in person.  Guest charges for social events must be paid at registration with cash or check. In case of an emergency and a player will not make registration, call Amy Worthington, 214-468-8942.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round at Craft Farms Golf Resort (Cypress Bend) on Sunday, October 3rd. Players must contact the host club golf shop and identify themselves as competitors in the WSGA Senior Championship to schedule a practice round.

Championship Pairings:  Pairings for the first round will be posted on the WSGA website by October 1st by 5:00pm. The pairings will be forwarded to the golf shop and players. Pairings will also be available by visiting http://www.womens-southerngolfassociation.org. Round 2 and 3 pairings will be made upon completion of the previous rounds. The pairings will be forwarded to the golf shop and players.

Prizes & Special Awards: The Katherine Graham Senior Trophy will be awarded to the Champion. The Super Senior Trophy will be awarded to the contestant who has reached her 70th birthday by October 4th and has the lowest 54-hole gross score in Championship Division. The Super Senior Winner will be awarded in the Tournament Division.

Prizes will be awarded for each flight.

Policies & Procedures
To ensure that competitors have the best possible experience when competing in the championship, it is helpful to be knowledgeable of Women’s Southern Golf Association (WSGA) Policies and Procedures, Terms of Competition and Local Rules (Hard Card), as established by the association. For more information, please click here. For information specific to the Terms of Competition applicable to this championship, please see below:

Cart Policy: Players MUST ride during the championship. Cart fees for all championship rounds are included in the entry fee. Carts are limited to two (2) riders at one time and two (2) carts per group.

Caddies: Personal caddies are not permitted during the championship.

WSGA Medical Cart Request Policy
Spectator carts are prohibited. However, spectators may request golf carts in accordance with ADA compliance standards. Requests for golf carts must be emailed to the Tournament Director, Amy Worthington – aworthington@txga.org supported by complete documentation and the required accompanying medical documentation specified in that form for all first-time requests. A request will not be deemed complete until all required information and documentation has been provided.

Schedule of Events

All events will take place at Craft Farms Golf Resort (Cypress Bend), unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.

Sunday, October 3rd
All Day                                              Practice Rounds
7:30 AM – 1:30 PM                           Registration
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM                           Welcome Party Shift #1
6:45 PM – 8:15 PM                           Welcome Party Shift #2

Monday, October 4th

8:30 AM                                             Round 1 – Shotgun

Tuesday, October 5th
8:30 AM                                             Round 2 – Shotgun

Wednesday, October 6th
8:30 AM                                             Round 3 – Shotgun
Following Play                                   Luncheon and Awards Presentation