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Frequently Asked Questions - CGA Women's Golf

 

I don’t have a GHIN number/Handicap Index. How do I sign up for a tournament?

Is there a Handicap Index requirement to compete in women’s championships?

I’m not sure I’m ready to play in a championship. Are there any other CGA women’s tournaments to play in?

What is the ‘Carolinas’ division in women’s championships?

How old do I have to be to compete in senior women’s championships?

I am a senior player. In which championships can I compete as a senior?

What will the approximate yardage be in women's championships?

Can I make a grouping or starting time request in women’s tournaments?

How will I know my starting time for a women’s championship?

Can I have a caddie at a women’s championship?

Can I use my cell phone during a women’s event or championship?

Can I play more than one practice round before a women’s championship?

I forgot to register for a tournament before the close date. Can I submit my entry late?

My schedule changed and I am not able to compete in an event for which I registered. Can I get a refund?

Will I have fun at a CGA women’s tournament?

 

ANSWERS:

>> I don’t have a GHIN number/Handicap Index. How do I sign up for a tournament?

All members of the CGA have a GHIN number, so if you are a member of a CGA member club (including Carolinas eClubs) you have a GHIN number (even if you don’t know it!). If you are not a member of a CGA member club, you must establish a GHIN number in order to play in a women’s tournament. It’s much easier than it sounds!  For all membership information, click here  or call the CGA office (910-673-1000).  


>> Is there a Handicap Index requirement to compete in women’s championships?
 

There are no restrictions on Handicap Index to compete in women’s championships. All who have a valid GHIN number at a CGA member club are welcome to compete, regardless of Handicap Index. 


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I’m not sure I’m ready to play in a championship. Are there any other CGA women’s tournaments to play in?

Absolutely! But first, check out our CGA Championship Quick Facts  and see if we have a championship that is right for you. There are many ladies-only one-day events, all of which are four-ball (better ball) competitions so you can play with a partner. These are flighted by team Handicap Index and prizes will be given to gross and net winners in each flight. See the  Ladies’ Four-Ball Play Days Schedule . Women are also eligible to compete in CGA One-Day Tournaments. See the full  CGA One-Day Tournament schedule


>> What is the ‘Carolinas’ division in women’s championships?

Players competing in the Carolinas division will play from a shorter yardage than those competing in the Championship division. Flights will be determined in both divisions (for most championships) based on specifications in individual entry forms. Players in the Carolinas division will receive prizes based on their finish. For more specific information about divisions and yardages, see the CGA Championships Quick Facts. 


>> How old do I have to be to compete in senior women’s championships?

50 years of age as of the first round of the championship. 


>> I am a senior player. In which championships can I compete as a senior?

Senior players can compete in a senior division in the North Carolina Senior Women’s Amateur (NC residents only), the Carolinas Senior Women’s Championship, and the Carolinas Women’s Four-Ball Championship. Senior and Super Senior champions are also named in the Carolinas Women's Amateur Championship. Additionally, senior players are eligible to compete in any other women’s championship, but there will not be a designated senior division. For more specific information, see the  CGA Championship Quick Facts  or visit individual championship websites.


>> What will the approximate yardage be in women's championships?

Yardage will vary based on the championship, division, and age of participants. For a quick look at approximate yardages, visit the  CGA Championships Quick Facts . Approximate yardages will also be posted in the player letters for each tournament that can be found on individual championship websites.


>> Can I make a grouping or starting time request in women’s tournaments?

Preferences for groupings and starting times are not accepted for women’s championships or ladies' four-ball play days.  In CGA individual one-day tournaments, requests are taken but there is no guarantee a request will be honored.


>> How will I know my starting time for a women’s championship?

Players will receive an email with groupings and starting times approximately a week prior to the tournament. Starting times will also be posted online on each championship website. 


>> Can I have a caddie at a women’s championship?  

Caddies are permitted at CGA championships unless otherwise stated in the letter to competitors and/or the local rules sheet. Caddies are not guaranteed a seat in the player’s golf cart.


>> Can I use my cell phone during a women’s event or championship?  

Cellular phones and electronic devices may be used in emergencies, for a ruling, to view the tournament leaderboard, or as a distance measuring device only. All other uses will result in a warning. The second offense results in disqualification. 


>> Can I play more than one practice round before a women’s championship?

The CGA negotiates one practice round which usually includes a flexible period of time other than just the day before the championship. Additional practice rounds will be at the discretion of the host club. 


>> I forgot to register for a tournament before the close date. Can I submit my entry late?

The CGA does not accept late entries for any reason. Make sure you don’t miss the close date! 
 

>> My schedule changed and I am not able to compete in an event for which I registered. Can I get a refund?

If a player withdraws prior to the first day of the tournament, she will receive a refund minus a $30 administration fee, regardless of reasonNo refunds will be given for a withdrawal on the day of the event. For the complete refund policy, please click here.
 

>> Will I have fun at a CGA women’s tournament?

ABSOLUTELY!  




 
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