Southern Amateur Championship Entry Form


Entries are open to male, amateur golfers who have a current USGA Handicap Index of 3.4 or less.

Entries are subject to rejection, or withdrawal, at any time (including during the Championship) by the SGA. The reason for rejection, or withdrawal, may include unbecoming conduct during the competition.




The Championship will be conducted at stroke play for 72 holes, 18 holes daily on July 19-22, 2017.


There will be 168 players at the championship site to begin play, some of which will be exempt and some that have had to qualify at a regional qualifying site. After 36 holes the field will be reduced to the low 66 scorers and ties for the final 36 holes of play. The SGA reserves the right to change the number of entries to be accepted.


Exempt: A portion of the championship field will be comprised of exempt players as described under the section "EXEMPTIONS". 


Note:  If you believe you are an exempt player, you need to send your resume' to Buford McCarty,


Qualifying: Qualifying will be 18 holes of stroke play on dates and at sites indicated under the section QUALIFYING SITES. The number of available places will be determined after entries close and the exempt field has been established. 

Ties: At the qualifying sites, ties for qualifying places will be determined by sudden death playoff immediately following the conclusion of play and beginning on Hole #1 as shown on the official scorecard. Alternates that haven't been decided at the conclusion of the qualifier or a playoff will be decided by matching scorecards in accordance with the USGA recommendation as outlined in The Rules of Golf,  Appendix I, page 161(c), except that if a tie still exists following this procedure then the procedure is repeated for the first nine holes, and if still tied, cards will be matched beginning with Hole #1 until the tie is broken. No refund of entry fee will be made to those who fail to qualify.

At the championship site, a "Sudden Death" playoff to determine the Champion will be held immediately upon conclusion of the tournament. Such playoff will start on a hole to be determined by the Committee and as published on the local rules sheet. After the Champion has been determined, all other ties not yet settled, including those involving individuals participating in the playoff for the Championship, will be resolved by matching scorecards of the final round in accordance with the USGA recommendation as outlined in The Rules of Golf, Appendix I, page 161(c), except that if a tie still exists following this procedure then the procedure is repeated for the first nine holes, and if still tied, cards will be matched beginning with Hole #1 until the tie is broken.


A. Any former Southern Amateur Champion.

B. Any player finishing in the top fifteen in the 2016 Southern Amateur.

C. 2017 Southern Junior Champion.

D. Top 175 SPWAR (Scratch Players World Amateur Rankings) as of date of entry (

E. 2016 USGA Amateur Champions (Junior, Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Senior Amateur)

F. 2016 Champions of the  Porter Cup, Western.

G. 2017 Champions of the Azalea, NCAA, Sunnehanna, Eastern, Monroe, Southeastern Invitational, Northeast, Dogwood, Rice Planters, Players Amateur, Jones Cup Invitational.

H. Top 5 individuals at the 2017 NCAA Division I Championship.

I.  Any player extended a Letter of Exemption by the Exempt Committee.


Note:  If you believe you are an exempt player, you need to send your resume' to Buford McCarty,


Schedule of Qualifying Sites - 18 Hole Stroke Play





Monday, June 26

Limestone Springs Golf Club

Practice: Call Golf Shop 205-274-4653 for time  

Professional:  Travis Smith

Official(s) in Charge:  Al Reynolds, Hank Perkins, Henry Donald, Andrew Jackson



Little Rock

Thursday, June 8

Chenal Country Club

Practice: Wednesday, June 7, Call 501-821-4141 for time

Professional: John Warburton

Official(s) in Charge: Dick Simpson, Wyn Norwood


West Palm Beach

Wednesday, June 28

Mayacoo Lakes Country Club

Practice: Tuesday, June 27, Call 561-793-1700 for time

Professional: Cary McGaughey

Official(s) in Charge: Kevin Butler



Tuesday, June 20

Great Waters at Reynolds Lake Oconee

Practice: Contact Emily Fishbaugh 706-467-1225 for time

Professional: Ryan MacNeill

Official(s) in Charge: Bill Norris


Sunday, June 4

Georgia Southern University Golf Course

Practice: Saturday, June 3, Call 912-478-4653 for time

Professional: Marten Olsson

Official(s) in Charge: Scott James

Special Note: Mandatory $30 cart fee for both Practice & Qualifying Round


Bowling Green

Wednesday, June 28

Bowling Green Country Club

Practice: Monday, June 27, Call 270-842-4581 for time

Professional: Jeff McGill

Official(s) in Charge: Jimmy Riddle


New Orleans

Monday, June 26

Bayou Oaks at City Park (South Course)

Practice: Sunday, June 25, Call 504-483-9410 for time

Professional: Alex Abbruzza

Official(s) in Charge: Jay Babb, Patrick Christovich

Special Note: $65 for Practice Round, $25 cart fee for Qualifying Round


West Point

Wednesday, June 21

Old Waverly Golf Club

Practice: Tuesday, June 20, Call 662-494-8780 for time

Professional: Greg Flannagan

Official(s) in Charge: Don Hershfelt

Special Note: Mandatory Cart Fee for both Practice & Qualifying Round


Thursday, June 1
Carmel Country Club

Practice: Wednesday, May 31, Call 704-945-3300 for time

Professional: Jeff Nichols

Official(s) in Charge: Bill White
Special Note: Mandatory Cart Fee for both Practice & Qualifying Round


North Myrtle Beach

Monday, June 5

Possum Trot Golf Course

Practice: Sunday, June 4, Call 843-272-5341 for time

Professional: Bill Hullett

Official(s) in Charge: Joe Hackler

Special Note: Mandatory Cart for Qualifying Round



Monday, June 5

Cherokee Country Club

Practice: Sunday, June 4, Call 865-584-4840 for time

Professional: Don Jones

Official(s) in Charge: Lewis Foster


Wednesday, June 21

Colonial Country Club

Practice: Tuesday, June 20, Call 901-382-0084 for time

Professional: Robert Jackins

Official(s) in Charge: Larry Walker

Special Note: Mandatory $25 Cart Fee for both Practice & Qualifying Round



Tuesday, June 6

Dallas Athletic Club (Gold Course)

Practice: May 24th-June 4th, Call 972-279-6517 for time

Professional: Larry Muskopf & Lance Patterson

Official(s) in Charge: Jim Brown, Buster Brown, Joe Dengel, Mike McCurdy

Special Note: Mandatory $20 Cart Fee for both Practice & Qualifying Round


Thursday, June 8

Lakeside Country Club

Practice: Call Shop 281-497-2228 for time

Professional: C.W. Canfield

Official(s) in Charge: Tommy Culp

Special Note: Field Size Limited to 40 Players


Thursday, June 29

University of Texas Golf Club

Practice: By Request, Call 512-583-8842 for time

Professional: Greg Garner

Official(s) in Charge: Joel Davenport, Steve Keasler



Wednesday, June 7

Country Club of Virginia (Tuckahoe Creek Course)

Practice: Tuesday, June 6, Call 804-287-1301 for time

Professional: Warren West

Official(s) in Charge: Cabell Moore

Special Note: No Practice Rounds before 12pm



Monday, July 17

The Country Club of North Carolina

Practice: Sunday, July 16, Call 910-692-6771 for time

Professional: Andrew Glover

Official(s) in Charge: SGA Directors



CHAMPIONSHIP:  The name of the Champion will be engraved on the George W. Adair Trophy, which is enshrined in the Bob Jones Room of the Atlanta Athletic Club, Atlanta, Georgia.  Additionally, trophies will be awarded to the Champion and to the next four players. 


Play will be governed by the current Rules of the United States Golf Association, the current Decisions on the Rules of Golf, and by the Local Rules and Definitions established by the SGA Rules Committee.  All special questions will be settled by the SGA Rules Committee, whose decision will be final. Special Rules of Play Bulletins will be furnished each day at starters tent if conditions warrant. 

The SGA reserves the right to make any changes in conducting this Championship as are deemed necessary or appropriate.


1.  To submit this entry, simply click the register button at the bottom of this page and follow the step-by-step procedure. After successful completion, you will receive a confirmation via email to the email address you provide.

2.  All entries must be received and fully processed by  9:00 AM, CDT, Thursday, May 18, 2017.

3. An entry fee of $160.00 must be paid by credit card.

4.  No entries will be accepted after 9:00 AM, CDT, Thursday, May 18, 2017. 

5.  Withdrawal: If an entrant withdraws prior to 9:00AM, CDT, Thursday, May 18, 2017 , the entry fee will be refunded upon request, subject to a $15.00 service fee.  No refunds will be made after the close of entries on 9 :00AM, CDT, Thursday, May 18, 2017, unless SGA returns your entry for some reason.  All dates and time refer to date and time of receipt at the SGA office.

For questions regarding entries, phone (between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM, Central Time, Monday through Friday) Southern Golf Association at  (205-979-4653).


Groupings and Starting Times for the Championship, subject to change, will be posted on the SGA website, no later than Friday, July 14, 2017, and at The Country Club of North Carolina no later than 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 18, 2017.


Immediately upon arrival at The Country Club of North Carolina, and no later than 4:00 PM, EDT, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, players are required to register. For the location of registration, please inquire in the golf shop.  Failure to register could result in the rejection of a contestant's entry and subsequent replacement by an alternate. Also, any accepted entrant who fails to report for their scheduled round without notifying the SGA (205-979-4653) is subject to rejection of entry from future SGA Championships.



The course will be open for practice on Monday, July 17, after 1:00 pm, and Tuesday, July 18, only to properly registered contestants. Starting times are required for ALL practice rounds and players can call 910-692-6771 any time after July 1 for times. We ask that you play only one ball in your practice round and follow club policy regarding repairing the golf course, i.e. divots, ball marks on greens, raking bunkers, etc.  For availability of practice rounds at qualifiers, please refer to to the section above regarding qualifying sites.



Hours of operation of the practice facility will be specified in the Letter of Information provided by Country Club of North Carolina and included in the player packet. Practice balls will be furnished by the SGA.


Note: Caddies must follow the same dress code (see below) as players.
Carts are not allowed and this includes practice rounds.  If a player brings a caddie, he is totally responsible for his/her actions. Please be advised there will be NO SPECTATOR CARTS - NO EXCEPTIONS.  Push/Pull carts are allowed but players must provide their own.



The dress code at the Championship will be strictly enforced. On the golf course trousers and/or shorts are permissible. No jeans are allowed, and shorts MUST be "Bermuda" or knee length. No shorts approximating "tennis" length will be tolerated and this includes cutoffs, tennis shorts, bathing suits, etc. Shirts must have collars. Non-Metal spikes are required for all play, including practice rounds. Caddies must follow the same dress requirements. Any player not meeting these standards will be asked to remedy this situation prior to play. If you have any doubts as to what dress will be accepted, please ask any SGA official.



Rooms are available at the following Hotels for SGA participants. We encourage you to make arrangements early (identify yourself with the SGA). Please note that players are totally responsible for their own accommodations and the information provided below is done so for the player's convenience.

Comfort Inn

9801 US 15-501

Pinehurst, NC 28374

Phone: 910-215-5500

Rate: $99+tax

Spring Hill Suites

10024 US Highway 15-501

Pinehurst, NC 28374

Phone: 910-695-0234

Rate: $99+tax

Book your group rate for Southern Amateur Championship

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Southern Pines-Pinehurst Area

155 Partner Circle

Southern Pines, NC 28387

Phone: 910-693-2280

Rate: $105+tax

Note:  Limited private housing will be available.  Please contact for information.


Tournament Co-Chairmen
Kurt Faxon

Scott Wallace

Rules Committee 
Fred Stephens
Kevin Butler, Sr.
John Luffey



W. Cabell Moore, Jr., Richmond, VA 

1st Vice-President
James E. Brown, Dallas TX

2nd Vice-President
Al Reynolds, Birmingham, AL

Wyatt W. Wall, Jr., Richmond, VA

Executive Secretary 
Buford R. McCarty, Birmingham, AL



I certify that all the information given in my entry is factual.


I agree that the Southern Golf Association, or any club hosting a SGA Championship, has the right to reject any entry at any time.


I am an amateur golf and I understand the "Rules of Amateur Status" as established by the United States Golf Association.


I, as a participant in this Championship, assume full responsibility for all my acts, whether they be negligent or otherwise, and hold harmless the Southern Golf Association and/or the host club for any injuries.





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