THE COUNTRY CLUB OF SALISBURY
747 Club Drive. Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 637-3200 | Website

General Information
Date:
September 30 – October 2, 2024
Host Course: Country Club of Salisbury
Address: 747 Club Dr., Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: (704) 637-3200
WSGA Contact: Tournament Director – Kristi Knight

Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: July 24, 2024, at 9:00 AM (CST)
Entries Close/Withdraw Date: September 18, 2024, at 5:00 PM (CST)
Division Change Deadline: August, 7, 2024 at 5:00 PM (CST)

Entry Fee: $350 per person

Eligibility: Entry into the WSGA Senior Championship is open to amateur female golfers who have reached their fiftieth birthday by September 30 and have a USGA handicap index not exceeding 23.5. All players must also have a physical address within the 15 southern states or the District of Columbia.

All contestants must have a handicap index computed under a USGA Handicap System and must be issued from a “golf club” which is licensed to the USGA Handicap System.

Entry Procedure: The field will be limited to 96 players. The entries of the top 32 players and ties with the lowest handicap index received by Aug 7, 2024, at 5:00 PM (CST) will have priority entry. All other entries will be based on order of receipt. If entry applications exceed 96 on September 18, a wait list will be established according to the date of entry.

Withdraw Policy: 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 the Tournament Director, Kristi Knight at (214) 468-8942 or kknight@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 unless the spot is filled by a wait-listed player (the $25.00 administrative fee is still applicable in this circumstance). However, if the player withdraws within three business days, prior to the day of the first round, and the spot is filled with an alternate player, she will receive a 50% refund of the entry fee. In exceptional circumstances, a player may file a written appeal for a refund to the Championship Decisions Committee. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Exemptions:  The most recent Women’s Senior Amateur Champion from the 15 southern states will receive an exemption into the WSGA Senior Amateur Championship. If a state’s 2024 Senior Amateur Championship does not take place prior to entries opening (July 24, 2023, at 9:00 AM (CST), then the 2023 Champion will receive the exemption and the 2023 Champion will be exempt in 2024. The registration deadline for exempt players will be August 7 at 5:00 PM (CST).

Automatic entry will be given to the past three (3) WSGA Senior Champions registered by the exemption deadline, August 7 at 5:00 PM (CST):

  1. Kim Keyer-Scott, Estero, FL (2023)
  2. Kelley Nittoli, San Antonio, TX (2022)
  3. Kathy Hartwiger, Birmingham, AL (2021)

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

Championship Information

Player Field:  96 players

Format: Play will be contested over 54 holes of Stroke Play. Upon completion of Round 2, the field will be broken into flights based on 36-hole scores. The committee reserves the right to determine flight size based on the number of entries. Awards will be presented in all flights.

The last day to change divisions will be Wednesday, September 25, at 5:00 PM.

Divisions/Tees: There will be two sets of tees (approximately 5,700 and 5,300 yards). Players must declare which set of tees from which they wish to play. The 2024 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.

The last day to change divisions will be Wednesday, September 25, at 5:00 PM.

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

Practice Rounds: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round at Country Club of Salisbury on Sunday, September 29. Players must contact the host club golf shop and identify themselves as competitors in the WSGA Senior Amateur Championship to schedule a practice round. Players may call the golf shop to schedule their practice round starting after the field is confirmed. (704) 637-3200

Registration Information: Player registration will be held on Sunday, September 29 between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM. All players are required to “check in” “in person.” In case of an emergency, players unable to attend registration must contact Kristi Knight at (214) 468-8942.

Prizes/Awards: Katherine Graham Senior Trophy will be awarded to the Champion. The Super Senior Trophy will be awarded to the contestant in the championship division who has reached her 70th birthday by September 30, 2024, and has the lowest 54-hole gross score.

Policies & Procedures: To view WSGA Policies and Procedures, please visit the WSGA website.

Transportation: Players must ride throughout the championship. Carts are limited to two (2) players at a time and a maximum of two (2) carts per group. Players MUST share carts if applicable. Riding on the back of golf carts is prohibited. 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, Kristi Knight – kknight@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 have been provided. This must be completed by September 27 at 5:00 PM (CST).

Hotel Information

Comfort Suites Salisbury I-85
1040 E. Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 630-0065

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Courtyard by Marriott Salisbury
120 Marriott Circle, Salisbury, NC
(704) 680-9201

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salisbury
125 Marriott Circle, Salisbury, NC
(704) 314-4100

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Hampton Inn Salisbury
1001 Klumac Road, Salisbury, NC
(704) 637-8000

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1300 Jake Alexander Boulevard South, Salisbury, NC
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Schedule of Events
(Subject to Change)

Wednesday, July 24
9:00 AM (CST) – Entries Open

Wednesday, August 7
5:00 PM (CST) – Exemption Deadline

Wednesday, September 18
5:00 PM (CST) – Entries Close/Withdrawal Deadline

Sunday, September 29
All Day – Practice Rounds
8:00 AM-1:00 PM – Registration
6:00 PM – Welcome Party & Cocktails (No Host)
6:30 PM – Dinner

Monday, September 30
9:00 AM – Round 1 (Shotgun Start)

Tuesday, October 1
9:00 AM – Round 2 (Shotgun Start)

Wednesday, October 2
9:00 AM – Round 3 (Shotgun Start)
Following Play – Awards Luncheon