What yardages are typically used for tournaments?
The Kentucky Golf Association generally has its divisions play from the following yardages during tournaments:
- Open Division (players aged 54 or younger): 5,500 - 6,000 yards
- Senior Division (players aged 55-64): 5,000 - 5,500 yards
- Super Senior Division (players aged 65 or older): 4,500 - 5,000 yards
Exact hole yardages will depend on the difficulty of the hole and any elevation changes found between the tee box and putting green. Exact yardages are generally communicated prior to the tournament's first round and can be found on the tournament information page.
Are handicaps used?
The KGA scores both gross and net leaderboards in its tournaments meaning that handicaps are used to calculate the results of the net division. By doing so, this allows players with a higher handicap index to compete and win prizes against players who might be more experienced and have a lower handicap as a result. Generally, 1st place in the gross division receives the same prize as 1st place in the net division, meaning the player who plays best in relation to their handicap index can win the same top prize as the player with the best overall gross score.
What does the registration fee include?
Your registration fee includes your greens fees, a tee gift, prizes and generally at least one meal. Range balls are usually included with this fee as well. The exact rundown of what will be provided to you during a tournament and what you may need to be purchase on-site will be communicated when your tee time is emailed.
Can you have a caddie?
Unless otherwise states on the tournament information page, caddies are generally permitted. Please note however that a caddie is NOT guaranteed a golf cart and may need to walk.
What prizes do I win at tournaments?
The top finishers from the gross and net leaderboards from each division will receive a gift certificate to the host facility's golf shop. The exact number of players to receive a gift certificate is determined after the registration deadline and when the full fied is finalized. First and second place finishers from the gross leaderboard generally receive trophies as well.
What qualifies a player as a mid-am?
A player who is at least 25 years of age qualifies as a mid-am. Multiple KGA tournaments feature a mid-am leaderboard with a prize awarded to the top mid-am.
What are the different divisions available for senior players?
There is a Senior Division for players aged 55-64 and a Super Senior Division for players aged 65 or older.
What is POY?
POY is short for Player of the Year. The KGA awards a Women's Player of the Year at the end of each season based on that player earning the most points throughout the year. You can view the standings and the points breakdown for each player by clicking here.