Kentucky Golf Association

Championship FAQ's

What events do I have to qualify for?

Events that have qualifying rounds to enter the championship proper are as follows:

Kentucky Amateur Championship

Kentucky Open Championship

All other events do not require pre-qualifying. Sign up and you are in!

How many qualifying spots will there be at a particular qualifier?

The number of qualifying spots at any particular qualifier will be announced prior to the event. Determining the number of spots at the qualifiers has many factors such as the number of players in the qualifier and number of exempt players in the championship. Once these have been determined, the same percentage will be applied to each qualifying site field to determine how many qualifying spots are available.

Are practice rounds available prior to championships and qualifiers?

Yes. Information regarding practice rounds and how to schedule them will be available following the entry deadline for the event.

Are caddies allowed in KGA Championships?

Yes, caddies are permitted at all KGA championships. In events where carts are permitted, caddies are permitted to ride provided there is a seat open. A maximum of two (2) carts are allowed per group.

Can I try to qualify more than once?

You may only try to qualify for any particular championship one time in a given year.

Are distance measuring devices allowed?

Yes, in all KGA events and USGA Qualifiers (except the U.S. Open), a player may obtain information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designated to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. gradient, windspeed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 4.3a(1), for which the first breach is the general penalty; and the second breach is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional functions are actually used.

In USGA open championship events, such as the US Open, distance measuring devices are not allowed.

Can I make a grouping or starting time request?

No, you may not request groupings for KGA qualifiers and championships. You may request an “early starting time” or a “late starting time” and the KGA will do its best to honor your request, but there are no guarantees.

I signed up for a tournament, how do I know I am in?

If you signed up online, you will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail that you are entered in the event. If you signed up with a paper entry form, you can assume you are in the event unless you are contacted by the KGA. Either way you will receive confirmation and further information regarding the event after the signup deadline. You can always check the participants list for any event by visiting the KGA Online Signup Page, clicking on “Event Schedule”, then clicking on “Info” next to the event you are inquiring about; you do not have to log in to do this.

How do I know my starting time for a KGA qualifier or championship?

Starting times will be e-mailed to all registered players after the registration deadline, and will also be posted on the KGA website at kygolf.org. Starting times for subsequent rounds (if applicable) will be released as soon as the prior round(s) are complete and administrative work can be done.

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About Golf House Kentucky

Golf House Kentucky is the umbrella organization for Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations: Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA and Kentucky Golf Foundation. The vision of Kentucky’s golf leaders, Golf House Kentucky was founded in 1978, and is headquartered in a picturesque country setting in Louisville, Kentucky. Golf House Kentucky conducts competitions for golfers of all ages, gender and skill levels (amateur, professional and junior), and provides valuable services to Kentucky PGA professionals and member golf facilities. Working in partnership with the USGA, Golf House Kentucky provides individual golfers and member golf facilities with a wide range of services: Handicapping, USGA Course and Slope Rating, award programs, club consulting and golf management software. The family’s philanthropic affiliate, Kentucky Golf Foundation promotes the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame, Kentucky golf museum and provides grant and scholarship programs for youth in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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