9th Annual NYS Men's Amateur &

Senior Amateur Four-Ball Championships

Host: Leatherstocking Golf Course (Cooperstown, NY)

Dates: October 15-16, 2019

Entry Fee: $375 per team

Deadline: Monday, September 16 at 5:00pm


Terms of the Competition



The entry fee is $375 per team. This includes two rounds with golf, cart, access to the club's range, dinner, lunch, an exclusive tee gift, and awards.



The Championship is teams consisting of two male amateur golfers who meet the following requirements:
1. Membership: Players must be members of the NYSGA, defined as (1) belonging to an NYSGA member club or (2) as a 2019 NYSGA eClub member (NYS residency required).

2. Age: The following age requirements are set for each division:

  • Amateur: There are no age restrictions to compete in this division.
  • Senior Amateur: Players must be at least 55 years old as of October 15, 2019

3. USGA Handicap Index: Players must have an active USGA Handicap Index issued through a licensed golf club.



Entries: All teams must register online prior to the established deadline (see below). Entries by mail or fax will not be accepted.
Fee: $375 per team, which includes golf, cart, range, meals, prizes, and an exclusive tournament player gift.

Field Size: The field is limited to 26 teams in both the Amateur and Senior Amateur Divisions (104 players). See below for a complete description of the field size and wait list procedures.

Deadline: Entries must be received prior to the deadline (5PM EST on Monday, September 16, 2019). Late entries will not be accepted, regardless of reason.

Refund Policy: The entry fee, less a $20 service fee, will be refunded regardless of reason if the NYSGA is notified (315-471-6979 or via email at deb@nysga.org) prior to the close of entries.



The field will consist of 26 teams in both divisions (104 players total). If more than 26 teams register for either division, the division will consist of the 26 teams with the lowest combined Handicap Index as of the September 15th revision. The remaining teams will be placed on the waitlist, ordered by their combined Handicap Index. Any team that is placed on the waitlist will be issued a full refund and will not be charged until they regain a position in the field.


Note: A player may be subject to Handicap reduction if he does not have at least five scores posted in the previous 3 posting months. The NYSGA reserves the right to amend the field/waitlist.



Format: This Championship will be conducted over 36 holes of four-ball stroke play.

Divisions: There are two divisions in this Championship: the 9th NYS Men's Amateur Four-Ball Championship (all ages) and the 8th NYS Men's Senior Amateur Championship (ages 55+).

Ties: The team in each Championship with the lowest score for 36 holes will be the champion. In the event of a tie for the Championship, a sudden-death playoff will be held immediately following play.



All play will be governed by the USGA Rules of Golf. Players will be provided a "Notice to Players" rules sheet containing local rules and conditions. The NYSGA will have volunteer Rules Officials on the course to provide rulings and answer questions.



  • Monday, October 14 // Practice Rounds
  • Tuesday, October 15 // Round 1, 18 holes, 12:00pm Shotgun Start
  • Wednesday, October 16 // Round 2, 18 holes, 10:00am Shotgun Start



A player may praovide his own caddie.



The use of a motorized golf cart is approved, payment for which is included in the entry fee.



Spectators are always welcome at NYSGA championships. As a guest of the NYSGA and the host club, spectators are expected to dress in golf appropriate clothing and quietly follow players. Smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages should be kept at a minimum. Cell phones must be either turned off or set to silent. Follow your players from a distance (at least 20 yards) and stay in the rough or on the cart paths. Do not lag behind the players as this often delays players in the group behind. Spectator carts are not permitted, exceptions are only allowed if the Handicap Cart Request form (see below) is submitted seven days prior to the start of the competition.



Click here to download and print the form that must be completed for a disabled spectator requesting the use of a motorized golf cart. Note that this form must be emailed at least seven days prior to the start of the competition.



Players must be neat in appearance with respect to clothing and personal appearance.



The pertinent information for this championship will be provided to registered players via email.



The NYSGA reserves the right to amend any of the conditions, terms, or schedules published for this Championship. The decision of the NYSGA in any matter will be final.