StateLine Amateur Tour

The StateLine Amateur Tour is a great opportunity for amateurs in the Kansas City regional golf community to compete on some of the best courses in the region, in an atmosphere similar to inside the ropes at big time tour events and national amateur championships. All events are one day, 18-hole, tee time competitions. All StateLine Amateur Tour events are professionally managed tournaments that provide the best competitive golf experiences in the Midwest.

Field and Format

Each regular season event is limited to 105 players and consists of 18 holes of stroke play.

Tour Membership & Fees

The Tour is open to amateur golfers who are at least 18 years old and have an active Handicap Index of 18.2 or less at a KCGA member facility/club. Membership for all is $50. Tour members receive several benefits, which include annual tour branded member gifts and possible discounted practice round fees at Tour venues. Individual events have an entry fee of $85, which includes green fees, golf cart, and practice range and prize pool.

Eligibility & Flights

I should play in the OPEN DIVISON if…
I will be 18 years or older by October 1, 2017
I have an active Handicap Index of 3.0 or less at a KCGA member facility/club
I want to compete in gross scoring only
I want to play a course with an effective playing length of 6,700-7,000 yards

I should play in the PLAYERS DIVISION if…
I will be 18 years or older by October 1, 2017 and not a member of a collegiate golf team
I have an active Handicap Index between 1.0 and 18.2 at a KCGA member facility/club
I want to compete in both gross and net scoring
I want to play a course with an effective playing length of 6,300-6,700 yards

I should play in the SENIOR DIVISION if…
I will be 50 years or older by October 1, 2017
I have an active Handicap Index of 8.0 or less at a KCGA member facility/club
I want to compete in gross scoring only
I want to play a course with an effective playing length of 6,300-6,700 yards

I should play in the LEGENDS DIVISION if…
I will be 60 years or older by October 1, 2017
I have an active Handicap Index of 18.2 or less at a KCGA member facility/club
I want to compete in both gross and net scoring
I want to play a course with an effective playing length of 6,000-6,300 yards

Entry Procedure

Players must first register as a member and then can enter as many of the 10 regular season events as they choose. Each events entry fee covers course, cart, and practice range fees as well as the prize pool. Entries must be submitted to the KCGA office, no later than the deadline at midnight. Default entry deadline is one week before event (subject to change).

Handicap Index

A Handicap Index is issued by your golf club and represents your potential scoring ability. When issued you are given a GHIN number which is your distinct account number for your Handicap Index. An active Handicap Index from a KCGA member facility/club is required for all juniors in order to apply for the StateLine Amateur Tour. If you do not have an active Handicap Index and are a member of a private country club please contact your golf professional to activate. Otherwise, visit your local public golf course golf shop or register for one with the KCGA’s eClub Kansas City. Click here to apply for a Handicap Index through eClub Kansas City.

Withdrawal & Refund Policy

Players are required to immediately notify the KCGA if they need to withdrawal from a competition via the KCGA Online Tournament Registration System. If Internet access is not available, a player should withdrawal via phone. Failure to notify the KCGA may result in disciplinary actions, which could include a suspension from future KCGA competitions. A proper withdraw is required for a refund to be granted. There are no refunds for memberships.

Timeline 1

Withdrawal before the entry deadline of one week before event.

  • Refund amount is the entry fee

Timeline 2

Withdrawal made after the deadline, but before 2:00 p.m. the day before the event

  • Refund is 50% of the entry fee

Timeline 3

Withdrawal made after 2:00 p.m. the day before the event

  • No refund

Starting Times/Order of Play

Starting times are posted on the KCGA website the day following the deadline. All play begins from the #1 tee. Players are expected to arrive at the first tee at least five (5) minutes before their starting time. A player arriving after their published starting time but within five minutes shall be penalized two strokes on the first hole. Arrival beyond five minutes of the starting time results in disqualification. (Rule 6-3a).

 

No-Shows & No-Cards

A player who does not participate in an event they are registered for and does not properly withdraw from the event is considered a no-show. A player who fails to return their scorecard following their round shall be disqualified and is considered a no-card.

  • A player who no-shows or no-cards shall have three (3) points deducted from their StateLine Amateur Tour Player Standing.
  • If a player no-shows and/or no-cards twice in a season the are not eligible for the Tour Championship.

Walk-ups

The StateLine Amateur Tour allows walk-up entries for regular season events. Walk-ups are not guaranteed a spot in the field. Walk-ups only replace positions in the field for individuals who no-show/withdraw for a scheduled tee time. Walk-up registration begins 15 minutes before the first starting time. Walk-ups must register at the first tee by speaking with the starter or Official in Charge. Walk-ups placed in the field are required to make payment before starting by check or exact cash (credit cards are not accepted on site).
If a walk-up position is available, the KCGA will make an announcement and the walk-up must be present at the first tee in a reasonable amount of time or the next eligible walk-up present shall be called. The KCGA is not responsible for finding walk-ups.

Walk-ups will be allowed under the following guidelines.

  • Open Division players shall only replace players who no-show/withdraw in the Open Division.
  • Players or Senior Division players shall only replace players who no-show/withdraw in the Players or Senior Divisions.
  • Legends Division players shall only replace players who no-show/withdraw in the Legends Division.

Mid-Season Change of Division

A Tour member may change divisions during the season, but only once. Example- Players into Senior. Points gained from previous events, other than participation points, do not transfer into the new division’s player ranking.

Carts & Caddies

Carts includes as part of the entry fee, but players are not required to use them. Caddies are allowed and may ride with the player, however there is a maximum of two carts per group, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Personal Appearance

Proper golf attire is required on the course and in public rooms. Each facility’s dress code will be enforced, but the following regulations are always in effect.

  • Tank tops, denim jeans or shorts, cutoffs, t-shirts, ripple-soles, and metal spikes are prohibited.
  • Golf shirts, usually with a traditional or mock collar, are required.
  • Mid-thigh length shorts are acceptable.

Code of Conduct

Rule 33-7 authorizes the Committee to disqualify a player for a serious breach of etiquette. A player commits a serious breach of etiquette when he shows a significant disregard for an aspect of the Etiquette Section of the Rules of Golf, such as intentionally distracting another player or intentionally offending someone.

In any event managed by the KCGA, a serious breach of etiquette includes but is not limited to acts such as throwing clubs, obscenity that is audible to others on the course (including one’s opponents or follow competitors), and any verbal abuse of an official.

Typically, a player will be given a warning for the first offense, although in extreme cases (such as any verbal abuse of an official), even the first offense may result in disqualification. Furthermore, a player who is disqualified may be suspended or barred altogether from future participation in KCGA events, at the discretion of the KCGA Rules and Competition Committee.

Player Standings

Points are earned at all events. Six flights (four gross, two net) have separate season-long rankings, based on points earned at each event. StateLine Amateur Tour Player Standings points are doubled for the Tour Championship.

Prize Certificates

Prize certificates are awarded to several places in each flight. The number of places is based on the total number of entries. Prize certificates may be redeemed at any KCGA member club or Elite Golf & Fitness until December 31, 2017.  Certificates shall be mailed to competitors one day after the event concludes.