The Sahalee Players Championship (SPC) Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions and schedules herein. The Committee reserves the right to rescind the invitation of any contestant, at any time, for any reason. Any decision by the Committee, in any matter, is final.
Entry into the championship is by invitation only or through the Sahalee Players Qualifier.
Generally, the Selection Committee has given strong consideration in extending invitations to all current USGA and Golf Canada national champions (i.e. Amateur, Amateur Public Links, Mid-Amateur and Junior Amateur). Additionally major amateur competitions like the NCAA Division I Championship, Western Amateur, Porter Cup, Sunnehanna Amateur, Northeast Amateur, etc. As well as other major regional and state competitions (Pacific Northwest Amateur, Southwest Amateur, California State Amateur, etc.)
Generally, if a player is ranked in the top 50 of the Golfweek Collegiate Rankings, he is offered an invitation. Also, if a player is ranked in the top 200 in either the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) or Scratch Players Rankings, he is afforded an invitiation.
Invitees must enter the championship by completing and returning the Sahalee Players Championship entry form mailed with the invitation, or by entering online at www.sahaleeplayerschampionship.com beginning February 1, 2017. An entry fee of $260 (U.S. funds) must accompany each entry form. Signed and completed entries, along with the appropriate fee, must be received by the Sahalee Players Championship Committee by 4:30 p.m. (PDT) on June 14, 2017. Late or incomplete entries or entries sent by e-mail, or fax will not be accepted. Entries should be mailed early to allow ample time for delay or error. The Sahalee Players Championship Committee, Sahalee Country Club, and Pacific Northwest Golf Association are not responsible for lost or misdirected mail. Refunds due to cancellation on or before June 14, 2017 are subject to a $25 service fee. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER JUNE 14, 2017.
Competition will be over 72 holes at stroke play, gross scores only:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2017 - First round, 18 holes.
THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017 - Third round, 18 holes (a.m.); Second round, 18 holes (p.m.).
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2017 - Fourth round, 18 holes.
Lowest scorer for 72 holes is champion. Any tie for lowest score will be played off hole-by-hole immediately following the completion of the fourth round until a champion is determined.
Prizes will be awarded to the five lowest scorers for 72 holes. Additionally, the contestant from the PNGA region with the lowest score for 72 holes will have his name engraved on the Rick Acton Memorial trophy.
Private housing will be available and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Players wishing to obtain private housing must indicate such on the entry form. All other players are responsible for making their own reservations for hotel accommodations.
All players must register by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. Registration will be located at the Sahalee Country Club clubhouse and will be open beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Shoes with traditionally-designed spikes (regardless of composition, i.e., ceramic, plastic, etc.) or spikes, regardless of design, comprised either entirely or partially of metal (if such metal may come in contact with the course) are prohibited during the stipulated round. PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITION: Disqualification.
The following dress code applies to both players and caddies, and must be strictly adhered to: Tailored slacks & shorts are acceptable. Shirts with collars are required, and must be worn at all times. Turtlenecks & mock-turtlenecks are considered as collars. Tank tops & tee shirts are prohibited. Denim pants, shorts, & cut-offs are prohibited at all times, in all areas. Athletic sweatshirts & athletic sweatpants are not allowed. Warm-up suits & fashion sweatshirts designed specifically for golf wear, such as those sold in the Pro Shop, are acceptable if worn with a collared shirt. Only golf shoes & tennis shoes are permitted on the golf course. Caps must be worn bill forward, and must not be worn in the clubhouse. Work out gear may only be worn in the locker rooms and the fitness area. Failure to comply with the dress code may result in disqualification from the Sahalee Players Championship.
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE BALL (Note to Rule 5-1)
The ball the player plays must be named on the current List of Conforming Golf Balls issued by the United States Golf Association. PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITION: Disqualification.
Limitation on Balls Used During Round: (Note to Rule 5-1)
(i) One Ball Condition
During a stipulated round, the balls a player plays must be of the same brand and type as detailed by a single entry on the current List of Conforming Golf Balls.
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES
A player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.
SUSPENSION OF PLAY DUE TO A DANGEROUS SITUATION (Note to Rule 6-8b)
When play is suspended by the Committee for a dangerous situation, if the players in a group are between the play of two holes, they must not resume play until the Committee has ordered a resumption of play. If they are in the process of playing a hole, they must discontinue play immediately and not resume play until the Committee has ordered a resumption of play. If a player fails to discontinue play immediately, the player is disqualified unless circumstances warrant waiving the penalty as provided in Rule 33-7. The signal for suspending play due to a dangerous situation will be a prolonged note of the siren.
A player may provide his own caddie. Players wishing to employ a host club caddie must make arrangements directly with the PNGA. Availability of host club caddies will be on a first-come, first-served basis. A deposit will be required to reserve a caddie.
Players must not ride on any form of transportation during a stipulated round unless authorized by the Committee. PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITION: Two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round: Four strokes. In the event of a breach between the play of two holes, the penalty applies to the next hole. Use of any unauthorized form of transportation must be discontinued immediately upon discovery that a breach has occurred. Otherwise, the player is disqualified.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Players are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner which is professional, respectful and courteous to other players, spectators, volunteers, and members. Unbecoming conduct or behavior may be grounds for immediate disqualification, at any time from the Sahalee Players Championship.
The Committee shall be the sole judge in determining Code of Coduct violations.
CLOSE OF COMPETITION
The competition is closed when all scores have been posted, the Committee has approved the results, and the championship trophy has been presented.