Streamline is the word for 2011! The Championship Golf Association is reducing its tournament schedule in 2011 in order to eliminate many of the conflicts with other tournament dates. With tournaments scheduled no closer than every two weeks, the CGA expects to improve participation and competition.
The CGA Tour is also streamlining its competition, with the elimination of the A flight; all entrants will compete at scratch in one division, with all events played as individual stroke play tournaments.
Membership will be the same as last year: a payment of $5 on an event-by-event basis, the tournament entry fee of $25, and an optional skins game entry of $10 will remain the same. Green fees and cart fees are paid directly to the golf course.
Early entries will now close the Monday prior to the event. The starting times will be set and posted to the website on Tuesday; a minimum of 15 players must sign up or that event will be cancelled. After Monday’s deadline, any openings will only be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
A late registration fee of $10, threatened in the past, will be enforced in 2011.
We will be playing many of the same great courses that the CGA has used in the past: Windmill Lakes, Pine Hills, and Chippewa. We will also be visiting new additions to the roster like the Legends of Massillon, Bunker Hill, the resurgent Tanglewood CC and Red Tail.
Registration for events can be done on the CGA’s website or by phone at 404-393-6043.
We look forward to some great individual stroke play competition at scratch in 2011!