Minnesota Public Golf Association

2018 Senior Public Links Championship
66th Annual State
Senior Public Links / Senior Low Net Championship
Southern Hills
Farmington, MN

July 21-22, 2018

REGISTRATION: Registration will be available on April 2nd, 2018.

Entry Fee: $75.00 per player. Entry fee must accompany your entry. Entries are on a first come basis, until field is full.

ENTRY WITHDRAWAL AND REFUNDS: Entry fee will be refunded if the MPGA is notified before the close of entries. Fees will not be refunded after close of entry.

ELIGIBILITY: The Championships are open to amateur players who are a member of a club that is a member of the Minnesota Public Golf Association (MPGA) and has a current active GHIN handicap for 2018 at that club. Players must be at least 50 years of age as of July 21, 2018.

FORMAT: The Tournament will be divided into divisions.

  • The Championship Division will be elective and played at stroke play, no handicap (gross).
  • A 65 and over Championship Division (low gross -no handicap) is elective and is available for players who are 65 years of age and older as of July 21st, 2018, if you elect this division you are not eligible to compete in the Championship Division for prize money or MGA Player Points.
  • The net flights will be established based upon the player's handicap index and competition will be at net stroke play.
  • The cumulative 36-hole score will be the player's score for the tournament. If a tie occurs for first place, a sudden death playoff (all divisions/flights) will take place.
  • Trophies will be awarded to the low gross winner in the Championship Division (Rod Magnuson Trophy), 65 and Over Championship Division and to the low net winners in the handicap flights.
  • Merchandise prize certificates will be awarded in all flights.
  • Handicaps for the net flights will be verified by the Tournament Committee and appropriate handicaps will be applied after adjusting to the slope rating of the golf course. The Committee may adjust handicaps.

MGA PLAYER POINTS: MGA Player Points will be awarded to players in the Championship Division only, as follows: 1st place - 50, 2nd place - 40, 3rd place - 30, 4th place - 20, 5th place - 15, 6th place - 10 and 7th place - 5 points. To be awarded player point a player must be 55 years of age or older.
Players in the 65 and Over Division and handicap divisions are not eligible for MGA Player Points.

COMPETITION: Each entrant must select only one Division in which to participate. If no selection is made on the application form, he will be placed in the Net Division.

RULES: USGA rules govern all play except as amended by the committee. Rangefinders may be used for distance measurements only. The MPGA Code of Conduct policy and dress code is in effect (reference www.mpga.net

STARTING TIME: Saturday's pairings/starting times will be e-mailed to each entrant prior to the tournament. The starting times will be posted on the MPGA web site once they are available.
Please report to the registration table at least 20 minutes prior to your starting time on Saturday and to your starting tee at least 10 minutes prior to your starting time, ready to play both days.

POWER CART RENTAL: Use of a power cart is permissible. To reserve a cart call The Southern Hills Golf Course at (651) 463-4653.

FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR ENTRY: Contact the MPGA at (651) 452-6394 or visit our website.

Brian Gerzsenyi
Ron Poferl

2018 Senior PublinksRegistration:

Will be available on April 2nd, 2018.