The National Amputee Golf Association
is pleased to present
The 68th Annual National Amputee Golf Championships
27th Senior National Amputee Open
5th International Cup
2nd World Disabled Golf Championships
The 5th International Cup
August 15th – 19th, 2016
Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club
12930 NW Old Pumpkin Ridge Road
North Plains, Oregon 97133
2015 Tournament Information
Golf Course: Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club’s par-71, 6,839-yard Ghost Creek layout was crafted by Bob Cupp in the “old” style, leaving the Portland wetlands terrain completely natural. This Portland public golf course is subtle and cunning, featuring a variety of distinct and equally memorable holes framed by lush stands of trees, dramatic mountain vistas and ragged wetlands. The phantom Ghost Creek materializes throughout the golf course, adding to the layout’s stunning beauty.
Just one month after opening in 1992, Pumpkin Ridge received the unprecedented honor of being named the host site for the United States Golf Association’s (USGA) 1996 U.S. Amateur Championship. “We created Pumpkin Ridge for the game, and the USGA epitomizes the game,” said Marvin French. A slew of accolades and golf championships have followed. In its inaugural year, Golf Digest named Ghost Creek the “Best New Public Course in the U.S.” and Witch Hollow the “#2 Best New Private Course in the U.S.”
Four years later, in 1996, Tiger Woods brought notoriety to Witch Hollow when he won his unprecedented third consecutive U.S. Amateur Championship. Many golf observers consider the 36-hole final, between Tiger Woods and Steve Scott, to be the greatest match-play confrontation in the last half of the 20th century. Another spectacular record-book finish came during the 1997 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, where crowds of more than 110,000 packed the gallery as Alison Nicholas defeated the favored Nancy Lopez.
In 2000, Pumpkin Ridge made history once again by hosting the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship and the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, marking the first time in 22 years that these two events had been held simultaneously at the same location. Numerous other prestigious amateur and professional events have been held on the two courses since then, including the 2003 U.S. Women’s Open Championship; 2006 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship; and the LPGA’s 2009, 2010 and 2011 Safeway Classic
Read more at www.pumpkinridge.com/history
NAGA Tournament: The tournament will be a 54-hole stroke play event. The overall winner must play from the Championship tees. All players have the option to play from the Championship Tees including Ladies and Seniors for all 3 days. In the event of a tie for the Championship (Men/Ladies/Seniors) there will be a sudden death playoff. All other ties will use a card-off process in accordance with the USGA guidelines.
Senior Tournament: The Senior tournament will also be a 54-hole (Please note it has been changed to three days) stroke play event. Seniors (50-59), Super-Seniors (60-69), and Super-Super-Seniors (70+) will play from the designated White Senior tees. The Super-Super-Senior participants will have the option to play from the red tees to compete for their division title only, but will not be eligible for the overall senior championship.
Clarifying competing for both championships: If a Senior, Super-Senior, or Super-Super-Senior wishes to play for the overall NAGA tournament title they must play from the championship tees for the duration of the event. If a Super-Super-Senior wished to play for the overall Senior title they must play from the gold tees for the duration of the Senior event.
Eligibility: All NAGA members and Associate members. The field will be limited to 120 golfers, with consideration given first to life members, and then those members who are current with their 2016 NAGA dues. Amputees will have first consideration over associate members if the 120 spots have been filled. If necessary, please include your 2016 NAGA dues with your official tournament application, and check the appropriate box.
Associate Division: There will be an Associate Division for all able bodied participants. To be eligible the participant must be a NAGA Associate Member in good standing. Awards will be given to the top three participants of the division based on a NET score with a verified handicap.
Net Championship and Senior Net Champion: There will be only one award and the winner may come from any Division. Only those who have a current valid golf handicap either from the USGA/RCGA or a locally recognized organization will be considered and will be verified prior to the competition. Please fill in the information on your entry form as to your handicap index number and an e-mail/phone number where it can be verified.
World Disabled Championship: The Disabled Championship will be comprised of 12 different divisions given that there are enough participants to field a division (minimum of three). To be eligible to play for the world Disabled Championships the person USGA/R&A handicap must be 15.0 or less. The competing divisions will include the following: 1. Above Knee Amputee 2. Below Knee Amputee 3. Assisted One-Arm 4. Unassisted One-arm 5. Vision B1 6. Vision B2 7. Vision B3 8. Cerebral/Brain 9. Wheelchair no Trunk 10. Wheelchair Trunk 11. Bilaterial Leg 12. Women.
Practice Rounds: Practice rounds are available for the Saturday August 13th and Sunday August 14th. Monday August 15th might be open depending if any tournaments get scheduled. Tee times may be made 30 days in advance by calling 503-649-9977 or visit the website www.PumpkinRidge.com.
Please identify yourself as a member of NAGA.
Monday Welcome Reception/Membership Meeting: Membership meeting at Embassy Suites.
Bag Storage: There will be bag storage available at the golf course for security and tournament convenience. Please help our golf professionals by having a name tag on your bag and generously compensating them for their services.
Dress Code: Pumpkin Ridge is a soft spike facility. Men are required to wear golf shirts with collars and sleeves, and either slacks or shorts of appropriate length. Women can wear slacks, shorts, culottes, and golf skirts of the appropriate length with golf shirts (sleeveless tops are permitted). This is a No-Denim facility (course, range and practice areas). Denim is allowed in the clubhouse and in the bar/restaurant.
Portland International Airport (PDX)
PDX Airport: www.pdx.com
Address: 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218
Phone: (503) 460-4234
Portland International Airport Car Rentals:
Portland Airport Location: 503-528-7900
Sign up directly with link below:
NAGA has secured special, discounted rental rates with Hertz. To book your reservation, call (800) 654-2200. Be sure to use Hertz CV#022Q7914.
Several other rental car companies are available
The Host Hotel for this years’ Championship will be Embassy Suites of Hillsboro;
Address: 20001 NW Tanasbourne Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Reservations: can be made by dialing 1-503-718-0007. Make sure to identify yourself as a member of the National Amputee Golf Association.
Special Reservations: 1-503-718-0007. Make sure to identify yourself as a member of the National
Group Rate = $189.00 per night + tax for double queen suite
$189.00 per night + tax for single king suite
Alternate Hotel for this years’ Championship will be Hampton Inn of Hillsboro (RIGHT NEXT DOOR)
Address: 19999 NW Tanasbourne Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Reservations: can be made by dialing 1-503-718-0006.. Make sure to identify yourself as a member of the National Amputee Golf Association.
Group Rate = $169.00 per night + tax for double queen suites
* Reservations need to be made on or before, June 30th, 2016 to guarantee the room rate.*
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday August 13th and Sunday August 14th, 2016
All Day – Please make your own arrangements by calling pro shop.
Monday, August 15th, 2016
******** Limited Practice Rounds Available based on tournaments
6:30 pm Welcome Reception and Membership Meeting at Embassy Suites
Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
6:30 – 8 am Registration
8:00 am First rounds begin for all events
4:00 pm Short Game Clinics with PGA Pro
6:30 pm Portland Brewer Tour
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
8:00 am Second Rounds begin for all Event
4:00 pm Short Game Clinics with PGA Pro
6:30 pm Top Golf Night out (fun for all)
Thursday, August 18th, 2016
8:00 am Final Rounds begin for All event
6:30 pm Cocktails – Embassy Suites
7:00 pm Awards Banquet & Ceremony at Embassy Suites
Friday, August 19th, 2016
8:00 am International Cup Morning Rounds
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm International Cup Afternoon Rounds
7:00 pm Pictures & International Cup Trophy Presentation