Championship 2017


Best Wishes and Kudos to Marilyn Damelio who won First place Low Gross in the Fourth Flight at the Regional Semi-Finals. She will play for the National Championship at Hot Springs, AR October 6-7. We’re all with you!

Semi-Finals Results: Congratulations to the participants and winners at Quicksilver Golf Course!

Jana Highwart: 2nd place Low Gross in the First flight
Patricia Hughes: 2nd place Low Net, Second Flight & Super Senior Low Net
Cathy Bissonette: 3rd place Low Net, Second Flight
Sherri Snyder: 2nd place Low Gross, Third Flight
Scramble Team: 3rd place Low Net: Daffney Geyer, Patti Hutcheson, Cindy Swope, and Lisa Allison
Congratulations to our Columbus Champions!  Good Luck at the 

Championship Flight: Low Gross: Jana Highwart 95Overall_Winner_Jana__2_.jpg

First Flight: Low Gross: Sally Oiler 93; Low Net: Cindy Nye 81

Second Flight: Low Gross: Connie Krestakos 101; Low Net: Patricia Hughes 82 

Third Flight: Low Gross: Cathy Bissonette 96; Low Net: Sherri Snyder 75

Fourth Flight: Low Gross: Marilyn Damelio 115; Low Net: Katherine Graham 80

Scramble Team: Low Net 68 -  Daffney Geyer, Patti Hucheson, Cindy Swope & Lisa Allison; 2nd place 71 - Mel Domyan, Lisa McCarthy, Somers Martin & Mary Ann Short

Super Senior Award: Pat Hughes 103

Senior Award: Low Gross: Sally Oiler 93; Low Net: Cathy Bissonette 68

View full results here.

Winners Circle pictures here.
Championship Event pictures here.

Many thanks to our fabulous volunteers!  They made the day a great one for all.  Enjoy those Birdie Bucks!  You definitely earned them. 
Karen Hudson, Championship Coordinator, and Ray Miller, Tournament Director, put together a wonderful day along with Jackie Bradley, Kathryn Bubenchik, Susan Finefrock, Grace McCann, Andrea Nameche, Dale Pitman, and Laurie Schunke: our markers, spotters, photographers, and registration personnel.  THANK YOU ALL!.


The Championship started in 1995. It has grown to be the largest women’s amateur golf competition in the world and we want YOU to be a part of the fun and excitement. Members of all skill levels are encouraged to compete, so give the Championship a try and put your game to the test!


Important Dates:

  • July 8th: Columbus Championship (rain date is July 15th); deadline to register is Wednesday, June 21st at 3:00 pm.
  • August 12th: Ohio Valley Semi-Final Championship
  • October 6-7th: The Championship Finals


How Does this Work? The Championship offers two different formats: Stroke Play (individual play in flights designated by handicap) and Team Scramble (4-person teams). You select the format that best fits your game, personality and skill level.

There are three stages of the Championship. Two winners from each stroke play flight and the two winning scramble teams advance to the next stage.

Columbus Championship, an 18-hole local qualifying round held at Cooks Creek Golf Club; Ashville, OH; July 8th; Fee $89 includes one-time HQ Championship participation fee, range balls, cart, green fee, food at the awards ceremony.

Ohio Valley Semi-Final Championship, an 18-hole round held at the Quicksilver Golf Club; Midway, PA; August 12th

Championship Finals, a two-day, 36 hole event held at Hot Springs Village (Grenada, Ponce de Leon & Magellan Courses); Hot Springs, AR; October 6-7th


Stroke Play Competition:

Flight: Handicap Range

Championship: 0.0 to 12.0
First: 12.1 to 19.0
Second: 19.1 to 25.0
Third: 25.1 to 32.0
Fourth: 32.1 to 40.4


Scramble Team Competition:
      Handicap Index: Computation Factor

0.0 to 12.0: +2
12.1 to 19.0: +1
19.1 to 25.0: 0
25.1 to 32.0: -1
32.1 and higher: -2

The Team Computation Factor (Handicap) is the sum of the factors listed in the table above. Look up each team member’s handicap index in the table above, and add the computation factors in the right-hand column. The sum of the factors is the Team Computation Factor.

The Team Computation Factor must fall in the range of +2 to –5 prior to the June 15th midnight handicap update. Teams with a Computation Factor that is greater than +2 will not be eligible to compete. Teams with a Computation Factor less than -5 may compete but the Team Handicap must remain at -5. Only one member of the team shall have a handicap index of 12.0 or less.

Senior and Super Senior
: Recognition awards will be given to the low gross and low net Seniors (age 55-69) and Super Seniors (age 70+).  These are recognition awards only, and these players do not advance to the Semi Finals. 

What do I have to do to play? To qualify you must:

  • Be a female, member in good standing*
  • Have a current verifiable USGA Handicap Index less than 40.4 and have the equivalent of at least two 18-hole scores posted to your handicap record this year, prior to the June 15th handicap cut-off for our Chapter Championship.
  • Be an amateur golfer as defined by USGA Rules of Amateur Status
  • Follow the registration guidelines distributed by our local Chapter and register on time. There are absolutely no exceptions to the deadline.

*Gender Policy applies 


Now What?

Establish your handicap OR make sure your handicap is current no later than June 14th at 11:59 pm.  Here’s how:
  • To Establish a handicap index: play and post five 18-hole scores or ten 9-hole scores to the GN21 (or other) handicap system by June 14th.
  • Ensure a Current handicap: play and post at least two 18-hole scores or four 9-hole scores to the handicap system during the current 2017 season by June 14th.
Decide whether you want to play as an individual or part of a scramble team. If it’s team play – find 3 other Chapter members and make a team.

Register for the July 8th Championship at Cooks Creek no later than Wednesday, June 21st at 3:00 pm.

Review the Prep-to-Play and Player documents and current USGA Rules.

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE – and don’t forget the 19th hole!

Other Questions? Contact Karen Hudson, Championship Coordinator or any Board Member.

Download a fact sheet and share with other members.  Click here.