Notice to Players - 2016 WPGA Spring Stroke Play Championship
May 2, 2016 - St. Clair Country Club
The competition is 36 holes and the field is 81 players. Additional information will be distributed on the starting tees. The locker room and practice facility will open at 7:00 AM the day of the championship. There is an extensive wait list. Please inform us as soon as possible if you must withdraw by emailing Matt Rusinko. The entry fee includes practice range fee, locker fee, coffee, juices and lunch, trophies to the winner, runner-up, low junior (18 & under) and low senior (55 & above) as well as well as merchandise prizes.
Format: 36 holes of stroke play. Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf. In the event of a tie for first place, a hole by hole playoff will take place on holes to be determined by the Committee.
Tee Markers: All play is from the BLUE WPGA tee markers. The course will play roughly 6,700 yards depending on conditions and yardages will vary from round to round.
Practice: Practice round times will begin at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 1 and can be scheduled by contacting the golf shop at 412.835.3394. All other practice rounds in advance of Sunday must be scheduled with a member of St. Clair CC. Practice round fees are the responsibility of the player, must be pre-arranged, and are at the discretion of the club. The Golf Professional is Jason Marciniec. Practice rounds will be at a cost of the prevailing cart fee. Only players who have been confirmed for the championship field are permitted to schedule a practice round.
Transportation/Caddies: Automotive transportation is permitted for the championship. Players may bring their own caddies if they choose. St. Clair does have caddies available. If you wish to employ a club caddie, arrangements must be made in advance by contacting the caddie master, Bill Smith. A limited number of push trolleys are available at the club. Players who wish to rent a push trolley must also do so in advance by contacting the caddie master. Players will not be permitted to bring or use their own push trolleys. Cart fees are included in the entry fee and no refunds are issued to players who choose to walk. Caddies and push trolley expenses are the responsibility of the player.
Food: The WPGA provides coffee, juices, and lunch for players only. Caddies and spectators may purchase lunch at their own expense. All other food and beverage charges are the responsibility of the player.
Footwear: Metal cleats are prohibited. The penalty is disqualification.
Lodging: Lodging of various price ranges can be found in the Bridgeville and Southpointe areas.
Pace of Play: The maximum allowable time will be four hours and fifteen minutes (4:15). The Pace of Play Policy can be found here.
Evacuation Plan: In the event of a suspension of play for a dangerous situation, players on holes #1,2 (tee/fairway), 3 (green),8 (green), 9,10,11 (tee/fairway), 13 (green), 14 (tee/fairway), & 18 (fairway/green) should return immediately to the Clubhouse. Players on holes #2 (green), 3 (tee/fairway), 6,7 & 8 (tee)should go to the bathhouse near #6 green. Players on holes 4 & 5 should proceed to the shelter on hole #5. Players on holes #11 (green), 12 & 13 (tee/fairway) should proceed to the shelter between holes #13 & #14. Players on holes #16 & 17 (tee) should go to the shelter located near hole 16 green. Players on holes #14 (fairway/green), 15, & 17 (fairway/green) & 18 (tee) should proceed to the shelter near #18 tee. Note: A suspension for a dangerous situation will be signaled by one prolonged air horn note. All other types of suspension will be signaled by three consecutive air horn notes, repeated. Resumption of play will be signaled by two short air horn notes, repeated.
Spectator Info: No spectator carts will be permitted for the competition. Spectators may purchase lunches via cash or reciprocating club charge.
Directions to the club can be found on the St. Clair Country Club website.