National Championship Spring 2018

Grand Canyon University wins the Spring 2018 Champ!

Overview

Dates

April 27th-29th

Friday through Sunday

Location

Norwood Hills Country Club
(East & West Courses)

1 Norwood Hills Country Club Dr.
St. Louis, MO | 89124
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About

The Spring 2018 National Championship is headed to Norwood Hills Country Club, where 224 of the top club golfers across the country will compete on the East & West Courses. These private courses rank as some of the best in the state of Missouri having hosted the PGA Championship, US Senior Amateur, and this year’s Women’s Mid-Amateur.

The championship will feature 27 of the best club golf teams, as well as 8 individuals representing their schools. The tournament will be a 2-day, 36-hole stroke play event. As co-champions of the Fall 2017 National Championship, Arizona State University and the University of Minnesota have automatic bids to this season’s Championship; along with Clemson University who took home the inaugural National Invitational trophy. Who will emerge on top this season in St. Louis? Only time will tell.

The National Championship highlights firsthand how much passion there is for #clubgolf. Learn about past National Champions here.

Schedule

Pre-Tournament

Practice Rounds (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

7:00 AM — 6:00 PM

Tournament participants are able to schedule practice rounds up to a week before the championship at a discounted rate of $50 per player (per round). All practice rounds need to be scheduled directly with the golf course (314-521-0682) and paid for directly by the players. Practice rounds are first-come, first-serve and are subject to availability. Teams and individuals are recommended to book practice rounds ASAP to ensure availability.

Friday

Registration & Sponsor Demo Night

5:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Players will meet at the Norwood Hills CC driving range from 5-8PM for pre-championship registration, sponsor demo night, skill challenges, gift bag pick up, team photos, grand raffle, free range balls, and free food. In past years we’ve been joined by special guests such as Willy Wilcox, Smylie Kaufman and more. Make sure not to miss out on this great opening event.

Saturday

Each course will have a double tee start at 11am. Exact tee times and pairings will be released closer to the tournament date.

  • 9:00 AM
    Range & Putting Green Open
  • 10:30 AM
    Team Photos at the Putting Green
  • 11am
    Round One: Double-Tee Start
  • Post round
    Tournament Scoring

Sunday

Sunday’s rounds will also be a double tee start at 8am on both courses. Tee times will be generated and distributed based on Saturday’s performance. Times are also dependent on weather delays which could result in a later finishing time. Any groups needing to leave early will receive double par for any unfinished holes.

  • 6:30 AM
    Range & Putting Green Open
  • 8:00 AM
    Round 2: Double-Tee Start
  • Post-Round
    Tournament Scoring and Awards

Awards

—  1st place team receive the championship trophy, pin flags & articles in National media
—  2nd & 3rd place team receive trophies
—  Medalist receives a red jacket, pin flag, ProQuip jacket, and trophy
—  The top 16 players all receive pin flags with their respective finishes
—  Year’s supply of Srixon Z-Star golf balls for lowest individual playing Srixon
—  Tournament Championship banners are given to the top teams

Travel & Lodging

Travel

In order to arrive on time for the (optional, but recommended) registration and gift bag pick up on Friday, teams will want to arrive the evening of Thursday the 26th or morning of Friday the 27th. If you are flying, it is recommended not to book flights Sunday before 7:00 PM. Any groups needing to leave early will receive double par for any unfinished holes.

Local Airports
Lambert International Airport
St. Louis, MO
5.3 miles from course

Transportation Options

The Hilton and Marriott are located at the St. Louis International Airport. Transportation between the golf course and hotel will be provided on a first come first serve basis by the hotel. If you miss your scheduled shuttle, the NCCGA is not responsible for transportation to the course and an alternative form of transportation is needed (Uber or taxi).

Shuttle Schedule

Wednesday (4/25): No transportation provided

Thursday (4/26): No transportation to and from golf course provided.

Friday (4/27): No transportation to and from golf course provided.

Saturday (4/28): Transportation to and from the hotel to golf course provided on first come first serve basis.

Sunday (4/29): Transportation to and from the hotel to golf course provided on first come first serve basis.

Lodging

Friday and Saturday night lodging included in tournament package price for teams (not individuals). Lodging for individual NCCGA participants is not included in the tournament price, but may be booked under the NCCGA discount block (email champ@nccga.org for details).

Hilton (St. Louis Airport)

10330 Natural Bridge Rd
St. Louis, MO 63134
(314) 426-5500

Check-in time 3:00 PM. Check-out time 12:00 PM.

Marriott (St. Louis Airport)

10700 Pear Tree Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63134
(314) 423-9700

Check-in time 3:00 PM. Check-out time 12:00 PM.

Contact

Matt Weinberger

Tournament Chair

champ@nccga.org
513-277-9992
@BergsUD

Mike Devlin

Press & Media

champ@nccga.org
617-990-6351

Supporting Partners

Spring 2018 National Championship Sponsor Logos for page

Media Partners

Golf Channel
Tournament Preview & Results Coverage
Global Golf Post
Announcing Winners on April 29th

ASU, Minnesota and Clemson make their mark.

Qualifying Teams

Fall 2017 Co-Champs

Arizona State University  
Arizona State University club golf

Fall 2017 Co-Champs

University of Minnesota- Twin Cities 

Minnesota club golf

Fall 2017 Invitational Champ

Clemson University

clemson club golf

Zone 1

Providence College

Zone 5

Texas Christian University 

TCU Club Golf

Zone 1

University of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Club Golf

Zone 2

University of Michigan

Michigan Club Golf

Zone 2

Michigan State University 

Michigan State Club Golf

Zone 2

Ohio State University 

Ohio State Club Golf

Zone 2

University of Iowa

Iowa Club Golf

Zone 2

Creighton University 

Creighton Club Golf

Zone 3

University of Missouri

Zone 3

DePaul University

Zone 3

University of Maryland 

Zone 3

Indiana University 

 

Zone 4

University of Georgia

Zone 4

University of Arkansas

Zone 4

University of Alabama

Zone 4

James Madison University 

Zone 5

University of Texas at Austin

Zone 5

Golf Academy of America – Dallas

Zone 5

Grand Canyon University

Zone 5

University of Florida

Florida club golf

Wild Card 1

Florida State University

Florida State University club golf

Wild Card 2

Baylor University

Wild Card 3

Virginia Tech

Wild Card 4

Colorado State University 

Qualifying Individuals

GAA – Carlsbad

Brian Blessing

University of Oklahoma

Payte Owen 

Texas Christian University

Griffin Convoy

UCLA

Claire Malley

UCLA Club Golf

Stonehill College

Nathan Marcaulier

Stonehill Club Golf

Abilene Christian University

Sammy Rettinger

Abilene Christian Club Golf

Kutztown University

Blake Reifsnyder

Kutztown Club Golf

GAA – Myrtle Beach

Brian Sears 

Duke University

Michael Savitt 

Duke Club Golf

Oklahoma State University

Griffin Mott

Oklahoma State Club Golf