Qualifying at multiple sites. Players must
a numeric index of 5.4 or less for the
championship flight. Players entering the
handicap flights must have a numeric index of
5.5 to 36.4 (40.4 for women) inclusive.
Handicap entries will be divided equally into
two flights (President and Director).
PLAYERS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE ARE
INELIGIBLE FOR THE HANDICAP FLIGHT. The
NCGA adheres to the USGA membership
restrictions for entry into the Public Links
Championship. Contestants must be bonafide
public course players who do not hold playing
privileges with any course from which the
general public is excluded or privileges with
private club maintaining its own course.
Exceptions: A bonafide public course member
may hold incidental privileges with a course
open to the public when such privileges are
provided by : (1) An educational institution of
which he is a student; or (2) Federal Armed
Service of which he is a member; or (3) An
industry by which he is employed.
Format: 18 holes qualifying for all
flights (index used for handicap flights). In
championship flight, 36 players (including
exempts) will advance to the championship
proper. In the handicap competition, 36
players from the President’s Flight and 36
the Director’s Flight will advance to the
championship proper for 36 holes (18 holes
day) of play at 100% of course handicap.