NYS Men's Amateur Championship

Host: Crag Burn Golf Club

Dates: August 6-8, 2019

Entry Fee: $175 ($100 qualifying fee + $75 championship fee)

Deadline: Wednesday, June 26th at 5:00pm


Memorandum to Players


This championship is a three-day 72-hole stroke play competition. There is a cut after 36 holes to the low 40 players and ties.



Listed below is the tentative schedule of events for this year’s championship at Crag Burn. Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Any changes will necessitate an email to the field with an update.


Monday, August 5 - Registration and Practice Rounds

     8:00am............................ Driving range opens
     8:30am - 5:00pm............ Player registration
     9:00am - 5:00pm............ Player practice rounds

Tuesday, August 6 - Round 1

     6:00am............................ Driving range opens
     7:30am - 9:30am............ Round 1 from tees #1 & #10
     11:00am - 3:00pm.......... Player lunch
     12:30pm - 2:30pm.......... Round 1 from tees #1 & #10

Wednesday, August 7 - Round 2

     6:00am............................ Driving range opens
     7:30am - 9:30am............ Round 2 from tees #1 & #10
     11:00am - 3:00pm.......... Player lunch
     12:30pm - 2:30pm.......... Round 2 from tees #1 & #10

Thursday, August 8 - Rounds 3 & 4

     6:00am............................ Driving range opens
     7:30am - 9:30am............ Round 3 from tees #1 & #10
     12:00pm - 3:00pm.......... Player lunch
     12:30pm - 2:30pm.......... Round 4 from tees #1 & #10



Pairings for Rounds 1 & 2 will be available and emailed to players on Tuesday, July 30. Tee time requests will be accommodated (AM/PM or PM/AM for RD1/RD2) if your request is received via email to Adam Blackwell (adam@nysga.org) by July 26 at 5:00pm.


Players who plan to arrive at Crag Burn on Monday, August 5th are requested to register with the NYSGA. Players will be provided with their tee gifts, have their profile picture taken, and be given final important notices and reminders.


If a player cannot register in-person on Monday, please register to confirm your attendance by calling Deb Spilman at (315) 471-6979.


A complimentary practice round is available on Monday, August 5 (players only).


To register for a practice round, click on "Schedule Your Practice Round" under the "Pairings" menu option. Select your name from the search bar and click on the open time you wish to register for. Players will also be able to add other registered players to their group.


If you need assistance, please call the NYSGA office at 315-471-6979.


A player may provide his own 
caddie. No caddies are available through the host club. All caddies will be required to use an NYSGA bib during practice and competition rounds. Bibs can be checked out at the NYSGA office (license is required).


The range will be provided complimentary to players (see schedule for times).



Players will have access to guest lockers which are assigned during registration (see schedule for times).



Lunch will be provided for all contestants on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:00am until 3:00pm. Contestants must check-in at the registration table at lunch to receive this complimentary meal. Lunch will be served in the Crag Burn clubhouse.


Lunch for spectators and caddies will be available for purchase (pricing TBA).



Water bottles and fruit/snacks will be provided on the golf course for players/caddies only.



Players must not ride on any form of transportation during a stipulated round unless authorized by the Committee. The optional condition prescribed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect will be in effect. A disabled player or caddie may be permitted to use a golf cart as an accommodation to his or her ability. As required by the ADA, the NYSGA will evaluate such requests on a case-by-case basis. For more information, see the Championship's Informational PDF.


Spectators are encouraged to attend this Championship follow guidelines consistent with other golf competitions. Spectators are expected to maintain a reasonable distance (at least 20 yards) from players and to always walk with or ahead of the group they are following. Spectators must not give players advice, doing so could result in the player being penalized. Spectators who are in breach of these recommendations may be subject to removal from the golf course.


The NYSGA is willing to accommodate spectators with an ADA disability by allowing them to ride in their own golf cart. To request this accommodation, a spectator must complete an return the NYSGA Golf Cart Request Form to Jim Ironside (see below).



The NYSGA does not have a group hotel rate assigned for this Championship. Local hotel recommendations are noted below:


Listed below are a number of important Conditions of Competition and Local Rules for this Championship.


  • RULES OF GOLF; WHEN COMPETITION IS FINAL. Play will be governed by The Rules of Golf as approved by the USGA and R&A. Questions are to be referred to the NYSGA Rules Committee, whose decision will be final. The result of this Championship is final when the Championship trophy has been presented.
  • NYSGA LOCAL RULES AND TERMS OF THE COMPETITION (HARD CARD). Download the 2019 NYSGA Hard Card (click here).
  • GOLF BALLS; DRIVER HEADS. Model Local Rules G-1 and G-3 are in effect. Visit the USGA website for a list of approved golf balls (click here) and driver heads (click here).
  • PERSONAL APPEARANCE. Players must be neat in appearance with respect to personal grooming and clothing.



To withdraw, promptly notify the NYSGA (call 315-471-6979, or e-mail adam@usga.org). Failure to do so may result in disqualification from future NYSGA competitions.



It is a condition that players must play without undue delay in accordance with guidelines established by the Committee. To view the NYSGA's Pace of Play Policy, click here.


In the event of a discontinuance of play during this Championship, players must adhere to the evacuation plan distributed by the NYSGA.



Players and/or their guests must conduct themselves in a reasonable manner at all times. Any excessive display of anger, vulgar language, club throwing, alcohol abuse, illegal drug use, lack of golfing etiquette or disrespect to a fellow player or any other individual may be grounds or disqualification from any tournament. The NYSGA reserves the right to revoke a player's tournament entry, without a refund, at any time for conduct deemed inappropriate or damaging to the NYSGA.



Andrew Hickey, NYSGA Assistant Executive Director


(315) 481-1152



Jim Ironside, NYSGA Tournament Director


(315) 471-6979


Adam Blackwell, USGA P.J. Boatwright, Jr Intern


(315) 471-6979