- Golfer Benefits
Hampden | June 11-13
ENTRY FEE: Amateurs – $175; Professionals – $300
ENTRY CLOSE: Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Entries are open to amateur golfers who have an active USGA GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 2.4 (as determined by the April 15, 2018 Handicap Revision), or who have completed their handicap certification.
Below is a list of qualifying sites and dates. Participant information can be found below under each qualifying site.
The World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), which comprises a women’s ranking and a men’s ranking for elite amateur players, is offered by The R&A and the USGA as a global service to golf. WAGR is updated every Wednesday on www.wagr.com and is available to national federations and organizers of amateur and professional events and tours for purposes of offering exemptions, selecting national teams and assembling Orders of Merit. WAGR currently incorporates over 4,000 events with over 10,000 players and endeavors to be the most comprehensive and accurate ranking in golf by effectively comparing players from around the world who may never directly compete against one another.
To become the first golfer since 2006-07 to successfully defend a Massachusetts Open Championship title, Jason Thresher (West Suffield, CT) knew that he would have to make birdies. Through 54 holes of stroke play over three days at TGC at Sacconnessett in Falmouth, Thresher did just that and as a result became only the eighth competitor in 108 years to call himself a repeat champion.