104th Open Championship Presented by Donnelly Industries

Plainfield C.C. — Edison

  • Date
    Jul 23–25 2024

*ENTRIES OPEN MARCH 1, 2024*

Entry Fee: $175.00 – Amateur; $250.00 – Professional
Entries Close: Wednesday, May 22 @ 5pm
Late entries are not accepted.

QUALIFYING DATES AND SITES:
Thursday, June 13, LBI National G.C. - Little Egg Harbor Twp. (ENTRIES OPEN 3/1)
Monday, June 17, Lake Mohawk G.C. - Sparta (ENTRIES OPEN 3/1)
Tuesday, June 18, Green Brook C.C. - North Caldwell (ENTRIES OPEN 3/1)
Thursday, June 27, Metuchen  G. & C.C. - Edison (ENTRIES OPEN 3/1)
Tuesday, July 2, Trenton C.C. - West Trenton (ENTRIES OPEN 3/1)

Players who are EXEMPT from Qualifying - (ENTRIES OPEN 3/1)

AMATEURS' ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES:
Entries open to amateur golfers who meet ALL of the following:

  • Entrant must possess UNQUESTIONABLE Amateur Status.
  • Entrant meet ALL of these Handicap and Membership Requirements:
  • Hold a USGA Handicap Index of 5.0 or less, from a men's rating, as of the close of entries, at a NJSGA member club/course. They must be listed on this club’s Handicap Roster.
  • Maintain good standing and remain on the above Handicap Roster through the Championship proper.
  • If entering from a public facility, or Club Without Real Estate, entrant must be a permanent resident of New Jersey. Proof of residency may be required.

PROFESSIONALS' ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES:
Entries open to professional golfers who meet one of the following, subject to verification:

  1. Class A (except A-3) and Class B Professionals, Assistant Professionals, Apprentices, Life Members, and Master Professionals who are members in good standing of the New Jersey Section of the PGA. Membership will be verified by the NJPGA Office.
  2. Class A (except A-3) and Class B Professionals, Assistant Professionals, and Apprentices who are members in good standing of the Philadelphia Section of the PGA who are employed full-time as such in the State of New Jersey. Membership will be verified with the PGA Office.
  3. All full time Golf Professionals who are employed on a FULL TIME BASIS at a NJSGA member club or course. Employment will be verified by the NJSGA.*

*- Under clause 3 (above), the NJSGA defines a Golf Professional as one who performs duties including teaching, club repair, merchandising, tournament/handicap administration, etc. for 40 hours per week at a specific golf facility. The duties of a Caddie Master, Outside operations and Caddies are not included in the above. Each entrant´s employment status will be verified. Please consult NJSGA for further clarification.

**- Please note that non-PGA member Professional entrants will be required to provide proof of employment (as defined by the above) at a NJSGA member club. Such proof may include a letter of certification from a club official, and/or record of compensation from that club.

CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT:
54-Holes, Stroke Play. Eighteen holes will be played on Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24, after which the field will be cut to the low 40 scorers (plus ties). Remaining players will compete on Thursday, July 25 over 18-Holes. The Champion will be the player with the lowest 54-Hole aggregate score. The Championship field will consist of 102 players, including those who are exempt from qualifying plus those who advance from four separate 18-Hole Qualifying Rounds (plus ties).
 
Transportation: Motorized transportation is PROHIBITED throughout this Championship.
Caddies: Permitted; a player may bring his own caddie – or where available, reserve a club caddie.
Pull/Push Carts: Refer to specific Notice to Players for host club’s policy.

PRIZES:
The C.W. Badenhausen Championship Trophy will be presented to the Champion, engraved with his name, and displayed at his home club. Professionals' purse total is $100,000; champion's share is $20,000. Complete purse available on site. Merchandise certificates awarded to low five amateurs.

FINAL DECISION REGARDING ACCEPTANCE OF ENTRIES IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE NJSGA. THE NJSGA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT OR WITHDRAW AN ENTRY AT ANY TIME, BEFORE OR DURING A COMPETITION OR MODIFY THE CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM ANYTIME, IN ITS DISCRETION.

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