General Tournament Rules

Below are the rules for NENSGA tournaments.  At the bottom of the page is a link you can click if you'd like to print a copy of these rules and save them for future reference.

Tournament Fee:

  • Entry fee to be set by host club.
  • Tournament fee pays for 18 holes of golf, cart, and a meal after the event, and the Tournament pay-out.



  • A complete and up to date membership list will be provided by NENSGA.
  • Host Club must check entries with membership list.



  • NENSGA wants to pay as many players as possible, rather than have any single player receive a large payback, so ...
  • We encourage giving flag prizes to give more players a chance at receiving something back.
  • Pay no more than 1 to 1-1/2 times the entry fee for 1st place in each flight. (i.e. $50 entry fee should pay $75 maximum for 1st place).
  • Pay as many places in each flight as possible.
  • Try to make paybacks divisible by two and have the appropriate denomination of currency for easy division between players.
  • If using  merchandise certificates, host clubs must inform NENSGA so that we may post on website, have enough inventory on hand to provide choices for players, and please have certificates pre-printed.  Merchandise Certificates can only be used by those Courses with a PGA Professional as Course Superintendent or Manager if so requested. 
  • Payback will be a minimum of 30%  of the gross registration fees.


GPS and Lasers:

  • NENSGA will allow GPS and Laser yardage devices  at our tournaments.



  • There will be four sets of tee boxes, front tees will be used by 80 years of age and older, next set of tees will be used by 70-79 years of age, next set of tees will be used by 60-69 and back tees will be used by 50-59 years of age.  Proof of age may be required.  A NENSGA Representative will place the tee Box flags before the tournament begins.


Tournament Play Format:

  • Two man scramble, pick your partner or be matched by tournament officials.
  • 9:00 a.m. shotgun start at all tournaments.
  • Please arrive a minimum of 30 minutes prior to tee time.
  • In the event a tournament "fills", and additional players wish to play, preference will be given to PAID entries first.  Members will be notified of their status prior to tournament day.
  • Scorecards:  On 9-hole Courses, if you start on any hole other than hole #1, finish that nine and then proceed to the second nine before finishing up on the first nine



  • Flighting will be done by total score after 18 holes (i.e. 30 teams, 3 flights, top ten scores first flight, second ten scores second flight, and third ten scores third flight).
  • In the event of ties, all ties will stay in the same flight.  This may result in some flights having more of less than other flights.
  • In the event of ties in each flight, placings will be determined by scorecard play-off using the highest handicap hole and continuing in sequence until a winner is determined.  On 9-hole Courses, that will mean the #1 handicap hole on the first nine, followed by that same hole on the second nine and continuing that sequence until a winner is determined.



  • Points will be awarded at all NENSGA Tournaments.
  • Points will be awarded to 1st through 5th in all flights.
  • Points will be awarded to each player on the two man team in the following sequence:      
      • 1st Place 25 points
      • 2nd Place 20 points
      • 3rd Place 15 points
      • 4th Place 10 points
      • 5th Place 5 points


  • Player with highest total points at the end of the season Tournament will be awarded the "NENSGA Senior Cup",  and a substantial cash award.  Winners name will be engraved on the "NENSGA CUP".
  • The Second through Fifth place finishers will also be awarded cash awards to be determined by your Board Of Directors.
  • In the event of a tie at season’s end, a one hole sudden death playoff will take place.



  • Must be a member of NENSGA to play in tournament.  Players who are not members must fill out a Membership Application and attach a check payable to NENSGA for $15. The host club will then forward application  and dues to NENSGA (application forms will be supplied to hosting clubs).  Host club may consider letting a non-member play, (i.e. if player was needed to fill out tournament).  If a non-member placed in the tournament, then the Host club would give the player a membership application to complete and apply $15.00 of his winnings toward the players NENSGA membership, which would then be forwarded to the NENSGA Secretary.
  • All putts must be putted in, no gimmee's.
  • Players cannot improve lie from Rough to Fairway.  You may move the  ball 1 Club length on the line of the flight no nearer the hole, and this  must be consistent from Tournament to Tournament.
  • Host club will provide NENSGA with a copy of the Tournament placings, and $1.00 per player.
  • Refunds--full refund if cancellation is 5 or more days  prior to tournament date. Cancellation of less than 5 days before tournament date will be entry fee less Course expenses(Cart and meal). Special circumstances at Course discretion.Host Club is responsible for determining what refund applies and return of all refunds due members.
  • Rain out Policy: It will be the Host Club responsibility to make that decision. Members should call the Host Club if inclement weather is in the area. Host Club is responsible for re-scheduling or refunding entry fees.Host Club should notify the NENSGA Secretary/Treasurer of their intentions as soon as a decision is made.
  • Other than any exceptions noted, All USGA Rules will apply.


There will be 2 Hole in One Prizes per Year, one for the first 6 tournaments each year and one for the rest of the Tournaments. Both will pay $250.00. You must immediately enter the time on the scorecard in case there are more than one on any particular day. Have the rest of your foursome sign the card to validate the time.Only the first player  to score a Hole in One in any Tournament will win the Prize. In the event there is no winner in the first half, there will be no carry-over. If there is no winner in the second half, we start over the next year.


Please contact either of the below with any questions.


LeRoy Hansen (President)
Cell Phone:  402-841-3121
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Gary Bellingtier (Secretary / Treasurer)
Cell: 402-760-1616
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To download and print a copy of the NENSGA Tournament Rules, click here.