fees for each event include green fees and the fund from which prizes are awarded. Members can pay their entry fee on the
day of the event, except at certain events that require either a deposit or prepayment. The cost varies depending on the course
being played. Prizes are normally paid out in the form of NEAGC credit vouchers redeemable towards the entry fee
of any future event. A few courses require the purchase of their pro shop merchandise as part of their outing package
- at those courses, pro shop credits are substituted for AM Tour credit vouchers.
carts are an optional extra except at those courses that require their usage. Where motor carts are required, the cart
charge is included in the entry fee.
The first tee time for each
event is published as part of the season's schedule, so members know in advance approximately what time each event will
start. Actual tee times and pairings are prepared the day before the event and are posted on our web site
and on a voice recording on our voice mail. Members need only to register with the New England Amateur Golf Tour on
site official at the course at least thirty minutes before their assigned tee time. Certain events will be "shotgun
starts", where all players start at the same time on different holes.
Tournaments are held in
rain or shine. The only time a tournament is cancelled is if the course is deemed unplayable by the course pro or the
on site NEAGC official.
Most events are individual stroke play using a stableford
scoring method. Members are allowed 90% of their current (or assigned) handicap index. The stableford scoring
system assigns a point value to each hole based on the player's net score (net bogey = 1 point, net par = 2 pts., net
birdie = 3 pts. and net eagle = 4 pts. - net double bogey or worse = 0 points). A few events will
be designated as team best ball events, and other formats may be used from time to time.
The prize fund, which
is paid out of the entry fee, is posted at each event, and is based on the field size. Typically, one in 7 will win
- the first 6 net finishers will win a portion of the prize fund in a 40 player field. Additionally, a closest to the
pin and low gross prize is awarded at each event.