Each team will consist of two members. Teams MUST fit one of the Divisions and Flights as described below. Though not required, players are encouraged to find a partner that falls into the same age division and of similar ability.
Scoring at National Qualifiers is NET, hole by hole, so as to properly allocate strokes among teammates. The lowest net score will be that team’s score for the hole. Each teammate will receive 85% of their course handicap. The low 30% of the field and ties will qualify for the USGC King’s Cup National Championship™.
At 36-hole Qualifiers, there will be two Divisions, Open and Senior (55+). Within each Division, there are two flights – Championship combined with A and B combined with C. See description of flight parameters below.
The winning team in each flight will receive a free entry into the USGC King’s Cup National Championship. If a flight has 20 or more teams, an additional free entry will be awarded. In the event the field does not reach 40 teams (80 players), 36-hole qualifiers will award free entries per the 18-hole qualifier criteria.
18-hole Qualifiers – will be played as one flight up to 23 teams. A new flight will be added for every 12 teams. A free entry into the USGC King’s Cup National Championship will be awarded for every 12 teams entered.
USGC Divisions and Flights at the USGC King's Cup National Championship.
There are two divisions – Open Division and Senior Division. Open Division must have at least one player 54 or younger. Senior Division is for Players 55 years of age and above. A Player that is 55+ is allowed to compete in the Open division, but a player that is under 55 is not allowed to compete in the Senior division. Teams must play in the National Championship in the Division in which they qualified.
There are four flights in each Division determined by Team Index: