US OPEN!

I just send in my application, How about you!

Joshua,

Proud of you dude.  Tried back in 73 when I was young. Only one time...it was a disaster to say the least.  Best of luck!!

I'm thinking about it.  Do you think I should do it because my handicap is low enough to play the qualifier, but I hear that if you shoot a high score, they might not allow you to play again the following year.  Anyone have advice? 

Best of Luck to you!

Good Luck Joshua! I'll be pullin for ya. Make sure to give TT  updates on your progress.

 Chris S

Skylar T

I'm thinking about it.  Do you think I should do it because my handicap is low enough to play the qualifier, but I hear that if you shoot a high score, they might not allow you to play again the following year.  Anyone have advice? 

Is that true? I was under the impression that if you have the handicap, and play well enough in the qualifiers, you are in.

Best of luck to you both. I am kicking around the idea of entering one of the state amatuer championships this year.

Yes anyone with the appropriate handicap is qualified. I do know that if you shoot 8 strokes higher than the course rating they may consider no allowing  you to proceed that year. That is put in place for locations in the past who very few play in the local qualifier. I haven't heard or read anything that said it would hurt you in future years. You can look through past years to see what scores are the average at your location.

I try play as mush competative golf as possible. I would recomend it to every golfer young or old who is trying to improve their game.

You can also follow me on twitter for more regular updates. @JOzvold

If you have the handicap (1.4 or lower), you can register.  At many locations, the USGA has problems with 'vanity caps' or folks that are probably 8 - 10's but carry a 1 to get into the tournament.  If you shoot 8 - 10 over the rating (which for a 1.4 would be a VERY bad day), you'll get a letter from the USGA.  The letter basically says you can't enter another USGA tournament until you send the USGA other tournament results that demonstrate your ability to play as a 1.4 HC.

So if you have a terrible day and shoot 85, you'll get the letter.  If you truly carry a 1.4, then enter a couple of state tournaments (mid-am, am) and post some better scores, send the results into the USGA and you'll be able to play in USGA tourney's again.  If you do enough searching on the web, I'm sure the actual text of the letter is posted.

Well I guess I better not shoot an 85!

I am currently serving in our USAF and I recently received a MFR stating that I will be able to play in the Open qualifiers without being charged leave. It is great to have the support of your employer!

For all of you out there who are military keep it up and don't be afraid to apply for your branch's sports teams.  

Cathi,

Thanks, for the box and I will continue to promote the brand.