It’s tourney time for area golfers
It’s July, signaling the time for Janesville and area golfers’ attention to focus on the annual city and county tournaments.
In fact, Saturday, the Fourth of July, is the last day for the early sign-up discount fee of $130 in the Janesville Men’s City Tournament. After that, it will be $140.
The 54-hole men’s tournament is July 23-25, with each of the three local courses hosting an 18-hole round. The Rock County Women’s Championship is July 31 and Aug. 1 at Riverside, and the Super Senior City Tournament is Sept. 9-10 at Riverside.
In one of two major changes for the Janesville Optimist Junior Tournament, competition has been pushed back a week to July 19-20—leading off the week of the men’s tournament. In addition, the junior competition no longer is a “city” tournament—opening the two-day event to all male and female amateurs in the junior age groups.
The tournament details:
MEN’S CITY TOURNAMENT
When: Friday, July 23, through Sunday, July 25.
Where: Riverside Golf Course, first round; Glen Erin Golf Club, second round; Janesville Country Club, final round.
Format: There will be no qualifying. The 54-hole tournament (all stroke play, with 18 holes each day) will be pre-flighted, based on the number of participants, with a maximum of 140. All players must have an official USGA handicap 10 days before the tournament.
In case of a tie, a sudden-death playoff will determine the champion.
Practice rounds may be played at all three courses. Players should call each facility to check the rates, availability and to set up tee times. Practice rounds at the Janesville Country Club will be available at a discounted rate after July 12.
Contact numbers: Country Club—(608) 755-7760. Riverside—(608) 755-3080. Glen Erin—(608) 754-1100.
Eligibility: All male amateurs who live or work in Janesville are eligible. So are other members of any of the three courses.
Entries: The entry fee is $140, with a $10 discount for those who enter by Sunday, July 4. The entry fee covers three rounds of golf and prizes. No entry will be accepted without payment.
Entry forms are available at all three courses. Checks should be made payable to the Janesville Men’s City Golf Tournament and submitted to Glen Erin Golf Club, 1417 W. Airport Rd., Janesville, WI 53546. Credit cards will not be accepted.
Pairings will be posted Wednesday, July 21, with tee times starting at 7 a.m. each day. No special requests will be accepted for pairings or tee times.
WOMEN’S ROCK COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
When: Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, Aug. 1.
Where: Riverside Golf Course.
Format: 36 holes, stroke play (18 holes each day). In case of a tie, a three-hole playoff on Holes 10, 11, 12 will determine the champion.
Flights will be determined by WSGA handicaps, and all players must have a WSGA handicap.
Eligibility: Adult female amateurs, at least 16 as of July 31, who live or work in Rock County are eligible. So are other Rock County course members.
Entries: The entry fee is $30. That covers green fees, prizes and lunch after the final round.
Entry forms are available at the local courses. Checks should be payable to Women’s Rock Country Championship and submitted to Riverside Golf Course, 2100 Golf Course Rd., Janesville, WI 53548.
The entry deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, July 29. No refunds will be given for withdrawals after that time.
JANESVILLE OPTIMIST JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
When: Monday and Tuesday, July 19-20.
Where: Riverside Golf Course will host 13-18 age divisions. Blackhawk will host 9-12 divisions.
Riverside tee times start at 7 a.m. on Monday and 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Blackhawk play starts at 9 a.m. on Monday and 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
Format: Five age divisions—17-18, 15-16, 13-14 (18 holes each day), 11-12, 9-10 (nine holes each day).
First-place ties will be broken by sudden-death playoffs.
Eligibility: All male and female players in the 11-18 age group are eligible. This is no longer restricted to the Janesville city limits.
The 9- and 10-year-old participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for scoring. Parents and guardians also encouraged to accompany the 11- and 12-year-olds to help with scoring.
Entries: The entry fee is $5, which covers green fees both days, lunch both days and awards.
The entry deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, July 15. Tee times will be posted at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 17.
SUPER SENIOR CITY TOURNAMENT
When: Thursday and Friday, Sept. 9-10.
Where: Riverside Golf Course.
Format: There will be 18 holes each day. Two divisions: Super Senior 60s (age 60-69 as of the tournament date), Super Senior 70s (age 70-and-over). Both divisions will play from the white tees.
Gross scores will determine the winners in each division. No handicaps are necessary. Any division that has 20 or more participants will be flighted after the first round.
Eligibility: Those who live or work in Janesville are eligible. So are those retired from a Janesville employer.
Entries: The entry fee is $20, which covers awards and payouts. Green fees and cart rental are the player’s responsibility. Valid passes may be used. Blackhawk-only passes will be honored for one of the two days at Riverside.
Entry forms are available at Riverside and Blackhawk and should be returned there, along with entry fee. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 5, and no refunds will be given after that time.