NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic
Des Moines Golf and Country Club
About this event
Iowa’s finest golf experience can be found at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club. The 36 holes (North and South courses) are original Pete Dye designs, and consistently appear highly ranked in the annual Golf Digest state rankings. Both courses were renovated from 2013-2016 under the supervision of Mr. Dye and his associate, Tim Liddy. Des Moines Golf and Country Club, home of the 2017 Solheim Cup and 1999 USGA Senior Open provides a level of service with a golfing experience that is unequaled in the State!
Golfers can choose from two different shot-gun start times: 7:30 am or 1:00 pm and play in either a Gross or Handicap Index division.
What's Included? Top 3 finishing teams from both shotguns and both divisions (12 teams total) are invited to compete in the National Finals held at the famed Pebble Beach Resorts in January 2019. Each shot-gun started is followed by an awards ceremony honoring the top teams. For morning golfers, a light breakfast will be included and lunch. For afternoon golfers, lunch and light appetizers will be included. Each golfer will also receive one complimentary drink ticket. Additionally, all golfers are invited to Willis Auto Campus the night before for a kick-off party from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm. For more information, follow this link: https://NKFIA.givesmart.com. It’s a must attend, with free food, free drinks, live and silent auction, and other fun and entertainment.
For more information about this event contact Mark Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org / 515.440.0402 x461
Schedule of Events
Schedule of Events
Rules of Play
Rules of Play
There are two divisions in the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic – Gross and Handicap Index. The top-3 finishing teams in each division earn awards and invitations to the National Finals at Pebble Beach (additional fees required). Any amateur golfer, male or female, is eligible to compete in the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic. Professional golfers and golf professionals are not allowed to compete. All golfers will be required to present a photo ID on the day of the event.
- Handicap Index Division
- Team must consist of four amateur golfers whose total USGA Handicap Index is 42.0 or more.
- Only one golfer on each team may have a USGA Handicap Index of 8.0 or less
- Golfer's handicaps are effective as of the latter of:
- (i) the day of registration for the tournament or
- (ii) the date 60 days prior to the event.
- Each golfer with a USGA Handicap Index will be required to present a current copy of his or her Handicap Index card, or provide their GHIN # to the tournament committee at the time of registration. Each golfer’s Handicap Index must then be verified.
- Gross Divison
- Any team that contains a member(s) who do not have USGA Handicap Indexes may compete in the Gross Division.
- Once both the Gross Division and Handicap Index Division teams are formed using the above criteria, the 4-person scramble competition is conducted without handicap strokes – this is called competing at “scratch”
- There are two competitions – the top 3 finishing teams in both the Gross Division and the Handicap Index Division receive awards and invites to the National Finals at Pebble Beach.
- In the event of a tie, the golf professional shall break the ties by matching cards among the tied teams. The matching of cards shall begin with the #1 handicap hole (not the first hole) and continue with the #2 handicap hole, etc. until the tie is broken. This is the only acceptable method of breaking ties at an NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic event.
- The competition is deemed to be closed/final when the results are announced and the prizes have been presented.
- All players hit tee shots. Each player’s tee shot must be used at last 3 times during the 18-hole round.
- Choose the best drive and have all players hit their next shot from the spot within one club length, no closer to the hole and played from the same cut of grass. Should a team’s selected shot lie in a hazard, bunker, fairway rough, green-side fringe, etc., then all team members must play their shots from the same conditions.
- Once on the green, each player’s ball must be placed within six inches of the ball mark, no closer to the hole.
- Continue the sequence until the ball is holed-out. Once is ball is hole-out, play is completed for that hole.