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Dutch Amateur Championship 11 - 13 August 2022

We are very pleased to announce that the Eindhovensche Golf, in close co-operation with the Royal Dutch Golf Federation, will host the 22nd Dutch Amateur Championship from 11th till the 13th August 2022. This will be the 22nd edition of the 72 holes international strokeplay amateur event in The Netherlands. With a field of 102 men and 42 women, the tournament has grown into a unique and increasingly international event. It has been part of the EGA-calendar for many years.

It is our joint ambition to further grow the event, thus, the Eindhovensche golf, the Royal Dutch Golf Federation and the European Golf Association are currently working closely together in order to give the Dutch Amateur Championship an even greater exposure in the international amateur golfing scene.

Dutch Amateur Championship:

A 3 days 72 holes Strokeplay tournament which is the leading international amateur event in The Netherlands. The field (144 players) will consist of:

  • 102 Men
  • 42 Ladies

Nations Trophy:

The Nations Trophy is open for teams of minimum two and maximum three players that must be entered by their home Federation. Each country may be represented by a maximum of three teams. The Trophy (36 holes Strokeplay) will take place during the first 2 rounds on 11 and 12 August. For the final results the aggregate of the best two scores out of three on each round will count. In case of a tie, the two scores not previously counted, will be taken into account and the team with the lowest individual score will be proclaimed the winner. Trophies will be awarded to the first and second team.

Entries:

Entries should be submitted online here. Deadline for entries is 28 July 2022 at 23:59. Only complete entries will be included in the draw.  

Program:

Wednesday 10 August: AM-AM playing event
Thursday 11 August: Round 1 (strokeplay)
Friday 12 August: Round 2 (strokeplay)
Saturday 13 August: Rounds 3 and 4 (strokeplay) and Prize ceremony championships
   

Registration and payment:

Wednesday 10 August from 10.30 - 15.00 or 11 August before the first round. Payment: we prefer payment by card. When players are not able to pay on Wednesday (due to travel for example), they can also pay on Thursday before their own tee times. Make sure to come well in time!

Fee players: € 150,00 per person

  • One 18-holes practice round
  • Use of the practice facilities
  • Entry fee
  • Welcome dinner on Thursday, 11 August
  • Lunch and dinner on Thursday, 11 August and Friday, 12 August
  • Lunch on Saturday, 13 August
  • Free shuttle service from the Van der Valk hotel to the Eindhovensche Golf on 10, 11, 12 and 13 August

Eligibility Men:

Any amateur player in possession of their National Federation card or membership of a recognized golfclub, with an WHS index of 1.0 or better is eligible to enter.

All entries will be subject to the approval of the Championship Committee, which reserves the right to accept any entry. Moreover, already previously accepted entrants can also be removed from the starting list, if the Championship Committee sees reason to do so.

The starting field will comprise of 102 competitors. Any entrant in at least one of the following categories will be allocated a place in the starting field:

  1. Current US Amateur, European Amateur, British Amateur and Dutch Amateur Champions.
  2. Playing members of the five leading teams and ties in the last edition of the Eisenhower Trophy.
  3. Team members making the semi-finals in the last edition of the European Men’s Team Championship.
  4. The current European Boys Team Champions.
  5. Team members who participated in the last edition of the St Andrews Trophy, the Jacques Leglisé Trophy, Arnold Palmer Cup, and the Michael Bonallack Trophy.
  6. Winner Dutch NK strokeplay (all ages).
  7. Winner Dutch NK strokeplay (under-18).
  8. NGF top-10 ranked players at the date of closure: 28th of July.
  9. Five players nominated by the Eindhovensche Golf.
  10. Five players nominated by the Committee of the Dutch Amateur Championship at its own discretion.
  11. The highest ranked entrants with WAGR (1 – 2000) at the date of closure: 28th of July.

In the case when categories 1 – 11 will not result in a starting field of 102 men, the rest of the places will be allocated on the basis of WHS index.

When a National Federation enters three players that meet the selection criteria, a fourth player can be entered by the same National Federation without having to meet the selection criteria (after approval of the Championship Committee).

Eligibility Women:

Any amateur player in possession of their National Federation card or membership of a recognized golfclub, with an WHS index of 3.0 or better is eligible to enter.

All entries will be subject to the approval of the Championship Committee, which reserves the right to accept any entry. Moreover, already previously accepted entrants can also be removed from the starting list, if the Championship Committee sees reason to do so.

The starting field will comprise of 42 competitors. Any entrant in at least one of the following categories will be allocated a place in the starting field:

  1. Current US Amateur, European Amateur, British Amateur and Dutch Amateur Champions.
  2. Playing members of the five leading teams and ties in the last edition of the Espirito Santo Trophy.
  3. Team members making the semi-finals in the last edition of the European Ladies' Team Championship.
  4. The current European Girls Team Champions.
  5. Team members of the last edition of the Vagliano Tropy.
  6. Winner Dutch NK strokeplay (all ages).
  7. Winner Dutch NK strokeplay (under-18).
  8. NGF top-5 ranked players at the date of closure: 28th of July.
  9. Two players nominated by the Eindhovensche Golf.
  10. Three players nominated by the Committee of the Dutch Amateur Championship at its own discretion.
  11. The highest ranked entrants with WAGR (1 – 2000) at the date of closure: 28th of July.

In case when categories 1 – 11 will not result in a starting field of 42 women, the rest of the places will be allocated on the basis of WHS index.

When a National Federation enters three players that meet the selection criteria, a fourth player can be entered by the same National Federation without having to meet the selection criteria (after approval of the Championship Committee).

Withdrawals

Withdrawals must be notified to the Dutch Amateur Championship Committee before August 9. Players who violate this condition will not be able to participate in the next edition of this championship. Players who wish to withdraw from the tournament can do so by contacting: registration@dac.golf.

Starting times

The Championship Committee reserves the right to rearrange and/or alter starting times. The participant must arrive at least 5 minutes prior to his/her starting time. In the absence of circumstances that warrant waiving the penalty for disqualification as provided in Rule 5.3a, the penalty for failure to start on time is two strokes at the 1st hole instead of disqualification.

Waiting list:

Unsuccessful entrants will be placed on a waiting list ordered first by WAGR, followed by EGA ranking and best WHS index. Ties on WHS index will be ordered by means of earliest registration date.

Cancellations between the date of publication of the list of admitted players will be covered by the waiting list until the day before 11 August. Only the players on the waiting list who have confirmed availability to play by email to registration@dac.golf will be called. The players who have not done so will be withdrawn from the competition. For more information, please contact us at registration@dac.golf or via phone: +31 650969663 / +31 653812523.

Practice Round:

Practice times can be booked by phone: +31 40 2014816 (caddy master), or via e-mail to the Eindhovensche Golf: info@eindhovenschegolf.nl. From 2 – 11 August it is possible to book a tee time for your practice round. For each player in the tournament one practice round is free of charge. The fee of an additional round is € 50,00 and € 10,00 for players under the age of 21. More details can be found here.

Hotel Accommodation:

The Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven (15 minutes from the golf course) offers a preferential rate for participants in the Dutch Amateur Championship. The rate is:

  • € 65,00 for a double comfort room (excl. breakfast)
  • € 85,00 for a double superior room (excl. breakfast)
  • Breakfast is € 17,00 pp.

Reservations at Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven can be made by phone: +31 402116033, or by mail: reservations@eindhoven.valk.com. Make sure to mention the code: EIN-GF144248. For more information, please visit: www.hoteleindhoven.nl.

Transport/shuttle service:

There will be a shuttle service available between the Eindhovensche Golf and the Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven forplayers and coaches from 10 – 13 August. Arrangements to be made at the Info Desk. Pickup/drop off at other hotels may be possible on request. For requests or contact please call: +31 6 41134775.

Driving range:

The driving range is free of charge and open from 7.00- 10.30 AM and from 11.30 AM-20.30 PM.

Trolleys:

Free trolleys are available (limited: first come, first served) and can be booked by phone (+31 402014816) or via e-mail to the Eindhovensche Golf: info@eindhovenschegolf.nl (caddy master). Deposit is € 25,00 cash.

Medical service:

During the tournament a first aid service is available with a doctor and physiotherapist. For contact throughout the tournament please call: + 31 6 41134775.

Bar and restaurant:

Open at 06.30 AM  
Breakfast from 06.30 AM – 09.00 AM
Lunch from 11.30 AM – 14.00 PM
Dinner from 19.00 PM – 21.00 PM

Bad weather procedure:

A detailed overview of what to do with bad weather can be found here.

Local rules:

The local course rules for the 2022 Dutch Amateur Championship can be found here.

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