11th Hungarian MidAm Open Championship
a counting event for WAGR
Hungarian Golf Federation and Hungarian MidAm Golf Association
1-3 of September 2023 (3 individual StrokePlay rounds on 54 holes).
The official practice round 31st of August, 2023 (Thursday)
The Hungarian MidAm Open Golf Championship will be held in accordance with the R&A Rules, the Hungarian Golf Federation’s and the Hungarian Mid-Amateur Golf Association’s Rules and Ranking Rules, and the Birdland G&CC’s Local Rules in force during the tournament.
Any domestic mid-amateur golfer who meets the requirements of Appendix 2 of the Competition Rules and any mid-amateur golfer registered abroad who meets the requirements of Appendix 2 of the Competition Rules is eligible to enter. The Organisers will accept entries from players who have reached the age of 30 on the 1st of September 2023 at 0:00.
The competition will take place in three rounds in an individual stroke-play format, where the field will be cut after the second day of the Championship (36 holes).
Application of the cut: up to 72 players, including tied players, taking into account the proportion of players of each sex in the original starting field, with the Championship Committee deciding in case of doubt.
The exact application of the cut (number of players, gender ratio, etc.) may be modified by the Tournament Director at his discretion, but the exact description of the cut must be posted on the information board or entered into the GOLFiGO system by 12:00 on the practice day at the latest.
The Championship Committee decides (if circumstances allow) that in the case of a cut, players who have not made it to the finals can also play (out of competition) on the day of the final, but they can only start 30 minutes after the last group of players (Flight).
The Championship is a handicap modifier.
Entry for the Championship:
Entry is possible in online mode only at the GOLFiGO system. (mgsz.golfigo.com)
Entry and other deadlines:
Entry deadline: 28 August 2023 (Monday) at 12:00
Deadline for receipt (crediting) of the entry fee: 29 August 2023 (Tuesday) at 12:00
The deadline for withdrawing an entry (without a "No Show" entry) is 30 August 2023 (Wednesday) at 12:00 (noon) in GOLFiGO
The entry becomes valid upon payment of the entry fee. Entries will only be accepted if the entry fee is paid by the deadline.
The €240 entry fee must be paid to the following bank account:
Owner: MMAGE Magyar Mid-Amatőr Golf SE
IBAN: HU14 1176 3024 4331 2885 0000 0000
In the notice of the transfer: your name and "11th Hungarian MidAm Open Championship entry fee"
The entry fee includes:
GreenFee on the practice round and on the Championship (4 GreenFees in total),
3x Snack pack,
Swiss Laboratory refreshment points during the three rounds,
Friday post-tournament dinner with dessert and St. Andrea wine tasting
on Saturday, a grill party at the terrace and participation in The Box Donuts party
On Friday and Saturday PING club fitting and Oakley sunglasses test
A maximum of (144) entries will be accepted, which includes players with wild cards.
Wild card: According to the competition rules.
(In all cases, the deadline for entries will apply.)
Players with an HCP Index higher than this will not be allowed to participate in the tournament (except for up to 6 wild card players invited by the Organizers, with the proviso that the HCP Index of the wild card player(s) must not exceed 24.0 or 30.0)
WAGR Ranking: The Championship is a counting event for world ranking points event and is registered by both the EGA and WAGR.
Power in 2022: 24,1229
The start list for the first round of the competition will be available on GOLFiGO from 12:00 on Thursday 31 August 2023 at the latest.
The starting lists for the following rounds will be available on GOLFiGO within one hour after the official end of the previous rounds.
In the second round, the field will start in ascending order based on the first day's Stroke results, preferably in categories by gender.
In the third round, the field will start in descending order based on the first and second day's aggregate stroke results. The final groups shall be formed so that the players with the best chance of winning in each category start last.
The starting list is drawn up in accordance with Annex 1 to the Competition Rules.
male: standard tee (yellow)
female: standard tee (red)
Champions in 2022
Open Champion (male): Szeberényi Máté
Open Champion (female): Galyna Zagorodnia
Hungarian Champion (male): Szeberényi Máté
Hungarian Champion (female): Hoang Thu Dung Zung
In the event of a tie for first place in either the Men's Gross, Women's Gross, or Nations’ Cup categories after the last round of competition, the players concerned (or in the case of a Team, the player nominated by the Team Captain) will play a Play-off until the winner is clearly determined ("sudden death"). The Play-off will take place at the time and on the holes designated by the Championship Committee.
All other placings, as well as for the Net Men's and Net Women's categories, will be based on the better aggregate results of the last 36, 18, 9, 6, 3, and 1 holes.
At the Hungarian MidAm Open Championship, the Organisers will announce results in the following categories:
The prizes of the Hungarian MidAm Open Championship can be awarded to any participant according to the classification of the category.
At the Hungarian MidAm Championship, the Organizers will announce results in the following categories:
The Hungarian Mid-Am Golf Association will award special prizes in the following categories:
Men's Net (based on stroke-hcp results from the first two days of the tournament)
Women's Net (based on first two days' stroke-hcp results)
In the Nations Cup, the Organisers will announce results in the following categories:
The prizes of the Hungarian MidAm Championship can be awarded to any participant of Hungarian nationality, according to the classification of the category.
Double remuneration is allowed for all Gross-Gross prizes.
Double remuneration is not allowed for all Gross-Net prizes.
The Nations Cup category is open to players from all countries in groups of at least 3 and up to 4 players. Any number of teams from one country may enter. Evaluation will be based on the gross number of strokes by adding up the three rounds of the Championship. The 3 best scores of up to 4 players in each round will be taken into account.
The scorecard must be handed in immediately after the end of the round at the designated place (Scoring Area) and signed by the Player and the Scorer. Once the player has handed in the scorecard, he/she cannot make changes or corrections.
The pace of play:
According to Annex 4 of the Competition Rules.
The use of a caddie is allowed.
Distance meter use:
The use of a distance meter is allowed as long as it is used for distance measurement only, no other additional measurements (slope, wind speed, etc.) are allowed.
Golf car use:
According to Annex 5 of the Competition Rules.
Announcement of results:
Within 30 minutes after the last round of the Championship when all scorecards have been received and processed.
Designated by the HGF, the exact list of names will be indicated in the GOLFiGO system.
The Championship Director of the HGF, the Hungarian MidAm Association’s secretary, the venue representative, and the Rules Officials. The exact roster will be published in the GOLFiGO system.
The Championship organizers and the Championship Committee reserve the right to make changes.
It is the player's responsibility to be familiar with the rules and conditions of the Championship.
The decision of the Championship Committee is final and cannot be appealed.