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Frequently Asked Questions
about the ISWGA Annual Tournament

If you have a question about the ISWGA tournament that isn't answered below, please feel free to contact us.

Which tees will the participants be playing in the 2022 tournament at Coyote Creek?

Players will play the from the Gold tees at Coyote Creek Golf Club.

How old do I have to be to play in the senior tournament?

In order to be eligible for our tournament, your 50th birthday must be on or before the first day of the tournament.  We award special "Super Senior" net and gross prizes for participants who are 66 years of age or older by the first day of the tournament. We also award a "Legend" net prize for participants who are 75 years of age or older by the first day of the tournament.

Do I have to have a handicap to enter the tournament?

Yes. You must have an established 18-hole IGA / USGA handicap to be eligible for the ISWGA State Tournament.  Your handicap must be able to be looked up online for verification.  

Is my handicap low enough to enter the tournament?

As long as you have an IGA / USGA handicap, you may enter the ISWGA State Tournament. Participants will be paired with players who have similar handicaps for the first day of play.  On the third day the tournament will be flighted based upon your first two days gross scores.  There will be low gross and net prizes given for each flight. 

I don't reside in Indiana, am I still eligible to compete?

In order to be eligible to compete in the tournament, you must be a member of an Indiana golf club or a women's golf league at an Indiana golf club has paid dues to the ISWGA.  We have had some participants who live in Ohio or Michigan near the border of Indiana, but belong to an Indiana golf course.   We also have players who reside in Florida or Arizona during the winter months, but belong to an Indiana women's golf league.

Is the tournament stroke play or a scramble?

The ISWGA tournament is a 3-day individual stroke play event.  Players are flighted on the 3rd day according to their first two days' combined gross score.  Prizes are awarded for several places gross and net in each flight.  There are also prizes for Low Putts and 2 & 4 woman teams on 1st day, as well as prizes for 2-day Medalist (low gross), Memorial Low Net, Super Senior low gross & low net (66+ yrs), and Legends low net (75+ yrs).

Are players from my club eligible to win a team prize?

Team prizes are awarded to teams of players from the same club with the first day lowest combined gross score.  Clubs with 4 or more entrants will only compete for the four-lady team prize.  Clubs with 2 or 3 entrants will compete for the two-lady team prize.  If a player belongs to more than one club or women's golf league who have paid dues to the ISWGA, they may choose whichever club or golf league they want to play for in team play.  The player must indicate this on their entry form or let the treasurer know before the pairings are made.

When and where was the first tournament held?

The ISWGA held it's first tournament in 1980 at Connersville Country Club, which is now Willowbrook Country Club.  There were 80 participants and 34 member clubs.  After seeing the popularity of the tournament (over 120 participants in 1981-83), the board members decided to incorporate in 1983 after their 4th annual tournament.  Click here to read more about the history of the ISWGA.

Where has the tournament been held in past years?

The ISWGA tournament has been held at locations throughout Indiana as far south as Evansville, as far north as Granger, as far east as Terre Haute and as far west as Richmond.  Click here to view a map of where the tournament has been held over the years.  Click here to see a list of past locations, presidents and champions.


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