Men's Championships

The RIGA annually conducts 16 Men's Championships. In addition, the RIGA conducts qualifiers for State and USGA events.

The 2024 Tournament Schedule is now available. There are several events that dates have not yet been secured. Once dates are secured, they will be released and added to the schedule.

2024 Men's Championship Registration Open Dates:

May/June events: February 14 at 10am
July/Aug. events: April 3 at 10am
Sept./Oct. events: July 10 at 10am

New refund/withdrawal policy for Men's Championships: 2024 Refund Policy


2024 RIGA Championship Regulations and Tournament Player's Information

2024 Local Rules & Terms of Competition


May 7-8, 2024

Rhode Island CC & Potowomut GC

Tuesday, May 7: 18 Holes Stroke Play
Wednesday, May 8: 18 Holes Stroke Play

Eligibility: Amateur golfers who have a member-ship with a RIGA member club and who have a combined team handicap index not to exceed 16.0. Handicaps will be verified.

Registration Opens: February 14, 2024
Registration Closes: April 24, 2024

Final Results

RECAP: Lukowicz, Caparco Win 75th Four-Ball Championship

VIDEO: Cooke, Leopold Attempt to Make History

VIDEO: 75th Four-Ball Championship 

VIDEO: Masterson, Jackson Make Presence Felt

VIDEO: Play Suspended 

VIDEO: Caparco, Lukowicz Win Championship

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May 20-21, 2024

Agawam Hunt

Monday, May 20: 18 Holes Stroke Play
Tuesday, May 21: 18 Holes Stroke Play

Eligibility: Male amateur golfers who have a membership with a RIGA member club and who have reached their 55th birthday by May 20, 2024. The field will be limited to 70 teams.

Registration Opens: February 14, 2024
Registration Closes: May 8, 2024

Day 1 -- Results 

Day 1 -- Video Highlights

Day 1 -- Video Highlights

Day 1 -- Recap

Day 2 -- Final Results

Day 2 -- Tommy d'Oliveira and Richard Rotelli Post Victory

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June 4-5, 2024

Wanumetonomy G&CC

Tuesday, June 4: 18 Holes Stroke Play
Wednesday, June 5: 18 Holes Stroke Play

Day 1: Video Highlights

Day 1: Recap

Day 2: Final Results

Day 2: Video Highlights

Day 2: O'Neill, O'Leary Win Title

 

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119th AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Warwick CC
July 8-13, 2024

CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT:

    - 36 Holes of stroke-play qualifying to determine 32 match play qualifiers
    - 132 players, comprised of exempt players and qualifiers, will compete in the championship

Monday, July 8: Round One of Qualifying - 18 Holes Stroke Play
Tuesday, July 9: Round Two of Qualifying - 18 Holes Stroke Play
Wednesday, July 10: Match Play - Round of 32 - Morning
Thursday, July 11: Match Play - Round of 16 - Morning
Thursday, July 11: Match Play - Quarterfinals - Afternoon
Friday, July 12: Match Play - Semifinals - Morning
Saturday, July 13: Match Play - 36 Hole Final - Morning

Eligibility: Amateur golfers who have a membership with a RIGA member club or are a Rhode Island
resident and a Men's Handicap Index of not more than 10.0.
 
Exemptions: 119th Amateur Championship Exempt Player List

PRE-QUALIFYING ROUNDS:

Wednesday, May 22: Cranston CC - Results
Monday, June 3: Foster CC - Results
Tuesday, June 11: Fenner Hill GC - Results

Each qualifying site will be limited to 78 players. Each player will have the choice as to which site they
would like to play, until that site becomes full. The number of qualifiers at each qualifier will be
determined by the RIGA after entries close, based on the size of the field at each site.

Alternates: an alternate pool will be formed that includes ALL players from each qualifying site with
the next best score after the cut line.  After qualifying, all players in the pool will then be randomly
selected and ranked by number as alternates. The alternate list for will be published, posted online
and updated as players are added to the Championship Proper.

ENTRIES OPEN: Thursday, April 25, 2024 @ 10am

ENTRIES CLOSE: Monday, May 15, 2024

PLAYER INFORMATION & PAIRINGS: Complete tournament details, including information about
practice rounds, pairings, starting times, and yardages played, will be emailed and posted on
rigalinks.org after entries close.

ENTRY FEE:
QUALIFYING FEE: $130.
CHAMPIONSHIP FEE: $70. Player's advancing to the Championship will be responsible for a $70.00
Championship fee.  This fee will be due from the player upon being transferred to the Championship
proper in the online registration system.  The credit card used to initially register will be charged
$70.00 to complete the processing of the Championship fee.
EXEMPT PLAYER FEE: $195. For players who are exempt from pre-qualifying and includes the Entry
fee, Championship fee and lunch on day 1 of the Championship Proper.

LATE ENTRIES: If a player wishes to enter a tournament after the entry deadline, and if there is an
available spot for that player, there will be an additional charge of $25.00.

CART & CADDIE POLICY: Cart and Caddie policy: Motorized carts will not be
permitted for use during the Championship Proper. Motorized Carts are only permissible
during the pre-qualifying stage. Cart fees are not included in the entry fee.  If a player chooses to
take a cart for the pre-Qualifying round, the fee can be paid on the day of competition in the club's golf
shop. A player may take a caddie, use a push/pull cart or carry their own bag at any stage of the competition.

CONDITIONS/SCHEDULES:
  The RIGA reserves the right to alter any of the conditions and schedules herein. 
The decision of the RIGA in any matter shall be final.

Men's Championship Refund Policy

Video Highlights from Cranston 

Recap from Cranston 

July 29 - August 2, 2024

Pawtucket CC

Monday, July 29: 18 Holes Stroke Play Qualifier
Sudden Death playoff (if necessary) immediately following the completion of play for 16th and 64th place
Tuesday, July 30: Round of 16 - 18 Holes Match Play - Winners advance
Wednesday, July 31: Quarterfinals - 18 Holes Match Play - Winners advance
Thursday, August 1: Semifinals - 18 Holes Match Play - Winners Advance
Friday, August 2: Finals - 18 Holes Match Play

Eligibility: Male and Female junior members and caddies of clubs affiliated with the RIGA or full time RI residents who will not reach their 19th birthday by August 2, 2024.

Format: 4 Divisions -
Boys' Championship Division - 16 Players
Girls' Championship Division - 16 Players
Boys' 14 & Under Division - 16 Players
Boys' Second Division - 16 Players

Registration Opens: April 3, 2024
Registration Closes: July 22, 2024

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August 6-7, 2024

Valley CC

Tuesday, August 6: 18 Holes Stroke Play
Wednesday, August 7: 18 Holes Stroke Play

Eligibility: Field will be limited to 132 players.
Professionals: RI PGA members, New England PGA members and apprentices, and RI Residents will pay an entry fee of $350.00.
Unaffiliated & Non-RI Resident Professionals: Will be eligible and pay an entry fee of $450.00.
Amateurs: RIGA members with a handicap index of 2.5 or less and must have 2023 or 2024 Player of the Year points. Preference will be give to professionals. All amateurs will be put on a waiting list and will be notified of their status after the entry deadline. The amateur entry fee is $175.00.

Registration Opens: April 3, 2024
Registration Closes: July 24, 2024

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August 12-13, 2024

Ledgemont CC

CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT:

  • 54 Holes, Stroke Play
  • There will be a cut after 18 Holes to low 42 players plus ties.
  • The Senior Division will cut after 18 Holes to low 15 players plus ties.


Monday, Aug. 12, 2023 - Round One (18 Holes)
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2023 - Round Two (18 Holes) & Round Three (18 Holes)

ELIGIBILITY:
Male amateur golfers who are RIGA members and have a membership with a RIGA member club and who have a handicap index of not more than 10.0. 

SENIOR DIVISION:
For competitors who have reached their 55th birthday by Aug. 12, 2024. The Senior Division will be a 36-Hole competition and comprised of the Seniors playing the forward tees only. The low 15 Seniors plus ties will play Round Two. If a Senior plays the back tee, they will be competing in the main event only. Should a Senior playing in the main event earn Player of the Year points, they will be added to the Senior Player of the Year.

Registration Opens: April 3, 2024
Registration Closes: July 31, 2024

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Pawtucket CC
August 26, 2024

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  • 9:00am - Shotgun
  • Lunch will be served following golf

FORMAT:

  • 18 Holes of Selected Drive - Alternate Shot
  • There will be Gross & Net Divisions
     

ENTRIES OPEN: Wednesday, April 3, 2024

ENTRIES CLOSE: Wednesday, August 14, 2024
 

PLAYER INFORMATION & PAIRINGS:
Complete tournament details, including information about practice rounds, pairings, starting times, and yardages played, will be emailed and posted on rigalinks.org after entries close.

ENTRY FEE: $160. The fee includes lunch and cart fees. $80.00 per additional child

CONDITIONS/SCHEDULES:  The RIGA reserves the right to alter any of the conditions and schedules herein. The decision of the RIGA in any matter shall be final.


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September 30 -October 1, 2024

North Kingstown GC

CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT:

  • 36 Holes, Stroke Play
  • There will be a cut after 18 Holes to low 60 players plus ties.


Monday, Sept. 30, 2024 - Round One (18 Holes)
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2024 - Round Two (18 Holes)

Eligibility:
Male amateur golfers who have a membership with a RIGA member club,
have a handicap index of less than 10.0 and have reached their 55th birthday by
September 30, 2024.

REGISTRATION OPENS: July 10, 2024
REGISTRATION CLOSES: September 18, 2024

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October 9-10, 2024

Green Valley CC & Newport CC

Wednesday, October 9: 18 Holes Stroke Play
Thursday, October 10: 18 Holes Stroke Play

Eligibility: All amateur golfers who are a member at RIGA member club and hold a RIGA member-ship.

Format: Play will be 36 Holes of Stroke Play over two days. There will not be a cut after 18 holes. There will be a Gross & Net Division. Players will compete in both divisions.

Registration Opens:
July 10, 2024
Registration Closes: September 25, 2024

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October 22-23, 2024

The Misquamicut Club

Tuesday, October 22: 18 Holes Stroke Play
Wednesday, October 23: 18 Holes Stroke Play

ELIGIBILITY: Male amateur golfers who have a membership with a RIGA member club and who have
reached their 25th birthday by October 22, 2024.  A player may not have a men's Handicap Index of
more than 10.0.

PRE-QUALIFYING: 18 Holes - Stroke Play

Qualifier #1 - Lincoln CC: Wednesday, September 4
Qualifier #2 - Glocester CC: Wednesday, October 2
Qualifier #3 - Weekapaug GC: Monday, October 7

Each qualifying site will be limited to 40 players.  Each player will have
the choice as to which site they would like to play, until that site becomes
full. The number of qualifiers at each qualifier will be determined by the RIGA
after entries close, based on the size of the field at each site.

ALTERNATES: an alternate pool will be formed that includes ALL players from each
qualifying site with the next best score after the cutline.  After qualifying, all
players in the pool will then be randomly selected and ranked by number as alternates.
The alternate list for will be published, posted online and updated as players are
added to the Championship Proper.

Mid-Amateur Exempt Player List

ENTRY FEE:
QUALIFYING FEE: $115.
CHAMPIONSHIP FEE: $50. Player's advancing to the Championship will be responsible
for a $50.00 Championship fee.  This fee will be due from the player upon being transferred to
the Championship proper in the online registration system.  The credit card used to initially
register will be charged $50.00 to complete the processing of the Championship fee.
EXEMPT PLAYER FEE: $165. For players who are exempt from pre-qualifying and includes
the Entry fee, Championship fee and lunch on day 1 of the Championship Proper.

TOURNAMENT PROPER:

October 22-23, 2024 - The Misquamicut Club -  99 Players

Tuesday, October 22 - 18 Holes Stroke Play
                                   Cut to Low 45 Players plus ties.
                        Senior Division Cut: Low 18 players plus ties

Wednesday, October 23 - 18 Holes Stroke Play

Registration Opens:
July 10, 2024 at 10am
Registration Closes: August 28, 2024

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