What are the eligibility requirements to play on the StateLine Amateur Tour?
A player must be a member of the StateLine (SLAT) Tour and pay the $50 membership fee. Click HERE to register for membership and events.
A SLAT member must have an active GHIN number with a Central Links Golf member club or through our e-club membership. Click HERE for e-club membership.
A SLAT member must be an amateur golfer.
A SLAT member must be at least 18 years old on the day of the event.
What fees are involved with the SLAT and what do they include?
Membership into the tour is $50, and each individual event is $85.
The $85 event fee includes the round of golf, cart fees and driving range usage. Prizes are also awarded out of this entry fee. Players may walk but are encouraged to ride in the cart to help with pace of play. Food and beverage are covered separately by the player.
When is the Deadline for signing up for an event?
The deadline for registration is always one week before the event at midnight. For example, if the event is schedule for Monday, May 20, the deadline for that event is Monday, May 13 at 11:59 PM.
Are there handicap requirements for SLAT and what are the divisions?
A player must have a handicap index of 18.2 or lower to play in SLAT events. If a player has an index that exceeds 18.2, that player may still play, but the index will be reduced to 18.2
The Open Division is a gross only competition for the better players and the maximum handicap index is 3.0. The Open division generally plays a golf course at 6600 to 7200 yards.
The Senior Division is a gross only competition for the better players who are 50 years or older on the day of the event and the maximum handicap index is 8.0. The Senior division generally plays a golf course at 6000 to 6600 yards.
The Players Division is a gross and net competition for players whose index is between 1.0 and 18.2. The Players division plays a golf course at 6000 to 6600 yards.
The Legends Division is a gross and net competition for players who are 60 years or older on the day of the competition and the maximum handicap index is 18.2. The Legends division generally plays a golf course at 5000 to 5800 yards.
What Handicap index is used for a StateLine Tour event?
With the World Handicap System (WHS) updating a player’s index daily, the SLAT will utilize the index for each player the day of the event. Scorecards will not have handicaps printed on them and players should check electronic scoreboards or the Central Links Website scoring to ensure the index used is accurate.
Do women play on the StateLine Tour?
Yes. Women compete in the same division as the men based on the above requirements and play from a forward set of tees.
What do SLAT players compete for?
Gift certificates, which are redeemable at any Central Links Golf member club, are awarded within each division to the top players. The amount and number of players awarded is based upon the number of players in each division per event. The winner of each division will receive $125 in merchandise and all ties are split. A player in the Players or Legends division may only win one award (Gross or Net, but not both) per event and will be paid the highest value. Gift certificates are sent through email directly to the player the day after the event.
Players in each division are also competing for points toward the StateLine Amateur Tour Player of the Year (POY) within their own division. The POY will receive a trophy at the year ending Tour Championship.
SLAT points are also awarded to The Watson Challenge Points list as well as the KC Area Amateur and Senior Amateur of the Year lists.
Is a practice round included in a SLAT event?
No. However, individual facilities on their own may offer a practice round. Please contact the facility directly to see if they choose to offer a practice round to SLAT members.
What are the Rules of Play for a SLAT event?
StateLine Amateur Tour events are conducted by the 2019 Rules of Golf published by the USGA and R&A. The Central Links Golf Terms of the Competition (Hard Card) apply for all events and any Local Rules of the host facility are not in effect. The Code of Conduct and Pace of Play policies are in place and available to all players on the first tee.
Are Caddies or Spectators allowed at SLAT events?
Yes. Players are responsibility for the actions of the caddie under Rule 10.3. Spectators are allowed to follow players as well as ride in the cart. However, all SLAT events have a strict 2 golf cart per group policy and no exceptions will be made even if all 3 players in a group have a caddie and/or a spectator.
Other Notes for StateLine events:
The maximum score allowed per hole is 9 (Rule 21.2).
All event scores will be posted to the GHIN system by Central Links Golf.
Players compete in groups of 3 within their division, unless an odd number of players in a division exists, in which case it may be a group of two or divisions may be mixed in a grouping.
Pairings for each individual event are published on the Central Links website and emailed to players usually four days before the event.
Any questions concerning the StateLine Amateur Tour may be directed to Todd Stice email@example.com.