Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a qualifying tournament? What courses host the tournament?

The qualifying tournament was eliminated in 2016. 


The SDGA Tournament is on a 3-course rotation (subject to change):


Apple Mountain Golf Course

Sawmill Golf Club

Saginaw Country Club

Is there a handicap requirement to enter?

No, however, our pace of play policy will require participants to keep pace or risk penalty or disqualification.  Also, participants who fail to return a score within 20 strokes of the cut for their division may have future entries denied. 

Are there still exemptions for success in past SDGA tournaments?

We have not eliminated exemptions.  There will be an early registration period for those who meet the exemption criteria (see the RULES) and we look forward to your continued participation in The District.  Exempt players can also register during General Registration but registration will close once the field is full. 

I'm not exempt, how do I register and how many spots are available?

You will register during General Registration.  Registration is first-come, first-served so when the field for each division is full, registration will close.  The Open Division will have 42 players and the Legends Division will have 24 players.  Check the website for the number of available spots and if your entry was received.  

I see there is online registration, can I still mail or drop off cash or a check?

You may mail or drop off your entry to R.C. Hendrick (2885 S. Graham Road, Saginaw, MI 48609) during regular business hours (M-F 8am-4pm).  If you drop it off, it will be logged in at that time, if you mail it, it will be logged in when it is opened.  Again, registration is first-come, first-served and when the field for each division is full, registration will close.  

What is new for this year's tournament?

Because of the rain last year, this will be the first year of the new cart policy.  Please review the rules with regards to caddies and cart-sharing.  


Also, after years of expanding the field to try to encourage participation we have "right-sized" the field to where it has been for most of the SDGA history.


Finally, if you haven't noticed already, we have a new website.  This was designed in-house at no cost and we'll be saving money on the web hosting so it's a benefit to all participants.