Eligibility Requirements

Let us start by saying that this information is not directed at any one person. But, it has come to our attention that some may be stretching the rules of eligibility to participate in the AAGA City Open - certainly understandable as it's a wonderful event for local golfers. However, certain requirements were established in 1961 when the Attleboro Area Golf Association was formed with the intent of recognizing the best golfer in the Attleboro Area.

You have to meet one of the following criteria

  • Live in:
    • Attleboro
    • North Attleboro
    • Plainville
    • Norton
    • Mansfield
  • Or, be a member in good standing at one of the following clubs:
    • Norton CC
    • Foxborough CC
    • Hillside CC
  • Or, play the majority of your golf at one of these public courses*:
    • Heather Hill CC
    • Chemawa CC
    • Wentworth Hills CC
    • Stone E Lea GC

* To adjust for public courses, in fairness, the AAGA allowed "those that regularly play" the majority of their golf on one of the facilities on our list to participate in our events. What we ask for proof is your MGA card that shows how many "home" rounds you've played.

Some folks simply use these courses to establish an MGA handicap, which is fine. But are they playing the "majority" of their golf there, or are some using this as a way to circumvent our eligibility requirements to play in the Open?

The "Open" was established to determine the best golfer in the Attleboro area. Checking membership lists at courses is an easy process for the AAGA Committee. Investigating suspect applications is something we'd prefer not to do, but have found it necessary to protect the integrity of the tournament.



Ask Yourself These Questions

  • Do you meet the residential requirements?
    (Not a borrowed address, but you do actually live where you say you live.)
  • Do you play the majority of your golf on one of the public courses on our list? – Not where you just established your MGA card, but is one of these courses what you would consider your "home" course?

Answer the questions. Please don't make us answer them for you.

If you are not sure of your eligiblility, send us an email at: (Committee@AAGACityOpen.com), and we'll let you know.
 
Thank you,

The AAGA Committee