Northern Illinois Men's Amateur
Golf Association

NIMAGA - Northern Illinois Men's Amateur Golf Association


Prizes and Prize Eligibility

Prizes in NIMAGA tournaments consist of prize certificates which are redeemable at many pro shops and sporting goods stores throughout the Chicago area (LINK TO Who Accepts NIMAGA Gift Certificates). The prize certificates are distributed at or are mailed out after each tournament. Generally, about the top 30% of the entrants in each division receive prizes. The number and amount of prize certificates awarded in each tournament is determined by the number of entries in the tournament. In addition to a prize certificate the winners of each division  receives a plaque commemorating his achievement.


The NIMAGA board strongly recommends that each NIMAGA member report all of their adjusted scores (excluding NIMAGA
Tournament and Match Play scores) within 24 hours after the round has been played.

Event Name and Date of Event Month Minimum Scores Tournament Entry Due Date CDGA Revision Date
Spring Thaw (April 10) April no requirement March 31 st April 1, 2021
April Midweek (April 22) April no requirement April 12 th April 13, 2021
May Jamboree (May 1) May at least 1 April 22 nd April 23, 2021
NIMAGA Cup (May 13) May at least 1 May 4 th May 11, 2021
May Midweek (May 25) May at least 1 May 15 th May 16, 2021
Summer Classic (June 6) June at least 2 May 27 th May 28, 2021
June Midweek (June 17) June at least 2 June 7 th June 8, 2021
Northern Open (July 18) July at least 3 July 10 th July 11, 2021
July Midweek (July 27) July at least 3 July 18 th July 19, 2021
Senior Open (August 4) August at least 4 July 25 th July 26, 2021
August Classic (August 15) August at least 4 August 5 th August 6, 2021
August Midweek (August 17) August at least 4 August 7 th August 8, 2021
Freedom Open (August 28) August at least 4 August 18 th August 19, 2021
Patriots Day Classic (September 11) September at least 5 September 1 st September 2, 2021
September Midweek (September 22) September at least 5 September 12 th September 13, 2021
Two Man Better Ball (October 3) October at least 6 September 23 rd September 24, 2021
NIMAGA Players Championship (October 9 & 10) October at least 6 October 1 st October 7, 2021

The minimum number of scores must be reported prior to the CDGA revision date. Any member who does not meet the foregoing requirements for a tournament will be eligible in that tournament to win no more than a $15 minimum prize certificate.

New Members - A new member is eligible to win no more that a $15 prize certificate in any NIMAGA tournament until the handicap being used has a NIMAGA tournament score reported to CDGA (Note, NIMAGA reports all Tournament and Match Play scores to CDGA).

If Covid-like scenarious reduce the ability to schedule and/or hold tournaments the minimum number of scores required may change.