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 (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 accumulated scores every two weeks excluding tournament scores which will be reported by the Tournament Director. NIMAGA Tournament Directors will report all regular and midweek event scores to Golf Handicap Network.

In order to be fully eligible to win prizes in a NIMAGA Tournament, a member must have recorded on the Golf Handicap Network handicap revision sheets the following number of scores:

Event Name and Date of Event Month Minimum Scores Tournament Entry Due Date GHN's Revision Date Used
Spring Thaw (April 6) April no requirement March 27th March 15th
April Midweek (April 23) April no requirement April 14th April 15th
May Jamboree (May 4) May no requirement April 24th April 15th
May Midweek (May 14) May at least 1 May 6th May 1st
NIMAGA Cup (May 19) May at least 2 May 10th May 15th
Summer Classic (June 2) June at least 2 May 23th May 15th
June Midweek (June 17) June at least 3 June 8th June 1st
Senior Open (June 27) June at least 4 June 18th June 15th
July Midweek (July 9) July at least 5 July 1th July 1st
NIMAGA Club Championship (July 20 & 21) July at least 6 July 10th July 15th
Inaugural Par 3 (July 28) July at least 6 July 20th July 15th
August Classic (August 4) August at least 6 July 26th July 15th
August Midweek (August 19) August at least 7 August 10th August 1st
Patriots Day Classic (September 7) September at least 9 August 29th September 1st
NIMAGA Players Championship (September 14 & 15) September at least 9 September 1st September 1st
Two Man Better Ball (October 6)  October at least 10 Sept 27th October 1st

Any member who does not fulfill the foregoing requirements for a tournament will be eligible in that tournament to win no more than a $15 minimum prize.

New Members - A new member is not eligible to win more than a $15 prize in any NIMAGA tournament until his handicap being used for the tournament reflects at least five scores made as a member during the current year and has completed a NIMAGA tournament for his NIMAGA handicap.