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 Certified Golf.
In order to be fully eligible to win prizes in a NIMAGA Tournament, a member must have recorded on the Certified Golf Handicaps, Inc. handicap revision sheets the following number of scores:
|PRIZE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT|
|Event Name and Date of Event||Month||Minimum Scores||Tournament Entry Due Date||Interstate's Revision Date Used|
|Spring Thaw (April 14)||April||no requirement||April 3th||April 1st|
|April Midweek (April 30)||April||no requirement||April 19th||April 15th|
|May Jamboree (May 5)||May||at least 1||April 23th||May 1st|
|May Midweek (May 9)||May||at least 1||April 28th||May 1st|
|NIMAGA Cup (May 22)||May||at least 2||May 11th||May 15th|
|Summer Classic (June 3)||June||at least 2||May 24th||May 15th|
|June Midweek (June 12)||June||at least 3||June 2nd||June 1st|
|Senior Open (June 25)||June||at least 4||June 14th||June 15th|
|NIMAGA Club Championship (July 14 & 15)||July||at least 5||July 3rd||Ju;y 1st|
|July Midweek (July 26)||July||at least 6||July 16th||July 15th|
|August Classic (August 12)||August||at least 7||August 1sh||August 1st|
|August Midweek (August 15)||August||at least 7||August 4th||August 1st|
|Patrooits Day Classic (September 8)||September||at least 9||August 29th||September 1st|
|NIMAGA Players Championship (September 15 & 16)||September||at least 10||September 1st||September 1st|
|Two Man Better Ball (October 7)||October||at least 10||Sept 24th||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.