Player Information

Transportation

Airport – The PCGA can provide player shuttle transportation to and from the SeaTac International Airport. It is 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on traffic to Chambers Bay. Any player that needs shuttle service to/from the SeaTac International Airport must make reservations with the PCGA by filling out an online form with your travel information. See link below.

Hotels – Player shuttle transportation will also be available to and from the hotels in DuPont, Washington that are listed on the Hotels & Accommodations page. Player shuttle transportation will be available beginning on Monday, July 19 through Friday, July 23. A specific shuttle schedule will be distributed at Registration.

Players needing assistance with transportation to and from the SeaTac International Airport and/or hotels in DuPont each day of the championship must complete this online form and provide all information needed.

Click here – Travel & Shuttles Form – 2021 Pacific Coast Amateur

Beginning Saturday evening, July 17, the following PCGA staff can be reached on-site at Chambers Bay:

    Torrin Westwood – 360-301-9038

    Troy Andrew – 206-399-8452

Practice Rounds – Players

Practice rounds at Chambers Bay will be available to contestants on Sunday, July 18 and Monday, July 19, per times allocated by Chambers Bay. Please note: Local contestants are highly encouraged to play their practice round on Sunday, July 18 so that contestants coming from out of town have a chance to play Monday, July 19. There are not enough practice round times for everyone on Monday, July 19. Players are only allowed one complimentary practice round and they will not be available to contestants prior to Sunday, July 18 unless authorized by the PCGA. All starting time arrangements must be made through the PCGA office in Federal Way, Wash. by calling Marie Hasegawa at (253) 214-2910.

Registration

Registration for contestants will be Monday, July 19 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Chambers Bay. Registration will be located right outside the large Event Pavilion that is located across from the golf shop. Please look for signage.

Dress Code

The PCGA dress code applies to contestants, caddies, and gallery, and will be strictly enforced during the Championship week. Suitable attire must be worn at all times. Suitable attire DOES NOT include jeans or denim of any kind or color, running suits, CARGO PANTS OR SHORTS (Pockets on sides), tank tops, t-shirts or unkempt clothing of any kind. Shorts are permitted but must be worn at mid-thigh length or longer. All shirts must have collars and must be worn tucked in. All caps must be worn with the bill forward. Sandal type golf shoes are not permitted. Failure to adhere to the dress code may result in disqualification and removal from club property.

NOTE: Cargo pants or shorts are defined as having side pockets on the side of the leg. Because of the differing nature of cargo pants and shorts, the PCGA does not permit any type regardless of their quality or material in an effort to maintain our attire standard which assists us to attain the very best golf clubs as host sites. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Automotive Carts

The use of automotive carts of any kind are not permitted.

Caddies

Caddies are allowed for the championship. Chambers Bay has caddies available. Reservations can be made by contacting Bryan Pierce, Director of On-Course Services and Caddie Master. The cost is $100 per day, which includes tip. Contestants must reserve a caddie as soon as possible.

Spectator Carts and Gallery

Due to the limited availability of carts, there will not be any spectator carts available for the Championship. Spectators who wish to gallery players may walk the course, but are asked to please be cognizant of creating any sort of distraction, noise, or unduly delaying play.

Live Scoring/Championship Portal

The PCGA will conduct Live Scoring during the Championship. During each round, PCGA volunteers will be stationed at key locations on the golf course and will request scorecards after the completion of a hole in order to record updated scores.

Go to the championship portal for pairings, live scoring, results and player information. The portal will be available at pacificcoastamateur.com You can also access the portal by using the USGA Tournament Management app on your mobile device. To access the championship portal, login using the GGID: PCA2021

Methods of Payment

Cash and all major credit cards are accepted throughout the facility.

Players' Hosted Welcome Barbecue

The Players’ Welcome Barbecue will be held in the Event Pavilion at Chambers Bay on Monday, July 19 beginning at 6:00 p.m. (social hour) and 7:00 (barbecue). The PCGA hosts this dinner for all players (included in the entry fee), volunteers and officials. Guests are also welcome to attend, but tickets must be purchased at PCGA registration for $45 per person (U.S. funds), which includes all taxes and gratuities. Business casual/golf attire is preferred.

PCGA Hosted Lunch

To further assist in deferring player expenses, the PCGA will host (included in the entry fee) each day for players (Tuesday-Friday).

Morse Cup Team Photos

(Applies only to PCGA Member Association Teams)

The traditional Morse Cup team photos will be taken Wednesday morning, July 21, prior to play. The location and a specific schedule of photo times for each association will be distributed to those on a Morse Cup team at registration.

Championship Format

Individual – The Individual Championship shall be conducted over 72 holes. There is no cut.

In the event of a tie, the individual champion will be determined by a hole-by-hole playoff immediately after the conclusion of play.

Morse Cup Team – The team Championship, consisting of PCGA member association teams only, will be conducted over the first 36 holes. The two low scores of three each day will be totaled to determine the winning association team of the Morse Cup competition and Trophy. In the event of a tie, co-champions will be declared.

Awards

Individual – The low individual scorer will receive a PCGA Gold Championship Medal and a Crystal Trophy and his name will be engraved on the Edgar Updegraff Pacific Coast Amateur Championship Perpetual Trophy. Individuals finishing second will receive a PCGA Silver Championship Medal. Individuals finishing third will receive a PCGA Bronze Championship Medal.

Morse Cup Team – The winning association holds the Morse Cup Perpetual Trophy for one year. Each team member receives a Gold Championship Medal. Each member of the team(s) finishing in second place will receive a Silver Championship Medal.

Media & Photos

If you have questions about media or photos please, contact the PCGA Media Director Vinny Fiorino at vfiorino@wagolf.org.

Please follow along with the championship on our social media accounts for regular updates throughout the championship week. We encourage you to use the hashtag “#PacCoastAm” when posting about the championship and to tag the championship’s social accounts when you post.

Photos from each day will posted on the Championship Portal during the event under the ‘Media’ tab. Photos can be downloaded directly from the portal.

PCGA Contact Information

If you need to contact the PCGA staff prior to the Championship, you may do so as follows:

PCGA office – Federal Way, WA
1-800-643-6410 (office)

PCGA Executive Director, Troy Andrew – (206) 399-8452 – troy.andrew@thepnga.org

PCGA Staff, Torrin Westwood – (360) 301-9038 – torrin.westwood@thepnga.org

PCGA Staff/Media Director, Vinny Fiorino – (253) 279-3709 – vincent.fiorino@thepnga.org