Sectional and District Tournament Media Credential Requests: Media shall request credentials from the site manager. Go to the Boys Golf or Girls Golf web pages to access sectional and district tournament information. Then click on the district you are covering. Tournament site manager's contact information is located there.
State Tournament Media Information: The following information was prepared to assist you with your coverage of the upcoming OHSAA golf state tournaments. Please contact Tim Stried(email@example.com or 614-267-2502, ext. 124) at the OHSAA office should you have additional questions. Previews, groupings and additional information will be posted on the OHSAA web site the week of each state tournament.
Dates and Locations:
Oct. 14 and 15 Boys Division II at OSU Scarlet Course, Columbus
Oct. 14 and 15 Boys Division III at Northstar Golf Club, Sunbury
Oct. 14 and 15 Girls Division II at OSU Gray Course, Columbus
Oct. 21 and 22 Boys Division I at OSU Scarlet Course, Columbus
Oct. 21 and 22 Girls Division I at OSU Gray Course, Columbus
Addresses and Websites: NorthStar Golf Club is located at 1150 Wilson Road, Sunbury, 43074 and its website is www.thenorthstargolfclub.com. The OSU golf courses are located at 3605 Tremont Road, Columbus, 43221 and the website is ohiostategolfclub.com.
Times and Format: Groups begin teeing off at 9 a.m. (except for Boys Division III at NorthStar, where groups will begin teeing off at 8:30 a.m.), with the last group slated for 10:28 (9:58 at NorthStar). Threesomes will tee off on holes 1 and 10. Twelve teams and 12 individuals (72 golfers) will participate in each division, where a team champion and individual medalist will be crowned. The 36-hole tournament will consist of 18 holes on Friday and 18 on Saturday. Team scores will be determined by using the best four of five scores each day.
Credentials: There is no official credential application form to submit to the OHSAA for the state golf tournaments and no other advance registration is needed. Media members shall show their company identification (ID badge or letter from editor/supervisor) for admittance. At the OSU golf courses, ID must be shown from the vehicle when entering the parking lot. Media shall then sign in and ask tournament personnel to obtain a media packet, which contains a credential, release, welcome letter and program.
Parking: There are no designated media parking lots. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the lots around the clubhouse.
Media Work Space, Wireless Access, Internet Connections, Telephones: There are no specific designated work areas for media, however some space is available in the clubhouses at both Ohio State and NorthStar. Wireless internet access is available at both courses. At Ohio State, check with OHSAA personnel in the McMillan Room, which is located beside the restaurant on the second floor in the main clubhouse. At NorthStar, check with clubhouse personnel in the pro shop.
Results: Results will be posted on the OHSAA web site as soon as possible following each day’s competition. Results will also be posted in the Associated Press Marketplace for AP members.
Media Are Asked to Adhere to the Following Guidelines:
Remain one-half hole behind the participants you are following.
Media are not permitted to use a motorized golf cart.
Interviews are only permitted during crossover (from 9 to 10 or from 18 to 1) or after a round has been completed. Do not converse with participants during play.
Photographers may take positions along the course, but please remain in the rough and do not shoot as a player is swinging or putting. See the OHSAA Photography Regulations posted at OHSAA.org for more information.
Photographs Available: Media outlets unable to send a photographer to a state tournament are encouraged to use the OHSAA’s official photographer, Impact Action Sports Photography. Their website is www.ImpactActionPhotos.com (click on the media request form). Contact Joe Maiorana (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ben Barnes (email@example.com) with any questions.
Coaches, school staff, freelance photographers and parents of competitors are not permitted to receive media credentials. Media outlets found to be in violation could be subject to reduced access at future OHSAA state tournaments.