Dixie Women's Amateur 2016 Invitational Golf Tournament
December 19 - 22 2016
Coral Springs, FL



TPC at Eagle Trace
1111 Eagle Trace Blvd
Coral Springs, FL  33071-7824
phone: (954) 753-7222
url: www.pgatour.com

Tournament Overview

72-hole stroke invitational women's stroke play event. Field consists of former Dixie Amateur Champions, and women invited by the Tournament Committee. (You may request an invitation at www.dixieamateur.com).

The first three rounds of the Dixie are played the Woodlands Country Club's East and West courses. Field is cut after 54-holes. New entry options include a meal, and practice round inclusive package at an excellent rate.

Contact Information

John Hand, Tournament Director
11801 Heron Bay Blvd.
Coral Springs, FL 33076
phone: 954-770-7138

Results for this tournament are posted outside AmateurGolf.com. Click here to view results.

The Dixie Amateur originated in 1924 and was played at the old Miami Country Club. South Florida was the “first” great golf destination and the South Florida golf scene has always been rich in talent. The Dixie Amateur always attracted great amateur players.

Early winners of the Dixie Amateur included: Frank Stafaci, Earl Christianson, Frank Perpich, Frank Strananhan, Al Besselink, and Doug Ford. With the closing of the Miami Country Club in 1953 the Dixie was discontinued until 1962.

The tournament has been played continuously since 1962 at various courses around Miami including The Links of Key Biscayne and The Golf Club of Miami. During this period many Champions won the Dixie Amateur before finding success on the PGA Tour. These players include: Andy Bean, Bruce Fleisher, Nolan Henke, Len Mattice, Jesper Parnevik, Hal Sutton and Lanny Wadkins.

From 1990 through 1997 the Dixie Amateur Championship was hosted at the Bonaventure Resort & Country Club in Fort Lauderdale. During this period, the tournament was held in December over the Christmas break. This move allowed a greater number of collegiate players to participate. The Dixie Amateur began attracting a very strong field at a time of year when there were no other amateur events. Golfweek magazine began awarding points towards Amateur National Rankings and a new wave of talent emerged including Tiger Woods in 1992 and Sergio Garcia in 1997.

In 1997 the Dixie Amateur created a Senior Division for players 50 years and older. This attracted a larger audience, increased exposure and an even stronger field resulted. Steve Earsley of Stuart, Florida won the inaugural event at Bonaventure Country Club and successfully defended his title again in 1998.

In 1998 the Dixie Amateur moved to Palm- Aire Country Club in Pompano Beach, Florida utilizing the two challenging course layouts designed by George and Tom Fazio.

The Oaks and Cypress courses have hosted several Florida Opens and in 1999, the PGA NIKE Tour’s South Florida Classic. From 1998 to the present, the Dixie Amateur has continued to grow and develop into one of the premier amateur golf tournaments.

Hunter Haas was our 2000 Dixie Amateur Champion. At that time, he was the number one ranked amateur golfer in the United States, had won the USGA Public Links Championship and was invited and played in the 2000 Masters. That year 57 colleges and universities were represented in the tournament.

In December of 2002, the Dixie Amateur petitioned Golfweek magazine to award points towards National ranking for the Senior Division. To comply with the ranking criteria, the age for the Senior Division was changed to age 55 and older. Seniors will receive National ranking points beginning in December of 2003.

The tournament committee added a new Ladies Division in January of 2003. The inaugural event attracted 5 of the top 20 nationally ranked Lady Amateurs. The first "Lady Dixie" Amateur Champion, Meaghan Francella, defeated Paula Creamer in the final match. Paula Creamer was the number one ranked Junior Girl in the United States.

In January of 2003 the Dixie Amateur attracted 257 golfers from as far away as the Peoples Republic of China, Australia, New Zealand and Scotland. There were students from 75 colleges and universities along with students from 26 different high schools, as far away as Los Angeles, California.

The Dixie Amateur is unique because of its history and because it is held at a time when the rest of the country is freezing cold. The “golfing world” takes a holiday break, there are no other amateur golf events to compete with, no collegiate tournaments and no PGA Tour events to steal the spotlight.

The Dixie Amateur continues as one of the oldest amateur golf championships in the country, rich in history and tradition.

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For invited players and those who meet stated exemption criteria.

$395Early Entry Fee (on or before Oct. 15)
Includes 72 holes of golf at Woodlands Country Club’s East and West Courses.
$660Value package (On/before Oct. 15)
Includes tournament entry, 2 days of unlimited practice rds, unlimited range balls for the week, 4 days lunch. NOTE: hotel rooms not included in the package this year. See list of recommended hotels

Emma AlbrechtOrmond Beach, FL
Barbara ArlatiPieve Emanuele , Italy
Alice BarbieriWindermere, FL
Margot BechadergueAix-en-Provence, France
Rebecca BechtBrussels, Belgium
Hannah BermanPonte Vedra Beach, FL
Emily BrooksChapel Hill , NC
Chloe CaronBondues, France
Jennifer ChangCary, NC
Mathilde ClaissePOISSY, France
Elisabeth CodetSt Jacques sur Darnetal, France
Gabriela CoelloWinter Garden, FL
Selena CostabileThornhill, Canada
Caroline CraigSautee Nacoochee, GA
Chloe CurrieMississauga, Canada
Tanya EathakottiCoral Gables, FL
Nicole FelceHoliday, FL
Janine FellowsNew Orleans, LA
Renata FierroMerida, Mexico
Alexandra ForsterlingBerlin, Germany
Hannah FosterHobe Sound, FL
Jamie FreedmanMiami Beach, FL
Sophie GuoOrlando , FL
Anne HakulaAustin, TX
Mary-Katelyn Holanek Cary, NC
Hannah HolzmannSan Antonio, TX
Taylor HowertonEvansville, IN
Kaeli JonesSumterville, FL
Kayla KatterhenryNewburgh, IN
Vanessa KnechtRichterswil, Switzerland
Jordy LaBarberaAllen, TX
Charlotte LAFOURCADESaint Jean de Luz, France
Agathe LaisneBoulogne Billancourt, France
Hannah LeinerBoca Raton, FL
Amanda LeslieParkland, FL
Mika LiuBeverly Hills, CA
Sophie LiuMelbourne, FL
ALIX LOWEFarmingdale, NY
Candice MaheGourin, France
Kelly MarutaniJakarta, Indonesia
Sarah MayFleming Island, FL
Courtney McKimRaleigh, NC
Ramya MeenakshisundaramJacksonville , FL
Marisa Messanaft lauderdale, FL
Lauralie MigneauxTarnos, France
Mackenzie Mooretrophy club, TX
Bryana NguyenColumbia, MD
Makenzie NiblettAustin, TX
Anna NordforsAskim, Sweden
Georgia ObohRiveria Beach, FL
Logan OtterSaint Peters, MO
Cecily OverbeyHigh Point, NC
Noemie ParePalm Beach Gardens, FL
alexa rivasMiami, FL
Michelle RodriguezMiami, FL
Chloé SalortErmont, France
Ava Schwienteckmagnolia, TX
Yujeong SonNorman, OK
Natalie SrinivasanSpartanburg, SC
Sophie StoneOX33 1BD, England
alizee vidalgosier, France
Susana VikGreenwich, CT
Lauren WaidnerFleming Island, FL
Lauren WallerCanonsburg, PA
Pete WlodkowskiCarlsbad, CA
Ashley YarbroughAkron, OH
Ashley ZagersOldsmar, FL

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