MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (March 25, 2014) -- Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday announces entries are now being accepted for the 31st annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship held August 25 - 29.
Registration for the four-day, 72-hole event is $475 through May 15, a $100 savings off of the regular entry fee of $575. Registration is available at www.worldamgolf.com.
More than 3,500 amateur golfers from 25 countries are expected to play on more than 60 of Myrtle Beach's best golf courses. Among the renowned layouts that will be hosting the event are the Norman, Fazio and Love courses at Barefoot Resort, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, True Blue Golf Plantation and Tidewater Golf Club.
The World Am is a net stroke play event that flights players into five competitive divisions based on age, gender and handicap. After four rounds of competition, all flight winners and ties advance to the World Championship Playoff, where a champion is crowned.
While competition is at the heart of the World Am's appeal, it's only half the fun. A participant's entry fee also includes nightly admission to the "World's Largest 19th Hole" at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The 19th Hole, which utilizes 120,000-square feet in the convention center, provides players free food, open bar, equipment demos, live entertainment, a 60-exhibitor golf expo and more
World Am players are flighted according to USGA indexes with competitive divisions ranging from men / women under 49 years old to super seniors 70 and above. The event's inclusiveness is apparent in its past champions as winners with handicaps as low as three and as high as 34 have won. Four women have hoisted the championship trophy.
The World Am is a Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday event.