U.S. Amateur Four-Ball puts team play into focus
The motivational quote reminds us that there’s
no ‘I’ in
the word ‘Team’.
A competitive golfer would change that well-
quote to suggest that there’s also no ‘I’ in
As the competitive schedule across the
up, focus turns to regional,
state and invitational team
. While the two-man team
format has been
a popular one in recent years, the upcoming
Ball Championship sure has put it in focus this
In the month of May, alone, there are at least
man team events being held across the
association four-balls were slated in Alabama,
Virginia, Massachusetts and Texas, just to
name a few,
while regional associations like the Carolinas
Association, Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan
Association, Palm Beach County Golf
the Northern California Golf Association hold
annual two-man events.
The month of May is also host to numerous
four-balls, including many filled with elite
Just last weekend, the Champions Cup
Champions Golf Club in Houston. Kenny Ebalo
Gregory Horodesky won over a solid field but
deeper look at the teams in the field lend an
what we might expect May 2-6 next year at
Olympic Club in San Francisco.
Dan Crockett and Parker Smith, who’ve won
titles at the Anderson Memorial Four-Ball,
second alongside the Texas duo of Brad Kropp
Randy Lance. Brady Exber and former U.S.
champion Kevin Marsh tied for sixth.
Throw in the recently-completed National
at Whisper Rock and even our own AmateurGolf.com
Two-Man Links Championship
, there is
major focus on four-ball and team events. And
goes on and on...
With the lengthy qualification process
as soon as Aug. 13 at Hackensack Golf Club in
N.J., registration has already begun and
doubt, being sided.
With another 70 two-man team events (at
from today through the start of qualifying, you
we’ll know a bit more about the potential
Four-Ball by mid-summer.
Are you planning on trying to qualify for the
U.S. Amateur Four-Ball? Have you picked out
partner yet? Let us know in the comments
ABOUT THE U.S. Amateur Four-Ball
The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, the newest USGA
championship, will be played for the first time in
2015 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif.
The event, which has no age restriction, is open
to those with a Handicap Index of 5.4 or lower.
It is one of 13 national championships conducted
annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly
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