Inaugural Chanticleer National Four-Ball accepting registrations
GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 20, 2014) -- When the idea for the Chanticleer National Four-Ball was conceived, it was immediately decided that the project wouldn’t just become yet another amateur four-ball event.

And, leading into the inaugural event, it appears the committee is well on its way to achieving that most important of goals.

Scheduled for Oct. 24-26 at the Chanticleer Course at Greenville Country Club in Greenville, S.C., the Chanticleer National Four-Ball strives to be among the most prestigious amateur championships in the nation. The event will provide 50 top amateur teams striving to compete in the USGA Four-Ball with the opportunity to see how they can compete against an elite field.

With the flurry of interest and buzz surrounding the upcoming USGA-run U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championships, the group behind the Chanticleer -- which includes Greenville Country Club head professional Eric Pedersen, club professional Bo Wicker and tournament directors Frank Wrenn and Will Dennis -- chose inaugural dates accordingly to provide interested teams a chance to play together in a national- level event at a highly-renowned course before their USGA qualifiers.

Moving forward, the event has set a goal to simply be one of the very best four-ball events the nation’s top players and teams looks at as the format continues to grow in interest.

Perhaps more important to the success of the event than its timing is the host course.

The Chanticleer Course at Greenville Country Club, home to tour players Bill Haas, Lucas Glover, and Ben Martin, was specifically chosen for the National Four-Ball as it provides a perfect setup for the team format and truly rewards high- risk shots typical of four-ball play.

"The old school feel of the golf course is something that makes it fun to play,” said Haas, a PGA Tour winner and FedEx Cup champion. “Many of the holes have challenging tee shots where you have to move it both left to right and right to left.

“The greens are always the best bent grass greens in the southeast, including the tour courses we play nearby."

Designed by Robert Trent Jones and opened in 1970, the Chanticleer Course is among the top courses in the state of South Carolina and in the 10-year rotation to host the South Carolina State Amateur -- which it hosted in early July.

“It is one of the very best courses my dad ever designed” explained Rees Jones.

The setup and quality of the course is, indeed, a big draw for the high-level amateurs competing in the event but golf isn’t all the Greenville, S.C. area offers. Greenville’s vibrant downtown area has been showcased in publications like Southern Living as being one of the very best in the southeast for its beauty, quality of living, recreational variety, its great restaurants, and nightlife. Visit: www. visitgreenvillesc.com for more.

Additionally, the tournament committee will host teams chosen from the field of entrants to a very special cocktail party kick off on Friday night as well as breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, all of which is included in the entry fee. After the first round, players have the option to hang out at the club for the afternoon and evening to watch football on the big screens with their favorite beverage and plenty of food made to order.

The event is currently accepting registrations with the field to be chosen by the tournament committee based on aggregate team handicap and the playing record of the team members. In addition to the competition against an elite field, the tournament committee plans to also host optional tournaments within the tournament such as dog fights and skins games to promote more fun and excitement.

To learn more about the event, visit our Tournament Overview page. To explore the Chanticleer Course and Greenville Country Club, visit www.gccsc.co m.

ABOUT THE Chanticleer National Four-Ball

The goal of the Chanticleer National Four-Ball is to serve as one of the game's most prestigious and competitive Four-Ball events. The event is held annually at the Robert Trent Jones-designed Chanticleer Course at Greenville Country Club and it's the perfect place to provide competitors a challenging layout that lends itself to risk-reward shotmaking. The host club is in the rotation for the South Carolina state amateur -- Bill Haas of the PGA Tour was a winner there.

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