amateurgolf.com September Events Update
24 Aug 2005

We're getting ready for one of our biggest months of tournament golf ever in September. Will you be a part of it?

Roddy Ranch is a perfect venue for match play

We couldn't be more excited to visit Antioch's Roddy Ranch on September 16-18 for our first ever Match Play Championship. Friday qualifying will determine 8 players in each division who will face off against those who are exempt due to their ranking on the amateurgolf.com Tournament Series points list. Two matches on Saturday, followed by two matches on Sunday, will determine the champion in each division. You play as long as you keep winning, and suffice to say that the adrenaline of match play is more than enough to eliminate the fatigue of playing 36 holes in a day.

NOTE: We have extended the registration deadline for exempt players (the highest ranked 8 players from each of our 3 divisions who register to play
) to September 1st. Because several players have other commitments (like the US Senior Amateur) we will likely go down the list farther than the top 8, so if you're close you can call us at 760-929-9297. To register or find out more, please click here>

We play Harding Park just two weeks before it hosts The World Golf Championships

Harding Park reclaimed its position as one of the country's finest courses in 2003 after Sandy Tatum successfully led an effort to renovate the venerable layout. In the process, Tatum brought a major professional event to San Francisco, The American Express World Golf Championship being played in early October. amateurgolf.com is pleased to be holding a qualifier for The Stocker Cup just two weeks prior to the arrival of Tiger, Phil, and Vijay and the setup will be almost identical to what the pros will play. The qualifier is open to players aged 25 and over with a handicap index of 2.4 or lower.

While amateurgolf.com can't claim the level of impact on golf that Mr. Tatum has had, we are proud nonetheless of our effort to expand the scope of one of the country's finest amateur tournaments through an open qualifying event. In 2004, we ran the first-ever 5-spot qualifier at Harding Park and 72 players competed with a score of 75 making the field as first alternate and a medalist score of 72.

So you know what you're trying to qualify for ... The Stocker Cup is a mid amateur tournament where a field of 50 top mid amateurs plays a two-fold competition over 72 holes at the unbelievable Preserve Golf Club in Carmel. A team competition where each amateur is paired AT&T Pebble Beach-style with a friend of the late Peter Stocker is held simultaneously with an individual 72 hole medal play competition ranked by Golfweek Magazine as a national points event. To register or find out more, please click here>

We play Harding Park just two weeks before it hosts The World Golf Championships

When we first heard about the opening of Arroyo Trabuco, we knew it would be the logical place to start our move south, where we plan to offer Southern California amateurs the same level of competition that has made our events staples on the NCGA Points Schedule.

Like our two-day events in Northern California, the tournament will have three divisions:

Scratch: Players aged 16 and over with handicap index less than 5.5
Senior Scratch: Players aged 50- and over with handicap index less than 8.0
Net: Players aged 16 and over with handicap index 5.5 to 15.0.

We always offer a generous prize fund, and carts are included in your entry fee. And the tournament, like all our events, is open to players from all over the world -- we have already had several entries from our Northern California 'regulars.' To register or find out more, please click here>

About the course

Arroyo Trabuco, designed by Tom Lehman and Casey O'Callaghan, opened to rave reviews in 2004. Just one turn off of the 5 freeway and short drive east on Avery Parkway gets you there- and you will be greeted by not only a superb test of golf, but all the amenities that you would expect from a private club (only this one isn't) such as a grass practice facility, restaurant and bar, and outdoor dining area.

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