San Francisco City Announces New Website, Online Registration Begins
03 Dec 2016
by Pete Wlodkowski of AmateurGolf.com

see also: San Francisco City 2023 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP, TPC Harding Park Golf Course

The TPC Harding Park will host all championship matches
The TPC Harding Park will host all championship matches

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.  (December 3, 2016) -- Today marks the launch of a new, responsive website for the one of the most historic golf tournaments in the United States. The 101st annual San Francisco City Championship, as part of a sponsor-supported effort to take the match play event to the next level for the next 100 years, has not only unveiled a new website, it has made commitments to a sweeping list improvements.

Over the years the goal of the committee has been to continue to improve the tournament. Player experience in the City Championship is always the focal point. To keep costs low, most match play rounds were played at Lincoln Park.

“For the 101st playing of The City we have been able to move the tournament back to TPC Harding Park, the tournament’s historic home course,” said Tournament Chairman Michael Miller. “This was made possible with the help of San Francisco Parks and Rec, TPC Harding Park GM Tom Smith, and the generous financial support of title sponsor Charles Schwab.”

The tournament has also received support from The Mayor's Cup, Carol Kaufman, and a diverse group of local businesses that include taverns, a car dealership, and a major golf publication, Global Golf Post. The sponsor list is as almost as diverse as the cast of characters who play each year – the tournament has always been famous as a place where a firefighter, a plumber, or a company CEO might face off on any given day, on an equal playing field.

With only a minimal entry fee increase, the need to charge additional green for match play has been eliminated. This is sure to be popular with players, especially those that advance well through their brackets. The tournament will also go off in threesomes at 11-minute intervals in qualifying to improve pace of play and the overall feel of the tournament. 

“The City” was founded in 1917 and has been played every year since, uninterrupted by rain, sleet, wind or war.  We are extremely happy to be involved in starting the tournament's second hundred years on a positive note as this historic tournament continues to provide enjoyment for generations of California golfers.

Information and registration links for each division can be found below:

Men’s Championship
Women’s Championship
Senior Championship
Super- Senior Championship
Open Flights


Pete Wlodkowski – AmateurGolf.com
760-929-9297 or petewl@amateurgolf.com

ABOUT THE San Francisco City Championship


*An NCGA Points Tournament*

**Entry procedure for 2023: Exempt players will have first chance to register. They will be emailed an access code to register, and registration for these players opens on January 3. Registration opens for all other players on January 15.

Exempt players may email results@amateurgolf.com to request an access code.

Exemption categories:

* The past 10 years of the San Francisco City Golf Champions
* 2022 San Francisco City Men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 men’s 2021-2022 NCGA Points Lists
* 2022 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Junior)
* 2022 USGA Event Qualifiers (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)

On January 15 at 8:00 am, registration will open to all players with a handicap index of 6.4 or lower as of the date of entry, and will remain open until the field limit (120 players) is reached. When the field limit is reached, all additional entrants will pre-qualify at Presidio Golf Club on Friday, March 10, 2023.

Players entering pre-qualifying will pay an entry fee of $150 for the pre-qualifier, and those advancing from the pre-qualifier will pay an additional $225 (must be paid prior to playing).

The 36-hole match play qualifier will be held March 11-12, 2023, with 18 holes played at TPC Harding Park and 18 holes at Presidio Golf Course for a combined 36-hole qualifying score.

There will be 156 players in the qualifying round with 64 players advancing to match play. When all qualifying has been completed, the Men’s Championship Flight will consist of 64 contestants. In the event of a playoff to qualify for match play, a player must be present in order to retain his right to participate in the playoff.

Match play will begin on March 18, 2023. All match play for the Championship Flight will be held at TPC Harding Park.

The use of carts is prohibited for players and caddies in the Men’s Championship Flight (Appendix I – Local Rule Applies)

A schedule of all dates of play can be found on the tournament website sfgolfchampionship.com.

The oldest municipal tournament in the USA. Match play event with scratch men's, senior men’s, women's, senior women’s, and open flight divisions. Past champions include Ken Venturi, Harvie Ward, Juli Inkster, Bob Rosburg, George Archer, and Dorothy Delasin. Some of the “non winners” include Tom Watson and Johnny Miller. Click the “history” tab for more about this wonderful event.

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