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

see also: San Francisco City 2020 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

Results: San Francisco City Championship
WinCADaniel ConnollySan Francisco, CA180
Runner-upCANoah SheikhWoodside, CA120
SemifinalsCABen PetersRedwood City, CA80
SemifinalsORMarcus PotterTualatin, OR80
QuarterfinalsCARoshan ChekuriPleasanton, CA50

View full results for San Francisco City Championship

ABOUT THE San Francisco City Championship

** The qualifying field for the San Francisco City Men's Championship qualifier has been reached 120 players. Players may enter the Pre-Qualifier here. Please see below for a description of the entry process.


Match Play qualifying will be held February 15-16, 2020 and will consist of 36 holes played at TPC Harding Park and Lincoln Park Golf Courses.

From November 1 - November 30, registration will be open only for exempt players under the following categories:

* The Past Ten years of San Francisco City Champions
* 2019 San Francisco City Men’s Championship Match Play Qualifiers
* Top 20 Individuals 2018-2019 NCGA Points Lists
* 2019 NCGA Champions (Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Junior)
* 2019 USGA Event Qualifiers (Amateur, Mid- Amateur, Junior)

On December 1 at 8:00am, registration will open to all players with a handicap index of 6.4 or lower as of 12/01/2019, and will remain open until the field limit is reached. Once the field limit is reached, all additional entrants will pre-qualify at Lincoln Park on Friday, February 14.

Those 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 $150.

Once all qualifying has been completed, the Men’s Championship Flight will consist of 32 contestants -- the defending champion if entered (who will be the #2 seed), and the remainder from the Men’s Championship qualifier.

If the defending champion wishes to play in qualifying for Medalist honors, he loses the #2 seed and will be seeded accordingly if he qualifies successfully.

*In the event of a playoff for match play a player must be present in order to retain his right to participate in the playoff.

Match play will begin on February 22, 2019. All match play for the Championship Flight will be held at TPC Harding Park.

The oldest municipal tournament in the USA. Match play event with scratch men's, senior, 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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