Final Update: Golf Tournaments Affected by Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma rolled up the West Florida Coast and into Georgia, affecting millions of people, and inflicting untold damage. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected by this storm.
As a result of the hurricane, the damage it has inflicted to golf courses, and the associated travel disruptions, many golf tournaments have been cancelled, postponed or rescheduled.
In the latest update, the USGA announced that they were moving the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship
from Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, FL to Champions Golf Club in Houston, TX. Houston was also hard hit by Hurricane Harvey but has recovered enough to host the championship.
If we discover more tournaments affected by Hurricane Irma we will add them to this list, but just about all of the cancelling or rescheduling has now taken place.
Tournaments affected by Hurricane Irma (updated 9/26)
- Florida Mid-Senior Four-Ball South, Estero CC, Ft. Myers, FL (Sep 9-10)
- Golfweek Program Challenge, True Blue GC, Pawleys Island, SC (Sep 9-11): men's College tournament hosted by Golfweek Magazine
- Golfweek Women's Program Challenge, Caledonia G&FC, Pawleys Island, SC (Sep 10-12): women's College tournament hosted by Golfweek Magazine
- Georgia GSGA One-Day, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA (Sep 11)
- Florida Junior Tour, Lemon Bay Golf Club, Englewood, FL (Sep 11-12)
- The Invitational at Kiawah, Kiawah Island (SC) Resort (Sep 11-12): College tournament hosted by the College of Charleston
- The Devlin, Secession Golf Club, Beaufort, SC (Sep 14-17): National Two-Man Invitational honoring Bruce Devlin
- Florida FSGA One-Day, Waterlefe G&RC, Bradenton, FL (Sep 15)
- Florida Junior Tour, Sara Bay Golf Club, Sarasota, FL (Sep 16-17)
- Florida Junior Tour, Temple Terrace G&CC, Temple Terrace, FL (Sep 16-17)
- Florida Junior Tour, Crandon Park GC, Key Biscayne, FL (Sep 23-24)
- Florida Southwest Amateur Series, Rookery & Hammock Bay, Naples, FL (Sep 23-24)
- Florida FSGA One-Day, Colliers Reserve CC, Naples, FL (Sep 25)
- Senior Azalea Invitational, CC of Charleston, Charleston, SC (Sep 27-29): A Major of senior amateur golf
- Florida FSGA One-Day, Jacaranda GC, Plantation, FL (Sep 13)
- Florida Women's Net Stroke Play, Audubon CC, Naples, FL (Sep 16-17)
- U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifier, Montgomery (AL) Country Club (now Sep 14)
- U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifier, Camden (SC) Country Club (now Sep 14)
- U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifier, Coral Ridge CC, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (now at PGA National GC, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Sep 18)
- U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifier, Rivermont GC, Johns Creek, GA (now Sep 19)
- Florida FSGA One-Day, Harbour Ridge Y&CC, Palm City, FL (now Sep 22)
- Florida Mid-Senior Four-Ball North, World Woods GC, Brooksville, FL (now Oct 7-8)
- Florida FSGA One-Day, West Bay GC, Estero, FL (now Oct 9)
- Florida FSGA One-Day, Tampa Palms G&CC, Tampa, FL (now Oct 9)
- U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Qualifier, Cypress Run Golf Club, Tarpon Springs, FL (now Oct 12)
- Florida Junior Tour, Eagle Creek G&CC, Naples, FL (now Oct 14-15 at The Forest CC)
- Florida FSGA One-Day, Regatta Bay G&YC, Destin, FL (now Oct 22)
- U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Qualifier, Dye Preserve GC, Jupiter, FL (now Oct 26)
- South Carolina Senior Better-Ball, Santee Cooper CC, Santee, SC (now Oct 28-29)
- Florida FSGA One-Day, Reunion Resort, Kissimmee, FL (now Nov 1)
- U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur, Champions GC, Houston, TX (Nov 11-16)
- Florida FSGA One-Day, Bradenton CC, Bradenton, FL (now Dec 4)
It should also be noted that The Spirit International Amateur has been postponed. It was originally scheduled for October 30-November 4 at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, TX. This decision was made by the Spirit Golf Association Board of Directors in response to the need to support the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund efforts.