Major Shake Up in the 2018 Summer Amateur Calendar
Lloyd Jefferson Go won the 2017 Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills Golf Club
Lloyd Jefferson Go won the 2017 Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills Golf Club

ATLANTA, GA (October 3, 2017) - The major amateur calendar will undergo a shake up in 2018, as The Dogwood Invitational will now kick off the summer’s amateur golf schedule.

The 52nd Dogwood Invitational, played at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, will be played from June 4-9, 2018, positioning it as the first major amateur event following the NCAA Championships.

The tournament had been played in late June, and though it had drawn strong fields it was during a more crowded time on the calendar. With no other major amateur tournaments to conflict with the new dates, tournament organizers expect an even better field at Druid Hills for 2018 and beyond.

“We’re excited about the move to the earlier date,” said Dogwood Invitational tournament director Edward Toledano. “We take a lot of pride in the quality of our field and the move to this earlier date may allow us to improve that even more. Our expectation is that the field will be pretty strong.”

The 2017 Dogwood Invitational was won by Lloyd Jefferson Go, a recent graduate of Seton Hall University. Go shot a final-round 66 and finished at 21-under 267.

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The Dogwood draws many of the top amateurs from the United States and around the world. Former winners include U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson, multiple PGA Tour winners Brian Harman and Harris English, Georgia Golf Hall of Famer Allen Doyle and numerous Walker Cup participants.

ABOUT THE Dogwood Invitational

Tournament week is June 6-11 at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. The entry fee includes breakfast and lunch tournament days as well as special events.

The history of this prestigious event extends back to 1941, when legendary amateur Tommy Barnes captured his first of five Dogwood titles. Evolving with the times, the modern Dogwood has produced fine champions like Webb Simpson (’07), Brian Harman (’09), Dawson Armstrong (’15), and in 2019 Brandon Mancheno. This evolution can be seen also in our course renovations and set-up, our relaxed tournament atmosphere, and our spirit of social responsibility.

Players are required to walk during tournament play and may carry their golf bag themselves (push carts are allowed) or take a caddie. Caddies may be requested in advance during registration, or players may select one on their own.

Player housing is provided on an as available basis to players only, caddies and traveling companions are not provided housing.

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