Pasadena City Championship set for this weekend
20 Mar 2023
by Jim Young of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Pasadena City Championship, Brookside Golf Club

Though it was first played close to a 100 years ago, the Pasadena City Championship has found a new bounce to its step.

First played in 1929, the Pasadena City Championship drew over 600 participants during its peak years (1975-90), earning it the distinction of being one of the largest city championships in the country. However, the tournament dwindled to less than 200 participants in 2018 and was canceled altogether in 2019 due to a lack of participation.

In 2020, with renewed leadership, Brookside Mens Golf Club teamed up with the Rose Bowl Operating Company, American Golf Corporation, First Tee Greater Pasadena and AmateurGolf.com to revive the Championship. Flushed again with record entries, the Pasadena City Championships has rebounded to regain its rightful place as one of Southern California's most prestigious amateur championships.

The 87th playing of the Pasadena City Championship gets tees off on Friday at the historic William P. Bell-designed Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena. A 54-hole medal play event with a 36-hole cut after two days, the Pasadena City historically attracts some of the elite high school and collegiate golfers from Southern California, along with some mid-amateurs and seniors ready to test their games against the Gen Z's.

UCLA golfer Kyle An returns to defend his 2022 title while former U.S. Public Links champion Tim Hogarth looks to win his ninth Pasadena City title.

Venerable Brookside Golf Club, in the shadow of the Rose Bowl, has hosted numerous major golf tournaments, including 11 PGA Tour events (Pasadena Open 1929 –1938 and the Los Angeles Open in 1968). In addition, Brookside hosted the LPGA Tour in 1971, the USGA Public Links Championship in 1974 as well as numerous SCGA amateur events. Brookside is the only golf course in Southern California to have hosted the PGA, LPGA, USGA and SCGA championships.

ABOUT THE Pasadena City Championship

The Pasadena City is a historic championship that dates back to 1929 and has long been one of Southern California's most prestigious tournaments. A WAGR counting event and SCGA Player of the Year points tournament. Proceeds from the Championship will support youth development programs for the First Tee of Greater Pasadena.

The Championship Flight is an open flight (no age limit) conducted over 54 holes. The field will be cut to the top 30% and ties after 36 holes, to play the finals on Course #1 Sunday.

Net Flights are open to all players 18 or older with 12-month low handicap index ranging from 2.7 to 31.5. The field will be divided into six flights to play over 54 holes. Cut after Saturday rounds to 30% and ties for all flights. Finals for all Net Flights are to be played on Course 1 on Sunday.

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