PREVIEW: 2023 Christmas Classic
Del Monte Golf Course
Del Monte Golf Course

As the holiday season gets underway, so does the Winter Series, presented by Callaway. The first event is the 2023 Christmas Classic, presented by Callaway at Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey, Calif., from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3. 

Nathan Jetton of Bandon, Ore., won the 2022 Christmas Classic in dramatic fashion, chipping in on the first playoff hole to secure the victory. Kyle Gentry of Palo Alto, Calif., won the Mid-Amateur Division, finishing T7 overall with rounds of 73-73 to defeat Daren Johnson of Covina, Calif., by one shot.

The tournament's founder Casey Boyns of Monterey, Calif, won the Senior Division by one shot over three players who finished T2. Boyns made a birdie on the final hole to win.

Boyns is a two-time California Amateur champion and a longtime looper at Pebble Beach.


Boyns is the founder of the Christmas Classic, and the original name of the tournament was Casey's Christmas Classic when it started in 1985.

Established in 2001, the Tour, presented by Callaway, hosts competitive amateur golf events at amazing courses across California. Past winners of AGC tour events include PGA Tour players, top-ranked collegiate players, and nationally ranked senior and mid-am players. events offer divisions for male, female, senior, mid-am, and (for 3 of the 6 events) net players.

ABOUT THE AGC Christmas Classic


The Christmas Classic was founded by 2-time California State Amateur Champion Casey Boyns over 20 years ago and it always attracts a great field. This is our most popular event, and year in and year out it sells out. Field limited to 104 players; Championship, Senior, and Net divisions.

Your entry fee includes two rounds of golf (cart at players expense), $4500 in Callaway Golf certificate prizes, $20 lunch certificate, and a great weekend at one of the Monterey Peninsula's wonderful classic courses, "Old" Del Monte.


For players aged 16 and over who have a USGA or equivalent index of less than 5.5

For players age 50 and over (as of the tournament date) with a handicap index of less than 8.0. Note: Must be 55 and over for NCGA Senior Points.

For players 16 and over with handicap between 5.5 and 18.0.

MID-AM (subdivision of Championship)
For players age 25-49. Compete alongside the younger players in the Championship Division, (same tees, same prize opportunities) and if there are at least six Mid-Ams, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded.

SUPER SENIORS (subdivision of Senior)
For players age 65+. Compete alongside the younger senior players in the Senior Division, (same tees, same prize opportunities) and if there are at least six players 65 or over, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded for low super senior.

WOMEN (subdivision of Championship)
Will play in the Championship Division but from a shorter tee; if there are at least six women in the field, a separate prize and trophy will be awarded. Net players will play in the Net Division but from a shorter tee.

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