Challenge Cup (2017 – Idle Hour Country Club)
The Kentucky Golf Association and the Kentucky PGA annually play a spirited team match play competition for bragging rights and to earn the Cup. The president of each organization participates as team captains with hopes of guiding their team to victory. The Challenge Cup invitation is extended to the top nine amateurs individuals on the Bushnell Amateur Standings at the selection deadline (August 1 for 2017 – Kentucky Open), the top senior (55+) from the Bushnell Amateur Rankings and two captain’s choices.
USGA State Team Championship (2018)
Every other year the USGA conducts the USGA State Team Championship. Each state can enter one three person team in the 54 hole stroke play championship. The best two individual scores each round counts as the team score. The USGA State Team invitation is extended to the top two individuals on the Bushnell Amateur Rankings at the selection deadline. The third individual selection is determined by the KGA State Team Selection Committee.
Kentucky Amateur Championship (2017 – Keene Trace | Keene Run)
The Kentucky Amateur Championship has been conducted annually since 1911 and has crowned many of the Commonwealth’s legendary golfers. Names such as Gay Brewer, Jr., Bobby Nicholas, Frank Beard, John Owens, Bill Musselman, Jodie Mudd and J.B. Holmes are now engraved on the championship trophy. This championship is the flagship tournament for the KGA and is contested over 54-holes of stroke play competition. Players reach the championship by either qualifying at a section site or earning an exemption into the championship field. The 156 player field is cut to the top 70 and ties after 36-holes of competition. The new entry fee for this event is $95 for the qualifying stage. Players advancing to the championship site will be charged an additional $100. They will pay that fee during player registration on the official practice round day.
Kentucky Four-Ball Championship (2017 – Persimmon Ridge Golf Club)
Formerly known as the Fred Allen Team Championship, this tournament provides a true championship experience for one of the most popular team events. Teams of two players will compete in this 36-hole, Four-Ball competition with an Open Division (gross only), Players Division (gross and net), Senior Division (gross and net) and Masters Division (gross and net). The field is limited to the first paid 60 team entries and the $250 entry fee includes golf car, range balls and prizes.
Kentucky Match Play Championship (2017 – Oxmoor Country Club)
The Kentucky Match Play Championship has been back on the schedule for a short time but is already gaining in popularity. Top amateur golfers across Kentucky compete for a spot in the match play event by playing in an 18-hole stroke play qualifier. Those who qualify, are seeded into the field of 32 and attempt to win their way through to the championship match and gain top honors. The entry fee is $150 and includes complimentary range balls. Cart fees are the responsibility of each participant. Prizes will be awarded to all players finishing as high as the quarter-finals.
KGA Mid-Amateur Championship (2017 – Cherry Blossom Golf Club)
Players who have reached the age of 25 are eligible to compete in this important championship. Some of the state’s top players have added their name to the Logan Cup, the official trophy of this championship. Every year, this 36-hole, stroke play championship is one of the most highly contested events on the schedule. The field is limited to the first 144 paid entries and the $160 entry fee includes golf car, range balls and prizes. Players compete in one of the following: Open Division (gross only), Players Division (gross and net), Senior Division (gross and net) and Masters Division (gross and net).
Other KGA Events
KGA Amateur Series | formerly known as Senior Specials
(2017 – Big Spring CC / Audubon CC / Kearney Hill GL / Country Club of Paducah / Frankfort Country Club / Standard CC)
The Kentucky Golf Association conducts (6) six 18 hole stroke play tournaments at top golf courses in the Commonwealth for a day of fun, fellowship and friendly competition. These events include several divisions that accommodate golfers that have reached the age of 25 and over. Each event is limited to the first 144 paid entries and the $80 entry fee includes golf car, range fees and prizes. Players compete in one of the following: Open Division (gross only), Players Division (gross and net), Senior Division (gross and net), Masters Division (gross and net) or Legends Division (gross and net).
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