Challenge Cup (2016 – The Club @ Olde Stone)
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 ten amateurs individuals on the Bushnell Amateur Standings at the selection deadline (August 1 for 2016 – Kentucky Four-Ball) and top two Seniors (55+) from the 2015 Player of Year Standings.
USGA State Team Championship (2016)
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 three individuals on the Bushnell Amateur Standings at the selection deadline (August 1 for 2016 – Kentucky Four-Ball).
Kentucky Amateur Championship (2016 – Bellefonte Country Club)
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.
KGA Family Championship (2016 -Juniper Hills Golf Course)
One of the highlights of the tournament schedule for the KGA, the Family Championship, is conducted each season with one thought in mind; to bring families together to have a fun time playing golf. The formats include teams of fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, mother and sons, mothers and daughters, uncles and nephews, etc. playing an 18-hole best ball to compete for prizes. An Open and a Handicap Division are offered so the teams may compete at a level best suited for them. Sometimes the competition gets intense, but at the end of the day the main purpose is a chance at being together and enjoying each others company. The field is limited to the first 240 paid entries and the $190 per team entry fee (plus $95 for each additional player) includes golf car, team photo, lunch prior to the first round and prizes.
Kentucky Four-Ball Championship (2016 – Gibson Bay Golf Course)
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 (2016 – Boone’s Trace National Golf Club)
After an extended time off the schedule, the Kentucky Match Play Championship is back and one of the most popular individual events offered. 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 (2016 – Danville Country 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
(2016 – Nevel Meade Golf Club, Eagle’s Nest CC, Cherry Blossom Golf & CC, Marriott’s Griffin Gate, TBA, Bardstown 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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