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The Dye Club named the venue for the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Championship Round

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April 28, 2015 –  By: Rich Bartram, PGA
August 31 - September 4, 2015

August 31 – September 4, 2015

We are delighted to announce that for the third consecutive year, The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort & Golf will play host to 70 flight winners to determine the 32nd Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship Champion. In what has truly become a global event, participants from more than 25 countries are represented in the 5 day event.

“We look forward to crowning our champion at the Dye Club,” tournament director Jeff Monday said. “The golf course is among the best in America, and it’s a big-event facility. A field of nearly 3,500 golfers will be competing to earn a spot in the World Championship Playoff, and the Dye Club will absolutely identify the most deserving champion.”

 

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“The 18th is one of Myrtle Beach’s best finishing holes. Measuring 415 yards from the member tees and 368 from the whites, No. 18 plays into the prevailing wind and water runs along the left side from tee to green. With the clubhouse veranda serving as the backdrop, it’s a fitting end to a top 100 round of golf and the World Am.” – Jeff Monday

Newly formed Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday Events will act as the tournament committee for the event.

Participating Countries in 2014

Participating Countries in 2014

The “granddaddy” of all such amateur golf events features 72-holes of stroke play competition, a exciting 18-hole championship playoff, lots of gifts and prizes, plus nightly parties and entertainment at the WORLD’S LARGEST 19th HOLE. It continues to be one of the best values in competitive golf.

50 of Myrtle Beach area golf courses will host the 72-hole event. More than 3,500 players are anticipated to make the pilgrimage to Myrtle Beach the “Golf Capital of the World” to partake in this year’s event. Players will be flighted based on age, gender, and of the game’s most thoroughly imposed handicap system. Dean Knuth a.k.a the “Pope of Slope” and the lead developer of the USGA’s Course and Slope ratings systems, collaborated with the tournament committee to institute scoring standards and fair handicap expectations.

 The World Am event is offering a discounted entry fee through May 15, 2015. Click here to register for the event hassle free. Wondering what your World Am tournament fee includes? See What’s Included. As of the time of writing this article the 2015 Participant Count is 1,958.

“Barefoot continues to be awestruck by the consideration our facilities receive. Having played host to The Canadian Tour, the annual Hootie and the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament, ‘BIG BREAK’ Myrtle Beach and the World Amateur Championship, we are continually humbled by the national exposure we have received throughout our brief 15 years of existence,” director of Marketing Rich Bartram, PGA said.


ABOUT THE WORLD AM

The Myrtle Beach World Amateur is the largest amateur golf tournament on the globe. Going into the 32nd year, the World Am annually hosts players from the 50 United States and over 30 countries. 3,400 players teed it up in the tournament in 2014, and is expected to grow yet again for 2015. The event boasts 72 holes of net, stroke play on over 60 championship golf courses. Players are placed in flights based on gender, age and handicap, and the games most innovative handicap monitoring system keeps the competition fair and equitable.
The World Am is open to all golfers – 17 years old and above – with a certified USGA handicap or foreign equivalent. It features six competitive divisions, ranging from men 49 and under to the super seniors (70+), Women’s division and recently created Gross Division. Within the divisions, golfers are flighted by closely grouped handicaps. The event features approximately 70 flights and the winner of each advances to the Flight Winner’s Playoff, an 18-hole shootout that determines the World Champion. 

The tournament is played on approximately 50 different Myrtle Beach area courses, including several Top 100 public layouts, and each flight plays a different course each day. Take a look at the PAST CHAMPIONS


HISTORY

The largest and most fun-filled amateur golf tournament on the planet was first played back in 1984 with 684 participants. Numerous celebrities have been part of the fun over the years, including Major League Baseball stars Roger Clemens and Tony Womack, LPGA champion Annika Sorenstam, NASCAR great Jeff Gordon, and CBS Sports and Golf Channel Commentator, David Feherty.


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Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday
Myrtle Beach World Amateur