Latest News on the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship

Save the Date: World Am Entry Opens March 24!

Looking for sunlight in an otherwise bleak winter?

Mark your calendar for March 24 because that’s when we will begin accepting entries into the 32nd annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship.

Players have 10,000 reasons to register early for this year’s event, which will be played August 31-September 4 on more than 65 of Myrtle Beach’s best golf courses. Anyone that registers by April 8 will be eligible to win more than $10,000 in random drawing prizes.

Early entry price is $475 and includes four rounds of golf, a gift bag, and nightly entry into the World’s Largest 19th Hole, which will again feature free food and drinks, live entertainment, a golf expo and more.

More than 3,400 golfers from across the globe are expected to participate. Last year’s tournament attracted players from 49 states and 32 countries.

A 72-hole, net stroke play event, the World Am is the game’s most unique and inclusive tournament. Golfers are flighted based on gender, age and handicap, and at the conclusion of four rounds, all flight winners and ties advance to the 18-hole championship playoff where a World Champion is crowned.

Players with handicaps as low as three and as high as 34 have won the World Am.

The game’s most aggressive handicap monitoring system is at the heart of the World Am’s success, ensuring players are competing on a level playing field.

The tournament features five competitive divisions, ranging from men and women 49 years of age and under to the super seniors, who are 70+ years ...

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Photo Gallery: Relive the fun of the 2014 World Am

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Rasku Wins 3-Way Playoff, Captures World Championship Playoff

RaskuDennis Rasku of Pompano Beach, Fl., made a net birdie (gross par) on the first hole to win a 3-way, sudden death playoff and the World Championship Playoff at 31st annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club.

Rasku, a 9 handicap, Tony Wallace, a 5 handicap from Maryville, T.N., and Ben Hamby, a 7 handicap from Winter Springs, Fla., all shot net 72s to get into the playoff. (Full Results)

Rasku hit his approach to 22 feet and two-putted for par, on the Dye Club 410-yard ninth hole, besting Wallace and Hamby, neither of whom received a stroke on the hole. 

“From the weather to the World’s Largest 19th Hole, we enjoyed a wonderful week at the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship,” said Jeff Monday, World Am tournament director. “Congratulations to Dennis on earning the right to call himself World Champion and to our entire field for a great week of golf.”

Mark Gardiner of Mascoutah, Ill., shot a 1-under par 71 to win the World’s Am first Gross Division Championship. Gardiner’s score was the best of the day, net or gross.

Additionally, Brazilians Joao Tomazelli and Denis Song Min Cho shot a team total of 155 to win the International Pairs event and earn the right to compete in Scotland next year in the IP World Finals.

The World Championship Playoff is the annual culmination of the Myrtle Beach World Am, a 72-hole net, stroke play event. ...

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Photo Gallery: Early Morning Glimpse at Flight Winner’s Playoff

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Photo Gallery: Day 4 at the Myrtle Beach World Am

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