Relive the fun of 30 years of the World Am with the video shown Thursday night at the World’s Largest 19th Hole.
Besting a field of 98 flight winners, Rich Brennan from Maumee, Ohio shot a net 62 (gross 83), at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club during Friday’s World Championship Playoff to capture the 30th annual Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship.
Sam Owenby from Conway, S.C., shot net 63 (gross 87) to finish second (Full Results).
Additionally Robert Whaley and Ron Arledge from Jacksonville, Fla., shot a team total of 139 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 Golf.com World Am, a 72-hole net, stroke play event. This year, more than 3,300 players from 46 states and 27 countries vied for the honor of hoisting the victor’s trophy.
Players are arranged into flights according to their handicap and at the conclusion of the four rounds, all flight winners advanced to the 18-hole world championship playoff.
The World Am features five competitive divisions, ranging from men and women 49 years-of-age and under to the super seniors 70 years-of-age and older. Players with handicaps as low as three and as high as 34 have won.
The weather throughout the entire week was ideal. The Dye Club, which has been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, was in pristine condition and provided an excellent test of golf for the finals.
“Our 30th annual World Am was a tremendous success,” says Jeff Monday, tournament director. “We couldn’t ...Continue Reading →
As a tournament staff, we prepare for the World Am all year. Then it arrives and, like a wedding, it seems to go by to fast. It’s hard to believe we’ve completed four rounds of play under, at the risk of overstating things, almost perfect weather.
All that’s left is the final night of the World’s Largest 19th Hole and the always highly anticipated World Championship Playoff tomorrow at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club.
There is plenty to look forward to at the 19th Hole, including a special 30th anniversary video and random drawing prizes. Headlining the random drawing prizes will be a seven-day trip to Myrtle Beach that includes flights for your foursome, rental car, golf, accommodations and four $200 gift cards to PGA Tour Superstore. (Complete List)
We will also be awarding a ProXS In-Home Simulator by P3Pro Swing, two $1,000 shopping sprees at PGA Tour Superstore and much more.
Tonight’s food offerings will provide a “Taste of the Strand,” and be catered by some of the area’s best restaurants, including Greg Norman’s, Capriz Italian Feast, Rioz, Sam Snead’s Oak Grill and Tavern and Explore Asian Bistro. (See Full Menu)
Author David Wood, who spent a year traveling to world and playing golf, will be on stage to discuss his highly acclaimed book, “Around the World in 80 Rounds.”
One of the Carolina’s best party and wedding bands, PlaneJane will provide the live entertainment in the ballroom. PlaneJane is a six-piece ensemble ...Continue Reading →