PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship
There is only one event on the golf calendar that can attract more than 3,200 amateur players from across the globe for four days of golf and good times.
The Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship.
Heading into its 36th year, the World Amateur remains the game’s most unique and inclusive event, giving amateur players of all skill levels the opportunity to test their mettle against golfers from across the globe.
A 72-hole event, the World Am flights players based on age, gender and handicap. More than 3,200 participants will descend on Myrtle Beach for this year’s event (August 26-30, 2019) in hopes of emerging from the field to be crowned World Champion.
Highlights from the 35th Annual in 2018
The opportunity to compete on a level playing field is a powerful draw, even for some of the biggest names in sports. Major League Baseball legend Roger Clemens as competed 3 times, as well as SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio host Brian Katrek.
After four days of net, stroke play competition, all flight winners and ties advance to the World Championship playoff, a one-day shootout to crown the World Champion. Over the years, players with handicaps as low as three and as high as 34 have hoisted the trophy, and five women have won the tournament.
Based on the strength of its handicap system, which is by consensus the best in the game, the World Am is able to ensure a level playing field, allowing the event to annually lure players from all 50 states and over 25 foreign countries.
While golf is what initially attracts players – the event is played on 60 of Myrtle Beach’s best courses – it’s only part of what keep them coming back. The heartbeat of the World Am is the World’s Largest 19th Hole, a nightly party held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
The World’s Largest 19th Hole provides participants with free food and drink each evening, a golf expo, hitting cages and a star-studded entertainment lineup. Among the big names that have appeared on-stage at the 19th Hole in recent years are David Feherty, Dave Pelz, Charlie Rymer, Brandel Chamblee, and Paige Spiranac.
Throw in a gift bag that routinely has a retail value of more than $200, and the World Am provides tremendous value, in addition to a good time.