The 100th Amateur Championship Tees Off in The Palm Beaches
22 Jun, 2017
The Florida State Golf Association (FSGA) will host its Amateur Championship at The Bear’s Club and Lost Tree Golf Club in Jupiter on June 22-25. The 100th edition of the Amateur Championship will feature 168 golfers competing in 72 holes of individual gross stroke play. All golfers will play 18 holes at The Bear's Club and 18 holes at Lost Tree Club before the 36-hole cut. Golfers must qualify to compete at this prestigious event. The FSGA stages fourteen (14) qualifying events that are gateways to competing at the Amateur Championship.
The Florida Amateur Championship is one of the oldest and most prestigious amateur golf tournaments in the country. The Bear's Club is hosting the final rounds for the 100th Amateur Championship and Lost Tree Club is co-hosting the first two rounds. The Amateur Championship has a rich history dating back to 1913 with A.C. Ulmer winning the first of four titles. Other past champions include: Carl Dann Jr. (5 time champion & Hall of Fame inductee), Don Bisplinghoff (4 time champion & Hall of Fame inductee), Bob Murphy, Doug Sanders, Gary Koch, Jerry Pate, Buddy Alexander, and Blayne Barber.
The Florida State Amateur is the oldest sports event to take place annually in the United States. The 96th Amateur Championship took place in Palm Beach County during the summer of 2013.
The Florida State Golf Association (FSGA) was formed in 1913 to promote, protect, and preserve the game of golf. The FSGA includes more than 800 member clubs and 250,000 individual members. The FSGA conducts more than 520 tournament days each year, including 38 state championships, and over 45 days of United States Golf Association (USGA) qualifying events.