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Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship Accepting Entries

15 Apr, 2016


Spring is the best time of year for golfers. Weather across the nation rapidly improves, Grand Strand golf courses are in full bloom, and the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship begins accepting entries.

The 33rd annual tournament, which will be played August 27 – September 2 and is again expected to attracted 3,400 golfers from more than 30 countries, is now open for entries.

To register for the event, go to www.MyrtleBeachWorldAm.com.

The World Am, a 72-hole net stroke play tournament, will be played on more than 60 of Myrtle Beach’s best golf courses. The entry fee 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.

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 event. 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 old.

About Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday: Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday is a non-profit trade association comprised of 79 championship golf courses and 99 golf package providers in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. Founded in 1967, the organization continues to be the driving force behind the growth of the region’s thriving golf market. The originator of the “Stay and Play Package,” Golf Holiday provides non-biased information about accommodations and golf courses to assist golfers in making the most informed decisions when planning for their next vacation. Golf Holiday also hosts seven events and tournaments annually to help to foster continued growth of the game. In addition to hosting the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament each spring, Golf Holiday also runs the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship – the world's largest single-site amateur golf tournament, the Summer Family Golf Tournaments, the Palmetto High School Golf Championships, the Veterans Golf Classic, the Preseason Classic, the March Championship and the Myrtle Beach Fall Classic.

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