Huntingdon Valley set to host GAP’s premier major
With one week remaining until The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, the golf season is almost upon us. So is GAP’s flagship individual event, the BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship.
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Registration for the 123rd edition is now open. Entries will close on April 26. GAP’s premier major will take place June 12-14 & 17 at Huntingdon Valley Country Club, which will serve as the primary host. Lookaway Golf Club will be a qualifying host on Day One. It’s open to male GAP Member Club golfers with a handicap index of 5.0 or lower.
The path to the J. Wood Platt Trophy starts with BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship Qualifying at these four sites.
- LuLu Country Club (May 10)
- Berwick Golf Club (May 16)
- Little Mill Country Club (May 18)
- Moselem Springs Golf Club (May 22)
Huntingdon Valley has served as the primary host of the #BMWPhillyAm a total of 11 times including 2023. Most recently, Brian Colbert of White Manor Country Club defeated Greg Jarmas of Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association, 6&4, in 2012.
The BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship is GAP’s premier individual championship. Participants must first advance through a one day, 36-hole stroke-play qualifier to gain one of the 32 available match play positions. Those who qualify for match play must advance through one of four matches in two days to reach the BMW Philadelphia Amateur Final, which is typically held on the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend. The winner receives the J. Wood Platt Trophy: its namesake holds a record-seven BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship titles.
Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The organization’s 340 Member Clubs and 100,000 individual members are spread across Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.