2022 BMW GAP Team Matches schedule released
The BMW GAP Team Matches will tee off once again in 2022, featuring the most-ever teams from the most-ever participating Member Clubs.
This year’s slate is set for April, 10, 24 and May 1. The Playoff/Challenges will take place May 7.
Overall, 160 GAP Member Clubs will field 388 teams in the Matches. The defending champions, LuLu Country Club, will field a record seven clubs in 2022. Two clubs will also be making their #BMWGTM debut: Regents’ Glen Country Club and Tanglewood Manor Golf Club. Returning to the competition will be Flourtown Country Club and Greenbriar Oceanaire Golf & Country Club.
A duo of Philadelphia Cricket teams is placed in Division AA, the top tier of the BMW GAP Team Matches. In 2021, LuLu won its first BMW GAP Team Matches crown, edging 2019 titleholder Huntingdon Valley Country Club by 4.5 points. Philadelphia Cricket Club 1 placed third with 54.5 points, and Tavistock Country Club finished fourth at 24.
Each team in the BMW GAP Team Matches consists of 12 players. Six players compete at their home course; the remaining six compete at the opponent’s course. All players compete in a singles match and a four-ball match concurrently.
Since 1897, the BMW GAP Team Matches has been contested annually, save World War II (1943-45), a severe ice storm (1994) and the COVID-19 pandemic (2020). The Association’s forefathers conceived the Matches to promote spirit, fellowship and camaraderie. It started with the four founding clubs – Belmont Golf Association (now Aronimink Golf Club), Merion Cricket Club (now Merion Golf Club), Philadelphia Country Club and Philadelphia Cricket – each fielding two teams with six players per side. First known as the Interclub Team Matches, the event changed to the Suburban League Matches in 1915 before adopting its current moniker in 1997.
BMW is the event’s presenting sponsor for the eighth consecutive year.
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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 Association’s 330 Member Clubs and 90,000 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.