Season begins May 25 at Eagles Mere
The GAP Central Series returns with an exciting change in 2022.
| Schedule |
Two Senior events will include a Women’s Division: Susquehanna Valley Country Club (June 7) and Frosty Valley (July 13). The Susquehanna Valley event features a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Tee times beginning at 10 a.m. will be implemented for the Frosty Valley event.
“GAP is always looking to increase opportunities in the Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania, and women’s golf has an important place in our mission to promote and grow the game,” Joe Faust, GAP Director of Central Operations, said. “Under our leadership and with great support and assistance from Barbara Maier and Barb Pagana, it is my hope that we create enough interest to continue to host events in which women’s divisions are included.”
Cost for all GAP Central Senior Series events is $60 per participant. However, cost for the Williamsport Country Club event, a Senior affair scheduled for Aug. 29, is $70 per participant.
The GAP Central Series schedule is comprised of Senior (individuals 50 years of age or older) and Junior (individuals 18 years of age or younger) events. Each Senior event features Senior (50-64 years of age or older) and Super-Senior (65 years of age or older) divisions, respectively.
Below is a complete list of Senior events:
|Eagles Mere Country Club||May 25||1 p.m. shotgun|
|Susquehanna Valley Country Club||June 7||1 p.m. shotgun|
|Mountain View Country Club||June 16||1 p.m. shotgun|
|Corey Creek Golf Club||June 29||12 p.m. shotgun|
|Frosty Valley||July 13||Tee times beginning at 10 a.m.|
|Bucknell Golf Club||July 28||1 p.m. shotgun|
|Tyoga Country Club||Aug. 10||1 p.m. shotgun|
|Williamsport Country Club||Aug. 29||1 p.m. shotgun|
|Shade Mountain Golf Course||Oct. 13||1 p.m. shotgun|
More Junior opportunities await in 2022. Eight events occupy that portion of the GAP Central Series schedule.
|Venue||Date||Tee time start|
|Susquehanna Valley Country Club||June 14||8:30 a.m.|
|Shade Mountain Golf Course||June 20||8:30 a.m.|
|Bucknell Golf Club||June 27||8:30 a.m.|
|Corey Creek Golf Club||July 6||10 a.m.|
|Mountain View Country Club||July 11||8:30 a.m.|
|Tyoga Country Club||July 18||10 a.m.|
|Belles Springs Golf Course||July 25||8:30 a.m.|
|White Deer Golf Complex||Aug. 8||8:30 a.m.|
Junior events, open to boys and girls, feature two divisions. 1 (18-hole individual stroke play, recommended for ages 13 or older) and 2 (nine-hole individual stroke play, recommended for beginners or individuals younger than 15 years of age). Those in Division 2 will play from the red tee markers.
Interested participants may choose his or her division based on age and experience; However, GAP reserves the right to change a participant’s division.
Participants in Junior events as part of the GAP Central Series are expected to have swing and course knowledge.Furthermore, Junior events are not instructional clinics and should serve as an opportunity for Juniors to play golf.
In addition to a Junior and Senior slate, the GAP Central Series schedule includes the 3rd GAP Central Stroke Play Championship, set for Aug. 3 at Eagles Mere Country Club. The GAP Central Stroke Play Championship, an 18-hole stroke play event, features three divisions: Amateur (54 years of age or younger), Senior (55 to 64 years of age) and Super Senior (65 years of age or older). It is open to members of GAP Member Clubs with a handicap index of 15.0 or less.
For more information on the GAP Central Series, contact Faust at 610-687-2340 ext. 51 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.