First State offers more playing opportunities
Drum roll, please. The 2022 GAP/DSGA Schedule is sparkling new and ready for you.
With 16 events on tap, playing opportunities will be aplenty across the First State this season. The 2022 slate tees off with the Spring Classic in April and concludes with the Fall Classic in late October. In between are championships for each and every golfer, including GAP (Golf Association of Philadelphia) Members, who are now eligible for traditional DSGA (Delaware State Golf Association) events as part of the recent merger (check each tournament page for eligibility requirements).
Major championships highlight the schedule each year, and this one is no different. The 71st Delaware Amateur Championship is set for beautiful Bayside Resort Golf Club, June 27-29, while the 57th Delaware Open Championship will take place Aug. 22-23 at popular Plantation Lakes Golf & Country Club. In the Junior ranks, the 71st Junior Boys and 39th Junior Girls Championships get going July 6-7 at Chesapeake Bay Golf Club (Rising Sun). For the Seniors, the 7th Super-Senior Championship will be held Aug. 8-9 at Newark Country Club, followed by the 71st Senior Amateur Championship, Sept. 19-20 at Wild Quail Golf & Country Club.
“The 2022 schedule is a wonderful showcase of some of our most unique member clubs.”
“The 2022 schedule is a wonderful showcase of some of our most unique member clubs. There are more opportunities than ever for Delaware golfers to compete against their peers or jump in the car with their normal foursome and enjoy a more casual round at a new facility,” said GAP Director of Delaware Golf Laura Heien.
In addition to the tournament slate, all DSGA members are now eligible for all GAP Championships, including all Member Play Days where they will find a few of DSGA’s traditional one-day tournaments.
March 1 marks the first date an event opens for registration, as players will be able to sign up for the Spring Classic slated for April 11-12 at Kings Creek Country Club and Rehoboth Beach Country Club.
The exciting new partnership between the DSGA and GAP in early January increases membership to more than 90,000 golfers across parts of four states with nearly 200 event days annually. This partnership brings the two most recognizable organizations in the area together to continue to celebrate and expand on the long-standing golfing history of the First State.
GAP (Golf Association of Philadelphia)
Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP 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 335 Member Clubs and 90,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania, the state of Delaware and parts of Maryland and New Jersey. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.
Delaware State Golf Association
Founded in 1952, the Delaware State Golf Association includes 30 Member Clubs and nearly 8,000 golfers. It administers 20 events annually, highlighted by the Delaware Amateur Championship, a three-day, 72-hole stroke play affair.