New offerings highlight GAP Central schedule
GAP Central expands its playing options and introduces a Player of the Year competition in 2023.
Beginning this tournament season, the traditional Central Men’s Senior Series for golfers 50 years of age or older will become “GAP Central Tournament Series.” It will offer divisions for male and female amateur golfers 19 years of age or older. The GAP Central Tournament Series runs from May to October.
Each division — Amateurs (19-49 years of age), Senior (50-64 years of age) and Super Senior (65 years of age or older) — will be guaranteed to be a singular flight. However, should the number of participants in a division surpass 24, then two flights — as close to 12 players each without separating individuals of the same age bracket — will be created.
Additionally, a seasonal point system will recognize divisional champions at the conclusion of the GAP Central Tournament Series. Points will be awarded based on a Top 10 gross finish. Total points will be based on a sum of the individuals best five of seven finishes.
Cost for the GAP Central Tournament Series is $60 per event and includes golf, cart fee, food and gross/net prizes. The entry fee for the Williamsport Country Club event is $75. Individuals can save $25 and enter the entire season in an early bird offering for $410 per player. Early bird registrants will be guaranteed entry into all events by signing up for the Tournament Series Membership. Members can immediately select all events he or wishes to enter prior to the event’s registration opening.
All events in the GAP Central Tournament Series feature a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
GAP Central will continue to offer Junior golf opportunities as well. Its Junior Series will be available to individuals 18 years of age or younger.
Each event will be open to Division 1 boys, Division 1 girls or Division 2 boys & girls. Division 1 is recommended for those 13-18 years of age and will be contested over 18 holes. Division 2 is recommended for those 15 years of age or younger and will be contested over nine holes.
Participants may choose his or her division based on age and experience. However, GAP reserves the right to change a participant’s division. Furthermore, GAP expects participants in Junior programming to possess course knowledge and golf swing experience.
Cost is $8 per event. Interested participants can take advantage of a one-time registration of $50 to gain entry into all Junior events. Families with multiple participants will receive a discount should they choose the seasonal option on their second and third child; payments will be $25 and $10, respectively.
For more information regarding GAP Central, contact Joe Faust, GAP Director of Central Operations, at 610-687-2340 ext. 0051 or via email at email@example.com.
|GAP Central Tournament Series|
|May 24||Eagles Mere|
|June 20||Susquehanna Valley|
|Sept. 21||Frosty Valley|
|Oct. 12||Shade Mountain|
|GAP Central Junior Series|
|June 13||Susquehanna Valley|
|June 19||Shade Mountain|
|July 10||Mountain View|
|July 24||Belles Springs|
|July 31||White Deer (Vintage)|
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.