Association announces creation of Brewer Cup - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Oct 25, 2007

Association announces creation of Brewer Cup

  The Golf Association of Philadelphia announced the creation of the inaugural Brewer Cup for the Association’s 2008 Senior Tournament season on Wednesday at its Annual Meeting.

 Named after O. Gordon Brewer Jr., a two-time U.S. Senior Amateur Champion, this three-day event consists of a one-day, 18-hole stroke-play qualifier followed by match play for the Top 16 players in the Senior Flight and the Top 8 players for the Super Seniors. The inaugural Brewer Cup is set for July 15-17 at Huntingdon Valley Country Club, one of Philadelphia’s great golf venues where Mr. Brewer has been a long-time member.

  “When I was told that this tournament was going to be named after me I was obviously honored,” said Brewer, the 10-year president of storied Pine Valley GC.

  Brewer is a veteran of 42 USGA Championships and holds U.S. Senior Amateur championship titles from 1994 and 1996. Aside from his national accolades, he also took home Golf Association of Philadelphia Amateur titles in 1967 and 1976 as well as the 1997 GAP Senior Amateur Championship title, which earned him Player of the Year honors in that year.

  “Not only does this competition expand upon an already great GAP senior circuit, it also honors a great ambassador and player in Mr. Brewer,” said Dan Burton, president of the Association.

  Open to Senior players with a handicap index of 7.0 or less and Super Seniors with an index of 12.0 or less, the Brewer Cup is tentatively set for early July in 2008 and its location is yet to be determined.

  Burton also announced the addition of the inaugural Father & Son (Middle) tournament. The event, set for May 29 at Bellwood GC, is for those father and son teams with sons ranging in ages from 18 to 29.

  Founded in 1897, the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) is the oldest regional golf association in the United States and serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. Its 135 Member Clubs and 60,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. The purpose of the Association is simple: To promote, protect and preserve the game of golf in the region.

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