BMW Philadelphia Amateur registration - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Apr 07, 2022

BMW Philadelphia Amateur registration

#BMWPhillyAm registration closes April 26

So what if your bracket busted in March? Your turn to bust a bracket awaits.

| 2022 GAP schedule |

Registration for the 122nd BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship is open. GAP’s marquee Major will take place June 13-15 & 18 at Philadelphia Country Club, a founding Member Club of the organization. Union League Liberty Hill will serve as a qualifying site on Day One.

Your path to the J. Wood Platt Trophy begins at BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship Qualifying. Below is the 2022 lineup:

  • Running Deer Golf Club (May 10)
  • Berwick Golf Club (May 17)
  • Inniscrone Golf Club (May 21)
  • Radley Run Country Club (May 23)

Philadelphia Country Club hosted the inaugural Amateur Championship, originally known as the Individual Championship, in 1897. GAP Hall of Famer Albert Haseltine Smith defeated J.D. Winsor in 37 holes that year. Overall, Philadelphia Country Club welcomed the Amateur on seven occasions (1897, 1908, 1914, 1953, 1965, 1993, 1997). Hugh L. Willoughby is the only Philadelphia Country Club member to win a title (1915).

This year’s BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship coincides with GAP’s 125th birthday. On Feb. 5, 1897, seven men from four clubs — Belmont Golf Association (today Aronimink Golf Club), Merion Cricket Club, Philadelphia Country Club and Philadelphia Cricket Club —gathered at Market Street National Bank (today Reading Terminal Market) for the purpose of founding GAP. George Fowle, a Philadelphia Country Club member, was elected the first GAP president on April 5, 1897.

The BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship is GAP’s premier individual championship. Participants must first advance through a one day, 36-hole stroke-play qualifier to gain one of 32 available match play positions. Those who qualify for match play must advance through four matches in two days to reach the BMW Philadelphia Amateur Final, which is typically held on the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend. The winner receives the J. Wood Platt Trophy; its namesake holds a record-seven BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship titles.

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.

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