One of the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s founding Member Club hosts one of its most iconic events June 13-15 & 17.
Philadelphia Cricket Club (Wissahickon) welcomes the 117th BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship, with the club’s Militia Hill Course serving as a stroke-play qualifying site. Registration for the highly-anticipated affair opens today. The Association will conduct three qualifying events.
|Tuesday, May 9||Indian Valley Country Club|
|Saturday, May 20||Greenbriar Oceanaire Golf & Country Club|
|Monday, May 22||French Creek Golf Club|
Philadelphia Cricket’s hosted the BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship on 10 occasions, most recently in 2004. Scott Ehrlich defeated Michael Tash, 5&4, in the Final — contested on the Militia Hill Course that year. GAP Hall of Famers O. Gordon Brewer, Jr., Howard Everitt, Albert H. Smith and Harold B. McFarland all won titles at Philadelphia Cricket.
The BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship is the Association’s premier event. 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.
Golf Association of Philadelphia
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 153 Full Member Clubs and 57,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. As Philadelphia’s Most Trusted Source of Golf Information, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.