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DRIVEN BY COMPETITION.

For more than 120 years we have fostered a healthy competitive spirit that is our Association’s trademark. It’s what keeps our golfers, our clubs and our Association adhering to the highest of standards through the decades and into the future.

BMW GAP TEAM MATCHES

MEET YOUR MATCH.

Nothing rivals the scale of the BMW GAP Team Matches. On three Sundays in April and May, more than 8,000 players representing 347 teams from 157 Member Clubs engage in interclub competition. The Team Matches are why GAP was founded.

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TOURNAMENT HISTORY

GAP’S HISTORY IS GOLF’S HISTORY.

We were founded on the concept of friendly competitions between rival clubs. Throughout our 122-year history, many of America’s — and the world’s — top amateurs got their start in the Philadelphia area. From Albert H. Smith, the first GAP Amateur Champion, to J. Wood Platt, and all the current champions, GAP’s history is as long as it is unmatched.

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GAP TOURNAMENTS

AGA

With the 2018 merger of the Anthracite Golf Association (AGA) and the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP), members  now have access to over 160 events throughout the season in the GAP region. 

AMATEUR

GAP’s Amateur schedule is topped by four Major Championships, including the BMW Philadelphia Amateur, which is the oldest Amateur Championship in the United States with the exception of the U.S. Amateur.

SENIOR

The Association runs a variety of Senior events, from gross and net competitions to team championships. 

GAP CENTRAL SERIES

The GAP Central Series was added in 2018, offering a variety of junior and senior events for members in the North Central Pennsylvania region of GAP.

WINTER SERIES

The GAP Winter Series events go from November through March and offer members the opportunity for a competitive environment in the traditional offseason. 

MAJORS

Beginning with the Middle-Amateur Championship in May and ending with the Joseph H. Patterson Cup in August, the GAP Major Championships also include the BMW Philadelphia Amateur and Philadelphia Open Championship. Hosted annually at some of the premier clubs in the region, the Majors are on the radar of every top player in GAP.

USGA QUALIFIERS

GAP runs qualifiers for various USGA championships throughout the season. 

WOMEN

The 2019 season marks an expansion of women’s programming. Two new events debut in 2019, the Women’s Spring Scramble and Mixed Foursome Championship. These events are in addition to current opportunities as well as Member Play Days and Winter Series events.

JUNIOR

The strength of GAP isn’t measured by its history alone, but rather its future. Developing and maintaining a strong Junior program is vital.