Sep 26, 2018

Marston Cup, set for Sept. 28 at Philmont, cancelled

The Marston Cup at Philmont Country Club, originally scheduled for Aug. 14 and subsequently rescheduled for Sept. 28 due to weather, is cancelled due to unplayable course conditions. Full refunds will be issued to those who registered for the event.

The Marston Cup honors Max Marston. For four months in the summer of 1923, Marston was America’s best amateur golfer. Between mid-May and mid-September, Marston was virtually unstoppable through a series of club, state, national and international events.

It began with the Walker Cup Matches, where Marston won two matches as the Americans successfully retained the Cup. Marston returned home to capture the Joseph H. Patterson Cup and Amateur Championship in successive weeks and, in doing so, earned the Silver Cross Award. In July, he took the Pennsylvania Amateur title and finished as low amateur in the Golf Association of Philadelphia Open. In September, Marston traveled to Floosmoor Country Club outside Chicago, Ill. for the U.S. Amateur. He rallied in the second round to defeat tournament favorite Bob Jones, 2&1, before knocking off Francis Ouimet in the semifinals. He stopped defending champion Jess Sweetser in the final on the 38th hole. In that four-month span, he also captured the Merion Cricket Club championship and Pine Valley Golf Club’s Crump Cup.

The tournament is limited to players 40 to 54 years of age with a 10.0 handicap index or lower.

For more information, contact the Golf Office at 610-687-2340.

Golf Association of Philadelphia
Founded in 1897, the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) 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 260 Full Member Clubs and 75,000 individual members are spread across Eastern Pennsylvania and parts of 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.

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