Middle-Amateur moves to LedgeRock
There is a site change for the 2020 GAP Middle-Amateur Championship.
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the 37th Mid.-Am, originally set for DuPont Country Club, will now be contested at LedgeRock Golf Club.
Dates for the Championship remain Sept. 29-30.
Designed by Rees Jones, LedgeRock spans 212 acres of rolling terrain in the Berks County hillsides. It offers captivating vistas, seamless elevation changes and strategic yet spectacular shot challenges. The championship caliber course, which opened in 2006, is carefully crafted among natural contours, gentle streams and idyllic ponds.
The inaugural Middle-Amateur Championship was held in 1984, three years after the United States Golf Association (USGA) created the U.S. Mid-Am as a formal championship for post-college amateurs. The Association followed suit with the USGA in creating a Mid.-Am., but initially differed in its administration of the tournament in a couple of respects.
The most obvious difference was the age requirement. Prior to 2001, the GAP Middle-Amateur was for players 30 years of age or older.
The Association’s Executive Committee reviewed and revised that age requirement in 2001 to match the USGA’s guidelines of 25 years of age or older for eligible players. Also, at that point, the Committee changed the format of the event to a two-day stroke play tournament (instead of a one-day medal play event) with a cut to the low 70 players and ties after the first round. Players must have a GAP/USGA Handicap Index of 7.0 or lower to be eligible to compete.
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 288 Member Clubs and 75,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.