Middle-Amateur registration - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Feb 24, 2022

Middle-Amateur registration

Middle-Amateur set for May 24-25 at Jericho

On the heels of a 65-degree February day comes a major golf announcement. A golf Major announcement, actually.

| GAP schedule |

Registration for the GAP Middle-Amateur Championship opens today. The event’s 39th edition will take place May 24-25 at Jericho National Golf Club in New Hope, Pa.

The following GAP Member Clubs will host qualifying events for the Championship proper:

Olde Homestead Golf ClubSaturday, April 9
Heidelberg Country ClubWednesday, April 27
Valley Country ClubTuesday, May 3
Medford Lakes Country ClubWednesday, May 4

The Middle-Amateur is open to males 25 years of age or older with a Handicap Index of 7.0 or less. It is a two-day, 36-hole stroke play event.

Jericho National previously hosted the Middle-Amateur, then an 18-hole stroke play event, in 2000. It changed to a 36-hole format the following year.

A William Hyndman, III Player of the Year points event, the Middle-Amateur started in 1984, three years after the USGA created the U.S. Mid-Amateur as a formal championship for post-college amateurs. GAP followed suit with the USGA in creating a Middle-Amateur, 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 only available to players 30 years of age or older.

The GAP 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. It also, as previously mentioned, changed the format of the event to a two-day stroke play tournament with a cut to the low 70 players and ties after the first round.

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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