Mar 01, 2019

Middle-Amateur Registration Opens

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#GAPMidAm set for Rolling Green GC, registration now open

You can now sign up for the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 36th Middle-Amateur Championship, set for May 22-23 at Rolling Green Golf Club. The following GAP Member Clubs will host qualifying events for the Championship proper:

Olde Homestead Golf ClubSaturday, April 13
Coatesville Country ClubTuesday, April 23
North Hills Country ClubTuesday, April 30
Elmhurst Country ClubWednesday, May 1

The Middle-Amateur Championship is open to golfers 25 years of age and older with a GAP/USGA Handicap Index of 7.0 or lower. It is a two-day, 36-hole stroke play event.

A William Hyndman, III Player of the Year points event, the Middle-Amateur Championship 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 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 only available to players 30 years of age and 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. 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.

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