Jan 09, 2017

Winter Series registration opens; five events on spring slate

Don’t let your golf game catch a cold this winter. Keep it warm and flu-free by participating in the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Winter Series. Registration for the spring slate opens today.

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  “We are very fortunate to have a great group of players who have supported these offseason events since the beginning,” Chris Roselle, the Association’s Tournament Director, said. “If players are looking for a low stress way in which to shake off the winter rust and to prepare for the BMW GAP Team Matches, the spring portion of the Winter Series is the perfect environment for that.”

  Cost is $40 per person per event, plus a $35 cart fee per event. Entrants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Below is a list of Winter Series events currently on the spring slate.

Date Venue Shotgun start Format
Wednesday, March 1 Whitford 11 a.m. Better-ball of partners
Wednesday, March 15 Yardley 11 a.m. Individual stableford
Wednesday, March 22 Medford Village 10 a.m. Individual stableford
Wednesday, March 29 Sea Oaks 10 a.m. Individual stableford
Monday, April 3 Penn Oaks 10 a.m. Individual stableford

  A pair of host facilities include addendums of note to all participants. Penn Oaks Golf Club implemented new 007 Creeping Bentgrass greens in 2016. As a result, the club requires players to wear approved spikeless golf shoes or sneakers that feature a flat bottom. Golf footwear with spikes of any kind will not be permitted on the course. If players are unsure of whether their footwear conforms to the club’s policy, they may contact Penn Oaks directly at 610-399-0501.

  Sea Oaks Golf Club, located in Little Egg Harbor, N.J., will offer practice rounds on March 28. Cost is $29 with cart. Those looking to play a practice round may also take advantage of on-site lodging overnight at Sea Oaks. Cost is $89 plus tax per room.

  The Winter Series features a Players of the Year competition complete with four categories: Amateur Gross, Senior Gross, Amateur Net and Senior Net. Bellewood Country Club’s Richard Custer heads both Senior sects entering the spring leg. Four-time reigning Amateur Net Player of the Year Greg Smith, a Radley Run Country Club member, remains atop that category with 505 points. The Amateur Gross Division finds a pair of Little Mill Country Club buddies battling for the No. 1 spot. Joe Zulli holds a 110-point lead over David Waxman.

  The Winter Series is open to all Golf Association of Philadelphia Amateur Members 18 years of age and older, Philadelphia Section of PGA Members and golf professionals at Member Clubs. It began in 2008 as a way to offer players of any skill level an opportunity to compete in tournament golf during the normally quiet, offseason months.

  For more information, contact Roselle at 610-687-2340 ext. 29 or via e-mail at croselle@gapgolf.org.

Golf Association of Philadelphia
Founded in 1897, the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) is the oldest regional golf association in the United States and serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. Its 153 Full Member Clubs and 57,000 individual members are spread across parts of Pennsylvania, 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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