Got a USGA handicap? If so, you can win an all-expenses paid golf trip to the PGA TOUR Superstore World Amateur Championship in Myrtle Beach in August, just by filling this survey at WorldGolf.com.
The trip for two includes airfare, accommodation, rental car and entry into the four-day competition.
In its 24th year, the PGA TOUR Superstore World Amateur Championship - held this year from Aug. 27-31 - welcomes 4,000 golfers from all 50 states and more than 20 countries worldwide, who compete in 72-holes of intense stroke play competition and an grueling 18-hole championship playoff in order to be crowned world champion.
If that sounds too intense, have no fear: thanks to an intricate handicap formula, the competition is open to golfers of all skill levels - as long as they have a certified USGA handicap. Past competitions have been won by handicaps as low as three and has high as 34.
The PGA TOUR Superstore World Amateur Championship is played on some 70 different Myrtle Beach golf courses, with the championship round hosted by The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, one of the "Top 100" golf courses in America. There are six categories for the competition, from 49-and-under divisions for men and women to a "super seniors" division for golfers older than 70. Within each division golfers are grouped into flights depending on their handicap. There are usually 45-50 flights in all, and the winner of each flight advances to an 18-hole shootout that determines the world champion.
USGA rules - with the exception of golf cart usage - govern the tournament: there are no mulligans, gimmees, breakfast balls or foot wedges allowed.
At the end of play everyday, action turns to the tournament's 19th Hole, a massive spread inside the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The Grand Strand's top restaurants show up and cater the event nightly, and the convention center staff are on hand to tend bar, offering free top shelf drinks to go along with live entertainment and, of course, the PGA TOUR Superstore where you can demo gear from the biggest names in golf. The 40,000 square foot PGA TOUR Superstore will have clothes, golf equipment and supplies. Buy a putter that night and use it the next day in the tournament! Also, golf clinics and lessons, conducted by noted pros including Dave Pelz, will be held at the 19th Hole during the week.
Not lucky enough to win your way to this can't miss golf event in Myrtle Beach? It's easy to enter the tournament. The registration fee is $525, which covers all four days of golf and the nightly 19th Hole. You'd also be eligible to win more than $500,000 worth of great prizes throughout the event.
So what are you waiting for? Try you chance to win your way into the PGA TOUR Superstore World Amateur Championship today. For more information, see www.WorldAmGolf.com.
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In January of 2007, the WorldGolf.com network was purchased by an investor group, known as WorldGolf.com LLC, that possesses more than 100 years combined experience in golf, travel, marketing and Web-based industries. WorldGolf.com LLC will manage and operate all 300 sites within the WorldGolf.com network with plans calling for expanded content, refocused features sections, deals on golf packages for key golf travel destinations throughout the world, practical equipment reviews posted by golfers, product testing and a general redesign to enhance the sites' aesthetic appeal.
July 10, 2007