FLORENCE GOLF LINKS TO HOST PNGA SENIOR AND SUPER SENIOR MEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS

May 1st 2019 -
Event June 4-6, 2019, will be third PNGA event in four years at the Central Oregon Coast favorite

FLORENCE, Ore. – Florence Golf Links, in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Golf Association, is proud to announce it will serve as host of the 55th Senior Men’s Amateur Championship, and 10th Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championship, June 4-6, 2019.

“Florence Golf Links is very excited to host this prestigious annual PNGA championship,” said General Manager Rick Reed. “This will be our 3rd PNGA championship we have hosted over the last four years, after the PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur and the PNGA Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ Amateur Championships.”

“We are excited to head out to the Central Oregon Coast to hold our Senior Championships at such an outstanding golf course,” said Scotty Crouthamel, Senior Director of Rules and Competition for the PNGA. “Florence Golf Links has been a favorite of PNGA players for a long time, and we look forward to a great week of golf in June.”

Entries are open to amateur golfers who are members of a PNGA member club, meet the age requirements and have a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor not exceeding 8.4 for the Senior Championship, 12.4 for the Super Senior Championship, and 16.4 for the Open Division. The field limit of 72 in the Senior Championship, 42 in the Super Senior Championship, and 30 in the Open Division will be filled first by exempt players, followed by order of entry receipt. Since all of the above are conducted concurrently, the PNGA reserves the right to modify the field limits to reach a full field of 144 players.

Senior Championship and Open Division entrants must be 55 years of age or older by June 4, 2019. Contestants entering the Senior Championship will compete in a 54-hole, stroke play, individual competition (gross only), from 6,500 yards. Contestants entering the Open Division will compete in a 54-hole individual gross and net competition from 6,000 yards.

Super Senior Championship entrants must be 65 years of age or older by June 4, 2019. Entrants will compete in a 54-hole individual gross competition and will compete from 6,000-yard tees.

The entry fee of $285 includes: three rounds of championship play, one hosted practice round, warm up range balls each day, Cutter & Buck apparel gift, lunch following play after round two and round three, Kusak crystal awards for top-finishers and an $8,000 merchandise payout.

Entry applications can be filed online at www.thepnga.org/championships. Entry applications, along with the appropriate fee, must be received by the PNGA by 4:30pm on May 14, 2019. For more information on Florence Golf Links, please visit florencegolflinks.com, or call (541) 997-1940 to schedule a practice round ahead of the event.
 
 
About Florence Golf Links
Located among the wind-swept sand dunes and towering pines of the Oregon coast, Florence Golf Links offers 18 holes of Rees Jones-designed, links-style golf measuring 7,190 yards from the Tournament Tees.  The outward nine is reminiscent of golf commonly found on the Monterey Peninsula or the woods of the Carolinas, while the inward nine provides more of a traditional links-style challenge.  The 9,000-square-foot Florence Golf Links Clubhouse is open to the public and serves as the centerpiece of a 250-acre planned community with more than 650 residential units to be developed. For more information, visit florencegolflinks.com or call (541) 997-1940.
 
About OB Sports
Florence Golf Links is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management, a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success in the golf industry. OB Sports currently manages around 60 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States and the Bahamas. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. Named a Top 100 Business in Golf by the National Golf Foundation in 2018, visit obsports.com to get more information, or call (480) 948-1300. Become a Fan of OB Sports on Facebook, follow OB Sports on Twitter, or visit the OB Sports YouTube channel.
 
 
CONTACT:
 
David Bataller | (480) 948-1300
dbataller@obsports.com