2021 Buffalo & Syracuse District Golf Schedules Announced

March 26, 2021

JAMESVILLE, NY – The 2021 tournament schedules for the Buffalo District Golf Association (BDGA) and the Syracuse District Golf Association (SDGA) have been announced.

The New York State Golf Association works closely with both district associations and assists with the administration of their tournament schedules and general operations.

Registration for all BDGA and SDGA events will open on Thursday, April 1st at 9:00am via USGA Tournament Software powered by Golf Genius.

Related: BDGA Schedule / SDGA Schedule

The BDGA will conduct twelve events in 2021 at member clubs in Western New York. This year’s calendar is highlighted by the 98th BDGA Individual Championship at Glen Oak Golf Course, July 15-17, and the BDGA Match Play Championship at Niagara Falls Country Club, August 5-7. 

New to the Buffalo District schedule this season is the inaugural BDGA Four-Ball Championship hosted at Pendleton Creek.

Other Buffalo host clubs in 2021 include Brierwood Country Club, Chautauqua Golf Club, Gowanda Country Club, Grover Cleveland Golf Course, Niagara Frontier Golf Club, Sheridan Park Golf Course, and Wanakah Country Club.

Country Club of Buffalo will host the 57th Williamson Cup, rescheduled from 2020 after the cancelation due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Williamson Cup is a junior golf 36-hole team competition between ten state and regional golf associations in the Northeast, with Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and the Metropolitan area of New York represented in the annual event.

The SDGA’s schedule includes fifteen events, highlighted by the 49th Gerry Ashe Memorial at Timber Banks Golf Club, June 25-27, and the 106th SDGA District Match Play Championship at Onondaga Golf & Country Club, August 5-8.

Additionally, the Syracuse District will visit Beaver Meadows Golf Club, Bellevue Country Club, Cavalry Club, Cazenovia Golf Club, Drumlins Country Club, Kaluhyat Golf Club, Lakeshore Y&CC, McConnellsville Golf Club, Pompey Club, Radisson Greens, Rogues Roost (East), Shenendoah Golf Club, Skaneateles Country Club, and Tuscarora Golf Club.

Those wishing to compete in these tournaments must belong to a member club of the district, or join the association directly. Players who decide to join directly (NYSGA eClub - WNY for BDGA eligibility, or Associate Membership for SDGA eligibility) must be residents of the counties included in the district territories below. 

BDGA territory includes the counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming and the Niagara Peninsula of Canada.

SDGA territory includes the counties of Onondaga, Cortland, Cayuga, Madison, Oswego, Oneida, Seneca, Tompkins and Wayne County east of Route 14.

For more information on eligibility, please call the NYSGA offices at (315) 471-6979.

About the BDGA

The Buffalo District Golf Association (BDGA) was formed in 1921, serving amateur golfer in the seven counties of the Western New York region and the Niagara Peninsula of Canada. Annually, the BDGA conducts a series of tournaments each year for men, women, boys and girls. Although conducting amateur tournaments is a major part of the BDGA’s efforts, the highlight of the association’s service to the golfing community is the junior program, in which the association has given nearly $500,000 in scholarships to college-bound BDGA golfers since the program’s inception.

About the SDGA 

The Syracuse District Golf Association (SDGA) was formed in 1931 to conduct regional golf championships for amateur golfers across Central New York. The SDGA is also dedicated to supporting junior golf, by conducting annual junior competitions for boys and girls and offering scholarship to college-bound golfers from the area. The SDGA owes its long and rich history to the support of our member clubs and the great golfers of Central New York.