Second Wave of Amateur Series Tournaments Now Open

April 28, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Registration is now open for the second wave of the popular Amateur Series tournaments, held at premier member clubs around New York State from the beginning of May through the end of September.

The list of tournament sites now open for registration include (by region):

Albany – Albany CC (2), Shaker Ridge CC (2), Pinehaven CC and Mohawk GC (2)

Utica – Cedar Lake Club and Yahnundasis CC (2)

Rochester – Bristol Harbour Lodge & CC and Cobblestone Creek CC (2)

Syracuse – Lake Shore Yacht and CC

About the Amateur Series

The NYSGA Amateur Series consists of over 30 tournaments each season, tailored for players of all ages and abilities to compete in flights based on their USGA Handicap Index. Winners of each flight, in both net and gross, win prizes in the form of gift certificates to the host club pro shops. Additionally, players can earn points based on their net finish at each tournament. At the end of the season, each player’s points total will be calculated, using their top-5 finishes. The top 104 players will earn an invitation to compete in the NYSGA Amateur Series Championship at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, with the individual championship on September 29th at recently redesigned Shenendoah Golf Club, and the team championship on September 30th at Kaluhyat Golf Club, a notable Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design.  

New for this year is the addition of 11 team-specific events, most of which will coincide with regular Amateur Series tournaments. These four-ball team formats give more opportunities for golfers around the state to compete at the amateur level who may otherwise be reluctant to compete individually or simply prefer to play with their friends, spouses, siblings, etc.

 The Amateur Series is a great way to compete against peers at similar skill levels and experience an array of different courses around New York State that might not otherwise be accessible to play very often, if at all.

To be eligible to compete in these tournaments, a player must be a member of the NYSGA and have an active, up-to-date Handicap Index issued by a licensed golf club. For assistance on becoming a member, or to register an active Handicap Index, please call NYSGA office at (315) 471-6979.   

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