Golf News Roundup – March 6, 2020

Golf News Roundup – March 6, 2020

Random golf news for March 6, 2020: World Amateur Handicap Champions get exemption into Dixie Amateur; Bay Harbor and the Country Club of Boyne Offer Prospect Memberships; Win A Round With Charles Howell; The 18Birdies App launches a #PlayMuniGolf campaign.

PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship Receives Exemptions Into Dixie Amateur

Winners of Men’s, Senior Men’s Gross Division Flights Will Receive Invitation to Compete in One of the Majors of Amateur Golf

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The 37th Annual PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship has received a pair of exemptions into the prestigious Dixie Amateur, an event whose past champions include Brandt Snedeker, Daniel Berger and Hal Sutton.

The exemptions will go to the winners of the Men’s and Senior Men’s Gross Divisions. The World Am added gross divisions five years ago and high level amateurs have flocked to the event, enjoying the format and the atmosphere surrounding the world’s largest single-site golf tournament.

The 2020 World Am will be played Aug. 31 – Sept. 4 on 60 of Myrtle Beach’s premier courses. After 72 holes of stroke-play competition, the top 3 competitors in the gross division flights will advance to the World Championship Playoff, and the player with the lowest five-round score in each division will earn a spot in the Dixie Amateur.

Bay Harbor Golf Club, Country Club of Boyne Announce Prospect Memberships

Bay Harbor At Sunset

Opportunity includes privileges at all 10 BOYNE Golf courses in Northern Michigan

Petoskey, MI – Northern Michigan’s premier golf experience, BOYNE Golf is now offering an exclusive Prospect Membership opportunity that will allow privileges at its acclaimed trio of resort destinations and its 10 golf courses, which all sit within a convenient 18-mile radius.

These one-season memberships will expose potential full members to the golfing thrills, recreational amenities and diverse social experiences at Bay Harbor Golf Club and Country Club of Boyne. At the end of the 2020 season, Prospect Members will have the choice to join as Full Members at either Bay Harbor Golf Club or the Country Club of Boyne.

Bay Harbor Golf Club’s Prospect Membership is being offered in a “Individual Couple” membership for $3,500, which allows membership for two spouses with only one spouse having “active golfer” privileges, and the “Couple” membership for $4,000, which allows both spouses to join as “active golfers.” The 2020 Bay Harbor Golf Club Prospect Membership is valid for the 2020 golf season (May 1 – October 20, 2020). Learn more about Prospect Memberships at Bay Harbor Golf Club at https://bayharborgolf.com/Membership-Types/Prospect-Membership.

Country Club of Boyne’s Prospect Membership is being offered in an “Individual Couple” membership for $3,000, which allows membership for two spouses with only one spouse having “active golfer” privileges, and the “Couple” membership $3,500, which allows both spouses to join as “active golfers.” The 2020 Country Club of Boyne Prospect Membership is valid for the 2020 golf season (May 1 – October 20, 2020). Learn more about Prospect Memberships at the Country Club of Boyne at https://ccboyne.com/membership-types/prospect-membership.

WIN A ROUND OF GOLF WITH CHARLES HOWELL III IN REYNOLDS LAKE OCONEE SWEEPSTAKES

“3 for 4” Grand Prize Includes Golf, Instruction, Lodging, Meals, and More for Winner and Three Guests

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From left:  Justin Jones, Charles Howell III, Blake Adams 

GREENSBORO, Ga. (March 4, 2020) – Think your game compares with the pros? Someone will find out by winning the “3 for 4” sweepstakes offered by Reynolds Lake Oconee.  The prize package includes 3 unique activities for 4 guests over 3 nights and 4 days.  The experiences include playing a round of golf with long-time PGA Tour professional and three-time champion, Charles Howell III; fishing on Lake Oconee with avid sportsman and PGA Tour professional Blake Adams; and a sporting clays experience with professional shooting expert, Justin Jones.

The entry period is now open and ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. One grand-prize winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries and announced shortly after the sweepstakes closes. 

In addition to the round of golf with Howell III, fishing with Adams, and shooting with Jones, the grand-prize package for the winner and three guests includes: 

  • Three nights’ luxury lodging accommodations in a Reynolds National Club Cottage
  • Three rounds of golf with caddies on Reynolds Lake Oconee courses
  • Club-fitting experience at The Kingdom at Reynolds Lake Oconee with a $500 credit toward TaylorMade golf clubs
  • Instruction experience with the Reynolds Elite Performance team at The Kingdom
  • Domestic round-trip coach airfares for four arriving at and departing from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), and rental car
  • Shipment of golf clubs to and from Reynolds Lake Oconee
  • Meals and tasting experiences at selected Reynolds’ restaurants. 

Entry forms are available at www.reynoldslakeoconee.com/reynolds-insider-sweepstakes. There is a limit of one entry per person; no purchase is necessary to enter or win. Entrants must be residents of the United States, at least 21 years of age and possess a valid email address at time of entry. The prize must be taken on the dates to be specified in 2020 or it will be forfeited by prize winner. 

18Birdies Introduces #PlayMuniGolf Campaign to Support Municipal Golf Courses

One Lucky Golfer Will Win Trip to 102nd PGA Championship
(Oakland, Calif.) – 18Birdies – the fastest growing consumer golf app – today launched its #PlayMuniGolf campaign giving every golfer who scores a round at a municipal golf course with the 18Birdies app a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the 102nd PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

Running until April 14th, the campaign will promote 18Birdies’ central mission of increasing accessibility and diversity in golf by supporting the facilities that often serve as people’s first entrance into the game – municipal golf courses. In addition to the giveaway, golfers will also be encouraged to share their own memories of their local muni and the role that municipal golf has played in their lives.

18Birdies is available for download in both the Apple App and Google Play stores. To learn more about the #PlayMuniGolf campaign please visit www.18birdies.com/playmunigolf or @18BirdiesApp on Instagram.

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