IF you are a gentleman 55 years of age or older, possess a handicap of 20 or less, and enjoy great golf in an international field, the World Senior Golf Championships are for you! Reserve August 22 through August 30, 2019 to enjoy seven days of golf, a plethora of social activities and the opportunity to make friends from around the world. The 2019 Championships will be hosted at the famed Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California, USA.
Australia and New Zealand have been represented in the field many times over the years, the last being 2004. At one time, up to thirty countries fielded a team and more recently the field consists of twelve to fifteen countries, including Argentina, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Japan, Jersey Channel Islands, Panama, Peru, South Africa, Taiwan, the United States and Uruguay. Organisers invite teams from down under to join in once again.
World Senior Golf, one of the world’s oldest senior golf organizations, was founded by William Thayer Tutt, Francis H.I. Brown, and Chick Evans in 1959 with 2019 being the 60th playing of the Championship. It was incorporated for the purpose of promoting “goodwill, understanding, and fellowship through golf. Its international membership of senior golfers gathers each August to renew old friendships, make new acquaintances and welcome players from around the world into a special circle of fellowship and camaraderie.
From the flag ceremony and welcome reception that heralds the tournament’s commencement to the two exquisite awards dinners, western steak fry, and daily breakfasts during competition, everything is done in grand style. Spouses/guests are treated to a full program of special events and an optional three-day golf tournament.
The World Senior Golf Championships feature a practice round; two days of medal play qualifying simultaneously with a two-day International Team Tournament; a President’s Competition within age groups; and play for the medalist and senior Adrian J. French medalist. This is followed by a day off to enjoy the San Diego area and four days of match play to crown the champion. Play as an individual and/or on a team. Teams consist of at least three men and up to ten men if fielding both a net and gross team.
Invitations are issued from February/March so contact organisers firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your invite. The World Senior Golf Federation looks forward to hearing from you to making new friends.
NOTE: You can enter as an individual (and still represent Australia at the flag ceremony etc, and maybe become part of the official Australian teams) or put together a team and contact organisers