CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 31, 2017) -- The inaugural U.S. Golf Classic, presented by Pitchfix, has selected Skybrook Golf Club in Huntersville, N.C., as the site of the North Carolina qualifying tournament, the first step in a quest for the $50,000 first prize.
Skybrook, managed by Charlotte-based Pinnacle Golf Properties, is only 20 minutes from uptown Charlotte. The Skybrook event is one of 25 nationwide qualifiers for the U.S. Golf Classic. Designed by respected architect John LaFoy, Skybrook is widely regarded as one of Charlotte’s premier layouts.
All recreational golfers are eligible to participate in the high-stakes golf tournament, though the maximum number of handicap strokes a player can use is 18. Two winning teams in each qualifier will advance to the USGC National Championship at Aliante Golf Club in Las Vegas and compete for $50,000.
The entry is $75 per player, $65 for seniors (60+). Registration is limited to the first 50 teams per qualifying site and is available at the tournament’s web site: http://usgolfclassic.com/register/.
“We wanted to create a platform for all golfers to be able to compete and win a cash prize, no matter their skill level,” says Charlie Wend, Vice President of TPG Sports Group. “We’re very excited from the response we’ve received so far from the recreational golf community to retired professional athletes, all looking to compete on an even playing field.”
Here are the details in a nutshell:
USGC Qualifier Date: May 19, 2017
Tournament Format: Two-Person Best Ball
Handicap Range: 0-18
Age Requirements: Men & Women 21 years old and above
Handicap Submission Date: April 15, 2017
USGC National Championship Date: August 26, 2017 (Aliante Golf Club – Las Vegas, NV)
Grand Prize: $50,000
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or compete in a golf league, this tournament is designed for the casual golf community. Those who want to retain their amateur status can waive their right to the cash prize prior to entering the tournament. Teams can be made up of any combination of men, women, or seniors (60+).