MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship has partnered with OnCore Golf Technology to be the official golf ball of the 40th annual event, which will be played Aug. 28-Sept. 1 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
A 72-hole, net stroke play tournament, the World Am is again expected to attract more than 3,200 golfers from across the globe and they will all have the opportunity to enjoy OnCore golf balls. OnCore will be the only ball used at the World’s Largest 19th Hole and hundreds of dozens of balls will be given away as tournament prizes.
With the return of “Demo Alley” to the World’s Largest 19th Hole, players will be able to hit OnCore’s VERO X1 while testing the game’s newest clubs.
“OnCore golf balls are among the best in the game and we look forward to introducing them to players from all 50 states and more than 20 countries,” said Scott Tomasello, the World Am’s tournament director. “This is going to be a special year as we celebrate the 40th playing of the World Am, and OnCore will be a significant part of the experience.”
Entry into the tournament, which includes at least four rounds of golf, nightly admission to the World’s Largest 19th Hole and a gift bag, is $699. The World Am will be played on more than 50 Myrtle Beach area golf courses and players will be flighted based on age, gender and handicap. The tournament is open to all golfers 17 years of age and older with a verifiable USGA handicap.
The World Am flights players into 11 divisions – men 49 and under, senior men (50-59), mid-senior men (60-69), super senior men (70-79), seasoned seniors (80+), women (59 and under), senior women (60+), the gross division, senior (50+) gross division, mid-senior (60+) gross division and women’s gross division. There is also a “Just For Fun” flight, created for players who want to enjoy the World Am experience without the pressure of competition.
After four days of tournament play, all flight winners and ties advance to the World Championship Playoff, an 18-hole shootout that crowns the event’s winner.
While the competition is initially what lures players to the tournament, it’s only part of what keeps them coming back. At the heart of the World Am’s appeal is the camaraderie among its participants and much of that kinship is fostered at the World’s Largest 19th Hole.
Each night of the event, the 19th Hole overtakes all 120,000-square feet of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, providing participants with free food and drinks, live entertainment, celebrity guest appearances, a golf expo and more. Among the big names that have appeared at the 19th Hole in recent years are David Feherty, Brandel Chamblee, Charlie Rymer and John Daly.
Players also receive a gift bag that includes a polo, pullover, golf towel, logo’d hat, PGA Tour Superstore gift card and an assortment of other goodies valued cumulatively at $250.
For more information, please visit www.MyrtleBeachWorldAmateur.com.