The 2018 Philly Metro Schedule is now posted on
our Schedule Page. Tournament registrations will
commence after January 2, 2018.
ALL POSTED 2018 PRICES INCLUDE PAYPAL FEES.
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HOLE-IN-ONE CLUB JACKPOT NOW $ 1400.00 !
Any eligible member who makes a Hole In One on a Par 3 Hole during GWAT Philly Metro tournament play wins the Hole In One Jackpot. You must be a paid-up member of the Hole In One Club prior to your "Ace" in order to claim the jackpot.
THE JACKPOT WILL "Roll Over" to the 2018 season.
New HOLE-IN-ONE CLUB JACKPOT members will be
accepted starting at our first official 2018 tournament.
The season-long entry fee is $25.00.
PHILLY METRO GWAT ANNOUNCES 2018 TOUR SCHEDULE
Amateur Tour (Philly Metro) announced its upcoming tournament schedule with
events between April 28 and September 29, 2018. The schedule includes 12 regular
season events, including a 2-Day Tour Major tournament, and three special
Monday tournaments, plus the season-ending Metro Cup challenge matches. The GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour is the largest
amateur golf tour in America, with 47 different Local Tours throughout the
country. Tour membership is a “national membership” allowing members to play in
any of over 600 tournaments nationwide each season, simply for payment of the
individual event fee.
Philly Metro Tour Director Jeff A. Brodsky said: “Entering our eighth season of
tournament golf, we are playing 7 different, great private course this season,
as well as 3 of the premier resort golf courses in the region, during
prime-time hours on Saturday afternoons. There are also 3 Monday tournaments at
some of the most prestigious private clubs in the area. Our members become members-for-the-day at these great
clubs, and they enjoy full use of the club facilities, including dining, on
tournament day. Our local tour is truly a country-club tour!”
Members of the GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour are flighted into one of 5 different
Flights (Championship, A, B, C, and D Flights) based upon a tour handicap index;
members play only against other golfers with the same skill level. Within each flight, competitors play for the
lowest total gross score that day, to win VISA gift-cards and crystal trophies;
gift card amounts are based upon the number of competitors in each flight
during that week’s tournament. Tour
handicaps and flight assignments are closely monitored by the Tour President to
ensure a fair competition. GOLFWEEK
Amateur Tour members also receive a USGA approved handicap index from US
Handicap as part of their membership package.
Points are accumulated by GWAT members throughout the season, based upon each
player’s gross score in his own flight each week, counting towards
qualification for the National Championships in Hilton Head, S.C. Each Philly Metro tournament also includes a
separate Skins Game, Closest-To-The-Pin competitions on all Par 3 holes, and a
50/50 drawing in support of the GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour’s charity partner, Stand
Up 2 Cancer. Some tournaments provide
the chance for a scheduled practice round to be played at that week’s venue (for
an additional fee) in advance of the actual tournament round. Most tournaments
utilize a “live scoring” system so that tournament participants know where they
stand during the round.
The GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour (Philly Metro) will once again kick off its season
with a return trip to The Ridge At Back Brook in Ringoes, N.J. on Saturday
April 28. The Ridge, opened in 2002 and designed by Tom Fazio, is a private
course built in the rolling woodlands of western New Jersey. A golf-only facility, The Ridge was named one
of the Top 10 private courses in the country, as well as the #1 new private
golf course in New Jersey in 2003. Field size is limited, so sign up early if
you want to be included for what is sure to be a fantastic season-opening event.
On Monday May 7, we join the Metro New York tour for a joint-event at Forsgate
Country Club’s historic Banks Course. This “original tribute course” was
designed by Seth Raynor’s engineer, the infamous Charles “Steamshovel” Banks in
1931 and is comprised of 18 hole-designs based upon golf holes from The British
Isles. Each hole on The Banks Course
displays a plaque giving the history of the original golf hole upon which it is
based. Here you will find some of the
deepest greenside bunkers in the country!
The third tournament of the season, on Saturday May 12, takes the tour to Yardley
Country Club in Yardley, PA. This private course was designed by Alexander
Findlay and opened in 1928. A classic design with narrow fairways and small
greens, the course places an emphasis on accuracy, not length. This will be our
first-ever event at Yardley Country Club.
Our next tournament, on Saturday May 26, takes the tour to Philmont Country
Club (North) in Huntingdon Valley, PA. This classic private course,
designed by Park & Flynn, and opened in 1924, has hosted many USGA
qualifiers as well as the Nike (now Web.Com) Tour. The course features some of
the fastest green complexes in our area and many challenging holes. It has become a tour member’s favorite, and has
hosted us every season.
Our annual Two-Day Tour Major takes place over the weekend of June 9 & 10
at the Mountain Valley Golf Club in Barnesville, PA. This facility features two
different 18-hole golf courses with spectacular views of the rural Pennsylvania
countryside. We will play the Mountain Course on Saturday June 9
and the Valley Course on Sunday
June 10. This will be the first of two double-points tournaments this season. THIS
EVENT PRICE INCLUDES A ROOM ON Saturday June 9 at the new Comfort Suites hotel located
onsite. The standard price is for 2-persons sharing a room; a single supplement
is also available on a limited basis. In addition, rooms can be booked for
Friday night June 8 at an additional price
On Saturday June 23, the tour returns to one of the best resort courses in the
country, the Bulle Rock Golf Club in Havre de Grace, MD. Designed by Pete Dye and opened in 1998, the
course hosted the LPGA Championship from 2005 to 2009. Each hole at Bulle Rock is
unique and different and the course will surely test your game. Many holes,
particularly on the back-nine, are isolated from each-other with the natural
beauty of the Maryland countryside as the setting for a memorable tournament
Our next event, on Saturday July 7, is at the private Burlington Country Club
in Westhampton, N.J. An Alexander Findlay design from 1929, this scenic club is nestled
in a country setting, surrounded by horse farms and rolling woodlands. In 2002,
Ault & Associates designed and oversaw major renovations to the entire golf
course, including the construction of six new greens and a revised layout of
the back-nine holes. Water is in play on many of the holes, and accuracy is paramount
when hitting approach shots to the small greens.
On Saturday July 21, we return to the private Radley Run Country Club, in rural
West Chester, PA. The beautiful rolling
terrain at Radley Run, coupled with two ponds and a meandering stream, provide
for a challenging round of golf here. Radley
Run has just completed a major course renovation that started prior to the 2016
season. We have been privileged to play at Radley Run almost every season, and
it is certainly a member’s favorite!
White Manor Country Club in Malvern, PA hosts our tour for a special Monday
tournament on July 30. White Manor is a spectacular Bobby Weed 2003 re-design
of the original 1962 course built on a horse country estate. Tees, fairways and
green flow seamlessly together, with many varied water hazards throughout the
golf course providing a constant challenge. We will have the entire club facilities to
ourselves for this Monday tournament.
On Saturday August 11, the tour returns to Pottstown, PA for a tournament at
the private Brookside Country Club, an 18-hole Gordon re-design from 1959. The original
9-hole course at the club dates from 1919 at The Hill School. The course
features numerous elevation changes, small greens, streams and wetlands, and a
great quartet of Par 3 holes.
On Monday August 27, we return to the private Manufacturers Golf & Country
Club in Fort Washington, PA. This historic
Flynn & Toomey design dates from 1925 The course features many elevation
changes, challenging tee shots, and fast putting surfaces. GOLFWEEK Magazine has twice selected
Manufacturers G&CC as one of the Top 100 Classic Courses in the USA. We will have the entire club facilities to
ourselves for this Monday tournament, which is a joint-event with the Metro New
York Tour. The field is limited so sign-up early!
Little Mill Country Club in Marlton, N.J. hosts our Local Finals on Saturday September 15. Carved out of a hardwood forest in
1968 by Garret Renn, the 27-hole layout at Little Mill features tight fairways,
and unexpected elevation changes. This
will be a Tour Major double-points tournament and will determine the 2017 Flight
The annual Metro Cup will take place on Saturday September 29 on the Palmer
Course at the private Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Twp., N.J. This
qualification event pits 20 players from both the Philly Metro and Metro New
York tours in Ryder Cup style match-play over 27 holes. The Palmer Course,
although not overly long, is known for its challenging holes, which require
precision shot making over water and around numerous wetlands. Originally designed by Hal Purdy in 1961, the
course was re-designed by the Arnold Palmer Group in 1995, and has since been
updated by Stephen Kay in 2007.
The GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour National Championship will once again head to Hilton
Head Island, S.C. from October 19-21. This 54-hole tournament culminates the
season and welcomes the top qualifiers from each tour around the country.
The tournament field includes over 900 golfers from 47 tour cities. It is a
tremendous golf experience and not to be missed!
truly excited about the upcoming season. Our tournament lineup is impressive;
we look forward to playing tournament golf on some of the best private and
resort courses the Philly Metro area has to offer" said Brodsky. Visit
www.amateurgolftour.net or call the Tour Director at 610-642-7890 to learn how
you can become part of the fastest growing amateur tour in our area – The
GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour.