MAGIC KINGDOM TO HOST US/WORLD CUP 2015!
Normally if you play a “Mickey Mouse” course, it’s not the best endorsement of that layout. The exception is if you play on the fine golf courses at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and that is precisely where the 20th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup and the 12th biennial World Golf Teachers Cup will be played this coming October 13-16. Disney’s famed Palm and Magnolia courses will serve as the host venues for these great events.
The US Cup, the national championship event of the USGTF, will be played the first two days, followed by the World Cup, which consists of concurrent individual and team play. Five divisions will be contested: Open, Ladies, Senior (50+), Super Senior (60+), and Legends (70+). Seniors and Super Seniors will receive a 10-yard break per hole. Ladies will play from approximately 80% of the Open yardage, and Legends will play from approximately 6,000 yards. Those in the Open, Ladies, Senior, and Super Senior divisions are eligible for overall individual honors as well as being eligible to play in the World Cup team event.
The Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort, adjacent to Downtown Disney (soon to be renamed Disney Springs), will serve as the recommended host hotel with a rate of $79 plus tax from October 11-16. This rate is good through September 11, after which the rate will be based on availability. To book online, please click here or call 407-828-2424 and use the term, USGTF to get the corporate rate.
Practice rounds are available 14 days prior to the tournament at a rate of $50 plus tax after 11:00 a.m. To schedule, please call (407) 939-4653.
The entry fee is $795 and includes:
- Four rounds of tournament golf with range balls before and after play
- Opening welcome meeting with skills contest and $1,000 guaranteed winner
- Demo day with various USGTF industry partners
- Guest speakers
- Closing banquet and awards ceremony
- Prize money based on number of participants
- Great camaraderie, friendship, and fun
The entry deadline is Friday, September 25, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The field is limited to 144 players, and in the event both tournaments are sold out prior to the deadline, those wishing to play will be placed on an alternates list. The event is open to all WGTF Certified Golf Teaching Professionals.
Entries are accepted by regular mail at USGTF, 1295 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34952, through phone at (888) 346-3290 or (772) 335-3216, or online by clicking here. Please note that there is a 3% service charge for all credit card entries.
*A limited number of spots are available for those who wish to play in the US or World event only for $450. Please contact the USGTF office directly for these registrations.
We look forward to seeing you this year at our flagship events, and to paraphrase Walt Disney World’s slogan, “Have a Magical Week!”