2017 US and World Golf Teachers Cup®
A DECADE WORTH THE WAIT – WORLD CUP RETURNS TO VEGAS
Teachers Symposium Highlights Week
There’s an old saying that absence makes the heart grow fonder. In the case of the World Golf Teachers Cup, a return to the Las Vegas area after a decade’s absence for the 13th biennial event this coming October 16-19 means the event is returning to one of the most popular venues the WGTF has experienced.
Boulder Creek Golf Club, featuring three outstanding nines of golf, will host the event, along with the 22nd annual United States Golf Teachers Cup. Boulder Creek is immaculately groomed and has scenic desert views that lend a wonderful ambiance to a round of golf.
Also, two new individual events will see their debut this coming October – the United States Senior Golf Teachers Cup and the World Senior Golf Teachers Cup for those ages 50 and over. Each event will celebrate the senior members of the WGTF who are an integral part of the federation. The World Cup will feature concurrent team and individual competitions, while the U.S. Cup is an individual championship.
For both the U.S. and World Cup individual championships, two divisions will be held, the Championship division and the Ladies division. Ladies who wish to compete for the title will be placed in the Championship division (with a yardage break), separate from the Ladies division. A separate prize for Ladies 50 and over will be offered. For both the U.S. Senior Cup and the World Senior Cup individual championships, three divisions will be contested: Senior (50+), Super Senior (60+), and Legends (70+), with those playing in the Senior and Super Senior divisions eligible for the championship. The Legends division will also have an age-shooting prize.
In addition, a teachers symposium featuring former World Cup and two-time U.S. Cup winner Dave Belling and past Harvey Penick Award winners Matt Smith, Bruce Sims and Michael Wolf will be held Tuesday after the U.S. Cup. This is one event you don’t want to miss!
There will also be training aids and other vendors on site Sunday, October 15 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the driving range and putting green.
The host hotel is the Fiesta Henderson, featuring all newly remodeled rooms. The nightly tournament rate for Sunday through Thursday nights is $45 plus tax, while Friday and Saturday nights the rate is $89 plus tax. To book call: 1-888-899-7770 and use group code: RCIGTF7. Hotel reservation cutoff date is September 28, 2017 – rates not guaranteed after this date.
Practice rounds at Boulder Creek may be reserved by calling (702) 294-6354, with a rate of $60 prior to 11:00 a.m.; $50 after 11:00 a.m. and $35 after 1:00 p.m. All rates are on a space-available basis.
The tournament entry fee of $849 covers four rounds of tournament golf, range ball before and after play, the teachers symposium, vendor meeting, prize money and awards, opening meet and greet and closing banquet and awards ceremony. Credit card entries may be made by phone through the USGTF National Office at (888) 346-3290 or by clicking here. A 3% service charge will be added to all credit card entries. Checks may also be sent to the USGTF National Office at 1295 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34952. The entry deadline is Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EDT (please note this is different from the hotel rate deadline).
We look forward to seeing you at these two great events