19th Annual United States Golf Teachers Cup



Wayne Player To Be Featured Guest Instructor After First Round Of Play

Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada, is the venue for the 19th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup to be held Wednesday and Thursday, October 22-23, 2014.  Boulder Creek is a longtime favorite of regular participants, and is an exceptional and enjoyable test of golf.  The course itself is always in excellent condition.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary year of the United States Golf Teachers Federation, this year’s event will feature Wayne Player, son of the legendary Gary Player, as a guest instructor after the first round of play.  Dr. Michelle Cleere will also be one of the speakers.

And, being Vegas, we’re offering a free opportunity to win $5,000!  On Tuesday afternoon, qualifying will be held on the Boulder Creek practice green to determine who will try to sink a 40-foot putt to walk away with the cash during the Meet & Greet later that afternoon.  All participants are eligible.

This year, we are also inaugurating the National Two-Person Best Ball Championship on Friday, October 24.  Teams will be determined by scores from the US Cup.  Proceeds from the tournament will go towards St. Jude Children’s ResearchHospital.

The United States Golf Teachers Cup will be contested in five different divisions:  Open, Ladies, Senior (50+), Super Senior (60+), and Legends (70+).  There will also be separate prize money for ladies 50 and over.  Those in the Open, Ladies, Senior, and Super Senior divisions are eligible to win the overall title.  The Open division will play from the blue tees at a distance of approximately 6,500 yards and the Senior and Super Senior divisions will play from 10 yards shorter per hole.  The Legends division will play from the white tees at approximately 6,000 yards, and the Ladies division will play from the red tees at approximately 5,600 yards.  The El Dorado and Coyote Run nines will be used the first round and the Desert Hawk and Coyote Run nines the second round.

The host hotel, Fiesta Henderson will be offering rates of $29.99 Sunday nights through Thursday nights, and $64.99 Friday and Saturday nights, plus tax.  A $6.99 hotel service fee per room per night also applies. Reservations may be made by calling (888) 899-7770 and using the group discount code “RCIGTF4″, or online hotel reservations are available by clicking here. You must make your reservations by September 26 for these special rates.  Please note – this year, we are providing a free breakfast for all tournament participants at the Fiesta Henderson.  Reservations for the breakfast must be made through the USGTF national office.

Practice rounds at Boulder Creek may be reserved by calling (702) 294-6534.

You may enter this year’s United States Golf Teachers Cup by calling the national office at (888) 346-3290, online, or through regular mail at US Cup, 1295 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St.Lucie, FL34952.  A full field will consist of 112 participants, and the entry fee is $395 (credit card entries add 3%), which includes all events and activities, two tournament rounds plus range balls before and after the rounds, closing banquet and awards ceremony, and tournament prize money.  All entries must be received and paid in full by the entry deadline of Friday, October 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.   (Non-participating guests, add $60 per guest for two breakfasts and awards dinner.)  Should the field reach its 112-player maximum prior to the entry deadline, all subsequent entries will be placed on an alternate’s list.  The tournament is open to all WGTF Level III and IV members.

The entry fee for the National Two-Person Best Ball Championship is $100.  You must play in the US Cup to be eligible for this event.

Please help us celebrate the 25th anniversary of your organization by attending this most special event!

Schedule of events:

Tuesday, October 21
All day – Practice rounds
4:00 p.m. – Qualifying for $5,000 putting challenge, practice putting green
5:00 p.m. – Meet & Greet, Boulder Creek Golf Course clubhouse

Wednesday, October 22
5:30 a.m – 7:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast, Cancun Room, Fiesta Henderson
7:30 a.m. – First round, United States Golf Teachers Cup
3:00 p.m. – Dr. Michelle Cleere, Boulder Creek Golf Club pavilion
4:00 p.m. – Wayne Player, Boulder Creek Golf Club pavilion

Thursday, October 23
5:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast, Cancun Room, Fiesta Henderson
7:30 a.m. – Final round, United States Golf Teachers Cup
7:00 p.m. – Closing banquet and awards ceremony, Cancun Room, Fiesta Henderson