Magnolia State to Host 18th Annual US Cup
Tunica National Golf Club in Tunica Resorts, Mississippi, approximately 35 minutes south of both downtown Memphis and Memphis International Airport, welcomes the 18th edition of the United States Golf Teachers Cup, Monday and Tuesday, October 7-8, 2013. Tunica National has hosted a number of big events, including final qualifying for the 2011 US Open.
Memphis, Tennessee, is one of America’s most famous cities, renowned for the blues, great barbecue, and of course Graceland, the home of the legendary Elvis Presley. Situated on the Mississippi River, Memphis has a long history of both glory and tragedy. Sun Studio gave birth to the phenomenon that was Elvis, and Martin Luther King, Jr. was felled by an assassin’s bullet at the Lorraine Hotel.
Five divisions will be offered: Open (any age), Ladies, Senior (50+), Super Senior (60+), and Legends (70+). Those in the Open, Ladies, Senior, and Super Senior divisions are eligible to win the overall championship. The Open division will play from approximately 6,500 yards and the Senior and Super Senior divisions approximately 10 yards shorter per hole. The Legends division will play from a listed yardage of 5,764 yards and the Ladies division from a listed yardage of 5,180 yards.
Practice rounds at Tunica National are available for $30 on Sunday, October 6. Please call (662) 357-0777 to reserve your time. Practice times and fees prior to Sunday are at the discretion of the golf course. Harrah’s Tunica is the host hotel, approximately a 5-minute drive from the golf course. Please note the Veranda building, where guests will stay, is not part of the casino itself, which is across the street. Harrah’s Casino boasts the nationally renowned Paula Deen’s Buffet restaurant, which will be the site of the closing banquet and awards ceremony. Hotel reservations can be made by contacting Mary Elizabeth Barron at 1-662-357-5687 and using the group code L10USG3. Rates are $50 per night, plus tax, Sunday through Thursday, and $125 per night, plus tax, on Friday and Saturday nights. To guarantee these rates, you must book with Harrah’s 30 days prior to your arrival.
A full field consists of 112 players, and a minimum purse of $20,000 will be offered based on a full field. All WGTF members are eligible to play. The entry deadline is Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Entries will be handles on a first-received, first-served basis. A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged to all withdrawals prior to play.
The entry fee of $450 includes two rounds of tournament golf, range balls prior to and after play, opening welcome meeting and closing banquet and awards ceremony.
The Memphis area is a new and exciting venue to host the United States Golf Teachers Cup, and we hope to see you there!