SCENIC SEDONA SITE OF 2019 U.S. CUP
Oak Creek Country Club in Sedona, Arizona, will host the 24th annual United States Golf Teachers Cup Monday and Tuesday, October 7-8, 2019. Sedona is one of the most scenic places in the United States and is known to bring tourists in from far and wide.
Oak Creek CC is a Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jr. design, and is extremely well manicured. Sedona itself has many amenities and attractions that participants can take advantage of, and the Grand Canyon is approximately two hours away by car.
The United States Senior Golf Teachers Cup will also be contested simultaneously for players 50 and over.
MAJOR FORMAT CHANGE TO U.S. CUP COMING IN OCTOBER
Throughout its history, the United States Golf Teachers Cup has gone through several iterations of formats. However, 2019 will bring the biggest change. This year’s event will feature a pro-am to be played concurrently with the individual championship. The format will be one professional with one amateur, the latter playing off 80% of a verified USGA handicap through the GHIN system. USGTF professionals are encouraged to bring a family member or friend to be their partner, but please note that having an amateur partner is not a requirement in order to participate in the U.S. Cup itself.
There are also likely to be independent amateurs who wish to be part of the event, so some USGTF members who do not have an amateur partner will be paired up.
The team format will consist of a four-ball format, using the best score between the pro’s gross score and the amateur’s net score. The entry fee will be $475 for both professionals and amateurs, and participants will receive: Two tournament rounds of golf with range balls before and after play; prize money, gift certificates and chance to win daily prizes; a clinic featuring USGTF teaching professionals; a welcome party with a goody bag and closing banquet/awards ceremony. Entry information will be made available shortly, as will information on a recommended hotel.