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
New for this year will be a concurrent Pro-Am, akin to the annual event at Pebble Beach on tour. USGTF participants will still be competing for individual honors, but will be playing alongside their amateur partners in a concurrent Pro-Am competition. (Note: It is not necessary to bring an amateur partner in order to compete in the U.S. Cup, but it is highly encouraged.) This exciting change to this year’s format is sure to spark fun and enthusiasm, and promises a great time for all.
The Pro-Am format will be one pro/one amateur, with the amateur receiving 80% of his or her USGA GHIN course handicap, which is required for the amateur to receive strokes. Amateurs not having a current USGA GHIN handicap will be assigned a handicap of 0.
The U.S. Senior Cup will again be contested with a Senior (50+) and Super Senior (60+) division playing from the same set of tees, with the Legends (70+) division playing from another set of tees. Those playing in the Senior and Super Senior divisions are eligible to win the overall senior title. The Ladies division will be contested again in the U.S. Cup, with those who wish to compete for the U.S. Cup title playing in the Open division at a shorter distance.
The entry fee is $475 for both professionals and amateurs, and includes: Opening welcome party, two rounds of competition with range balls before and after play, prize money for the individual competition and Pro-Am, amateur gift bag, golf clinic for amateurs after the first round of play, and a closing banquet and awards ceremony. Entries are payable to the USGTF National Office at 200 S. Indian River Dr., Suite 206, Fort Pierce, FL 34950. A 3.5% surcharge will be applied to those paying by credit card. The entry deadline is Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Registrations may be made online by clicking here.
Practice rounds at Oak Creek CC are $59 per player after 10:00 a.m. prior to the tournament. They may be scheduled by calling the pro shop at (928) 295-6400. Discounted hotel rates have been arranged at the Comfort Inn in Camp Verde, approximately a 25-minute drive from the course, for $74.99 per night plus tax from October 5-10. Reservations may be arranged by calling the hotel directly at (520) 433-4613 and mention the U.S. Cup. For those who wish to stay closer to the course in Sedona, multiple options are available through online booking sites.
Please join us for this great event, which will be one of the most memorable U.S. Cups in history!