PGA of America

Winter Championships

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Since its inception in 1954, the Quarter Century Championship/Half Century Championship has been held for PGA members who have obtained 25 years of membership. Both the Wanamaker and Ryder Courses will be played. The prize money for this 36-hole stroke-play competition is distributed among nine age group divisions. The PGA Quarter Century champions will be the overall winners from each course. A Half Century Champion’s plaque will be awarded to the lowest score of members that have obtained 50 years of membership. The field is limited to 100 players on each course.

The Senior Stroke Play Championship is a 54-hole individual stroke play competition based on age groups. Both the Ryder and Wanamaker Courses will be played. The Senior Stroke Play champions will be the overall winners from each course. The field is limited to 120 players on each course.

The most popular event in the PGA Winter Championships is the Senior-Junior Team Championship. The championship is a pick-your-own partner team championship (one Senior player and one Junior player on each team). The Championship will be contested on all three courses at PGA Golf Club. Teams compete in a 72-hole four-ball stroke-play competition and after 54 holes, one round on each course, the field will be reduced to the low 40 teams and ties for the final round. The field is limited to 156 teams.

The Four-Ball Stableford Team Championship is a pick-your-own partner team championship. Although everyone will be competing for the same purse, there will be 4 sets of tees, junior men, senior men, junior women and senior women. Teams may be formed with any combination of players. Unlike traditional scoring methods, where the aim is to have the lowest score, the objective in the Four-Ball Stableford Team Championship is to have the highest score. Points are awarded in relation to a fixed score (PAR) on each hole as follows: 2 or more over the fixed score -3 points, 1 over the fixed score -1 point, fixed score (par) 0 points, 1 under the fixed score +2 points, 2 under the fixed score +5 points, 3 under the fixed score +8 points. The winner is the team who scores the highest number of points. The Championship will be contested on both the Wanamaker and Dye Courses. Teams compete in a 54-hole competition and after 36 holes; one round on each course, the field will be reduced to the low 40 teams and ties for the final round. The field is limited to 104 teams.

The Stroke Play Championship has a rich tradition that dates back to 1954. This 54-hole stroke-play championship has a starting field limited to 156 players. After 36 holes, the field will be reduced to the low 40% of the starting field and ties for the final round.

The Women’s Stroke Play Championship is in its’ 19th season and is a 54-hole stroke play championship, consisting of female members and associates.