Savannah City Amateur Scheduled for Dec. 3 & 4 At Bacon Park Golf Course

The Savannah City Amateur will be played December 3 & 4 on the Donald Ross course at Bacon Park Golf Course and is open to any amateur golfer with a verifiable handicap.

The City Am was originally scheduled to be played in October, but Hurricane Matthew forced the tournament to be postponed. The City Am has been Savannah’s premier amateur golf tournament for decades, and Bacon Park has been the tournament’s host throughout its history.

Some of Savannah’s most accomplished golfers have won the Savannah City Amateur, including reigning US Senior Open champion Gene Sauers and former US Senior Amateur champion Doug Hanzel. Divisions in the 36-hole 2016 City Am will include Championship Division, Men’s Flighted Division (net competition played from the blue tees), Senior Championship Division (age 50 and older played from the blue tees) and Legends Championship Division (age 75 and older and played from the white tees).

The Championship Division will be played from the gold tees and will produce the overall City Am champion, but gross and net champions will be crowned in the other divisions. The $125 entry fee includes green fees, cart fees, tee prizes, range balls and lunch on both tournament days. Please call Bacon Park at 354-2625 for more information or to register for the City Am.

“The Savannah City Amateur is Savannah’s most important golf tournament, and we have created a format that includes something for everyone,” said Bacon Park general manager Fred Elmgren. “We want every golfer in the Coastal Empire and the South Carolina Lowcountry to have the opportunity to participate in making golf history in our area. The golf course is in phenomenal condition, and we anticipate an incredible turnout from the golfing community.”

Call the Bacon Park pro shop at (912) 354- 2625 to register for the Savannah City Amateur or request more information.

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