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Updated: Feb. 17, 2017


As a Golfweek Amateur Tour Member, you will receive membership into a -USGA compliant club through and issued an official USGA index.

Within 45 days of joining the tour and filling out the 2017 registration, each member will receive an email from USHandicap with instructions on how to sign into your account. You will not be able to access your Silver membership until you receive the confirmation email. Nothing will be mailed, everything will be done via email address.

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Any eligible member who makes a Hole In One on a Par 3 Hole during GWAT Philly Metro tournament play wins the Hole In One Jackpot. You must be a paid-up member of the Hole In One Club prior to your "Ace" in order to claim the jackpot.

The Metro Cup
Philly Metro vs. Metro New York
Saturday September 30, 2017

Forsgate Country Club (Palmer Course)
Monroe Twp., N.J.

The top players selected from each flight compete in a Ryder Cup style match-play format over 27 holes at Forsgate Country Club's Palmer Course for The Metro Cup. This is an invitation-only event.


Adam Hansen, John Stevens, Sean Matthews and Rob Kerr battled for the D Flight Championship at Little Mill.

Little Mill Country Club Hosts 2017 Philly Metro Local Finals

Little Mill Country Club, located in the pinelands near Marlton, NJ, was the venue for the GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour (Philly Metro) Local Finals on Saturday August 16th, 2017. Thirty-six tour members competed under changing skies, with a sudden heavy storm late in the day. Little Mill Country Club is a private 27-hole golf and country club designed by Garrett J. Renn and opened in 1967. This well-manicured course features tight driving areas, thick rough, and small greens, with water in play on several holes. Our tournament course was the RED Nine to the WHITE Nine.

In the Championship Flight, Alex Hargaden (77, 38-39) and Steve Barry (83, 38-45) enjoyed a close match over the front-nine, with Hargaden pulling away early in the back-nine to secure the title. The CHAMP Flight played BLACK Tees at 6,744 yards.

The A Flight victory went to Fred Backhus (74, 34-40) who shot the lowest round of the day from the BLACK tees. Carl Handwerk (86, 41-45) was a distant second, and John Freymuller (87, 44-43) was another stroke-back in 3rd position.  The A Flight also played BLACK Tees at 6,744 yards.

In the B Flight, Rich Mariner (82, 41-41) and Lou Parducci (84, 41-43) battled each other all day in a very close match, with Mariner holding on for victory by two-strokes.  John DiValentino (85, 41-44) was another stroke-back in 3rd position. The B Flight played from BLUE Tees at 6,451 yards.


The C Flight winner was Lynn Bigelow (72, 42-30) by one-stroke over Don Sivertsen (73, 43-30) in a rain shortened 15-hole tournament. This was Bigelow’s third title of the 2017 season.  Art Laney (74, 43-31) and Dave Neder (74, 43-31) were both another stroke-back; a match-of-cards determined Laney’s 3rd place finish. The C Flight played WHITE Tees at 6,181 yards.

In the D Flight, Fred Hering (81, 47-34) claimed the title by one-stroke over Sean Matthews (82, 51-31) in a rain shortened 15-hole tournament.  John Stevens (83, 49-34) and Rob Kerr (83, 48-35) were both another stroke-back; Stevens took 3rd place on a match-of-cards.  The D Flight also played WHITE Tees at 6,181 yards.


Special thanks to Head Golf Professional George Frake and his staff at Little Mill for treating our players as “members for the day” and allowing us to play the Local Finals at their great private course.

The GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour (Philly Metro) 2017 season has come to an end. We would like to congratulate our 2017 Flight Champions:


CHAMP Flight Alex Hargaden
A Flight Carl Handwerk
B Flight Rich Mariner
C Flight Lynn Bigelow
D Flight John Stevens


The 2017 season has been another fantastic adventure on our local tour. Looking forward to seeing you “on tour” in 2018!  As always, thank you for playing on the GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour.

Super Skins & CTP  09-16-17


Hole #1 - Rich Mariner  (Birdie "3")
Hole #3 - Rob Kerr  (Birdie "2")
Hole #8 - Fred Backhus  (Birdie "3")
Hole #9 - Adam Hansen  (Birdie "2")
Hole #10 -
Alex Hargaden (Birdie "3")
Hole #11 -
Fred Backhus  (Birdie "2")
Hole #13 -  Alex Hargaden  (Birdie "4")

Super Skins paid $45.00 each


Hole #3 - Rob Kerr  4' 4"
Hole #6 -
Ed Gilbert  5' 4"
Hole #9 -
Adam Hansen  7' 4"
Hole #11 -
Not Returned (donated)
Hole #17 -
Not Returned (donated)

CTP paid $32.00 each



In 2017, the GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour celebrates a 23rd season of tournament golf in 5 flights of competition! Join us at the Tour Championship Oct. 20-22 in Hilton Head, S.C.

The Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association (PPGA), established in 1967, is a non-profit organization which exists to facilitate competitive tournaments and promote golf in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. PPGA events are open to amateur golfers. All public, private or players without a club affiliation are welcome to participate in PPGA events.

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Dr. Joseph Bausch, a Chemistry Professor at Villanova University, has assembled an online gallery of golf course photographs that he has taken over the years. The gallery includes courses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.

If you have ever wondered how to find golf partners or make new golf buddies in your area, Time to Play Golf is the answer. It works like the social media sites you are already using, but lets you find local golfing partners, follow golf courses to keep up with what is happening, even create golf events. Grow your golf network. Join today!

Umbria Golf has a Driving Range with 35 hitting stalls, including 16 'under cover' stalls for rainy days and an excellent 18 Hole Miniature Golf Course - Fun For The Entire Family in the Heart Of Manayunk - Golf Lessons Are Available with a PGA Certified Instructor. Umbria Golf is located at 7200 Umbria Street in Philadelphia, PA. Call: (215) 483-8566




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