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80 Paid Members for the 2024 Season!
Early Bird membership $99
Discount now extended until the end of December!
To all HH/Savannah Tour members:
As of today, we stand at 80 paid members the most ever by far by Dec 10th.
My goal in 2024 is to have over 200 members on our local tour. This will guarantee sell outs for sure at every local tournament a huge cash games/prize pool.
I need everyone who is an existing tour member to help achieve this goal sooner than later. Think back about how you heard about the tour, a friend you played golf with, saw a brochure, was at the course the HH Tour was playing that day and googled the web page? Whatever drew you to the tour is what will still draws new members.
My ask is this if all of you can bring at least one new member in 2024!
To incentivize all of you I’m going to put together some great raffle prizes to be drawn on Jan 1st which will include all the names of new players who heard/joined the tour because of you. So make sure when your friends/golfing buddies join they use your name in the how did I hear about the HH/Savannah Tour box in the registration application.
Prizes will be free 2024 HH/Sav tournament entries and possibly a couple regionals which I’ll be running later this season. The entire list of prizes to be announced next week!
For all members who have joined by December 31st I will also have raffle drawings to give as prizes for joining early.
The 2024 HH/Savannah Schedule now posted with all regionals I'm running also included!
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|1/5/2024||Jones (Skins Game)||11am straight tee||$115 |
|1/6-1/7||Southern Icebreaker (Jones & HT)||10am shotguns||$520 |
|1/27/2024||Savannah Harbor||10am shotgun||$115 |
|2/17/2024||Heron Point||11:30am straight tee||$209 |
|3/2/2024||Atlantic Dunes||9:54am straight tee||$209 |
|3/18/2024||Savannah Quarters||12:00 shotgun||$145 |
|4/1/2024||Cat Island CC||12:00 shotgun||$150 |
|4/15/2024||Oldfield CC||12:00 shotgun||$145 |
|5/5/2024||Oyster Reef||8:30am shotgun||$135 |
|5/18/2024||Parris Island (With Charleston)||9:00 am straight tee|| |
|6/8/2024||Golden Bear||10:50 straight tee||$130 |
|6/22-6/23||Low Country Regional at Fripp (Creek & Ocean Point)||9am shotguns||$395 |
|7/13/2024||Riverton Point||2pm shotguns||$145 |
|7/27-7/28||Georgia Regional at Sea Isalnd (Plantation & Seaside)||8:30am shotguns||$595 |
|7/29/2024||Wexford||12:00 shotgun||$210 |
|8/10/2024||Hilton Head National||10:48 straight tee||$130|
|8/24-8/25||Southern Regional @ Kiawah (Turtle & Cougar Point)||7:30am sraight tee||$575 |
|9/07-9/8||HH-Jax PD Championship (Hills & Jones)||11am straight tee||$350 |
|9/21/2024||CC of HH||2pm shotgun||$135 |
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|10/18-10/21||Golfweek Nationals|| ||$650 |
The 2021 National Team Cup Winners Hilton Head-Savannah Tour!
How Our Tournaments Work:
When you sign up for the tour, we will place you in a flight based on your current USGA Index or by making a determination based on your average scores. During the tournaments, you will compete against other players from your flight in a true stroke play event. You will compete for Gifts Cards and also an etched crystal trophy for the 1st place winner in each flight. Prize Pay-Outs are based on the number of players in your flight.
We have optional cash games at each event. These include Skins and Super Skins Games and each tournament has Closest to the Pin Contest on the Par 3s.
Based on where you placed in the tournament, you will be awarded points. All participating players receive points no matter what place you finished in for the event. The Season Long Points Winner for each flight will be awarded a special trophy. The top 10 in each flight have the opportunity to compete in the National Finals at Hilton Head Island.
Listed below are the flight assignments...
- Championship Flight: 0 to 3.9 Handicap
- A Flight: 4.0 to 8.9 Handicap
- B Flight: 9.0 to 13.9 Handicap
- C Flight: 14.0 to 18.9 Handicap
- D Flight: 19.0 and Higher Handicap
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to assist in any way that I can...Dennis McCormac
2023 Southern Icebreaker Winner's at Harbour Town!
The preferred pairing for Sunday gambling group at Harbour Town!
2023 Low Country Regional Winners at Fripp Island!
2023 Southern Regional Winners at Sea Island, GA!
The 2024 Golfweek Amateur Tour National Championship will be in held October 18-20 with a flighted skins game on October 17.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2023 GOLFWEEK AMATEUR TOUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!
Left to Right: Joe Jaspers, Charlotte, NC - Champ Flight
Eric Whitworth, Charlotte, NC - A Flight
Keith Ingram, Nashville, TN - B Flight
Ryan Samples, Indiana-Western KY - C Flight
Michael Ray, North Central Florida - D Flight
Over 790 players from 47 Local Tours competed in the 2023 Golfweek National Championship!
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. –This year’s tournament marked the 29th anniversary of the Golfweek Amateur Tour. In all, nearly 800 players competed in the three-day event with members from each one of our 47 Local Tours represented.
In the Championship Flight, Joe Jaspers won an unprecedented seventh National Championship in a sudden-death playoff over Lance Lacombe. Jaspers opened the tournament on Friday at Robert Trent Jones with a three-under-par round of 69 and a two-shot lead over Chad Frank. The Robert Trent Jones course belonged to Elliott Johnson on Saturday when he fired a four-under-par round of 68 and took a one-shot lead over Jaspers heading into the final round. The stage was set for a shoot-out on Sunday and the flight leaders did not disappoint! Lance Lacombe started the day four shots back but made-up ground on the back nine with an eagle on 15 and birdie on 16 resulting in the low round of the weekend (a five-under-par score of 67). Jaspers hung tight and birdied the fifteenth to tie Lacombe at three-under-par. On seventeen (par 3), Jaspers hit the ball to ten feet and power-lipped it out for the lead. At the end of the day, Jaspers and Lacombe both finished the 54-hole tournament at three-under-par and landed in a sudden death playoff on hole 18. Jaspers hit a perfect shot to about 6 feet and then followed it by sinking the birdie putt to become the 2023 National Champion. It was the second year in a row that Lance Lacombe finished solo second.
Joe Jaspers, Charlotte, NC (69-74-70—213)
Lance Lacombe, Jacksonville, FL (75-71-67—213)
Corbin Holt, Alabama (73-72-70—215)
Elliott Johnson, Hilton Head/Savannah (74-68-74—216)
Chad Frank, Orlando (71-76-71—218)
In the A Flight, we had a back nine battle all day between Eric Whitworth and Wayne Fisher at Golden Bear GC in Indigo Run. The two dueled it out until Whitworth finally won by only one shot on the final hole. Whitworth fired a 75 while Fisher posted an even par (72) and lost by just one stroke. Whitworth now has the pleasure of being the 2023 A Flight National Champion..
Eric Whitworth, Charlotte, NC (71-75-75—221)
Wayne Fisher, Philadelphia Metro (71-79-72—222)
David Dodgen, Columbia, SC (77-79-76—232)
Dana Shoulders, Columbus, OH (81-81-71—233)
Eric Maland, Charleston, SC (81-78-74—233)
In the B Flight, Kevin Ingram did not let his second-day score of 90 stop him from coming on strong in Sunday’s final round! Ingram shot the low round at Hampton Hall (four-over-par round of 76) and finished two-strokes ahead of the field with a three-day total of 244. Ken Sloan finished second at 246 and Jason Vesser placed third with a 247. Once again, congratulations to Kevin Ingram for posting one of the biggest come-from-behind wins in Tour history to become our 2023 B Flight National Champion.
Kevin Ingram, Nashville, TN (78-90-76—244)
Ken Sloan, Cincinnati/Dayton, OH (85-80-81—246)
Jason Vesser, Mississippi (78-84-85—247)
Bob Santee, Upstate, SC (80-85-83—248)
Rich McClendon, Arkansas (86-77-85—248)
Justin Carroll, South, FL (81-82-85—248)
Tony Chon, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (78-83-87—248)
Brian Harden, Tidewater, VA (77-84-87—248)
The C Flight saw Ryan Samples take home his first-ever National Championship with a three-day score of 260. Going into the final day, Samples was four shots behind the two-day leader, Thomas Purvis. Samples managed to pull away on the Atlantic Dunes course and secured the victory and the 2023 C Flight National Champion trophy.
Ryan Samples, Indiana-Western, KY (91-82-87—260)
Thomas Purvis, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (86-83-93—262)
Colton Vaughn, Alabama (97-79-87—263)
Gary Parnell, Columbia, SC (92-89-83-264)
Kevin Briggs, Orlando, FL (86-84-94—264)
In D Flight, Michael Ray beat both Justin Cook and Robert Benavides by four shots to become the National Champion with a three-day score of 268. Sunday was just a three-horse race as both pushed hard to make up a few shots and close the gap. Ultimately, Cook and Benavides came up short and Ray took home the hardware and the title of 2023 D Flight National Champion.
Michael Ray, North Central, FL (88-90-90—268)
Justin Cook, Central North Carolina (98-87-87—272)
Robert Benavides, Cincinnati/Dayton, OH (90-91-91—272)
Marcus Knight, Indiana-Western, KY (98-88-89—275)
Gary Hedges, Cincinnati/Dayton, OH (91-93-91—275)
Cincinnati/Dayton defended their Team Cup status from 2022 with a three-day total of 2495 stokes. Charlotte, NC took second place with 2523 shots followed by the 2021 winner Hilton Head/Savannah at 2528. Columbus, OH finished fourth at 2545 followed by Orlando, FL with a three-day total of 2547.
Turning to the Edwin Watts 2 Man Team Challenge, be sure to congratulate the following teams for winning their flight with the three-day totals listed below:
Champ Flight: Corbin Holt (Alabama) and Lance Lacombe (Jacksonville, FL) 428
A Flight: Travis Wireman (Charlotte, NC) and Eric Whitworth (Charlotte, NC) 468
B Flight: Justin Carroll (South Florida) and Adam Rosenberger (South Florida) 502
C Flight: Colton Vaughn (Alabama) and Bubba Thrash (Alabama) 536
D Flight: David Schmidt (Augusta, GA) and Chris Oliver (Augusta, GA) 558
This season marked the eighteenth year Hilton Head Island hosted our National Championships. Our 1245 competitors (791 Golfweek Amateur Tour/434 Senior Amateur Tour) collectively played on nine courses: Country Club of Hilton Head, Oyster Reef GC, Bear Creek, Golden Bear, Robert Cupp at Palmetto Hall, Hampton Hall, Atlantic Dunes at Sea Pines and Robert Trent Jones and Arthur Hills at Palmetto Dunes.
Jeff Wong, Scott Edwards, John Robinson, Dale Parker and Aaron Masterson all win at CC of HH!
Entering the last regular season event of the year Elliott
Johnson lead Jeff Wong by only 20 points.
As they have done all season these two battle thru 18 holes tied at
73. In sudden-death they played four
extra holes which Wong won with birdie.
The victory gave Wong the win but the overall points championship for
the 2023 season. In third place was Lane
Adams with 76 beating out David Politi on the card.
Again the entire season came to an 87 overall points lead by
Joe Combs over Scott Edwards. Scott
Edwards used his home courses advantage to good use firing a smoot 75 for the
victory. With the win Edwards also took
home the overall points championship. Joe
McVey was solo second with 79 followed Joe Combs at 80. John Dobbins rounded out the top four spots
John Robinosn wins for the first time this season and did so
in a sudden-death playoff. Robinson and
Chase Green were tied after 18 holes with 86 but Robinson was victorious in
sudden-death. Max Emerson continues to
improve and was third on the card over John Cabaniss. Both players shot 89’s on Saturday. Boyd Laughlin wins the overall points
championship for this season.
Dale Parker wins by just one shot with 85 followed by Brian
Gregor at 86. Mike Hunter (Jax) was third
with 88 and Chris Owens was 4th with 90. With the fourth place finish Owens wins the
points championship over Scott Johnson for this season.
Aaron Masterson wins for the third time this season with 97
and Carl Matlock was second at 105. Mark
Stone finished third with also with 105 but won the yearlong points title. Al Adams rounded out the top four spots with