Philadelphia, PA Metro





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 2020 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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Dear Philly Metro Members & Guests

We regret to inform you that due to golf course closures mandated
by the State Of New Jersey, our events previously scheduled at
both Blue Heron Pines Golf Club (April 11th) and Running Deer
Golf Club (April 25th) have been cancelled.

Ron Jaworski Golf has informed us that all food & beverage
operations at these clubs have been completely suspended
through at least the end of April, and while limited golf operations continue (as of today), they are severly restricted by the number of people allowed on the property. These limitations make it impossible for us to properly conduct these two events on the dates scheduled.

The situation is changing every day and while we anticipate our
new Opening Day will now be Monday May 5th at White Manor
Country Club in Malvern, PA., this too may change depending
on what new restrictions on public gatherings are announced.

Furthermore, additional changes and cancellations may be
forthcoming depending on the severity of the outbreak and the
length of governmant mandated shutdowns and restrictions.

Any player that pre-paid for the April 11th Pre-Season Skins
Game @ Blue Heron Pines Golf Club will be refunded.

Any player that pre-paid for the April 25th Opening Day @
Running Deer Golf Club will receive a full credit towards any tournament on our
2020 schedule (any additional tournament fee
will be collected in cash on tournament day). At this time, we are
not issuing refunds for Running Deer. If you do not play another
tournament on our 2020 schedule, you will be refunded at
a future date. This has always been our tour policy.

These are unprecendented times, my friends. We are looking
forward to seeing everyone in the not-too-distant future on

the golf course - in the meantme, it is critical that everyone
follow guidelines and keep your social distance, as mandated.

Let me know if you have any questions, thank you.

GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour
National Membership includes:

 - 2020 GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour Hat
- 2020 GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour Bag Tag
- 2020 GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour Member Card
- 2020 USHandicap Membership (an established World Handicap Index)
- 1 Year Subscription to GOLFWEEK Magazine
- Discounted Practice Round Opportunity at Some Event Courses 
- Opportunity to compete in National Tour Championship in Hilton Head, SC -
to be played October 22 - 25, 2020.

Note:  You will receive your membership package at the first tournament you play in 2020.

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. The Philly Metro Tour also has a Hole-In-One Club that is member funded.

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 free 2021 Tour Membership. 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...




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Any eligible member who makes a Hole In One 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.

(L to R) Paul Hess (CHAMP), Michael Dupree (A), Ed Gilbert (B), John Higgins (C), Sean Matthews (D)

2019 GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour Philly Metro Flight Champions


Champ Flight - Paul Hess

A Flight -
Michael Dupree

B Flight -
Ed Gilbert

C Flight -
John Higgins

D Flight -
Sean Matthews



In 2019, the GOLFWEEK Amateur Tour celebrates a 25th season of tournament golf in 5 flights of competition! Join us at the Tour Championship Oct. 18-20 in Hilton Head, S.C.

For over a decade, Operation First Response has been serving the needs of our wounded military and their families. In doing so, OFR has received the highest Four Star rating from Charity Navigator.

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. You can also obtain a GAP handicap index through the PPGA upon qualification.

Play-a-Round Golf is an indoor golf experience that offers a fun and friendly way to gather with friends, family, and co-workers. Play golf on championship courses, learn from teaching professionals, or grow relationships with memorable events. There are no queues, no hassles, and no hidden costs. Anyone can play at Play-a-Round Golf, even if you've never walked on a course. It's competitive and fun. Our year-round facility creates one-of-a-kind, memorable experiences that deliver fun for every age.

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, New York, Delaware, and Maryland - as well as a gallery of great golf destinations nationwide. Check it out! Also recently published online are Historical Archives documenting golf history.




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