40th World-Am Championship

by | Feb 16, 2023 | News

The 40th annual PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship will begin accepting entries for the milestone event on February 15. In the World Am,  more than 3,200 players from across the globe are expected to compete in the 72-hole net stroke play from Aug. 28 – Sept. 1.

Early entry into the tournament includes at least four rounds of golf, admission to the World’s Largest 19th Hole, and a gift bag is $599 through March 23, a $100 savings off the regular price. Players who register by March 23 will also be eligible to win one of 67 random drawing prizes valued at more than $10,000 from brands such as TaylorMade, REVO, and more.

“The World Am is the game’s premier recreational tournament, and the fact we have arrived at Year 40 and continue to attract a robust field is a testament to the event’s enduring appeal,” said tournament director Scott Tomasello. “We can’t wait to welcome golfers back to Myrtle Beach and provide them the opportunity to compete like a pro over the course of 72 holes and earn the title of World Champion. With everything we have planned for this year’s tournament, especially at the World’s Largest 19th Hole, 2023 will be great for our players.”

The tournament will be played on more than 50 golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area and will be open to golfers 17 years old and older with a verifiable USGA handicap.

The World's Largest 19th Hole

The World’s Largest 19th Hole

The World Am splits players into 12 divisions – men 49 and under, senior men (50-59), mid-senior men (60-69), super senior men (70-79), seasoned seniors (80+), women (59 and under), senior women (60+), gross division, senior (50+) gross division, mid-senior (60+) gross division, and women’s gross division. For players who wish to experience World Am without the pressure of competition, there is also a “Just For Fun” flight.

All flight winners and ties advance to the World Championship Playoff, an 18-hole shootout that crowns the event’s winner.

World Am’s appeal is rooted in the camaraderie among its participants, and much of this is fostered at the World’s Largest 19th Hole.

In addition to providing free food and drinks, live entertainment, celebrity guest appearances, and a golf expo, the 19th Hole takes over all 120,000 square feet of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center each night of the event. Among the big names that have appeared at the 19th Hole in recent years are David Feherty, Brandel Chamblee, Charlie Rymer, and John Daly.

Additionally, players receive a gift bag containing a polo, pullover, golf towel, logoed hat, PGA Tour Superstore gift card, and other goodies worth $250.