Sunday, Sept 26
Sir Elford Cup Pairings Party
Agua Caliente Casino
  Monday, Sept 27
Sir Elford Cup
Round 1 - Shotgun
start at both PGA WEST and Trilogy GC
  1pm Sir Elford Cup
Round 2 - Shotgun
start at both PGA WEST and Trilogy GC
  Tuesday, Sept 28
Sir Elford Cup
Round 3 - Trilogy GC
  8-10pm Sir Elford Cup Awards Party
The Beer Hunter Sports Bar and Grille
  Wednesday, Sept 29
7am - 6pm
Practice Rounds
Mission Hills and Landmark GC
  2-5pm National Championship Registration
Landmark GC
  6-9pm Kickoff/Pairings Party & NC Registration
Agua Caliente Casino

Thursday, Sept 30

National Championship
Round 1 - Mission Hills and Landmark GC
  8-10pm National Championship Raffle Party
The 19th Hole Bar
  Friday, Oct 1
National Championship
Round 2 - Mission Hills and Landmark GC
  Saturday, Oct 2
National Championship
Round 3 - Mission Hills and Landmark GC (cut)
  Sunday, Oct 3
National Championship
Final Round - Landmark GC
  7pm Awards Presentation
Landmark GC

After 54 holes of team competition, including two-person best ball, two-person scramble and individual matches, the Sir Elford Cup was awarded to Phoenix, AZ for the 2004 event.

Team Phoenix 1, captained by Greg Guest, held on to a very slim points lead going into Tuesday's individual matches at Trilogy Golf Club. In the end, the pursuing teams came up a bit short and 2003 Sir Elford Cup champion Palm Springs handed over the Cup at the awards ceremony at the Beer Hunter Bar and Grill that evening.

The 2004 Sir Elford Cup Champion Phoenix 1 team consists of: Brett Peterson, Reece Nigh, Doug Nelke, Mike Joyce, Bob Verolini, David Karpinski, Steve Wieltschnig, Kevin Dimond, Bob Rens, Brett Gibbs, Blane Freytag, Mike Pavlik.

As 2004 Sir Elford Cup champions, the team will retain the Cup in Phoenix until next year's competition. Each team participant received a scaled-down replica of the Cup along with a Michelob ULTRA Golf Tour golf bag and watch.



The oldest event on the Michelob ULTRA Golf Tour, the Sir Elford Cup is the event that proves which US city has the best Tour players from top to bottom.

The 2004 Sir Elford Cup kicks off Championship Week in Palm Springs, CA, September 27 - 28 with an estimated 20 12-person teams competing in a 54-hole, Ryder Cup-style format (4-ball, individual match play).

For more details on the Sir Elford Cup tournament format click HERE. Or you can view a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

This is sure to be the most hotly contested competition in the Tour's history. Defending champion Palm Springs will definitely have their work cut out for them.


The host courses for this exciting event are not only two of the finest in the Palm Springs area, but the entire US as well. Teams will be battling it out for the Trophy at both PGA WEST (Stadium Course) and Trilogy Golf Club at LaQuinta.

The Club at PGA WEST has earned its title as "The Western Home of Golf in America"® by hosting many important tournaments, including players from the PGA TOUR, Senior PGA Tour, LPGA, and NCAA. One of the most famous shots in golf history occurred at the TPC® Stadium Golf Course, when Lee Trevino made a hole-in-one at number 17, "Alcatraz," during the 1988 Skins game.

PGA WEST Stadium was just recently listed #29 on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses You Can Play for 2004.

The Trilogy Golf Club at La Quinta, located at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains in La Quinta, California, is a daily fee 18-hole championship golf course designed by golf course architect Gary Panks. The course design lends itself to the natural terrain and vista views overlooking the Coachella Valley.

The Trilogy Golf Club is the official host of the PGA TOUR's Skins game 2003 - '05.


Qualification for the Sir Elford Cup event is maintained at the local level of each participating Tour city. Each Tour market participating will send a 12-person team (2 in each of the 6 flights) to compete.

Subsequently, all registration is done at the local level via the Tour Director. For more information on qualificiation and/or registration please contact your local Tour Director.


Fairfield Inn in Palm Desert
Ph: 760 341 9100 - Rate: $78.00 + tax
Fairfield Inn in Palm Desert is centrally located to all Championship Week courses and within walking distance to Palm Desert Shopping District. Must mention your are with the MUGT for rate.

Ranco Las Palmas Marriott Resort and Spa
Ph: 760 568 2727 - Rate: $99.00 + tax
The Rancho Las Palmas is a Four Star resort and spa. Located within 10-20 minutes of all courses played. Terrific shopping and entertainment within minutes. Great MUGT rate for this Four Star resort.

Holiday Inn Express
Ph: 760 340 4303 - Rate: $79.00 + tax
Holiday Inn Express is located between 5 and 20 minutes of all courses for the National Championship. Must mention rate code MIC.

Car Rental
The Tour has organized a preferred rental rate for all Championship Week participants through Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Vist the MUGT deal page for more details (PIN is 'THE').

Golf Bag/Luggage Delivery
Why lug heavy or bulky items on a trip? Why wait in long airport check-in and security lines? Sports Express will have your skis, golf clubs, bikes, snowboards, gear bags, luggage or other items picked up at your home, office or other location and delivered to your destination. Sports Express is an official sponsor of the 2004 Championship Week.


The following practice round information is subject to change at any time, so please check back regularly for updates.

The Trilogy Golf Club at La Quinta - (760) 771 0707
Available for practice rounds Friday 9/24 & Saturday 9/25 - $55 + tax, twilight rounds (after 11am) for $30 + tax. Sunday 9/26 for $45 + tax, twilight rounds (after 11am) for $30 + tax.

The Club at PGA WEST (Stadium) - (760) 564 7170
Available for practice rounds for $45 + tax. Tee times may be made no earlier than 2 days prior to playing. Call the pro shop for applicable dates and times.


The are various options for those interested in participating in this year's Sir Elford Cup or National Championship. Packages are customizable and range from a Lead Sponsor over both events down to as minor as Closest to the Pin sponsorship. Contact at the National Office for more information on Championship Week sponsorship opportunities.

Opportunities are also available at the local level for those interested in showing their support for their local Sir Elford Team. Please contact the Tour Director in your area for more information on Team sponsorships.