TAMPA (April 11, 2006) - The 2006 Championship Week for the American Amateur Golf Tour (AAGT) will take place October 2nd through 7th in Palm Springs, CA.
Championship Week consists of the Sir Elford Cup, a 45-hole, Ryder Cup-style team event, and the National Championship, a 72-hole individual stroke play tournament.
Championship Week events will be played amongst three high-caliber golf courses in and around the Palm Springs area. The Golf Club at Terra Lago (formerly Landmark Golf Club), site of the 2004 National Championship final round, will be the host course for the events along with SilverRock Resort and Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort.
The Sir Elford Cup consists of a field of 12-person teams (2 in each flight) representing individual Tour cities, competing in three separate formats over 45 holes: 2 person best-ball, scramble and individual match play. The defending Sir Elford Cup champions from San Diego, CA will be set to defend the cup against an estimated 20 teams in 2006.
The individual stroke-play National Championship will consist of qualifiers in each of 12 flights (6 regular, 6 senior) competing over 72 holes with a cut at 54 holes. The final round will take place on the North Course at the Golf Club at Terra Lago.
The week will also consist of a series of player parties at locations in and around the Palm Springs area. The host courses and hotels are just minutes from a number of area attractions for those combining the event with a family vacation.
This year's events will draw an expected 450 qualifiers from across the US. For details on qualification, please contact the local Tour Director in your area.
Details on Championship Week, such as event itineraries, rules and formats, pricing, hotel and car rental information, etc., will be available soon on the official Championship Week Web site.
The American Amateur Golf Tour, LLC is based in Tampa, FL. Since its inception in 1986, the American Amateur Golf Tour has grown to over 4,000 golfers in over 40 cities participating in over 550 competitions for 2006.
Bryson Hale, Director of Tour Marketing
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