BOSTON, Mass – The World Amateur Golfers, founded in 1995 by Sweden sports icon Sven Tumba, is the world’s largest amateur golf championship with national championships scheduled in 40 countries. WAG is designed to provide amateur golfers with the thrill and prestige of representing their nation in a global championship competition against players of similar skill level.
WAG has been closely monitoring the development of the COVID-19 virus situation around the United States and the world, with the health and safety of the WAGC community of friends and families the primary concern.
World Amateur Golfers USA is owned and operated by Massachusetts golf entrepreneur Jim Smith, with partners Mark Thomas (Michigan) and Tim Greathouse (Georgia), whose resume in the golf industry spans 30 years. World Amateur Golfers USA operates across the United States in regions headed by WAGC Tournament Directors.
In addition to local and regional tournaments, members have the opportunity to play in five majors throughout the year. And, like all 40 countries participating, Team USA will send the winners of five flights to the world finals with all expenses paid. It is the thrill of a lifetime for all involved!
“We continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic health crisis from government and health experts around the world,” said Smith in a press release. “The World Amateur Golfers Team USA is taking its lead from the professional sports leagues, as well as the PGA and LPGA Tours.”
Last month, World Amateur Golfers Team USA made the decision to suspend qualifying tournaments at least through April 30th. While they hope to continue with scheduled events starting in May, they are following guidelines and direction from local governments and health experts and their recommendations. The goal is to start running events when it is safe for members, the staff at the local course, and everyone involved in the production on and off the course.
At this time World Amateur Golfers USA (WAGC USA) will not operate an official qualifying tournament, unless:
* The course has been cleared to operate by their state,
* The course, pro shop, and food service is fully operational,
* The course conditions are acceptable and fully operational.
WORLD AMATEUR GOLFERS CHAMPIONSHIP – WORLD FINALS (RESCHEDULED)
The World Golfers Championship management, Global Partners and the Organizers of the 2020 World Finals in Playa Del Carmen, have rescheduled this year’s World Championship. The 2020 World Amateur Golfers Championship will remain at Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, with the rescheduled dates of December 5 – 12, 2020.
WORLD AMATEUR GOLFERS USA is committed to send a full five-member team to the 2020 World Finals.
2020 WAGC USA – TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP (RESCHEDULED)
With the change in date of the World Finals and the June 5 – 7 date being close to the current talk of any Social Distancing and Non-Essential Businesses being closed, WAGC USA has made the decision to reschedule the 2020 WAGC Tour Championship. We will hold the WAGC Tour Championship at TPC Michigan in Dearborn, MI, with a new date of, July 31 – August 2, 2020.
2020 WAGC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (RESCHEDULED)
With the World Finals moving to December 5 – 12, they have rescheduled the 2020 WAGC US National Championship to October 1 – 3, 2020. The WAGC United States National Championship will be held at the Disney Palm, Magnolia and Lake Buena Vista Courses in Orlando.
In addition, with the cancellation of the 2020 WAGC Players Championship at Dancing Rabbit earlier this month, WAGC USA is working to secure a location in September to hold the WAGC Players Championship and provide another opportunity to earn a FREE exemption to the WAGC US National Championship. We will provide updates on the date and location of this tournament as soon as it becomes finalized.
Once again, the health and safety of our WAGC community of friends and families is always our main concern. Visit the website for information and updates.