Winter Park, Fla. (March 1, 2016) — Global Golf Post, the world’s leading digital golf news magazine, today announced that it will donate the funds for the greens fees for all of the finalists of the 2016 San Francisco City Championship.
“We got our inspiration from Bay Area amateur golfer Randy Haag,” said Global Golf Post’s founder and publisher Jim Nugent. “On the eve of the championship, he pointed out in his blog that competitors had to pay their greens fees as they advanced. We have been a sponsor of this historically-significant amateur event for several years, and I thought we could do even more to support it.”
Under the plan, all 22 of the finalists at TPC Harding Park on March 13 will not have to pay any greens fees to compete in their championship matches. In addition, the winners will be featured in a congratulatory ad in the March 14 edition of Global Golf Post.
Finalist Flights are:
- Men’s Championship
- Women’s Championship
- Men’s Senior Championship
- Men’s Super Senior Championship
- Juli Inkster Flight
- Ken Venturi Flight
- John Susko Flight
- Sandy Tatum Flight
- Ray Pellegrini Flight
- George Archer Flight
- Harvie Ward Flight
“Amateur golf is a part of the DNA of The Post,” added Nugent. “We take great pride and similar joy in supporting the amateur game, globally.”
About Global Golf Post:
Founded in 2010, Global Golf Post is the leading designed-for-digital weekly golf news publication in the world. It is delivered overnight Sunday, 50 weeks per year, to a global audience of nearly 2.0 million avid golfers. Global Golf Post is a fully interactive digital publication that incorporates rich media applications and offers golf consumers a remarkable online experience, much like reading a traditional magazine or newspaper.
About the San Francisco City Golf Championship
The San Francisco City Golf Championship, known locally as “The City,” is an annual golf tournament hosted by the City of San Francisco. It is a match play event and boasts one of the largest files of any tournament in the nation, broken down into five separate divisions: Men’s, Men’s Senior, Men’s Super Senior, Women’s, and Open.
The San Francisco City Championship was inaugurated in 1917 and is the country’s oldest municipal golf tournament. Another thing that makes the City Championship a unique event is the inclusion of an “Open” Division, allowing for golfers of varying abilities to compete. Those familiar with the City Championship will tell you about the tradition of playing the ball as it lies at San Francisco’s Lincoln, Presidio and TPC Harding Park Golf Courses in less than ideal conditions. Conditions are the same for everyone; the ability to accept the occasional bad break is paramount to a competitor’s success. Past champions include 1964 US Open Champion Ken Venturi, 1999 US Women’s Open Champion Julie Inkster, and 1969 Masters Champion George Archer.
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Global Golf Post
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