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Welcome to Myrtle Beach South Carolina, home of the Myrtle Beach World Amateur.


Because this year from August 29th through September 2nd, the 39th annual will be contested. With the annual 3,500 golfers plus expected.

The World Amateur is a 72-hole net stroke play tournament, played over 50 of the best courses in the Myrtle Beach area.

But right now you can do an Early Bird entry into the championship. The early entry is at least four rounds of golf, nightly admission into the World’s Largest 19th hole and a gift bag. But if you register by May 18th cost only $599.00, which is a $100 savings off the regular price.

But there are even more benefits for those who sign up early. because if you register by April 20th, you are eligible to win one of over 50 prizes from a drawing. The prizes combined are worth $10,000 dollars, and include prizes from TaylorMade, Srixon and Cleveland Golf.

In 2021 over 3,500 players from all 50 states came to play. But with Covid issues fading, it’s expected that more golfers will play.

“We can’t wait to welcome people to the 2022, Play Golf Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship,” said tournament director Scott Tomasello. “Because the energy surrounding the game has continued to grow. The returning of international players will bring even more excitement to what we believe will be the best World Amateur to date.”

The World Am flights players into nine divisions. Men 49 and under (must be 17), senior men 50-59, mid-senior men 60-69, super senior men 70-79, seasoned seniors 80+. Women 59 and younger, senior women 60+, the Gross division, mid-senior gross division 60+ and women’s gross gross division. But there is a “Just for Fun” Flight for those wanting to enjoy the event, without competition pressure.

After four rounds Flight Winners and ties advance to the World Championship Playoff. At night the Myrtle Beach Convention Center hosts participants with free food and drinks, and live entertainment.

The players gift bag that includes a polo, a rain jacket and golf towel, logo’d hat and PGA Tour Superstore gift card. A combined value of near $250.00. So sign up today at

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.