Sothwestern Golf Association Unveils New Logo


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – February 6, 2020 —The Southwestern Golf Association is proud to
announce its new Sombrero logo starting with the upcoming 105th Southwestern Amateur
The Sombrero reflects the Southwestern’s roots established in 1915, as well as the transition to
be a more inclusive tournament.
As indicated in our May 2019 announcement, 2020 will be the first year of the tournament in
which competition will be open to women as well as mixed team play.
“The board felt that the format change was the right thing to do and the new logo change is
envisioned to complement this change,” said SWGA president, Phil Mahoney.
The event has been played at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale for the past seven years and
the Club will continue to host the expanded tournament scheduled for June 17-20, 2020.
“We are excited to be breaking new ground by bringing an additional tournament to women’s
amateur golf as well as continuing the 105-year-old men’s tournament.,” said John Ranslem,
executive director of the Southwestern Golf Association.
The tournament will be a four-day event and will be played on two of Desert Mountain’s Jack
Nicklaus courses. The mixed-team play will consist of one man and one woman for a total of 72
teams. The team event will take place the first two days, while individual play will span four
days and 72 holes.
The Southwestern Golf Association is a non-profit organization that promotes amateur golf in
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