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  • Location: Phoenix CC
  • Date: September 17, 2018
  • Ages: All

2018 Goldwater Cup Matches

2018 Bob Goldwater Cup Matches

September 17, 2018

Phoenix Country Club

The event is named for the late Bob Goldwater Sr., a former Arizona State Amateur Champion and Arizona Golf Hall of Famer who is known as father of the WM Phoenix Open.

The annual matches promote friendly competition and camaraderie, but also a high-level of competition between top amateur golfers representing the AGA and club professionals from the Southwest Section of the PGA.

The AGA and the SW Section PGA are represented by Open Division and Senior (50+) teams, comprised of 12 players each. Four-Ball Match Play and Individual Stroke Play formats will be played in a single day to determine a winner.


AGA Team Selection Criteria

Two Teams of twelve players each, Open and Senior, will be filled according to the following criteria:

Eligibility: TPA membership and placement on the respective Points Lists as of August 27, 2018. In advance of the deadline for qualification, top players in the Points lists will be solicited for interest in competing on the Teams as of August 1st.


Open Team Automatic Selection – the top-10 TPA players based on point total from the combined Open and Masters Players Cup Points Lists will receive automatic team births.


Senior Team Automatic Selection – the Senior Team is the top two TPA players on the Senior Points List, top two TPA players on the Super Senior Points List and the remaining 8 spots are filled based on overall point total of the combined Senior and Super Senior Players Cup Points Lists.


If any player in this category cannot play or declines the invitation to play, that position will be returned to the Tournament Committee for selection based on the Players Points list and performance in multiple events. The Tournament Committee will complete the teams at its discretion from the AGA membership.


Team Captains: The Player with the highest total on the respective combined Players Cup Points List will be the captain for that team. Captains Selections: Each captain shall have one selection to the team from AGA members without restriction.


Team uniforms and expenses are included in the invitation. A dinner honoring Bob Goldwater is considered a mandatory part of the event and is typically hosted the evening prior to the event.