You can’t mention major championship golf without thinking of the annual Masters Tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., and its co-founder, Atlanta golf legend Bobby Jones.
As reported in the Brookhaven Post, the Georgia Amateur Golf Championship is celebrating its centennial this week on the same course in Atlanta where Jones took the first Georgia Golf Amateur title in 1916, at the young age of 14.
The 100th Georgia Amateur will begin on the Capital City Golf Club’s Crabapple Course where a field of 144 Georgia amateurs will compete in individual stroke play. After 36 holes, the top 32 golfers will compete on the Brookhaven Course, where Jones played a century ago, in match play format to decide the championship.
The 100th Georgia Amateur Golf Championship will be held July 11-17.