A chance to become a "world champion" golfer
If you're anything like me - in terms of golf passion and skill level (or lack there of) - the thoughts of qualifying for - much less winning - the U.S. Open are pretty riduculous at best, hilarious at worst.
But for several years now, I've had my eye on the World Am Championship. Why? Because with a registered handicap, I could conceivably be a world champion. Yes, that looks pretty cool in print. And the set up is not only open and challenging to all, it's winnable by anyone in the field - anyone with a registered handicap. They average over 3000 players in the field, from all 50 states and 20 foreign countries. Imagine, 3000 players, 60 different courses (all in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area), six divisions and nearly 70 different flights of competition. That'd be kinda cool to win, no? But it sounds just kind of awesome to play as well.
Numerous celebrities take part - including this year where Roger Clemens joins the fun. But make no mistake, this event is about the amateur. Right up my alley.
I have a few friends taking part this year - I'll be monitoring their progress. I really would like to join them. But play has already started for 2012. Keep up with what they have going on - and let's all think about joining the party/event next year.
Read more about the World Am here.
PGA of America Championships
Benton Harbor, Mich.
Sahalee Country Club
Baltusrol Golf Club
Hazeltine National Golf Club