Golfweek Tour Plays Blueberry Classic At Vineyard Golf
The Golfweek Amateur Tour promotes the sport of golf by providing stroke play golf tournaments in a fair and friendly competitive environment for amateur golfers of all skill levels.
The Amateur Golf Tour (AGT) was established by Dennis McCormac in 1995 and is entering its 29th season this year. In 2010 the AGT teamed up with Golfweek in a title sponsorship deal resulting in the current brand name Golfweek Amateur Tour. It is the oldest and largest amateur tour in the U.S. hosting more than 775 tournaments in 2022. As of this season, there are 47 local tours spread across the country.
The popularity of the Golfweek Amateur Tour among seniors created the demand for the Senior Amateur Golf Tour (SAGT). This season marks the 25th anniversary of the Senior Tour with 26 local tours around the country.
From the beginning of January to the end of September, each of the 47 local tours host 10-15 tournaments and home tour members earn points based upon where they finish within each flight (Championship through D). Members may also play in events hosted by other local tours and special regional tournaments to earn points.
At the end of the season, the flight leaders in the points standings from each local tour are invited to compete in the Golfweek Amateur Tour National Championship in Hilton Head, SC. In 2022, more than 900 amateurs competed in the 3-Day, 54-hole National Championship. The 2023 National Championship is scheduled for October 13th-15th.
The Golfweek Tour Blueberry Classic was played May 13 at Vineyard Golf At White Lake with 87 players participating. The winners were:
Champion Flight: Dane Jones, 70
A Flight: Jamie Hollis, 75
B Flight: Rusty Brown, 79
C Flight: Larry Shepard, 85
D Flight: Pattina Martinez, score unavailable