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Charlotte Amateur Tour Launches New Season on Feb. 3, 2007

Amateur Golf Tour Logo CHARLOTTE – Local golfers will again have a tour to call their own as the popular Amateur Golf Tour returns to Charlotte with an impressive schedule for 2007. The AGT hosts a lineup of 20 local tournaments beginning Feb. 3 at Renaissance Park and concluding with local finals Oct. 6-7 at Warrior Golf Club and Stonebridge.

The tour is for amateurs of all ages and abilities. Members are placed in one of four flights based on handicaps. Flights are: Championship (0-5 handicap), A Flight (6-10), B Flight (11-15) and C Flight (16-21).

Tournament format is gross stroke play, with USGA rules in effect. A software program tracks each player’s handicap to ensure participants are placed in their proper flight.

Local tour director Dennis McCormac has assembled a schedule of 20 tourneys on some of the area’s premier courses. In addition to the opening and closing venues, tour stops include: Country Club of Salisbury, NorthStone, Cabarrus Country Club, Rock Barn and River Hills. All events take place on Saturdays.

“The tour provides everyday golfers a chance to compete like the pros,” said McCormac. “You don’t have to be a superstar to join the Amateur Golf Tour.”

At each event, the top three golfers in every flight win gift certificates from Edwin Watts Golf, while all participants earn points toward a season-long championship in their flight.

Golfers may join the tour at any time for an $80 membership fee. That fee includes a gift bag and tour packet, and allows members to play in Charlotte tournaments, as well as other AGT events around the country.

Entry fees for Charlotte tournaments range from $75-$95. Those fees include cart and green fees, range balls and prizes, plus closest-to-the-pin and long drive awards. Results and points standings are posted within 48 hours at: www.amateurgolftour.net.

Golfers who finish in the top 10 in points in their flight receive invitations to the 2007 Amateur Golf Tour Championship, Oct. 27-28 at Palmetto Dunes Resort in Hilton Head, S.C.

For info, call Dennis McCormac at (704) 844-8264 or visit www.amateurgolftour.net.

Amateur Golf Tour
2007 Charlotte Schedule
February 3 Renaissance Park
February 17 Emerald Lake
February 24 Charlotte National
March 10 Rocky River
March 24 CC of Salisbury
March 31 Warrior Golf Club
April 14 Stonebridge
April 28 Skybrook
May 5 Birkdale
May 19 Cabarrus CC
June 2 Verdict Ridge
June 16 Crescent
June 23-24 Olde Sycamore & NorthStone
July 21 River Hills CC
July 28 CC of Salisbury
August 11 Rock Barn (Jones)
August 25 Fox Den
September 8 Statesville CC
September 22 TBA
October 6-7 Warrior & Stonebridge
October 27-28 2007 Tour Championship (Hilton Head)

For more information, visit www.amateurgolftour.net