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Tournament Changes – 2019
PPGA Spring Scramble –
PPGA Team Championship –
PPGA Better-Ball Championship –
This will be the 2nd year for the PPGA Father-Son championship. The championship will be contested at Twin Ponds GC on Sunday, May 19 with a 1:30 shotgun start. The competition will be played in the chapman format. The chapman format is both players drive. Both players play a second shot htting the other's drive. The team then selects one ball to alternate hitting until the ball is in the hole. There will be two age divisions, sons aged 18 and under and sons aged 19 and over. There will also be divisions for father-daughter, mother-son and mother-daughter. There is no limit to the number of partners for a father or mother. There will also be a net division for this event. There will be a buffet dinner at the conclusion of the round. To be eligible to participate in the net division players must have an active GHIN handicap.
Philadelphia Better-Ball Championship – The 52nd edition of the Philadelphia Better-Ball Championship will be decided by Match Play in the Championship Flight. Friday's round will serve as the qualifying round with the top 16 teams qualifying for Match Play. The teams that do not qualify for the Championship Flight will compete in stroke play in their flight over the final two days, (same as in the past). The Championship Flight will tee off first Saturday morning with the winners of the morning matches playing again in the afternoon. The semi-final matches will be Sunday morning with the championship match being played in the afternoon. The 12 teams in the Championship Flight that are eliminated from Match Play on Saturday will play an 18-hole flight shoot-out on Sunday. The Senior Division for this championship is still 36-holes but the championship will be contested on Saturday and Sunday this year as opposed to Friday and Saturday as it has been in the past. Player of the Year points will be awarded to the winner, runner-up, semi-finalists and the teams in the championship flight recording the best cumulative scores from the Friday and Sunday rounds. If less than 15 teams complete play in the championship flight, the best score(s) in the other flights will be used to complete the fifteen teams receiving POY points.
Atlantic Publinks Challenge – The "Atlantic Publinks Challenge" was unveiled in 2011 with great success. The PPGA emerged victorious in 2017 and 2018 after falling to the BPGA in 2015 and 2016. The competition moves back to the Philadelphia area this year. This is a team competition pitting players from the PPGA against a team of top players from the Baltimore area. The top finishers on the PPGA POY Points list qualify for the event and will represent the PPGA team.
PPGA Fall Scramble – The PPGA wraps-up the 2019 golf season with this "fun" event. Hopneybrook GC will again be the host venue. The championship will be contested on Sunday, October 28 with a 9:00 shotgun start. Teams are comprised of two individuals playing in a scramble format. There will also be a NET division for this event.