Alabama
Golf Association

Serving & Promoting Amateur Golf in Alabama Since 1915

(205) 979-1234

Timberline Golf Club to Host Alabama State Senior and Super-Senior Four-Ball Championships

Timberline Golf Club in Calera, AL

CALERA, AL (October 15, 2020) – The Alabama Golf Association’s 26th Alabama State Senior and Super-Senior Four-Ball Championships will be held at Timberline Golf Club in Calera, AL from October 16-18, 2020. The field is comprised of 104 players who will play one of Alabama’s Top 10 Courses, as ranked by Golf Week magazine.

Championship Links: Starting Times (Round 1) | Scoring & Results | AGA Yearbook | Club Website | Championship Website

This year marks the 26th playing of the Alabama State Senior Four-Ball Championship and the 2nd playing of the State Super-Senior Four-Ball Championship. This will be the first time Timberline Golf Club has hosted either event.

Claud Cooper of Birmingham, Alabama and Richard Jeffers of Mobile, Alabama won the State Senior Four-Ball Championship title in 2019, and they will each be back to defend their title.

Tom Jungkind of Birmingham, Alabama and John Coles of Hoover, Alabama won the Inaugural State Super-Senior Four-Ball Championship in 2019. Jungkind will return to defend his title.

Entries for State Senior Four-Ball Championship: Entries are open to sides of male amateur golfers who are legal residents of Alabama and have an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at an AGA member club. Maximum allowable combined team handicap is 16.8 under the USGA Handicap System™. Two players who play as partners comprise a side. Partners are not required to be from the same club. Both members of the side must have reached 50th birthday by October 16, 2020.

Entries for State Super-Senior Four-Ball Championship: Entries are open to sides of male amateur golfers who are legal residents of Alabama and have an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at an AGA member club. Maximum allowable combined team handicap is 20.8 under the USGA Handicap System™. Two players who play as partners comprise a side. Partners are not required to be from the same club. Both members of the side must have reached 65th birthday by October 16, 2020.

Championship Facts

Course Turfgrass: Putting Greens (Bent), Fairways/Tees: (Bermuda)

26th Alabama State Senior Four-Ball Championship

Championship Yardage; Course/Slope Rating: 6079 yards/75.5/133

Tournament Yardage; Course/Slope Rating: 5481 yards/72.2/126

Format: Championship is conducted at 54 holes of gross four-ball stroke play. The field will be cut to the low 20 sides and ties after 36 holes. The lowest score for 54 holes will be the Champion. In the event of a tie for first place in the Championship, a hole-by-hole playoff will be held immediately following play. The playoff holes and their order will be determined by the Committee. Initial groupings will be for two days, the field will be cut and re-paired by score after the second round.

2nd Alabama State Super-Senior Four-Ball Championship

Senior Yardage; Course/Slope Rating:  5809 yards/70.2/132

Format: Championship is conducted at 54 holes of gross four-ball stroke play. The field will be cut to the low 10 sides and ties after 36 holes. The lowest score for 54 holes will be the Champion. In the event of a tie for first place in the Championship, a hole-by-hole playoff will be held immediately following play. The playoff holes and their order will be determined by the Committee. Initial groupings will be for two days, the field will be cut and re-paired by score after the second round.

Schedule of Rounds:

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

All Day: Practice rounds

Player Registration: 9am-4pm

Friday, October 16, 2020

Round 1: 7:20am Tee Times off #1

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Round 2: 7:20am Tee Times off #1       

Field cut to the low 20 sides (State Senior) or 10 sides (Super-Senior) for final round.

Field re-grouped according to score.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Round 3: Tee Times TBD

Awards ceremony immediately following play.

About the Alabama Golf Association (AGA)

The Alabama Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1915 whose mission is to serve and promote amateur golf in Alabama. AGA membership consists of over 115 member clubs represented by nearly 20,000 individuals. The activities and services of the Alabama Golf Association are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Alabama golfers who wish to serve the game and the association through service.

AGA is the USGA's liaison for golf in Alabama conducting national championship qualifying, administering the USGA Handicap system including the GHIN Handicap service, course & slope rating and education. The AGA annually conducts 23 championships and team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. The AGA also conducts Alabama high school golf championships and assists with many collegiate events including the SEC Men's Golf Championship. In addition to competitions, the AGA administers the AGA Women's Scholarship Fund that is dedicated to assisting young female golfers in higher education and supports the Alabama Turfgrass Research Foundation.

Since 1980, the AGA has managed the affairs of the Southern Golf Association which includes conducting the Southern Amateur Championship and Southern Junior Championship, in conjunction with the Board of Directors of the Southern Golf Association.

For more information about the Alabama Golf Association, visit www.alabamagolf.org.

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

###

Media Contact:

Audrey Ferguson

AGA Communications

205-803-6524

audrey@alabamagolf.org