Inverness Country Club to Host 27th Alabama State Senior Four-Ball and 3rd Alabama State Super-Senior Four-Ball Championships

Inverness Country Club in Birmingham, AL

BIRMINGHAM, AL – (Oct. 7, 2021) The Alabama Golf Association’s 27th Alabama State Senior Four-Ball and 3rd Alabama State Super-Senior Four-Ball Championships will be held at Inverness Country Club, in Birmingham, AL, from Oct. 8-10, 2021.

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This year marks the twenty-seventh playing of the Alabama State Senior Four-Ball Championship and the third playing of the Alabama State Super-Senior Four-Ball Championship. This will mark the first time that Inverness Country Club has hosted either event.

Emile Vaughan of Pike Road and Shaw Pritchett of Montgomery claimed the 26th Alabama State Senior Four-Ball Championship title in 2020 at Timberline Golf Club in Calera, AL. Vaughan and Pritchett will return as partners once more to defend their Championship title.

Stewart “Buddy” Alexander and David Dougherty of Auburn won the 2nd Alabama State Super-Senior Four-Ball Championship in 2020 at Timberline Golf Club in Calera, AL.

Championship Facts

27th Alabama 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. The 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 their 50th birthday by October 8, 2021.

Championship Yardage: 6213 yards (36-35-71)

Course/Slope Rating: 70.4/130

Format:

• 54 holes of gross four-ball stroke play.

• The field will be cut to the low TBD 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 of play will be determined by the Committee.

• Initial groupings will be for two rounds; the field will be cut and repaired by score after the second round.

3rd Alabama 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. The 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 their 65th birthday by October 8, 2021.

Championship Yardage: 5656 yards (36-35-71)

Course/Slope Rating:  67.8/124

Format:

• 54 holes of gross four-ball stroke play.

• The field will be cut to the low TBD 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 of play will be determined by the Committee.

• Initial groupings will be for the first two rounds; the field will be cut and repaired by score after the second round.

Schedule of Rounds

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Practice rounds canceled due to epic rainfall.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Round 1: Morning tee times at 7:50 a.m. off #1 and #10.

Afternoon tee times at 12:00 p.m. off #1 and #10.

Player registration at scoring.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Round 2: Morning tee times at 7:50 a.m. off #1 and #10.

Afternoon tee times at 12:00 p.m. off #1 and #10.

Field cut to low TBD sides and ties for the final round.

Field regrouped according to score.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Final round: Tee times at 8:00 a.m. off #1 & #10 tees.

Awards ceremony immediately following play at the scoreboard.

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 over 22,000 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.

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