Shoal Creek Club To Host Alabama Golf Association’s 108th Alabama State Amateur Championship

Shoal Creek Club, Host of the 108th Alabama State Amateur Championship
SHOAL CREEK, AL (June 4, 2024) – The Alabama Golf Association’s 108th Alabama State Amateur Championship will take place at Shoal Creek Club in Shoal Creek, AL, June 5-8, 2024. This week, 156 golfers will compete for the 2024 Alabama State Amateur Championship title.

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This year’s Championship marks the first time Shoal Creek Club has hosted the Alabama State Amateur Championship. Tyler Watts of Huntsville, AL won the title in 2023 at The Country Club of Mobile in Mobile, AL. He carded 13-under 267 to claim his victory.

The Championship was first played in 1915 at Montgomery Country Club in Montgomery, AL. Jack Allison of Birmingham, AL defeated Norborne R. Clarke 13 and 12 to win the inaugural event. The Championship was not played in 1917-18 due to World War I. Format was changed from match play to stroke play in 1955.

2024 Alabama State Amateur Championship entries are open to any male amateur golfer who is a legal resident of Alabama, and has an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at an AGA member club that does not exceed 5.9.

College Student Eligibility: A college student is considered a resident of their parent(s)/guardian(s) “Legal Residency Criteria” as stated in the AGA Tournament Manual unless said student (a) has no dependency on his/her parents; and (b) lives full time in Alabama. 

108th Alabama State Amateur Championship Facts 
Yardage: 7270 yards, par 36-36--72
Course/Slope Rating: 75.6/144
Championship Format: 
• The field will be cut to the low 60 players and ties after 36 holes.  
• The lowest score for 72 holes will be the Champion.  
• In the event of a tie for the Championship, a hole-by-hole play-off will be held immediately following play. The play-off holes and order of play 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. 

108th Alabama State Amateur Championship Schedule 
Tuesday, June 4 
All Day: Tee times available for practice. 
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m: Player registration in the Clubhouse Foyer adjacent to the golf shop.
Wednesday, June 5 
Round 1: Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes Stroke Play.
Thursday, June 6 
Round 2: Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes Stroke Play. 
Cut to low 60 scores and ties. 
Field re-grouped according to score.
Friday, June 7 
Round 3: Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes Stroke Play. 
Field re-grouped according to score.
Saturday, June 8 
Round 4: Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. off #1 & #10 tees. 18 holes Stroke Play. 
Awards ceremony immediately following play at scoreboard.

The 108th Alabama State Amateur Championship is conducted by the Alabama Golf Association.  

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 120 member clubs represented by over 28,000 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. A full-time professional staff of seven individuals handles day-to-day activities.

Based in Hoover, the AGA is the USGA's Allied Golf Association in Alabama conducting national championship qualifying, administering the World Handicap System including the GHIN Handicap service, course & slope rating, and Rules of Golf & Handicapping education. The AGA annually conducts 24 championships; team match competitions for men, women, junior and seniors; AHSAA high school golf championship and the SEC Men's Golf Championship. The AGA manages the Junior Golf Alabama program that is a joint venture between the AGA and Alabama-NW Florida PGA Section.

In addition to competitions, the AGA administers the AGA Scholarship Fund through the Alabama Golf Foundation that is dedicated to assisting young golfers in higher education. Additionally, the Alabama Golf Foundation supports the Youth on Course Alabama program providing facility access to junior golfers and provides funding for the Alabama Turfgrass Research Foundation. In 2016, the AGA earned the Gold Tee Award for “Outstanding Tournament Operations – Small Association” by the International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA).

Since 1980, the AGA has managed the affairs of the Southern Golf Association which includes conducting the historic Southern Amateur Championship and Southern Junior Championship, in conjunction with the SGA Board of Directors. AGA staff also administers day-to-day operations of the Elite Amateur Golf Series.

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