Less than a month away is the 2013 Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship, August 26-30. In this it’s 30th year, the World Am is held each year in Myrtle Beach, SC and will (this year) attract over 3000 golfers.  The event has become a global attraction with participating golfers from China, Australia, Austria, Bermuda, Brazil, Germany, Guatemala, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Sweden, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, United Kingdom, U.S. Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Scotland, and the United States.

From the World Am website at http://worldamgolf.com…The World Am is open to all golfers – 17 years old and above – with a certified USGA handicap or foreign equivalent. It features five competitive divisions, ranging from men 49 and under to the super seniors (70+) and our Women’s division. Within the divisions, golfers are flighted by closely grouped handicaps. The event features between 60 and 70 flights and the winner of each advances to the Flight Winner’s Playoff, an 18-hole shootout that determines the World Champion. 

The tournament is played on approximately 60 different Myrtle Beach area courses, including several Top 100 public layouts, and each flight plays a different course each day.

A very popular part of the the World Am is the World’s Largest 19th Hole at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. In a addition to being the tournament headquarters, the 19th hole is quite possibly the world’s largest golf tournament party in existence. The 19th Hole provides catered dining, free top shelf booze, exhibitions, and more while over 3000 golfers and their guest gather to reflect on the competition at the end of each day.

This year’s participating courses are:
Aberdeen Country Club
Arcadian Shores
Arrowhead Country Club
Azalea Sands
Barefoot Resort, Fazio
Barefoot Resort, Love
Barefoot Resort, Norman
Black Bear Golf Club
Burning Ridge Golf
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
Carolina National
Crow Creek
Crown Park Golf Club
Diamond Back at Woodland Valley
Farmstead Golf Club
Founders Club at Pawleys Island
Glen Dornoch Golf Links
Grande Dunes Golf Club
Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina
Heather Glen Golf Links
Heritage Club
Indian Wells Golf Club
Indigo Creek
International Club
Legends Golf Club, Heathland
Legends Golf Club, Moorland
Legends Golf Club, Parkland
Leopards Chase
Lion’s Paw Golf Links
Litchfield Country Club
Long Bay Club
Meadowlands Golf Club
Myrtle Beach National, Kings North
Myrtle Beach National, West
Myrtlewood Golf Club, Palmetto
Myrtlewood Golf Club, Pine Hills
Oyster Bay Golf Links
Panther’s Run Golf Links
Pawleys Plantation
Pearl Golf Links, East
Pearl Golf Links, West
Pine Lakes
Possum Trot
Prestwick Country Club
River Club
River Oaks Golf Plantation
Rivers Edge Golf Club
Sandpiper Bay Golf & CC
Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club
Thistle Club
Tidewater Golf Club
Tiger’s Eye Golf Club
Tournament Players Club
Tradition Golf Club
True Blue Plantation
Wachesaw Plantation East
Waterway Hills Golf Club
Wedgefield Plantation Golf Club
Wicked Stick
Wild Wing Plantation, Avocet
Willbrook Plantation Golf Club
World Tour Golf Links

A recent bulletin board update from the World Am Golf site…The player count is ascending and so is the excitement for the 30th annual Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship. Over 3,100 players from across the globe have registered to play in this year’s event, and the release of a partial list of random drawing prizes will do little to temper excitement about the tournament, which will be played August 26-30. The list of giveaways, which doesn’t include a Grand Prize trip that has yet to be unveiled, includes a $3,000 indoor golf simulator and a pair of $1,000 PGA Tour Superstore shopping sprees, among many other items. The random drawing prizes at World Am aren’t a close your eyes and pray proposition. One in every 25 tournament participants will win a random drawing prize.

With that in mind here is the bounty that will be given away at this year’s tournament:– SkyCaddie GPS watches will be distributed to two entire flights (approximately 100 watches). One winner will be selected on Tuesday evening at the 19th Hole, and all players on the winner’s course Wednesday morning will receive the prize.

– Two $1,000 spending sprees at PGA Tour Superstore

– One Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters VIP Package

–One ProXS In-Home Simulator by P3Pro Swing

– 2014 World Am trip for two that includes:
✔ 2 World Am entries
✔ 5 nights accommodations courtesy of MyrtleBeachGolf.com
✔ 5-day rental from U-Save Car Rental

– Two $500 Lowe’s gift cards

– Two $500 Amazon gift cards

– Two $500 StubHub gift cards

– One $1,000 Shell Gasoline Card

– One Greg Norman Prize Package that includes:
✔ $500 Greg Norman Australian Prime, Signature Wagyu Beef gift card
✔ One Case of Greg Norman Estates Wine
✔ $500 Greg Norman Collection Gift Card

– One $500 Oxford gift card

– Five “Golf Balls for a Year” Giveaways – 18 dozen Bridgestone golf Balls

– Three TaylorMade RocketBallz Drivers

– Three TaylorMade RocketBallz 3-Woods

– One custom World Am cornhole set designed by Craig’s Custom Cornhole

– Two complimentary entries to the 2014 Mesquite Amateur

– See more at: http://www.worldamgolf.com/random-drawing-prizes-unveiled-1-in-25-players-will-win/#sthash.3CSbtLrR.dpuf

The deadline for entry is August 8th and there is still room for more players. If you are interested in competing to become the next World Am Champ Register NOW.