World Am holes-in-one will be honored at hall of fame

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH (WMBF) – The World Golf Hall of Fame honors players scoring a hole-in-one at the 27th annual World Amateur Handicap Championship this week.

Any tournament participant scoring a hole-in-one will have their name documented into the World Golf Hall of Fame Hole-in-One Registry, which was scheduled to begin this month.

"This is just another way the World Am is providing our players with as real as a PGA TOUR experience as you can get on an amateur level," Dave Macpherson, tournament director of the World Amateur Handicap Championship said.

The registry is a new exhibit at the Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, FL and includes an interactive electronic directory and historical information about Hall of Fame hole-in-one accomplishments and records.

In addition to being named in the electronic directory, players scoring a hole-in-one this week at the championship will receive a registry certificate, club pin and bag tag.

In addition, the World Am is also raising money for the "Know Your Score" prostate cancer campaign at the 19th Hole each night with a raffle to win the opportunity to play pool against World 9-Ball champion, Ewa Laurance. If the golfer defeats Laurance in pool, they will win free entry into the 2011 World Am.

The "Know Your Score" campaign raises money for prostate cancer research and education.

World Am participants entered the second day of competition in both the International Pairs Championship and the Mark and Cory Lemke Parent-Child Championship. Golfers are battling to win an all-expense paid trip to Scotland to represent the U.S. in the 2010 International Pairs World Finals.

The Mark and Cory Lemke Parent-Child Championship, open to any combination of parent and child participating, honors Lemke, who won his World Am flight at the age of 15 in 2002 before losing his life in a 2006 motorcycle accident.

The second day of the 27th annual World Amateur Handicap Championship also featured closest-to-the-pin contests on the courses and at the 19th Hole golf simulator with all proceeds benefiting the "Know Your Score".

All golfers who entered today's closest-to-the pin contests are eligible to win gift cards from the PGA TOUR Superstore.

Hosted by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, the World Amateur Handicap Championship is a 72-hole, net stroke play tournament. Players are arranged into groups according to their handicap score and at the conclusion of the four rounds, group winners will advance to the 18-hole playoff on Friday, Sept. 3.

The championship features six divisions, ranging from men and women age 49-years-old and under to those age 70-years-old and older.

Players with handicap scores as low as three and as high as 34 have won the championship. A woman has won the last three titles including 2009 winner Linda Fuller of Richmond, Texas.

For more information on the event, call 1-800-833-8798 or visit, or

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