Tournament Golf Association and Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday Continue Partnership

“We are very proud of the partnership we have with Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday and the World Amateur Handicap Championship and aligning ourselves with such high-class organizations," says Steven Moses, Chief Operating Officer for the TGAA Tour.

Gainesville, VA, March 04, 2010 --( Building on its success as the premier Pro-Net Tour in the Mid-Atlantic, the Tournament Golf Association of America is proud to announce its continued partnership with Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday (MBGH) and the World Amateur Handicap Championship.

Steve Moses, the tour’s Chief Operating Officer, discusses the partnership – “We are very proud of the partnership we have with Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday and the World Amateur Handicap Championship and aligning ourselves with such high-class organizations. MBGH is a leader in the travel and tourism industry and is the number one source for planning any visit to the Myrtle Beach area. The World Amateur Handicap Championship is the biggest and most-recognized event in amateur golf and many of players have participated in the event for years. With both as a partner, this only strengthens the TGAA Tour as the premiere Pro-Net tour in the Mid-Atlantic”.

“The relationship between the Pro-Net Tour and the World Amateur Handicap Championship is a natural one,” Dave Macpherson, MBGH’s Tournament Director, said. “The Pro-Net Tour consists of avid, competitive golfers, just the type of player that makes the World Am the game’s most unique event. We look forward to exposing the golfers in the world’s most powerful city to the world’s largest single-site amateur golf tournament.”

Moses continues – “There will be two World Amateur Handicap Championship qualifying events on the TGAA Tour schedule. In addition to the Pro-Net purse at each of these events, the winner will receive complimentary entry to the 2010 World Amateur Handicap Championship. More information about these events may be found by visiting the TGAA Tour website (”.

About the TGAA Tour
Since 1996, the TGAA Tour ( has been the premier Pro-Net tour in the Mid-Atlantic. The TGAA Tour is a member organization that offers all golfers the most exciting advancement in competitive golf, regardless of age, gender, skill level or handicap. The events are professionally managed, governed by the USGA Rules of Golf and use a patent pending handicap system developed from TGAA tournament scores only. The goal is to develop and maintain the largest professional golf membership organization providing services for the avid to aspiring golfer - both locally and nationally. Your game is ready for tournament golf. Come…”Experience the Dream”™

About Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday
Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday is a non-profit trade association of 77 championship golf courses, 115 golf package providers and five golf schools in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. Founded in 1967, the organization has been and continues to be the driving force behind the growth of the Myrtle Beach area golf market. The originator of the “Stay and Play Package,” Golf Holiday provides non-biased information about the area accommodations and golf courses to assist golfers in making the most informed decisions when planning for their next vacation. Golf Holiday also hosts seven events and tournaments annually to help grow the game of golf and attract golfers to the Grand Strand during slower times of year. In addition to hosting the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament each spring, Golf Holiday also manages the PGA TOUR Superstore World Amateur Handicap Championship – the world's largest on-site golf tournament, the Summer Family Golf Tournaments, the Spring and Fall Palmetto High School Golf Championships, the Veterans Golf Classic and the FDNY 9-11 Memorial Golf Outing. For more information, call Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday at 1-800-833-8798 or visit

About the World Amateur Handicap Championship
Hosted by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, the World Amateur Handicap Championship is considered to be the most comparable experience to the U.S. Open for the amateur golfer. Held the week before Labor Day, the event is open to all amateur golfers with a USGA handicap, or the foreign equivalent. The 2009 World Am hosted 3,060 golfers from 49 states and 20 countries at 51 area golf courses for the week-long battle to determine the “World’s Amateur Golf Champion.” Flighted according to their handicaps, golfers compete in four rounds with all flight winners and ties then advancing to the 18-hole world championship playoff at the renowned Dunes Golf and Beach Club.

The on-course competition is only half the fun. Each evening after tournament play, participants and their guests enjoy hospitality at the “World’s Largest 19th Hole,” also known as the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The 19th Hole features an extensive golf expo with equipment demos, entertainment, free food and drinks and jumbotron video boards to keep tabs on scores.

Media Contact for TGAA Tour:
Carol Brooker
SVP, Administration & Communication
703-754-8285 or 800-929-7449

Tournament Golf Association of America
Steven Moses