Bobby Jones: Amateur Golfer

“There are two kinds of golf. There is golf and there is tournament golf. They are not the same.” ~Bobby Jones

An Amateur Tournament Taking You All The Way

There is no other amateur tournament out there that takes you to the level of play that the World Amateur Golfers Championship does. WAGC plays locally, nationally and internationally. Imagine as an amateur player representing Team USA in an Olympic style tournament in Malaysia!

WAGC gives new meaning to “PLAY LIKE THE PROS PLAY”! 

Word Origin and History for Amateur (n.)


The English word Amateur came from French amateur “lover of”; which came from Latin amatorem (amator) “lover”. A noun from amatus, past participle of amare “to love”. In English amateurs are so called for doing something for the love of doing it and not for pay.


To sum it up, amateur golfers love the game and can’t get enough of it. That’s why Bobby Jones kept his amateur status. He was afraid that his love for the game would diminish if he played for money as a professional. Bobby Jones was the only player to win the pre-masters era Grand Slam of four majors in the same calendar year in 1930. Those majors were:


  1. The Amateur Championship, Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland
  2. The Open Championship, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England
  3. U.S. Open, Interlachen Country Club, Minnesota
  4. U.S. Amateur, Merion Golf Club, Pennsylvania (September 27, 1930)

He made most of his money as an attorney and played golf part-time. He retired from golf at age 28 after he won the Grand Slam and went on to become the founder of Augusta National to serve him and his friends privately. The Augusta National Invitational was a big sensation before it become the name as we know it today, The Masters.

As we think about amateur golfers we think about playing golf casually with friends or in net tournaments at our local golf courses. Now I want you to imagine amateur golfers playing in tournaments with friends, traveling to the most desired courses in the state to compete for a chance to win a trip to the nationals. But it does not stop there.

Now I want you to imagine that you are at the national level competing in a flighted tournament and you are one of the five flight winners that just won a spot on Team USA. All five winners are awarded an all expense trip to play an Olympic style tournament against over 40 countries in one of the scheduled host countries. Inclusions are: Airfare, ground transportation, hotel, meals, all golf fees, plus a USA Tour Bag with you name, USA uniforms, and more.


You are winning like a pro, touring like a pro and loving the game like the amateur, Bobby Jones.


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