TPC Harding Park Golf Course
99 Harding Rd
San Francisco, CA 94132-1021
NOTE: 2017 REGISTRATIONS CLOSED ON JAN.
MEN'S SUPER-SENIOR DIVISION
$275 ENTRY FEE INCLUDES ALL GREENS FEES
Open to the first 32 entries received. Participants
have an index of 9.4 or lower on 12/01/16 and
have an age of 65 or older as of March 8, 2017.
Qualifying will consist of one 18-hole stroke play
Along with the defending champion, who will
number two seed, the low 15 scores will advance
Men’s Super Senior Championship Flight.
scores will determine seeding for match play.
Contestants who don’t qualify will be refunded
(No shows will not be entitled to a refund.) All
will be played at TPC Harding Park Golf Course.
contestants who post the 16th and 17th low
be deemed alternate #1 and #2, respectively.
ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO CITY
The oldest municipal
tournament in the
Match play event with scratch senior,
and open divisions. Past champions
Venturi, George Archer, and Dorothy
Some of the 'non winners' include Tom
and Johnny Miller. Click the 'history' tab for
more about this wonderful event.
Full results for this tournament are posted outside AmateurGolf.com. Click here to view results
The San Francisco City Championship was
inaugurated in 1917, and is the
oldest municipal golf tournament. The
division was added in 1958. In its early
the tournament was hosted by the Sun-
Bulletin newspaper and has had
sponsors throughout its history such as
Varner, Tom Culligan, and Pepsi.
The name of the tournament is deceiving,
the field is typically made up of the best
amateurs from throughout Northern
As a matter of fact, the 1999 field included
Mark Murphy of Waterville, Ireland, who
it to the quarterfinals before being ousted
nail-biter by Gary Vanier. (Vanier
lost to Randy Haag in what was called
best final since Ken Venturi beat Harvey
in 1956 in front of 12,000 fans.)
Another thing that makes the City
Championship a unique event is the
of an "Open" Division, allowing for
varying abilities to compete. The top two
flights in the Open Division, named the
"Venturi" and "Susko" respectively, are
for two of the tournaments' most popular
competitors, Ken Venturi and John Susko,
latter of whom met an untimely death
Crohn's disease in 1983. Susko is
as a popular Lincoln Park golfer who won
City Championship in 1978 and 1980, won
Alameda Commuters in 1981, and
in a number of National amateur events
with a condition that often sidelined him
weeks at a time.
Those familiar with the City Championship
tell you about the tradition of playing the
as it lies at San Francisco's Lincoln and
Park golf courses in some often very
conditions. More than one player has
marched in to the tournament office
that they will never play again, but their
applications usually find their way in the
following year. Conditions are the same
everyone; the ability to accept the
bad break is paramount to a competitor's
Past champions include 1964 US Open
Champion Ken Venturi, 1999 US Women's
Champion Julie Inkster, and 1969
Champion George Archer. More recently,
Tour player Dorothy Delasin* of Daly City
(winner of the 1998 US Junior Girls
Championship and 1999 US Women's
Amateur) claimed the Women's City
Championship in 1998.