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San Francisco City Announces New Website, Online Registration Begins
03 Dec 2016
by Pete Wlodkowski of AmateurGolf.com

see also: San Francisco City 2017 MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP, TPC Harding Park Golf Course

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The TPC Harding Park will host all championship matches
The TPC Harding Park will host all championship matches
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.  (December 3, 2016) -- Today marks the launch of a new, responsive website for the one of the most historic golf tournaments in the United States. The 101st annual San Francisco City Championship, as part of a sponsor-supported effort to take the match play event to the next level for the next 100 years, has not only unveiled a new website, it has made commitments to a sweeping list improvements.

Over the years the goal of the committee has been to continue to improve the tournament. Player experience in the City Championship is always the focal point. To keep costs low, most match play rounds were played at Lincoln Park.

“For the 101st playing of The City we have been able to move the tournament back to TPC Harding Park, the tournament’s historic home course,” said Tournament Chairman Michael Miller. “This was made possible with the help of San Francisco Parks and Rec, TPC Harding Park GM Tom Smith, and the generous financial support of title sponsor Charles Schwab.”

The tournament has also received support from The Mayor's Cup, Carol Kaufman, and a diverse group of local businesses that include taverns, a car dealership, and a major golf publication, Global Golf Post. The sponsor list is as almost as diverse as the cast of characters who play each year – the tournament has always been famous as a place where a firefighter, a plumber, or a company CEO might face off on any given day, on an equal playing field.

With only a minimal entry fee increase, the need to charge additional green for match play has been eliminated. This is sure to be popular with players, especially those that advance well through their brackets. The tournament will also go off in threesomes at 11-minute intervals in qualifying to improve pace of play and the overall feel of the tournament. 

“The City” was founded in 1917 and has been played every year since, uninterrupted by rain, sleet, wind or war.  We are extremely happy to be involved in starting the tournament's second hundred years on a positive note as this historic tournament continues to provide enjoyment for generations of California golfers.

Information and registration links for each division can be found below:

Men’s Championship
Women’s Championship
Senior Championship
Super- Senior Championship
Open Flights

MEDIA CONTACT

Pete Wlodkowski – AmateurGolf.com
760-929-9297 or petewl@amateurgolf.com
www.sfgolfchampionship.com

ABOUT THE San Francisco City CHAMPIONSHIP

NOTE: 2017 REGISTRATIONS CLOSED ON JAN. 15.

MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION
$300 ENTRY FEE INCLUDES ALL GREEN FEES.

156 contestants will be allowed to qualify for the Men’s Championship flight. Qualifying will consist of 36 holes played at TPC Harding Park and Lincoln Park Golf Courses. The first 120 entries, based on the earliest date received, with an index of 6.4 or lower as of 12/01/2016 shall go directly into the qualifying beginning on March 4, 2017. If more than 120 entries are received, the remaining entrants will pre- qualify for the final 36 spots on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Lincoln Park Golf. Pre-qualifiers who do not qualify will be refunded $150. Entrants who do not show for pre- qualifying will not be entitled to a refund. Once all qualifying has been completed, the Men’s Championship Flight will consist of 63 contestants from the Men’s Championship qualifier, as well as the Past Champion, who will hold the number two seed. Competition will begin on March 11, 2017. All play for the Championship Flight will be held at TPC Harding Park Golf Course. Those contestants who post the 64th and 65th low scores will be deemed alternate #1 and #2, respectively.

ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
The oldest municipal tournament in the USA. Match play event with scratch senior, women's and net divisions. Past champions include Ken Venturi, George Archer, and Dorothy Delasin. Some of the 'non winners' include Tom Watson and Johnny Miller. Click the 'history' tab for more about this wonderful event.

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