Is your Handicap above 19?

The Senior Amateur Tour has three separate flights to keep competition fair. The Senior Amateur Tour does not have a separate flight for handicaps above 19. These players are included in the C Flight which starts at a 14 handicap.

If your handicap is above 19, you may want to consider playing in the D Flight on our partner tour, the Golfweek Amateur Tour.

Please note: There is a separate membership fee for both tours. Membership on either tour does NOT entitles players to play on the other Amateur Tour.

Mar. 12, 2015

 

2015 Senior National Tour Championship:

The Senior National Championship will leave Pinehurst after 15 great years in response to players’ request to a warmer climate. We have contracted with 4 championship caliber courses in Hilton Head, SC for 2015.(Palmetto Dunes Resort – Trent Jones and Arthur Hills, Bear Creek CC, and Dolphin Head CC). Dates are November 17th-18th. Skins game will be Monday November 16th at the Trent Jones Course.

Mar. 12, 2015

The Senior Amateur Tour

demoThe Senior Amateur Golf Tour is open to players of all skill levels. Members of the Tour must of a minimum age of 50 during the calendar year of 2015. The Tour has three separate flights to keep competition fair. You may join anytime during the year for a membership fee which includes Tour merchandise and allows members to play in all local Tour events as well as any SAGT event nationally.

Mar. 12, 2015
 

WhatsNew:

Check out the all new Senior Amateur Pro Shop!

Just added...all new products!!!!

Updated: March 19, 2014

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 CHAMPIONS

2014 National Tour Champions

Left to Right: Championship Flight Champion: Brian Layne, Piedmont VA; A Flight Champion: Tom Carbone, Charlotte, NC; B Flight Champion: Dick Kuehl, Raleigh-Pinehurst ; C Flight Champion: John Henely, Raleigh-Pinehurst

 

PINEHURST HOSTS SENIOR AM TOUR NATIONAL FINALS

 Pinehurst, NC  (November 13, 2014)  -  Two Hundred Twenty Eight Senior Amateur Golf Tour members representing fifteen states and twenty-one cities converged on four premier venues (Pinehurst #9, Pinewild Country Club, The Legacy Golf Links, and Seven Lakes Country Club) this Tuesday and Wednesday to contest the 16th annual Senior Amateur Golf Tour National Championships.

 The field was greeted by seasonably warm and sunny weather to compete for the $10,000.00 prize pool in Edwin Watts gift certificates.  "We had to deal with some pretty rough weather the last two years", stated Tour Founder Dennis McCormac.  "(It) could not have been better this year.  With four superior courses in play, the guys really had a great time".

Arguably Yorktown, VA's Brian Layne had the best time of all.  After winning A Flight first place honors at last year's National Finals, Layne moved up to compete with the big boys in the Championship Flight this year.  All he did was make it two-in-a-row with a 2-day score of 147, besting Charlotte's Dave Brown by a single stroke.

 Layne, who only started playing golf 8 years ago stated "I love any kind of competition and felt I was playing too good to stay in A Flight".  His results this week proved him right.

Consistency was the key for the A Flight winner, Charlotte's Tom Carbone.  He hit 24 of 28 fairways with only one 3-putt during the 2-day competition.  Carbone, who didn't win a single event this year on his home Tour's schedule, said "Getting off to a good start the first day at Pinewild was the key to my win.  I only had 29 putts that day".

Tour rookie Dick Kuehl out of Sanford, NC's Carolina Trace CC, had a relatively comfortable 4 stroke margin of victory with a 2-day score of 159 in securing the B Flight win.  "I wasn't long but safe off the tee and my irons were pretty accurate both days", stated Kuehl.  “I made a bunch of 5 and 6 footers today which really helped".

Pinehurst's John Henely was one of only three C Flight competitors to break 90 both days of the event with a total of 86-85 - 171.  After hitting the ball straight all day, Henely was 1 shot down on the final hole of the tournament, facing a long iron shot over water.  He hit the shot purely and made par, giving him the win.

 In the team competition, which is based on the total strokes of the top two finishers from each tour in each flight, the Raleigh/Pinehurst Tour emerged victorious, snapping a 6-year "stranglehold" that the Charlotte Tour had on the team trophy.  Their 1281 total bested Charlotte by a mere 5 strokes.

 "The last time we won it was 2006" said Raleigh/Pinehurst Tour Director Bruce Hallenbeck.  "It was about time we got it back".

 

THE SENIOR AMATEUR GOLF TOUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

TOP FIVE SCORES BY FLIGHT

 

CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT:

Brian Layne, Yorktown, VA  76-71 - 147

Dave Brown, Charlotte, NC  75-73 - 148

Jim Gallagher, Yorktown, VA  76-73 - 149

Bill Hall, Charlotte, NC  74-75 - 149

Keith Myers, Roanoke, VA 70-82 - 152

 

A  FLIGHT:

Tom Carbone, Charlotte, NC  75-79 - 154

Jim Alford, Zebulon, NC  83-75 - 158

Ed Paterniti, Orlando, FL  79-79 - 158

Jeff Thompson, Charlotte, NC  77-81 - 158

Bobby Annison, Shreveport. LA  82-77 - 159

Ricky Segal, Charlotte, NC  80-79 - 159

Mike Smith, Kentucky  80-79 - 159

 

B  FLIGHT:

Dick Kuehl, Sanford, NC  80-79 - 159

Glenn Wright, Pittsboro, NC  82-81 - 163

Jerry Drewry, Indiana  79-84 - 163

Allen Hagen, Charlotte, NC  79-85 - 164

Les Brightbill, Florida  75-89 - 164

 

C  FLIGHT:

John Henely, Pinehurst, NC  86-85 - 171

Mark Sikes, Charlotte, NC  87-87 - 174

Joe Porter, Orlando, FL  89-87 - 176

Terry Lawson, Orlando, Fl  95-82 - 177

Mike Wren, Virginia Beach, VA  91-87 - 87

 

 
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