Think you’ve got what it takes? Gross division options at the World Amateur include Men’s, Senior Men (50+), Mid Senior (60+) and Women’s Divisions! Compete in a PGA TOUR style event in which all participants play from the same championship tee boxes without a handicap.
The winner of each gross division will be crowned division champion, as well as receiving up to $500 towards the entry fee of an event of their choosing! If any gross division remains tied for first place after four rounds, these players will be invited to compete in an 18-hole playoff during Friday’s Championship round “US Open-style”!
What's at stake?
Win & Play! Gross Division winners will be granted up to a $500 reimbursement of entry fees to an event of their choice.
*Reimbursement of entry must be redeemed prior to December 31, 2024
Gross Division Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, all results are submitted to WAGR for points.
There is no maximum or minimum, but we strive to have 50 players.
The minimum age for the Men’s Senior Gross division is 50. The minimum age for the Men’s Super Senior Gross Division is 60. There is no minimum or maximum for Women’s or Men’s Gross.
E.G. A 55 year old man can play in the Men’s Gross Division.
|Myrtle Beach World Amateur Distance Guidelines|
|Division||Handicap Range||Yardage Range|
|Gross||8 or less||6400 to 6900|
|Senior Gross (50+)||8 or less||6200 to 6700|
|Mid Senior Gross (60+)||8 or less||6000 to 6500|
|Women’s Gross||8 or less||4600 to 5200|
|Men (49 & Under)||0 to 5||6400 to 6900|
|5 to 10||6200 to 6700|
|10 to 20||6100 to 6600|
|20 & Above||6000 to 6500|
|Senior Men (50-59)||0 to 5||6200 to 6700|
|5 to 10||6000 to 6500|
|10 to 20||5900 to 6400|
|20 & Above||5800 to 6300|
|Mid Senior Men (60-69)||0 to 5||6000 to 6500|
|5 to 10||5800 to 6300|
|10 to 20||5600 to 6100|
|20 & Above||5500 to 5900|
|Super Senior Men (70-79)||0 to 10||5500 to 6000|
|10 to 20||5400 to 5900|
|20 & Above||5300 to 5800|
|Seasoned Seniors (80+)||0 – 36||4600 to 5600|
|Women’s Division’s||0 to 10||4600 to 5200|
|10 to 20||4600 to 5200|
|20 & Above||4600 to 5200|
* Please note that yardages/distances are used for guidelines only. In some circumstances actual yardages may fall outside of these ranges.
Yes! We offer a Women’s (open), Men’s (open), Senior Men’s (50+), and Mid Senior Men’s (60+) Gross Division.
Yes, please contact tournament staff to change your registration to gross. Likewise, you can also switch from gross back to handicapped play prior to August 17th.
No, you may only compete in one division.
All Gross Division winners are invited to play Friday’s Championship Round as a courtesy. Call it a victory lap! However, if any gross division remains tied for first place after four rounds, all ties will compete and the winner will be decided by an 18-hole playoff during Friday’s Championship Round.
All players in a gross division must be a 10 handicap or better from an approved handicap service. If you do not maintain a handicap this can be verified by past tournament performance or outside competition play.
The Tournament committee reserves the right to decline participation in a gross division based on past performance history.
Gross Divisions are subject to participation. If an inadequate number of players are registered to participate all players will be assigned to their respective net or most similar gross division.