Compete in a PGA TOUR style event in which all participants play from the same championship tee boxes without a handicap. Challenge yourself to 72 holes of stroke play on four different courses along the Grand Strand. In addition to a week of top level competition, Gross Division Champions will each receive exemptions into other top tier amateur golf events!
What's at stake?
The winner of each gross division will be invited to enjoy Friday’s Championship round, as well as awarded an exemption into a top flight Amateur event. 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”!
Exemptions will be granted to each Gross Division Champion in their respective division:
2021 World Am Men’s Gross Champion – 2021 Dixie Amateur Exemption
2021 World Am Senior Men’s Gross Champion – 2021 Dixie Amateur Exemption
2021 World Am Mid-Senior Men’s Gross Champion – 2021 Dixie Amateur Exemption
2021 World Am Women’s Gross Champion – 2022 South Carolina Women’s Open (Amateur Division)
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.
All Men’s Gross participants will play championship tees between 6,600-7,100 yards. The Senior Gross participants will play tees between 6,400 – 6,900 yards. The Mid Senior Gross participants will play tees between 6,000 – 6,500 yards. Women’s Gross participants will play tees between 4,600 – 5,200 yards.
Yes! We offer a Women’s, Men’s, Senior Men’s, and Mid Senior Men’s 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 will be invited to play the Championship Round Friday. If any gross division remains tied for first place after four rounds, 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.