MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap
Championship has partnered with OnCore Golf Technology to be the official golf ball of the 40th
annual event, which will be played August 28 – September 1 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
A 72-hole, net stroke play tournament, the World Am is again expected to attract more than3,200 golfers from across the globe and they will all have the opportunity to enjoy OnCore golfballs. OnCore will be the only ball used at the World’s Largest 19th Hole and hundreds of dozens of balls will be given away as tournament prizes.
With the return of “Demo Alley” to the World’s Largest 19th Hole, players will be able to hit
OnCore’s VERO X1 while testing the game’s newest clubs.
“OnCore golf balls are among the best in the game and we look forward to introducing them to
players from all 50 states and more than 20 countries,” said Scott Tomasello, the World Am’s
tournament director. “This is going to be a special year as we celebrate the 40th playing of the
World Am, and OnCore will be a significant part of the experience.”
Entry into the tournament, which includes at least four rounds of golf, nightly admission to the
World’s Largest 19th Hole and a gift bag, is $699. The World Am will be played on more than 50
Myrtle Beach area golf courses and players will be flighted based on age, gender and handicap.
The tournament is open to all golfers 17 years of age and older with a verifiable USGA
The World Am flights players into 11 divisions – men 49 and under, senior men (50-59), mid-
senior men (60-69), super senior men (70-79), seasoned seniors (80+), women (59 and under),
senior women (60+), the gross division, senior (50+) gross division, mid-senior (60+) gross
division and women’s gross division. There is also a “Just For Fun” flight, created for players
who want to enjoy the World Am experience without the pressure of competition.
After four days of tournament play, all flight winners and ties advance to the World
Championship Playoff, an 18-hole shootout that crowns the event’s winner.
While the competition is initially what lures players to the tournament, it’s only part of what
keeps them coming back. At the heart of the World Am’s appeal is the camaraderie among its
participants and much of that kinship is fostered at the World’s Largest 19th Hole.
Each night of the event, the 19th Hole overtakes all 120,000-square feet of the Myrtle Beach
Convention Center, providing participants with free food and drinks, live entertainment, celebrity
guest appearances, a golf expo and more. Among the big names that have appeared at the
19th Hole in recent years are David Feherty, Brandel Chamblee, Charlie Rymer and John Daly.
Players also receive a gift bag that includes a polo, pullover, golf towel, logo’d hat, PGA Tour
Superstore gift card and an assortment of other goodies valued cumulatively at $250.
For more information, please visit www.MyrtleBeachWorldAmateur.com.
About OnCore Golf Technology:
One of the most disruptive golf technology companies of the past decade, OnCore Golf
Technology delivers breakthrough products that help improve the on-course performance of
golfers worldwide. Anchored by proprietary perimeter-weighting and high moment of inertia
technology, its AVANT 55, ELIXR, and VERO X1 balls have captivated communities of golfers
from beginners to elite players. OnCore Golf is also pioneering the leading artificial intelligence-
based golf instruction app – Golf Boost AI (www.golfboost.com) – as well as introducing
innovative designs for futuristic golf entertainment centers. The company’s management team
includes executives who’ve led several of the highest-profile global golf brands in R&D,
operations, manufacturing and marketing roles.