Upcoming Event
Event Name: The Palmetto Amateur
Event Occurs: Daily
Event Description: The Palmetto Amateur has been contested since 1976, first as the Aiken Golf Classic and then, beginning in 1998, as the Palmetto Amateur. The tournament is held at the historic Palmetto Golf Club, where golf was first played in Aiken, SC, in 1892.

Bobby Bai of Shantou, China fired four straight rounds in the 60s to win the 2017 Palmetto Amateur by five shots. He finished the tournament at twelve under par and was the first qualifier and international player to win the Palmetto Amateur in tournament history.

Henry Shimp of Charlotte, NC shot 65 in the final round to finish runner-up at seven under par.

The Palmetto Amateur receives more applications than we can accommodate as a top 100 world amateur event. As such, we select those with distinguishable golf performance credentials. While the Palmetto Amateur is included in all world amateur rankings, the dominant ranking that we rely on is the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking or "SPWAR". We also place distinguishable weight on prior finishes "of note" in the Palmetto Amateur as well as finishes in collegiate events, top junior events, top Mid-Am events, top senior events, and USGA events. Any amateur worldwide ranked among the top 300 in the SPWAR at the date of entry is assured a place in the field as long as spots remain available.

Monday, July 22
Qualifying Day

Tuesday, July 23
8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Registration in Clubhouse
8:00 am - Practice Rounds
7:00 - Players Dinner* (Location TBD)

Wednesday, July 24
7:30 am - Round One
6:00 - 10:00 am - Breakfast in Clubhouse
11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Lunch in Clubhouse

Thursday, July 25
7:30 am - Round Two
6:00 - 10:00 am - Breakfast in Clubhouse
11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Lunch in Clubhouse

Friday, July 26
7:30 am - Round Three
6:00 - 10:00 am - Breakfast in Clubhouse
11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Lunch in Clubhouse

Saturday, July 27
7:30 am - Round Four (Low 40 players plus ties)
6:00 - 10:00 am - Breakfast in Clubhouse
11:00 am - 1:30 pm - Lunch in Clubhouse
~2:00 pm - Awards Presentation

*Please be advised that the Players Dinner on Tuesday, July 23 is a mandatory event. Attire for the dinner is country club casual (no denim or flip flops).
Event Class: General
Contact Person or Organization: Palmetto Golf Club
Website Address: http://palmettoamateur.net/
Contact Phone: (803) 649-2951
Contact Email: palmettoamateur@gmail.com
Start Date/Time: 7/24/2019 7:30 AM
End Date/Time: 7/27/2019
Directions: Palmetto Golf Club
275 Berrie Rd SW
Aiken, SC 29801