2011 World Am Wrap Up
By mustang6560 on 9/7/11
Best. Week. Ever.

The 2011 Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship is in the books and I had a blast! But, it's good to be back--I missed you guys. Well, I missed you as much as someone who is playing golf in Myrtle Beach for a week can miss someone else.

Kidding aside, my week at the World Am was everything I hope for and more (you can read my daily recaps here, here, here and here). I met some great people (including some oobers), my back held up all week and I broke 90 in my final round of the week. I'm already looking forward to next year!


Me and Arnie outside Myrtle Beach National

I think every amateur golfer should attend the World Am at least once in their life. I tried to be as convincing as possible last week with my daily recaps because the tournament is truly an awesome experience. Even if you didn't know anyone else who's attending the World Am, you could go and easily have a great time between the golf and the 19th Hole.

That being said, I think the World Am is set up to be the perfect golf trip for you and your buddies. I know a lot of you already have an annual golf trip planned so why not change locations to Myrtle Beach for the World Am? Genius, I know. We met several groups of people who plan their annual golf trip around the World Am. Think about it, Myrtle Beach is easy to get to (minus hurricanes in the Atlantic), the entry fee is fairly priced, you don't have to worry about trying to book tee times, you get all the free food and drinks you want each night in the 19th Hole, PLUS you can add the extra element of tournament play. Does that not sound like the best golf trip ever?

If you compare what it would cost to spend a week in Southern California or Palm Beach for a golf trip, it easily compares to the total cost of the World Am--in reality the World Am might even be cheaper. Four rounds of golf at first rate golf courses would easily cost $550 at similar courses in California or Florida, and that excludes the time and effort it would take to research and book four separate tee times. Lodging and the cost of getting to and from either destination would be a push. But, if you split a condo in Myrtle Beach for a week with a few buddies, you could easily get away with spending $200 or less for a week. And the kicker is the free food and drinks every night at the 19th Hole.

The beer tap I was telling you about.

Bobby Perkinson of Alcoa, Tennessee won the World Am for the second year in a row. He is the first player in the 28 year history of the tournament to win twice. We got our results Thursday night at the 19th Hole and Andrew finished 19th and I finished T21.

I would like to give a BIG thanks to the World Am for letting us giveaway a free trip to the World Am (AND for letting Andrew and I come too). There were quite a few oobgolfers at the World Am and I enjoyed meeting some of you. Hopefully next year even more of you guys go.

[ comments ]
BAKE_DAWG40 says:
Sounds like a hell of a good time! I think I may for go the golf trip to Canton next August and make my way to Myrtle!
Banker85 says:
what would you say is a good amount to save up for everything. entry fee, hotel, air fare(from chicago) misc. expenses, anything else i am missing??? total dollar amount...?
mustang6560 says:

$500 for entry fee
$250 for flight
$625 ($125 per night for five nights) at Sheraton at Myrtle Beach Convention Center (which is prime location)

The thing is though, if you go with buddies, you can significantly cut down on the cost of lodging.
homermania says:
Thanks for taking us along. Looks like a ton of fun.
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