Win A Trip To The 2011 World Am
By Kickntrue on 4/18/11
The Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship will run From August 29 through September 2, 2011.
Hosted in Myrtle Beach, SC, the World Am, as it is commonly known, is the largest amateur golf event on the globe; attracting over 3,000 golfers of all skill levels from all 50 states and 25 international countries.

The tournament consists of four days (18 holes per day) of individual stroke play golf (net). Players are assigned to and compete within a flight based upon gender, age and handicap index.

In addition, all flight winners and ties advance to a 5th round, 18-hole "Flight Winners Playoff" to determine World Champion.

In addition to golf, the event features four nights of the World's Largest 19th Hole. Players and guests enjoy open bar, food, entertainment, and an interactive golf expo spread across the entire Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
So yah, you'll want to do that, especially when it costs nothing... You may want to sit down for this.

1) Entry into the 2011 World Am
2) Flight
3) Lodging
4) Rental Car


If you're unsure of that list (/you're dense), that would be the prize* that the Golf.com World Am Handicap Championship is providing to one lucky oober for this year's event! A value of well over $1000! To learn more as well as see all of oob's 2011 World Am Handicap Championship Coverage click here.


Follow the link below to sign up!

** GIVEAWAY ENDS MAY 22, 2011 **

Enter To Win!


Of course, there can only be one winner- but don't fear- oobers still get a special discount, $25 off the entry fee- making it $475 instead of $500!

* While picking from one oober- this sweepstakes is actually being run by the World Am, which means the fine print is on them, but it's fair to guess because of sweepstakes law this is US Only and that the winner will be responsibly for the tax burden of the prize.


[ comments ]
mustang6560 says:
What a sweet deal!
4/13/11
 
bducharm says:
Entered!!!!
4/13/11
 
birdieXris says:
there will be another OOBGOLF miniature golf outing for sure. :) Perhaps i can scare up a hat and shirt or something as a prize from the store by August.
4/13/11
 
white_rabbitt says:
Sounds Incredible!!! You also get a $500 PGA Store gift card!?
4/13/11
 
Kickntrue says:
@white_rabbitt- umm.. HOLY CRAP! I didn't even see that on their site. I don't remember negotiating that term... so please let me clarify... but it sure does say that on their site.
4/13/11
 
BAKE_DAWG40 says:
I am in for sure!
4/13/11
 
ppinkert says:
done deal.. fingers crossed
4/13/11
 
birdieXris says:
FYI, i fixed all the links in last years Forum coverage that i did. My bad, i didn't realize i purged everything so fully from Photobucket. Got an HD recording Canon G12 this year so i'm planning on getting some good video too, as well as photos and typed coverage.
4/13/11
 
dartboss04 says:
that event sounds friggin' awesome...i think it's time to start sweet talking my wife..."of course i wouldn't mind if your sister came on the trip as well"...
4/13/11
 
rmumph1 says:
I'm in
4/13/11
 
birdieXris says:
@dart- my fiancée is coming this year. Though, she's kinda a golfer too (not playing in it), there's still endless miles of beach and all sorts of stuff around town for the ladies to do if they're not into golf. there's also a tour line that the world am promotes if she's more of a sightseer.
4/13/11
 
Kickntrue says:
@birdieXris- don't forget the bringing of +1's (for a nominal fee) to the 19th hole. "Free" booze and food is a great plus. Sure, you pay for it in the price- but if you can convince yourself that's all golf money- it feels free.
4/13/11
 
mjaber says:
Good luck everyone. I have a birthday party to attend that weekend.
4/13/11
 
birdieXris says:
@kickntrue -- the way the website reads, you're not even charged for the +1 anymore. you get a "guest" pass for whoever comes with you to the 19th hole. It's personalized if you give their name when you sign up. Definitely a plus though i shouldve mentioned that! They don't charge you until you have a "+2" i guess. like a kid or something.
4/13/11
 
birdieXris says:
Nope ... kids under 21 are free too. www.worldamgolf.com/faq.cfm#What%20is%20included
4/13/11
 
Kickntrue says:
@birdie- good catch.
4/13/11
 
bkuehn1952 says:
Okay, my fate is in the hands of the GolfNow gods ... Brian needs a new pair of shoes!
4/13/11
 
dartboss04 says:
@birdie...already talking it up on the ride home tonight...she actually seems ok with it...probably need to be a package deal that includes her sister or mother-in-law, but it seems like a small price to pay...already looking into lodging and pricing this out...
4/13/11
 
jfurr says:
Awesome!
4/13/11
 
birdieXris says:
@dart - The place where it is "Sheraton Myrtle Beach convention center" has a WAHC special rate. I think it's $89 a night. Kinda steep, but you don't have to go anywhere to the 19th hole and it's only a block or so from the beach and everything else you wanna do. I've seen a microtel in the area but can't remember where. they're nice (at least the ones i've stayed in) and they're normally cheap - like $50 a night. Just for reference. :)
4/13/11
 
Bryan K says:
I hope I win!!!

Seriously, paying for the trip would be the easy part. My time share has several eligible resorts in the area. But $500 for four days of golf? Yowzah! My annual membership to five different courses barely costs more than that.
4/13/11
 
birdieXris says:
"But $500 for four days of golf?"


it seems like a lot, but it's 4 days on championship courses. Really really nice courses, with range balls and cart included. coffee and donuts (not expensive, but nice) in the morning at the courses. And the +1's of the "goodie bag" (last year a sleeve of Gamer V2, Almost golf balls, shirt, hat, towel ring, and 12 month subscription to golf magazine. AND 4 nights of the 19th hole free food and drink. Peresonally, i think it's worth it for $500 having experienced it. It looks too good to be true on paper, but i wouldnt' be going back if it wasn't awesome.
4/13/11
 
birdieXris says:
Gadzooks, i just realized how much i sound like an advertisement. LOL. Not so, just sayin based on experience.
4/13/11
 
Kurt the Knife says:
OK. got no one to cover my schedule but what the hell
4/14/11
 
Dazinkster says:
:( US and Canada residents only. Best of luck guys, I'll have to sit this one out
4/14/11
 
stuart189 says:
I should win this so I can use my new Taylormade Staff bag I won last week :)
4/14/11
 
dartboss04 says:
i'm with birdie on this one...to me it sounds like a great deal...technically i can play about 8-10 times at local CT courses with a cart, but not on the types of venues in myrtle beach...you're also paying for the organization of the event itself...

granted...it seems like you are going to get an earful at the 19th hole, like any golf expo, but it's worth it to me...

i think i'll pay for the entry and keep my fingers crossed that i'll be able to get a refund if i win the oob entry!
4/14/11
 
dartboss04 says:
@birdie...thanks for the hotel tips...i was looking at caribbean resorts and anderson ocean club on ocean blvd...they are highly rated on trip advisor, but pretty pricey as well...i'm torn between the budget route and the ocean front balcony route...we'll see...

...as i said, i'll have some excess baggage (i.e. mother or sister-in-law) and they have some nice 2 bedroom rooms there...we'll be splitting the cost with the other guest...
4/14/11
 
JTW1 says:
I am in to win.
4/14/11
 
wrhall02 says:
Best giveaway to date.
4/14/11
 
sheepy says:
stop gloating stuart189, its unbecoming.
4/15/11
 
stuart189 says:
Thanks Sheepy am still smiling and no you can't have one of them................
4/15/11
 
Duke of Hazards says:
Sweet dealio.
4/15/11
 
Rocketballz says:
For those of you surprised at the price (per round) many of the courses on the list can exceed $175 during their peak season. That's without all of the extras mentioned.
4/18/11
 
Kickntrue says:
@HiBoreMatt- good point... and you know the whole - 4 nights of unlimited drink and food for 2. If you can't get $150 just out of that- you're failing.
4/18/11
 
mgranata says:
Why Not at this point
4/20/11
 
bobhooe says:
good deal
4/21/11
 
Von-Diesel says:
Sounds like a ton of fun.
4/24/11
 
manny.101 says:
ENTERED!!!
4/25/11
 
Paolo says:
Dazinkster... there's very little we overseas 'oobers' can ever win on Oobgolf !!
5/2/11
 
moggy says:
book me in ...
5/24/11
 
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