The WMGA 2018 Tournament Schedule is now available for your review and can be downloaded here ⇒ WMGA 2018 Schedule
The Men’s Schedule comprises the Mid-Amateur Championship at The Golf Club at South River in May, the Metropolitan Amateur Championship at Old South Country Club in August, the Senior Amateur at Argyle in September, and the Four-Ball and Senior Four-Ball at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. The WMGA has not visited Avenel since its redesign and this will be its first visit to The GC at South River.
The Senior Team Matches – Congressional CC defending – will again be played in May and the A-Team Matches – Columbia CC defending – in July.
The Junior Schedule comprises the Frank Emmet Schoolboy Championship played at Worthington Manor Golf Club in June, the Bob Riley Junior Open at Belle Haven Country Club in July, and the Bobby Gorin Memorial at Woodmont Country Club’s North Course in July.
We are updating one of our oldest championships – The Bubby Worsham Memorial Championship. This event, hosted by the Bethesda CC, will be comprised of age divisions: The Charlie Ridgway Memorial Division (comprised of 9-10 and 11-13 age groups), the Dewey Ricketts Memorial Division (comprised of 14-15 and 16-18 age groups), and the Young Amateurs Division (19-24). In addition to competing for the top prize of the different age groups in each division, the overall low scorer from the Ricketts 16-18 age group and the Young Amateurs Division will be the winner of the Bubby Worsham Memorial Championship, and have his name inscribed on the Del Webb Trophy and Bubby Worsham Trophy Plaque. The Del Webb Trophy, a very large Sterling Silver bowl on a wooden pedestal, was presented to the WMGA by Del Webb, a co-owner of the New York Yankees. Arnold Palmer won the event in 1951 and his name is inscribed on the bowl. The winner will also have his name inscribed on the Bubby Worsham Memorial plaque which was donated to the WMGA by Arnold Palmer and other past winners of the Worsham to honor Bubby Worsham, a close friend of Arnold Palmer who was killed in a car accident while both were at the Wake Forest University. The winners of the Dewey Ricketts age groups will have their name inscribed on permanent trophies as well.
The consolidation of the Ridgway, Ricketts, and Young Amateurs at one site has been very successful the last two years. Making them a part of the Bubby Worsham Memorial Championship will hopefully take some of the pressure off of a very crowded junior golf calendar and help us develop a stronger tournament. The Bethesda CC was the home course for Bubby Worsham and the club has been a key player in assisting us with this important change.