When it comes to national competition, there’s a void for the 65-and-over age category. There currently is no dedicated U.S. Golf Association event for this group of players. In 2017, Golfweek took the lead in creating a tournament opportunity for a group of players with decades of history in this game. That event – the Super Senior, Legends, and Super Legends National Championship – joined the Golfweek’s Elite Senior Players Series and will continue next month at the Falls Club of the Palm Beaches in Lake Worth, Florida.
Many world-class amateurs over the age of 65 have experienced a point in life where golf was put on the back shelf, behind family responsibilities and business obligations. Tournament glory took a back seat, but the competitive spirit never dwindled.
“We have spent the last several years advocating for this group of talented players,” said Armand Cimaroli, Director of Events for USA Today Sports/Golfweek.
A dedicated tournament for this age group offers a unique opportunity at winning a national championship. Golfweek will continue to crown elite super senior, legend and super legend champions from around the U.S. and give them the opportunity to hoist a national trophy in each of those divisions.
About the event
Super Senior (age 65-69)
Legends (age 70-74)
Super Legends (age 75+)
October 7-10, 2020 – 54 hole stroke play competition in three divisions.
The Falls Club of the Palm Beaches, Lake Worth, Florida
In the heart of the golf rich coast of Southeast Florida lies the Falls Club of the Palm Beaches. Known as one of the most exclusive clubs in the Palm Beach area, the Falls Club has opened their doors to the Golfweek Elite Senior Players Series.
Super Senior champion – Mark Coward, Paradise Valley, Arizona
Legends champion – Russell Randolph, St Simons Island, Georgia
Players to Watch
In the Super Senior Division, Jim Castagna from Sandy Springs, Marlyand, currently sits at No. 2 in the Golfweek National Senior Rankings but is having a career year. Look for him to break out in the Super Senior division.
Also anticipate a Legends division battle between No. 1 George Washburn of Frederick, Maryland, and No. 2 John Blank of Frostburg, Maryland. There must be something in the water in Maryland because both of these players are world class and seemingly battle it out every year.
In the Super Legends Division, Walt Martin of St. Augustine, Florida, sits at the top of the rankings but is being pushed hard by Charlie Busbee of Stockbridge, Georgia. Either player could come out on top but Walt has the momentum going into the tournament.
For more information and to register for the Golfweek Super Senior, Legends, & Super Legends National Championship click HERE!