Long Beach Golf Festival

2020 Tournament Guide

Long Beach Golf Festival

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Long Beach Golf Festival Tournament Guide • 2020 Edition WELCOME NOTE W hen the Long Beach Golf Fes- tival first came into existence in 1989, nobody knew whether the idea of packag- ing the city's annual men's and women's am- ateur championship tournaments, along with a professional event and a number of other tournaments for golfers of all ages and skill levels, would stick. It was a novel concept at the time – some- thing that hadn't really been tried success- fully anywhere else and an idea that certainly carried some risk at a time a few years before the Tiger Woods-infused golf boom carried the sport to new heights, espe- cially when it came to amateur participation. But it's now clear that the organizers of that first Festival had done their homework and knew that they had one huge advantage working for them. The interest in golf among Long Beach residents and those from sur- rounding areas couldn't be underestimated, and the city's storied history with the game going back nearly a century to the first city championships was a considerable asset. Fast forward to 2020, and it's clear the vi- sion of Long Beach Parks & Recreation Direc- tor Ralph Cryder and his colleagues has stood the test of time. From May through August, the city will celebrate its passion for the game with a series of 10 tournaments that tees off with the Senior Amateur Cham- pionship, concludes with the $175,000 Long Beach Open, and in between offers the Match Play Championship, the gross and net Men's and Women's Amateur Championships, and the Crosby Junior Championships. Well over a thousand golfers of all ages, backgrounds and handicaps will come out to three of Long Beach's spectacular city-owned courses to take part in some of the most com- petitive tournaments of the year, and that level of participation is what truly makes the event so meaningful. Welcome to the 32nd annual Long Beach Golf Festival, and best of luck to all our competitors! – TIM FORBES, Executive Director GAME TIME! n Welcome to the 2020 edition of the historic Long Beach Golf Festival Last year's Long Beach Open champion Taylor Montgomery with Executive Director Tim Forbes. BY PHONE (562) 570-8163 BY EMAIL lbgolffestival@ americangolf.com ONLINE lbgolffestival.com HOW TO REACH US

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