Long Beach Golf Festival

2022 Tournament Guide

Long Beach Golf Festival

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WELCOME NOTE W hen I handed Taylor Montgomery the Long Beach Open trophy in August of 2019, nobody had any idea of what was to come, or that it would be well over two years before we were able to welcome contestants to another Long Beach Golf Festival season. So it gives me particu- lar pleasure to say that the Beach is Back! The pandemic wiped out what would've been the 33rd and 34th staging of the long- running Festival, which has carried on sev- eral legacy tournaments that date as far back as 1926. And there were certainly times when it looked like this historic and presti- gious event might be gone for good. But a dedicated group of people who could not fathom the idea of not having the Festival refused to let it disappear – from American Golf Regional Manager Gary Johnson and his golf course general man- agers and superintendents at Skylinks, El Dorado and Recreation Park, to our out- standing team of veteran rules officials, to our good friends at Linksoul apparel. And then there were the volunteers – the lifeblood of the Festival – who, almost to a person, never gave up on the Festival; their only questions when contacted after a two- year absence were "what can I do?" and "when can we start?" The amount of work to be done was daunting, and made even more difficult by a break-in where much of our equipment and supplies were stolen or destroyed. But once we got rolling, it was like riding a bike and things came together quickly. Now that the Beach is fully back, partici- pants can expect the same quality experience that they had in 2019 and years prior. We're not resting on past laurels and know that we have to be on top of our game from the opening tee shot of the first tournament. Personally, I'm most excited about greet- ing the volunteers and players that I haven't seen since 2019. It is the people that make the Festival – and I've really missed the people. Welcome to this year's Long Beach Golf Festival – and best of luck to all our competitors! – TIM FORBES, Executive Director THE BEACH IS BACK! n After a two-year hiatus, the Long Beach Golf Festival returns The 2019 Long Beach Open champion Taylor Montgomery with Executive Director Tim Forbes. Long Beach Golf Festival Tournament Guide • 2022 Edition BY PHONE (562) 275-3321 BY EMAIL lbgolffestival@ americangolf.com ONLINE lbgolffestival.com HOW TO REACH US

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