Dogwood Invitational

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The Dogwood Invitational is an amateur golf championship played annually at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 1941, the goal of the Dogwood is to promote the game of amateur golf and support junior golf organizations. The tournament is run by The Dogwood Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. The Dogwood Invitation has consistently been a "Category B" tournament in the World Amateur Golf Ranking[1][2][3][4] which means that it is one of the top 150 men's events world-wide based on strength-of-field.[5]

The 18-hole, par-72 course at Druid Hills is 6,860 yards from the Dogwood Tees with a slope of 139 and 73.5 rating. The field is created via invitation only and is supplemented with an 18-hole open qualifier, during tournament week. Golfers are required to have a USGA handicap index of seven or lower in order to be considered for participation in the qualifier.

Beneficiaries of the monies raised during the Dogwood include the Atlanta Junior Golf Association, who holds more than 90 tournaments and golf training programs for children aged 7–16 in the metro-Atlanta area and the The Wayne Reynolds Scholarship Foundation, which awards annual grants for four years to deserving junior golfers in the state of Georgia attending accredited colleges or universities.

The Dogwood Champion receives exemptions into the Canadian Amateur and Master of the Amateurs in Australia.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Dogwood Invitational". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2013 Dogwood Invitational". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ "2012 Dogwood Invitational". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2011 Dogwood Invitational". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ "FAQs – What is an Event Rating?". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 

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