Forest Hills Golf Club To Host Augusta City Amateur Championship
Augusta, GA (July 10, 2012) - Forest Hills Golf Club (theforesthillsgolfcourse.com), the vintage Donald Ross design established in 1926, will host the 15th Annual Augusta City Amateur Tournament July 20-22, according to Forest Hills General Manager Brad Parker.
The Augusta City Amateur is the sixth of nine amateur events on the spring/summer 2012 Regions Bank Tour, now in its 24th year. The tournament's 2011 winner Lee Knox is expected to defend his championship. Knox is an Augusta native and a member of the University of Alabama golf team.
Says Parker, "We're delighted to carry on the spirit of elite amateur golf at Forest Hills so notably spawned by Bobby Jones, and look forward to an eventful three days of competition."
Forest Hills Golf Club famously was the site of Bobby Jones beginning his Grand Slam of Golf with a win at the Southeastern Open in 1930.
The Augusta City Amateur tournament is a 54-hole, individual stroke-play competition that is flighted after the second round. A Senior Division is offered for golfers 50 and older. The entry fee of $150 includes cart, food, prizes and a tee gift. For more information, call the club at 706-733-0001.
Forest Hills Golf Club is owned by Augusta State University and managed by The Augusta Golf Association since 1976 and newly acquired consultants, Atlanta-based Affiniti Golf Partners (www.affinitigolf.com
), one of the fastest growing golf management companies in North America.
About Forest Hills Golf Club Established in 1926, Augusta State University's Forest Hills Golf Club is a much-loved staple within the golf community in Augusta, Georgia. This 18 hole golf course holds remarkable history, from Bobby Jones beginning his 1930 Grand Slam of Golf at Forest Hills in the Southeastern Open to college golf events where future greats like Phil Mickelson (1989), Davis Love III, (1981, 1982) and others competed. Forest Hills is home to the Augusta State University Men's and Women's Golf Team, and became a part of golf history when the Men's Team successfully defended their 2010 NCAA Division I National Title and earned their second consecutive national championship.
The 18-hole golf course was originally designed by world-renowned golf course architect Donald Ross and was redesigned by the Arnold Palmer Company in 2004. Continuing its long-standing tradition of excellence, Forest Hills is repeatedly named "Best Public Golf Course" by Augusta Magazine. Annual memberships are also available. For further information, call the club at 706-733-0001 or go to www.theforesthillsgolfcourse.com
About Affiniti Golf Partners Affiniti Golf Partners, LLC, is an Atlanta-based golf management company, whose partners and principals have broad experience building, owning, and operating 70-plus clubs across the United States. The company currently manages 20 golf properties, with more than 1,400 employees. Affiniti Golf brings expertise to all aspects of golf and country club community functions, including golf operations, merchandising, advertising and public relations, membership sales, food and beverage, construction, maintenance, finance, administration and real estate sales. It also has its own proprietary training division, Affiniti Universiti, which leads company members forward in their personal and professional development. For more information contact Affiniti Golf Partners at 678-679-0523 or visit online at www.affinitigolf.com