(Tampa, FL- March 26, 2013) The 2013 Tampa City Men’s Amateur Championship, a tradition since 1947, takes place on April 20 & 21 at Rogers Park Golf Course. This event crowns the top amateur in the area, based on a 36-hole stroke play competition. The event is open to amateur men that are at least 18 years old, with a verified handicap of 18.0 or less. The field is limited to the first 100 official entries. The $95 fee includes green fees, carts, awards, tee gift and practice round at cart fee rate. Entries will not become official until handicap is verified by your home course.

“This championship should attract the top amateur male golfers in the area,” said Kennie Sims, Vice President of Golf for the Tampa Sports Authority, who manages Rogers Park Golf Course, “and to ensure the best field possible, we have reduced the entry fee to only $95.”

“I always had the Tampa City Amateur Championship on my schedule during my amateur playing days,” said Gary Koch, the 1975 Champion, “and I would encourage all the current amateurs in the area to do the same.”

Here are some interesting facts about past champions:

  • The inaugural event in 1947 was won by the legendary Harry Root Jr.
  • The 1975 champion, Gary Koch, was a 10-time winner on the PGA & Champions Tours and is currently a golf analyst for NBC Sports.
  • Justin Trombley, the 1991 winner, is the current teaching professional at Palma Ceia Country Club.

The deadline for entries is Sunday, April 14 by 12:00 p.m. For more information contact T.J. Heidel at 813-356-1670 or tjheidel@tampasportsauthority.com.