Doug Hanzel is widely regarded as one of the most skilled senior amateurs in the world, even though he plays just “10 or 12” senior amateur tournaments each year. On March 15, he won the Florida Azalea Senior.
As November approaches, the Golfweek Senior Amateur Rankings continue to be a who’s-who of senior amateur golf. The question is, which “who” will end up at the top of the rankings on the final day of December.
It came down to the very last hole, but Steve Hudson managed to hold off Pat Thompson on Tuesday to win the inaugural Golfweek Senior Match Play Championship, while Don Marsh took the super senior title.
The Golfweek Senior National Match Play Championship has been whittled down to four players. Steve Hudson and Pat Thompson will meet in the Senior division final on Aug. 12 at the Dormie Club in West End, N.C., and Walt Martin will meet Don Marsh in the Super Senior final.
Bill Leonard feels better when he can fly right under the nose of his fellow senior competitors. But Leonard, 65, can only win so many matches and qualify for so many top tournaments before that goes right out the window.
The Sandhills on the golf-rich outskirts of Pinehurst, N.C., will provide a tricky venue for some of the nation’s top seniors at the Golfweek Senior National Match Play Championship. Keep an eye on these notable players in the field
Fred Rowland’s golf story will come full circle in July, when he joins the Kansas Golf Association Hall of Fame. Only 10 other amateurs have joined the 41-member Hall, and Rowland is an appropriate addition.
The Concession Cup ended, fittingly enough, with a concession on the 18th green. By that time, the U.S. already had clinched a commanding victory to secure the Bonallack-Campbell trophy in the inaugural competition.