"One should never go too long without taking a trip."
– Phyllis Theroux
Currently Mailed Invitations
– St. Andrews, Scotland
– Dublin, Ireland
Torrey Pines Classic
Tournament of the South
Scotland & Ireland
Jean O'Neil Memorial Mixer in the Mountains
End of Summer Jubilee
Festival of Wine
Chipping and Cruising
Don't Miss the SGA Cherry Festival!
Bay Harbor Golf Club
Donald Ross Memorial Golf Links
Stafford's Perry Hotel
May 27, 28, 29, 30, 2013
We are still accepting entries into our 2013 SGA Cherry Festival. Northern Michigan is home to some of the most picturesque small towns in the country. Many would agree that the prettiest of them all is Petoskey. The quaint village sits atop the hills overlooking Little Traverse Bay.
Two tournament rounds will be played on the Links/Quarry rotation of Bay Harbor Golf Club. Golf Magazine has noted Bay Harbor as "one of the most picturesque golf sites in the country," and adds, "It may be America's most diverse collection of holes." The Links, inspired by the great seaside courses of Ireland, winds along a 150-foot bluff which overlooks Little Traverse Bay; the photo above shows hole #3.
In 1899 Dr. Norman Perry built the Perry Hotel after closing his dental practice. A patient had just died following a multiple tooth extraction, so he decided to go into the hotel business. He sold it to two brothers in 1919 who were planning on converting the hotel to a hospital. Petosky's city fathers decided that the town was more in need of a year-round hotel, so they convinced the brothers to build their hospital elsewhere. The Perry has been in operation ever since.
The locals have recommended Stafford's Perry Hotel as the most quaint and service-oriented in town. The hotel has a total of 79 guest rooms and is newly renovated. Big picture windows offer a view of the bay and the spacious lobby is a wonderful place to sit and have a glass of wine or a cup of tea. The Perry is right in the heart of Petosky and golfers and F.O.G.s alike will enjoy browsing the cute shops, boutiques and galleries.
The Quarry nine of Bay Harbor (left) with its 40-foot gorges and stone cliffs is considered one of the world's most unique courses. The Donald Ross Memorial course, pictured in the last picture (right), is the site for one tournament round. This composite of classic golf holes includes layouts from Pinehurst #2, Oakland Hills, Seminole Golf Club, Inverness, and Oak Hill. The Ross is fifteen minutes from the Perry Hotel. Bay Harbor is less than ten minutes.
All guest rooms in the SGA block at the Perry contain a king or two double beds. Although this is an old & historic hotel, its amenities are modern. All the rooms in our block have either a balcony or patio with a view of the water.
Costs for four nights lodging, four full breakfasts, three rounds of golf with cart, two cocktail receptions, one group banquet, 11% local taxes, entry fee, and prizes is $1200 per golfer, double occupancy. Non-player cost is $950, double
occupancy. Single occupancy golfer cost is $1500.
Gratuities for maids, bellmen, and golf personnel are not included.
If you're flying, Traverse City Cherry Capitol airport is 50 miles from Petoskey. Some SGA members plan to stay a couple of days early in order to visit the Odawa Resort Casino, just 15 minutes away from the Perry Hotel.
We think we are going to have an excellent turnout for this event. Please call Sharon Saunders, office manager, at the SGA office at 843-626-8100 to reserve your spot.
Email SGA firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Sharon Saunders, SGA Office Manager, 843-626-8100to reserve your place NOW!
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SGA Members at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California.
Founded in 1976, SGA conducts a number of amateur championships for gentlemen and ladies each year. These events are held throughout North America and Europe. SGA championships are recognized as prestigious, professionally organized amateur tournaments. Each has a long and unique history with some of the greatest players in amateur golf as past champions. Included are Terry Barker, Dick Askew, Ann Swanson, Frank Beam, Bob Russell, Joe Miles, Ginger Lash and Don White, to name just a few.