For Immediate Release:
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida: The United States Double Golf Committee today announced the creation of “Doubles Golf Week in America”, to take place August 17-23, and to benefit America’s healthcare heroes, and the PGA’s Emergency Relief Fund.
The Committee has committed to donating $10 for each registered Doubles Golf team that posts a score during Doubles Golf Week. PGA Sections throughout the United States will be conducting local qualifiers for advancement to Section Doubles Golf Am Championships during Doubles Golf Week, with Section champions in Men’s, Women’s, Senior and Mix Doubles categories advancing to the United States Doubles Golf Am Championships, hosted by Jack Nicklaus at his Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Florida, in November.
“Doubles Golf Week participation, however, is not limited to teams playing in qualifying tournaments,” explained PGA CEO Seth Waugh, who also co-chairs the U.S. Doubles Golf Committee along with Nicklaus. “Any two golfers, anywhere, can register as a Doubles Golf team at DoublesGolf.com, and post a nine-hole score during Doubles Golf Week to trigger a donation in their team’s name,” said Waugh.
“We would hope that America’s golfers will recognize the tremendous efforts made in the past five months by our nation’s healthcare workers, and will get out and play a round of Doubles Golf the third week of August, helping us generate a big donation to support those heroes,” said Bob Longmire, Managing Partner of Doubles Golf.
Doubles Golf is the first golf format created in the United States, and is a trademarked re-branding of a 2-player scramble. “Our registered teams are able to post their Doubles Golf scores on the mobile Doubles Golf platform, with each team receiving a rating each quarter, and a local/state/national ranking which, like a competitive “ladder system”, changes with each round posted,” said Longmire. “It’s an opportunity in our great game to get out and play a 9-hole round in under 90 minutes, while making birdies and eagles.”
Doubles Golf Week in America is open to any two-golfer team in Men’s, Women’s, Senior, Parent/Junior, and Mixed-Doubles divisions. Team registrations on DoublesGolf.com last for a calendar year, and generate ratings, rankings and qualification for Doubles Golf League play for Doubles Golf teams.