Challenge Cup to Take Place this October in Goshen

LOUISVILLE, KY (September 8, 2021) - The Challenge Cup, an annual Golf House Kentucky tournament modeled after the Ryder Cup, will be returning this fall at Big Spring Country Club - Harmony Landing Course on Thursday, October 21.

Team KGA (composed of top amateurs throughout the state) will face off against Team KPGA (composed of top professionals throughout the state) in this friendly competition. Team KGA seeks to continue a strong run of play in this event, having won it outright each of the last two years. Their team will be filled based off the following criteria:

  • Highest-ranked players from the 2021 John Owens Player of the Year point standings
  • The 2020 Tom Musselman Senior Player of the Year

Team KPGA will feature these players:

  • Top six players from the 2020 ROLEX Larry Gilbert Player of the Year standings
  • The 2020 ROLEX Assistant and Senior Players of the Year
  • The top two players not already qualified above from the 2021 ROLEX Larry Gilbert Player of the Year standings
  • Two captain’s picks

Craig Heibert, PGA President of the Kentucky Section will make those two captain’s picks and serve as the professionals’ captain for the second straight year. Jim Thompson, President of the Kentucky Golf Association, will lead Team KGA for the first time in his tenure as President.

Players eligible to compete will receive invitations in the near future with final rosters confirmed this fall prior to the event. The event itself will be composed of 9-hole foursome and four-ball matches plus 9-hole singles matches.

About Golf House Kentucky

Golf House Kentucky is the umbrella organization for Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations: Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA and Kentucky Golf Foundation. The vision of Kentucky’s golf leaders, Golf House Kentucky was founded in 1978, and is headquartered in a picturesque country setting in Louisville, Kentucky. Golf House Kentucky conducts competitions for golfers of all ages, gender and skill levels (amateur, professional and junior), and provides valuable services to Kentucky PGA professionals and member golf facilities. Working in partnership with the USGA, Golf House Kentucky provides individual golfers and member golf facilities with a wide range of services: Handicapping, USGA Course and Slope Rating, award programs, club consulting and golf management software. The family’s philanthropic affiliate, Kentucky Golf Foundation promotes the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame, Kentucky golf museum and provides grant and scholarship programs for youth in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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