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US Golf Challenge

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Where the country's best amateur 2 player teams battle to be part of Team USA and compete in the International King's Cup. Do you have what it takes?

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The United States Golf Challenge and Tito’s Handmade Vodka are saddened to announce that the 2020 qualifying season and National Championship must be postponed until 2021. The evolving situation of Covid-19 has created much uncertainty, making the chances of providing a quality experience very slim. The health and safety of our players and their families are a top priority during these unprecedented times. This difficult decision was made jointly between the USGC and title sponsor, Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

To all the teams that have registered and paid for either a National Qualifier or the National Championship, we thank you for your support and your entries will be refunded promptly. Refunds can take up to 2 weeks to post to your account.

We thank the golf courses and clubs that have graciously organized and promoted the National Qualifiers. We hope the remainder of the golf season is prosperous for you and we hope to work with you in the future.

Looking ahead to 2021, we will begin planning the tournament schedule very soon. The model of the USGC, sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, is going to be shifting toward regional 36-hole qualifiers. We will strive to deliver memorable experiences for our players. As the exclusive U.S. organization that qualifies players for Team USA in the International King’s Cup, we look to assemble the finest team to date.

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The Road To The King's Cup

01. National Qualifier

The first step to getting to the 2021 International King’s Cup is playing in a National Qualifier.

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02. National Championship

After advancing through a National Qualifier you will play at the 2020 National Championship.

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03. King’s Cup

The ultimate goal is to be part of Team USA’s 2021 King’s Cup Team.

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Thank you, Mr. Palmer


“Thanks so much sharing both videos from the 2019 King’s Cup here at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge. I watched both videos and thoroughly enjoyed them both.

I know Mr. Palmer would have been so pleased, and honored, having this great group of golfers battling for the King’s Cup, right here at his home.

Wishing you, and all those involved with the event, all the very best, and good luck for next year’s competition in Ireland!!”

With kind regards,
Roy Saunders • Vice President
The Bay Hill Club & Lodge

2020 Team USA Roster

About the USGC

The United States Golf Challenge™ is in its 6th season of identifying the best 2 person amateur teams in the country. 8 teams in 4 flights, in two age divisions, represent Team USA in a Ryder Cup® style competition with their Irish counterparts in the International King’s Cup™.

The King’s Cup™ is played in honor of golf’s greatest ambassador – Mr. Arnold Palmer, whose Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship and Commitment to Excellence represent the ideals for which the game of golf is known.

The road to the King’s Cup begins with a National Qualifier.  National Qualifiers will be conducted throughout the U.S. beginning in February, 2020. By finishing in the top 30% of their National Qualifier, teams earn their way into the USGC King’s Cup National Championship™.

The winning teams in each flight at the 2020 USGC National Championship will have earned their way onto Team USA 2021.

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