September 11, 12 and 13 -- Since 1980, the Green Coat has been the first major of the MGA season and is considered by many to be the most prestigious. This year marks the 41st time members will compete for the coveted Green Coat.
The event features a unique scramble format. On the first day players compete in a traditional four-man team scramble format. The second day is a more challenging elimination scramble -- each player hits a tee shot, however, the player whose shot is selected is eliminated from hitting the next shot. This format continues through the green. See the tournament rules for complete details.
Starting in 2020, total team handicap must equal 45 or higher with a maximum individual handicap of 30. Tournament handicaps are based on average of prior year USGA Handicap Indices. Each team can have no more than two players with a single digit handicap and the maximum handicap for any player is 30. Saturday format: regular scramble; all play from the white tees; minimum of 3 drives per player. Sunday format: elimination scramble; A and B play from blue tees, C and D play from white tees; minimum of 3 drives per player. Players over 60 are eligible to move forward one set of tees in each day's format.
2019 CHAMPIONS: Silas Vansky, Basil Sakati, Altaf Khan, Rusty Metz
Chairman: Max Efrus
Entry fee includes:
- Dinner during Friday night Rules discussion
- Carts for Saturday and Sunday rounds
- Lunch Saturday and Sunday
- Keg following rounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday