Crosby golfer competes in world amateur competition

MYRTLE BEACH, SC — Steve Coon of Crosby, TX will participate in the 20th anniversary DuPontT Coolmax* World Amateur Handicap Championship Aug. 25 through Aug. 29, 2003 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The DuPontT Coolmax* World Amateur Handicap Championship, the world’s largest single-site golf tournament, annually attracts 4,000 golfers from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries to the Grand Strand.

The tournament is played on more than 70 Myrtle Beach area courses and is open to any amateur golfer with a verified United States Golf Association handicap or the foreign equivalent for international players.

Players are flighted according to their handicap. Nearly 100 golfers play in each of the tournament’s approximately 50 flights, with the flight winners advancing to compete in the 18-hole world championship playoff.

“We are thrilled that Steve will be joining us for 20th anniversary DuPontT CoolmaxR World Amateur Handicap Championship,” said tournament director Steve Mays. “This is the world’s greatest and most inclusive amateur golf tournament, and we are proud to host it hear in Myrtle Beach, the Golf Capital of the World.”

Entry into the 72-hole tournament includes four rounds of golf, a gift bag with more than $150 worth of merchandise, and access to the World’s Largest 19th Hole, the tournament’s nightly party that features free food, an open bar, live entertainment and a golf expo. Participants also compete for the right to be crowned “World Champion” and have a chance to win some of the more than $400,000 in prizes given away at the tournament.

The championship is sponsored by DuPont and Coolmax* Performance Fabrics and is backed by a strong line-up of big name presenting sponsors including La Mode, Datrek Golf Bags, Golf Dimensions, Top-Flite Golf Company and Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide.