PGA professional/TV golf analyst Gary Koch among past winners

Tampa City Men's Championship is coming up

Tampa - The 2013 Tampa City Men's Amateur Championship, a tradition since 1947, takes place on April 20 & 21 at Rogers Park Golf Course.


This event crowns the top amateur in the area, based on a 36-hole stroke play competition.


The event is open to amateur men that are at least 18 years old with a verified handicap of 18.0 or less.


"This championship should attract the top amateur male golfers in the area," said

Kennie Sims, Vice President of Golf for the Tampa Sports Authority, who manages Rogers Park Golf Course, "and to ensure the best field possible, we have reduced the entry fee to only $95."


Here are some interesting facts about past champions:

• The inaugural event in 1947 was won by the legendary Harry Root Jr.


• The 1975 champion, Gary Koch, was a 10-time winner on the PGA & Champions

Tours and is currently a golf analyst for NBC Sports.


• Justin Trombley, the 1991 winner, is the current teaching professional at Palma

Ceia Country Club.


" I always had the Tampa City Amateur Championship on my

schedule during my amateur playing days, and I would

encourage all the current amateurs in the area to do the same."

- Gary Koch, 1975 Tampa City Amateur Champion


2013 Tampa City Men's Amateur Championship

Eligibility: Amateur men at least 18 years of age with a verified handicap index of 18.0 or less.

Entries will not become official until handicap is verified by your home course.

Format: 36 Hole Stroke Play.

Competitors will be pre-flighted by their verified handicap.

*Entry price dropped from $150 to $95!

Entry Fee: $95.00 fee includes green fee, carts, awards, tee gift and practice round at cart fee rate.

Deadline: Sunday, April 14 by 12:00 p.m. or the first 100 entries.

For More Information Call: T.J. Heidel @ (813) 356-1670 -

Make checks payable to: Rogers Park Golf Course, 7911 N. 30th Street, Tampa, Florida 33610

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