St Petersburg Country Club, Florida

THE 93rd YEAR

The 93rd New Year’s Invitational Tournament will be played January 3-6, 2019.

The New Year’s Invitational has enjoyed the participation of outstanding players from around the world.  Past participants include established PGA Tour winners beginning with Masters champion Bob Goalby, continuing with Gary Koch, Gary Hallberg, Bob Tway, Rocco Mediate, Jason Dufner, J B Holmes and Brandt Snedeker, as well as US Amateur champions Buddy Alexander, Peter Uihlein and Gunn Yang.  In 2018 Hayden Buckley successfully defended his 2017 title.

The Tournament

Entrants in the Championship Division must have a USGA handicap index not greater than 2.0. The tournament format will be 72 holes, stroke play, from the championship tees.

The entry fee of $490 includes the 4 tournament rounds and practice round Wednesday, January 2nd.  For the tournament rounds, buffet breakfasts and snacks/hors d’oeuvres following golf will be available to competitors each day.  Carts will be provided as part of the entry but competitors may walk if they so choose. Please note that the entry fee includes 7% state and local sales tax. We are reducing the size of the field from 128 to 112 players which should favorably impact pace of play.

A list of hotels within a reasonable distance of the club is provided on our website.  Private housing will be available to players on a limited basis and may be requested on the entry form.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 15 finishers in the championship division.  The top 2 mid-amateurs(players in the championship division 25 and over) will also receive awards. Presentation will immediately follow completion of the tournament.

Entries will be accepted based on timely filing as well as overall record and prior New Year’s Invitational participation. A minimum of 96 entries will be accepted for the championship division.

Please apply using the online entry form, available 8/20 on this website. Entrants will be emailed notification of their acceptance. Should you have questions, please contact our golf professional, Terry Decker, at 727-864-1595 or terrydecker@stpetecountryclub.com.