St Petersburg Country Club, Florida

The New Year’s Invitational has recognized the lowest scoring senior player since 1983.  The format has changed several times over the intervening years, culminating in a Senior Division, as presently constituted, in 2009.  Many players with fine amateur records have won our senior championship, including 2022 champion Mike Barkley, who won with a score of 1-under par 215.

The Tournament

The minimum age to play in the Senior Division is 55.  Senior entrants must have a USGA handicap index of 7.0 or less.  This year we will a have a field of 112 players, the Senior Division will be limited to 16.  Seniors will play from the middle(white) tees.

The entry fee of $445 includes 3 tournament rounds, January 5-7, and practice round Wednesday, January 4th.  Arrangements for an alternate practice round date may be made by contacting our pro shop at 727-864-1595.  Buffet breakfasts and after-round refreshments will be provided each day

The senior champion will receive a crystal award.  He and the next 4 senior finishers will receive merchandise prizes.  These will be awarded Saturday following completion of play.

We have a full field, however cancellations may occur and anyone interested in playing this year can contact our pro shop at 727-864-1595 or email