The Georgia Cup History
Georgia Tech player, Matt Kuchar won the 1997 United States Amateur Championship and in the Spring of 1998 a new tradition was born, The Georgia Cup hosted at The Golf Club of Georgia. The Georgia Cup an 18-hole charity match between the reigning United States Amateur Champion and British Amateur Champion. Matt Kuchar defeated Craig Watson in 1998 to win the first Georgia Cup match. This tradition continues today with a reception following play before the Amateurs head to Augusta to compete in the Masters Tournament.
The 23rd Annual Georgia Cup
This year we celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the Georgia Cup. The Georgia Cup will bring together golf enthusiasts and supporters of the game to benefit this year's selected charity, Folds of Honor. Since 2007, Folds of Honor has carried forth its noble mission: to provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America's fallen and disabled service-members. Their motto says it all, "Honor Their Sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy."
The Georgia Cup Invitational and Gala
The Georgia Cup Invitational and Gala is the primary fundraising component benefiting Folds of Honor. The Georgia Cup Invitational welcomes all players. The format is a four-person shamble with the lowest net score and the lowest gross score counting on each hole. The scores do have to come from two different players. To add to the enjoyment, on-course contests will be stationed throughout the round. Space is limited for this popular event.
Saturday Schedule - Event Postponed:
9:00 AM Registration with Breakfast and Warm-up
10:45 AM Opening Ceremony
11:00 AM Shotgun Start
6:00 PM Reception featuring the Silent Auction benefiting Folds of Honor
7:00 PM Dinner with Awards Presentation and Announcement of Silent Auction Winners
The Georgia Cup Match
This year The Georgia Cup will feature a head to head match between Georgia Tech player, Andy Ogletree (US Amateur Champion) and James Sugrue (British Amateur Champion). The Golf Club of Georgia looks forward to hosting these two elite champions before they make their way to Augusta and compete in the Masters. The match will take place on our Lakeside Course with tee off scheduled for 1:00PM. This Georgia Cup Match is open to the public and we welcome all! Please click here if you plan to walk the fairways with the Amateur Champions!
Sunday Schedule - Event Postponed:
12:45 PM Announcements, Coin Toss & Player Introductions (First Tee, Lakeside Course)
1:00 PM First Ball Struck
5:00 PM Awards Reception to Follow
The Georgia Cup is a non-profit 503(c) organization. All contributions are tax deductible. To support the Georgia Cup beneficiary, Folds of Honor, please reach out to Tournament Director, Bill Freitag.