Four-Ball Championships to Close Entries on August 6

By Joey Flyntz, USGA
July 30, 2014

The entry deadline for the inaugural 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championships is rapidly approaching.

Eligible players have until 5 p.m. EDT on Aug. 6 to register.

The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, to be contested May 2-6, 2015, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., is open to any amateur with a Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4. Online registration can be found here.

Once one player registers, they can forward the registration email to their partner to complete signup. There is no age restriction, and playing partners  do not have to be from the same club, state or country.

The U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, to be contested May 9-13, 2015, at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore., is open to female amateurs with a Handicap Index not exceeding 14.4. Online registration can be found here.

Sectional qualifying for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball is scheduled to begin on Aug. 13, 2014, and the location will be determined by the side’s second player to register. The final field for the championship will comprise 128 teams of two.

Sectional qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball is scheduled to begin on Aug. 25, 2014. The final field for this championship will comprise 64 teams of two.

At both championships, 36 holes of  stroke-play qualifying will identify the low 32 teams, who will advance to match play. All matches will be 18 holes.

The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball championships are the first USGA championships to be added to the calendar in more than 25 years, when the USGA Men’s and Women’s State Team championships were introduced to celebrate the Association’s centennial in 1995.

Joey Flyntz is an associate writer for the USGA. Email him at

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