GSGA Challenge Matches

We are excited to offer an experience for women: a series of clinics and scrambles created for all experience levels. Whether you have been playing for years or if you want to find out what the hype is all about, this is for you!

Players are selected and invited by representatives of the GSGA Championship Committee and Rules & Competitions Department, along with input from the team captain or another chosen representative. Selection criteria includes, but is not based solely on the two-year points standings and a number of at-large selections. Player selections are primarily determined by a point system based on performance over a two-year cycle in GSGA, USGA and select auxiliary events that make up the GSGA Player of the Year Points System. For the challenge match points standings, points from year one of the cycle are valued at 100% and points earned in the current year cycle of the challenge event are valued at 150%. The selection committee reserves the right to invite those players that will best represent Georgia and/or the GSGA at the respective matches.

GSGA Comps Challenge Match Mens group photo
Men’s & Women’s Southeastern Challenge Matches group photo

Men’s & Women’s Southeastern Challenge Matches

Next Event:

Men’s Southeastern Challenge Match

October 21-22, 2023

Banyan Golf Club, West Palm Beach, Fla.

The Men’s and Women’s Southeastern Challenge Matches are biennial match play competitions featuring 12-player teams made up of the top 8 amateurs and top 4 seniors from Georgia, Alabama and Florida competing over two days.

*The Women’s Southeastern Challenge Match team may include up to two (2) players ages 18 and under.

The format is three rounds - one round of four-ball match play in the morning and one round of foursomes three-ball match play (alternate shot, three teams per group) in the afternoon of day one. The second day will feature 12 three-ball singles matches.

Men’s Southeastern Challenge Match Standings

Men’s Southeastern Challenge Match Standings (Senior)

Billy Peters Cup Matches

Next Event: 2024

The Billy Peters Cup Matches, formerly known as the GSGA-GPGA Challenge Cup, changed its name in 2007 to honor Peters’ contributions to the game. Peters, of Blakely, is a former president of the GSGA and honorary vice president of the Georgia Section PGA. He was inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in 1993.

This competition features 12-player teams representing the GSGA and the Georgia PGA. Each team will be comprised of eight (8) “regular” amateur and four (4) seniors, two (2) of which may be 50-54.

The format is three rounds - one round of four-ball match play in the morning and one round of foursomes (alternate shot) in the afternoon on day one. The second day will feature 16 singles matches.

Billy Peters Cup Matches Event History

Billy Peters Cup Matches group photo
Peach-Palmetto Women’s Showdown group photo

Peach-Palmetto Women’s Showdown

Next Event:

October 29-30, 2023

Sky Valley Country Club

The Peach-Palmetto Women’s Showdown was held for the first time in 2019 with Team Georgia taking home the inaugural trophy. The competition is a biennial match play event featuring 8-player teams made up of the top four (4) mid-amateurs (over 21) and top four (4) seniors from both Georgia and South Carolina competing over two days.

The format is Ryder Cup-style match play. Day one will consist of four (4) four-ball matches in the morning followed by four (4) foursome matches in the afternoon. Day two will consist of eight (8) singles matches. Each match will be scored in Nassau format, consisting of one (1) point for the front nine match, one (1) point for the back nine match and one (1) point for the overall match totaling three (3) possible points per match and 24 points on day one and 24 points on day two. There will be 48 overall points available during the competition.

Peach-Palmetto Women’s Showdown Standings

Peach-Palmetto Women’s Showdown Standings (Senior)

Upcoming Challenge Matches

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