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Gobbler Amateur

2018 Gobbler Amateur
November 18 - 21, 2018
Sewailo Golf Club
Tucson, Arizona

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The 2018 Gobbler Amateur will be held November 18-21 at Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson, Arizona. The Gobbler will be a Scratch Players and World Amateur Golf Rankings event. The Gobbler will be 54-holes with no cut (weather permitting). Included in the entry fee is all three rounds of the tournament as well as the practice round on Sunday, November 18. The Gobbler is an established national golf championship event per NCAA rules.

Event Criteria: A player is exempt if he meets one of the entry criteria below and submits a complete application (with payment) by November 5, 2018. This is an Open Amateur tournament and the player must have a handicap index of 3.0 or better. Any player who meets any of the standardized criteria below may enter the Gobbler Amateur Open.

  • Top 250 in closest ranking to November 1, 2018, in the 2018-19 Men’s Golfweek Collegiate Rankings or Golfstat Rankings (DIVISION I)
  • Top 1500 players in Scratch Players World Amateur Golf Rankings
  • Top 1000 players in World Amateur Golf Rankings
  • Top 1000 players in Golfweek Amateur Rankings
  • All 2017 champions of major men’s state amateur and mid-amateur championships
  • All participants in the men’s 2018 US Mid-Amateur, USGA Four-Ball, and US Amateur Championships
  • All male amateur golfers with a handicap of 3.0 or below.

Schedule of Events

  • Sunday, November 18: Practice round at Sewailo GC - call the course at 520.838.6623 by November 12 to schedule practice round.
  • Monday, November 19: First round starts at 8 am on the No. 1 tee
  • Tuesday, November 20: Second round starts at 8 am on the No. 1 tee - same groupings
  • Wednesday, November 21: Final round starts at 8 am on the No. 1 tee - re-pair to score

Practice Round: Call Sewailo Golf Club at 520-838-6623 to reserve practice round starting time
Fees are included in the entry fee

Host Hotel

Transportation: All participants are responsible for their own transportation to/from the event. The host hotel has a free shuttle to/from Sewailo GC. Tucson International Airport is approximately 20 minutes from the course. Plan all departure flights accordingly as no changes will be made to starting times for flights.

Carts: All participants will be provided carts and this is included in the entry fee. Caddies are allowed but will have to walk and may not ride on the back of carts. Spectator carts will be available on an as-available basis.

Conduct and Attire: Golf spike policy of Sewailo Golf Club is in effect at the time of the championship. Proper golf attire is required. Golf shirt must have a collar and either pants or golf shorts are required. All headwear must be worn forward. Any act of unsportsmanlike conduct-including but not limited to: cursing, throwing clubs, damage to the golf course, or other are prohibited. Disqualification with no refund is possible at the sole discretion of the tournament committee.

Pace of Play: We ask that the first two players who hole out proceed immediately to the next tee and hit when ready. Walk ahead and save time when possible. In the practice round, no more than one ball should be played to the green. Play as fast as possible. If you are holding up play during the practice round, you may be asked to leave by the Sewailo and/or Gobbler Amateur staff.

Withdrawals and Refunds: All paid entries are subject to a $125 handling fee at all times. Refunds minus $125 are available up until November 9, 2018, when there are no refunds for withdrawal or no show for any reason.

Waiting List: A waiting list will be formed after the entry deadline of November 1st. Credit cards and checks WILL NOT be cashed until a player is confirmed entry off of the waiting list.


To Enter: The Gobbler Amateur | Sewailo Golf Club | Tucson, Arizona | November 18-21

Download Entry Form

  1. Print out the attached paper entry form. Entries will be filled on a first-come, first-serve up until the entry deadline of Nov. 5
  2. Mail to address below or scan/email form to with complete payment (credit card or check accepted). We only accept US-based credit cards. Make checks out to ‘Saguaro Amateur’ for The Gobbler.


Questions: Roy Edwards |

Entry Deadline: November 5, 2018