Bobby Perkinson Defends Title, Wins 2011 World Amateur Handicap Championship

Top Quote Bobby Perkinson of Alcoa Tenn., a 3.9-handicap golfer, shot a net 70 (gross 74) on Friday to win the 2011 World Amateur Handicap Championship at TPC Myrtle Beach. He becomes the first back-to-back winner of the world's largest amateur golf tournament and the first two-time winner in the 28-year history of the event. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 09, 2011 - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Perkinson scored a net birdie on the final hole to win by one stroke over three players including Steve Greer of Centerville, Ala. and two international players, Matthew Armstrong and Trevor Hillier from Australia.

    Perkinson, the winner of flight 55, won from the Super Senior division (70 years-of-age and older).

    "To think I would come back to Myrtle Beach and win the World Am again is just unbelievable," said Perkinson. "I just wanted to come play and have some fun because the odds of winning a handicap event in back-to-back years have to be very high. I have been blessed with good health for someone my age. The course was in great shape and now I have another great memory about this tournament and Myrtle Beach."

    "What a great week of golf ( ) in Myrtle Beach," said Dave Macpherson, tournament director of the World Amateur Handicap Championship. "Congratulations to Bobby Perkinson for winning our championship and for becoming the first repeat and two-time winner of this global golf event."

    Hosted by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, the ( ) World Amateur Handicap Championship is considered to be the most comparable experience to the U.S. Open for the amateur golfer. Held the week before Labor Day, the event is open to all amateur golfers with a verifiable USGA handicap, or the foreign equivalent.

    This year, 3,009 players from 47 states and 24 countries competed on more than 60 Myrtle Beach ( ) area golf courses in the World Amateur Handicap Championship. The Sports Illustrated Golf Group was the title sponsor for the event for the second straight year. The SI Golf Group is a unit within the Sports Illustrated Group. It is the No. 1 media company in golf with a combined audience of 12.6 million avid golfers and fans.

    Company Profile: Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday is a non-profit trade association comprised of 79 championship golf courses, 99 golf package providers and five golf schools in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. Founded in 1967, the organization has been and continues to be the driving force behind the growth of the Myrtle Beach area golf market. The originator of the "Stay and Play Package," Golf Holiday provides non-biased information about the area accommodations and golf courses to assist golfers in making the most informed decisions when planning for their next vacation.

    Golf Holiday also hosts seven events and tournaments annually to help grow the game of golf and attract golfers to the Grand Strand during slower times of year. In addition to hosting the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament each spring, Golf Holiday also manages the World Amateur Handicap Championship " the world's largest single-site amateur golf tournament, the Summer Family Golf Tournaments, the Palmetto High School Golf Championships, the Veterans Golf Classic and the FDNY 9-11 Memorial Golf Outing. For more information, call Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday at 1-800-845-4653 or visit


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