Boyne Mountain tees up 27th annual Tournament of Champions

Boyne Mountain tees up 27th annual Tournament of Champions

Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, Michigan is the summer home of champions once again.

This week, July 30 through August 1, 2018, the vacation destination is hosting one of the most unique golf championships in Michigan: the 27th annual Boyne Tournament of Champions. On Monday, 118 champion golfers will start play to compete for a purse valued at nearly $55,000. 

“It’s another strong field with great champions, professional and amateur, college players, mini-tour professionals, and several of our top Michigan PGA Section players and Hall of Fame members,” said Justin Phillips, the tournament director for the Michigan PGA Section, which sanctions and administers the unique championship.

The Tournament of Champions began more than two deacdes ago with juniors, seniors, professionals, and amateurs of both sexes all playing for one title from different tee positions. All who are invited have won selected significant Michigan golf championships, both amateur and professional.

“It is the 27th year since the tournament was created by the resort and the Michigan PGA, and it remains one of the most unique tournaments in the country,” Phillips said. “The great courses are ready as always. It’s hard to beat an event with great champions at a great venue.” 

Of the field of 118 champion golfers, 16 are already existing Michigan Golf Hall of Famers, such as: Bob Ackerman, Ken Allard, Steve Brady, Brian Cairns, Randy Erskine, Tom Harding, Scott Hebert, Lynn Janson, Dave Kendall, Larry Mancour, Jeff Roth, Jack Seltzer, John Traub, Tom Werkmeister, Buddy Whitten, and Bill Zylstra.

The Hall of Famers will also join champions from different categories—and even family members—in the three-day, 54-hole stroke play championship on Boyne Mountain’s two courses: The Alpine and The Monument. Monday’s round and Wednesday’s final round will take place on the classic, 18-hole championship course known as The Alpine, while Tuesday’s round will play on the 18-hole course designed in homage to legendary architects: The Monument. There will be a 36-hole cut to the low 60 scorers, and ties follow the second round. 

Boyne Mountain Resort has been a favorite Midwest destination since 1948. The family-owned, four-season resort has earned Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor, and has been recognized by Conde Nast Traveler readers as being among the top 50 Best Places to Ski and Stay in North America.

The waterpark is also listed among Budget Travel’s Top 10 Indoor facilities and the resort is a readers’ choice favorite of Spa Magazine. Boyne Mountain is home to The Alpine and The Monument golf courses, as well as 60 runs on 415 skiable acres. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, Solace Spa, Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark, Zipline Adventures, disc golf facilities, lift-serviced mountain biking, beach activities, kids programs, lodging, meeting and wedding facilities, as well as real-estate are offered at the resort.

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