The inaugural Americas Masters Games will take place in Vancouver, B.C. on August 26-Sept 4, 2016. This nine-day event is open to male and female competitors from around the world who meet the minimum age requirement of 30 years, with the age categories being 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.
The Games’ golf competition is especially notable because this year also marks the return of golf to the Summer Olympics in Rio. Now, you too can “go for the gold” in golf at the Americas Masters Games in Vancouver simply by registering with your official USGA Handicap Index.
Competitors must have a Handicap Index/Factor between 3.0-30.0.
The golf competition will be held Sept 1-4 and played in an individual net score format only. All competitors will play all three courses over the first three rounds, followed by the final round which will consist of the top 12 players and ties from each division.
Along with golf, people can choose from over 25 sports to participate in alongside 10,000 master athletes. Each sport has multiple age groups and competition categories.
The aim of the Masters Games is to support the Olympic movement and promote the “Sport for All” philosophy of the Olympic Charter by promoting and encouraging mature athletes, age 30-plus, from all over the world to practice sports regularly and to participate in Masters Games.
The goal of the games is to promote friendship and understanding among mature sports people, regardless of age, gender, race, religion or sport status.
Click here for more information about the golf competition.
Click here to register for the Americas Masters Games.