Rating tournaments is like rating courses, they are different and vary greatly in venue, weather, surrounding area, distance from home. BUT its without question that Pine Valley is the #1 ranked course in the world, and that we get to play this magnificent course in the absolute best conditions. So most will easily conclude that the Crump Cup is the best. It combines stroke play qualifier over two day to determine the championship flight for match play. In match play, you can let er rip out there and not worry too much about making a 10 on a hole (which is easy to do).
The whole experience at Pine Valley is unique, once you arrive at the property you never leave. The accommodations are spectacular, the food is perhaps the best you’ll find anywhere, and the staff there is just down right awesome!!
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So would I rate the CRUMP CUP the best amateur event in the world, well YES I would for a Mid Am/ Senior am event that is an Invitational. There are many other good ones, including the Coleman at the amazing Seminole, and many many others like the George Thomas at LACC, which personally I cannot attest to, as I have never been invited to play, not sure why, but nobody will tell me)) All my good friends LOVE the event in Beverly Hills, at a course that just hosted the Walker Cup.
Below are some clips of Pine Valley that I thought I would share with you. If you think this blog is worthy of sharing with others, please do. I sell no advertising here, this is all about the love of the game, and my experiences as an amateur playing in some amazing amateur and professional majors.
In my next post I will talk about my experience at the 2017 Crump Cup and my ride to the finals of the event, and what happened and how I feel about it now. STAY TUNED