The Biggest Amateur Golf Event in the World is Happening in Manila

Do You Have What It Takes?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be treated like a pro in an international world class golf competition… but never thought you were good enough?

Every year, thousands of golfers from 46 different countries compete in an International Golf Competition to win the chance to represent their country and bring home the gold at the World Amateur Golfers Championship Finals.

For the 6th year, the World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC) will be hosting a series of qualifiers throughout the Philippines in 5 Handicap Categories (0-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21 and above). These qualifiers will be held in various golf courses throughout the country such as: Metro Manila, Cebu, Baguio, Pampanga, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, Batangas, Rizal, and Cagayan De Oro.

The winners of these qualifiers will advance to the 2-day WAGC Philippines National Finals where they will battle it out to see who will be the crowned the 5 Class Champions that will represent the WAGC Philippines Team at the annual Wolrd Amateur Golfers Championship, which will be held this year in Laguna Phuket, Thailand.

Ultimate Olympic Experience

The World Amateur Golfers Championship was founded in 1995 by the late Sven Tumba, Sweden’s sporting legend, who sadly passed away in 2011. As a Professional Golfer and 4 Time Olympic Gold Medalist, it was Sven Tumba’s dream to create an international competition for all to participate.

“An Olympian creating the Olympic experience for the average person. To give the opportunity to those regardless of age, gender, or skill level, the honor of playing for one’s country and the pride of wearing it’s colors. That dream is the World (Amateur) Golfers Championship.”

46 World Teams in 5 Different Handicap Classes

What makes the WAGC unique compared to most other Amateur golf tournaments is that people of all skill levels can participate, compete and realistically have the opportunity to win on a local and international level.

The World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC) currently has 46 different host countries who put up Local Qualifiers and National Championships to determine who will represent their National Home Team. These winners are then sent on an all expense paid trip to the WAGC – World Finals where they get to feel and be treated like a true professional.

At the WAGC Finals, the team winners will be joined by VIP golf enthusiasts, business leaders, sponsors and even royalty from all corners of the globe, who will also compete against people in their respective handicap classes as they try to win and represent their country.

Recognized Across The Globe

Today, the World Amateur Golfers Championship is the largest amateur golf tournament in the World and has been commemorated 22 times in numerous countries from around the globe.

The WAGC is supported by the patronage of world-class golfers worldwide. The late Arnold Palmer and the late Severiano Ballesteros were Tournament Patrons for over a decade. Since the sad passing of Arnold “The King” Palmer in 2016, Annika Sorenstam, who is one of the greatest female golfers of all time has taken over as Tournament Patron and is also the Honorary Advisory Board Chairperson for WAGC. The WAGC is also a partner of the PGA Tour

How it Works

Throughout the coming months, there will be a series of qualifying rounds where golfers will go head to head and compete against other players in their respective handicap classes. The 5 Handicap flight categories are 0 – 5.4, 5.5 – 10.4, 10.5 – 15.4, 15.5 – 20.4 and 20.5 – above. The winners of the qualifying tournaments will be given invitations to join the 2 day WAGC Philippines National Finals.

The winners of the National Finals will get an all expense paid trip entry to represent the Philippines at the WAGC World Finals in Laguna Phuket, Thailand.

What Will The 5 National Finals Winners Get:

  • WAGC International Tournament Registration Fees
  • 8 days / 7 nights – 5 star Hotel Accommodation (twin sharing)
  • 5 rounds of championship golf – 1 practice round, 4 days of
  • Round trip airfare from Manila to Phuket (courtesy of our airline sponsor)
  • Round trip transfers from Airport-Hotel-Golf Courses
  • Organized Dinners, Participation in Banquets, Inauguration Ceremony
  • Matching Team Uniforms (4 polos, 1 cap, 1 team bag)
  • Plus a once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget.

The World Finals is an exciting week of intense competition, beautiful scenery, exquisite luxury and great golf. It will be a week long, 4 Day competition under the strict guidance of professional referees assigned from the PGA.

Off the course everyone enjoys various activities such as banquets, networking and having a great time with other colleagues from across the globe.

Format and Rules According to WAGC International

  • Must be a Filipino Citizen or Local Permanent Resident.
  • You must be 16 years of age and older
  • Must have an active WHS Handicap. Players with Registered Handicaps from other countries must have a signed document by a representative of the home country amateur golf union and must be submitted prior to competing.
  • All players must have a Handicap score within one of the 5 classes
    • 0 – 5.4, 5.5 – 10.4, 10.5 – 15.4, 15.5 – 20.4 and 20.5 – 25.4

How to Register?

The Official 2024 WAGC Philippines Inaugural Qualifier will be held on Feb 27 at Splendido Golf and Country Club.

  • Tournament Fee: P4,500 for non members, P3,500 for Splendido members.
    • Includes lunch, giveaways, cart and raffle. Spots will be limited and we will be awarding the top 3 winners for each category.
  • To Register: Please contact Emelie at: 09174903225
  • For more information: please join our Official WAGC Viber Group
  • Any Other Questions: Please reach out to our Tournament Director: Jesse Guerrero at 09178137747

Thanks and See You There!