Tournament History

The National Senior Amateur Hall of Fame Golf Tournament is held during the third week of June each year.  Tournament play is held at the High Point Country Club – Willow Creek Golf Course facility in High Point, North Carolina.

The tournament is considered to be one of the top 3 senior amateur championships in the U.S.A., recognized by Golf Digest and draws top ranking senior amateur players each year.

The first tournament held was in 1984 to honor two outstanding amateur golfers of their time:

Dale Morey | Ranked #1 Senior Amateur In The World | Willow Creek Golf Course Member

Harry Welch |  Ranked #6 Senior Amateur In The World | Willow Creek Golf Course Member

After due deliberation, it was decided this should be a Hall of Fame event and was originally named the “Willow Creek Seniors Hall Of Fame Championship.”

Over the years, participants have considered  this a National Hall of Fame event and encouraged us to change the name to reflect this more encompassing title.  Editor of a Florida golf association newsletter had this to say in 1996:

“This event is the Grandaddy(sic) of all senior amateur golf events. It is actually The National Senior Amateur Hall of Fame.”

Florida Golf Association Editor 1996

Finally, for the 19th annual championship in 2002, the Tournament Committee has taken the advice of our friends and renamed the championship the NATIONAL SENIOR AMATEUR HALL OF FAME.