All Eyes on Chambers Bay as Cascade Golfer Cup Turns For Home
Final event Sept. 29 will decide CG Cup title; all players receive 2-for-1 to Chambers
Who says a low-handicapper can’t win a net-scoring tournament?
Cascade Golfer Cup regulars Bill Shorten and Jon Baldwin became the latest team to put that theory to rest last weekend, using five natural birdies and a slew of pars to sweep the gross and net categories at the Michelob ULTRA Open at Gold Mountain’s Olympic Course, the sixth of seven events in this year’s Cascade Golfer Cup.
In fact, the 26 tournaments hosted by Cascade Golfer since 2009 have produced 24 different winners, with handicaps ranging from scratch to 20-plus. The beauty of golf is that unlike most sports, players of different abilities can compete fairly head-to-head — and when it comes to the Cascade Golfer Cup, truly anyone can win.
Shorten and Baldwin, in fact, are a prime example — longtime CG Cup players, the duo earned the win in their fourth Cup appearance of the summer, after placing in the top-15 just once in the previous three tournaments. Whether a five or a 25, bring YOUR best on any day, and you could be walking away with the trophies and pin flags — and a dream golf vacation, to boot.
In addition to their first-place prize — a stay-and-play package to Las Vegas and Palm Springs — the duo earned 1,250 points to climb to 17th in the quest for the season-long Cascade Golfer Cup, and the overall grand prize, 20 twosomes of golf in 2013 to the top courses in the state, including Wine Valley, Chambers Bay, Prospector at Suncadia, White Horse, Gold Mountain Olympic, and more.
With the prize so great, the stakes will certainly be high at the year’s final event, the Cascade Golfer Cup Championship at the home of the 2015 U.S. Open, Chambers Bay, on Sept. 29. Appropriately tabbed as a CG Cup major, point values for the participating teams will be worth 1.5, with the winner’s share of 1,875 points enough to push any of five teams to the top of the season-long standings.
In addition, teams will be competing for outstanding tournament prizes like a four-night stay-and-play to Palm Springs, stay-and-plays to San Diego and L.A., Seahawks tickets, golf clubs, twosomes to top area courses and more. There will also be six hole contests and free beer on the course, and every participating golfer will receive a 2-for-1 greens fee coupon to use later at Chambers Bay. Prizes will be awarded at the Cascade Golfer Year-End Bash on Oct. 6 at the Muckleshoot Casino, where we’ll also crown our season-long champs, conduct live voting for the Final Four in the Muckleshoot Casino Match Play Madness, and draw a team at random to win a three-night, three-round package to Pebble Beach.
The team fee of $360 is equivalent to a twosome at Chambers as it is — throw in the 15 net prizes, five gross prizes, hole contests, 2-for-1 coupon and entry into the Pebble Beach drawing, and it’s a no-brainer for anyone wanting to play a U.S. Open venue this year.
The field is limited to the first 64 teams — both increasing your odds of winning, and limiting the amount of time before registration will fill up. To learn more or to register, click here!