Getaway Golf Winners Earn Trip To 2011 British Open

Matt Sommers, a former Tampa Bay area golf pro, has put together a golf competition called “The Getaway Classic.” It’s a 4-person scramble concept with the grand prize a “Getaway” trip to the 2011 British Open at Royal St. George’s. There will be 36 teams that qualify for the finals that will be held at Sanctuary Ridge in Clermont on April 10, 2011.

Team rules include: a cumulative handicap of 33 per team; each team is allowed to have one player under an 8 handicap; and PGA professionals will be allowed to play providing they have not played on any PGA Tours. For full details on the rules, go to

Event Schedule:
Sun. Jan. 2 Cove Cay
Sun. Jan. 9 Lansbrook
Sun. Jan. 16 The Eagles
Sun. Jan. 23 Dunedin
Sun. Feb. 6 Crescent Oaks
Sun. Feb. 13 Clearwater
Sun. Feb. 20 Imperial Lakewoods
Sun. Feb. 27 Seminole Lake
Sun. Mar. 6 Cypress Run
Sun. Mar. 13 Belleview Biltmore
Sun. Mar. 20 Bardmoor
Sun. Mar. 27 Fox Hollow

Competing teams will have morning starting times at qualifying events. Teams chose the qualifiers they want to play.The cost of the event is $40.00 plus course fees. Matt Sommers guarantees all qualifying teams a prize not a trophy. To register your team, go to


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