The Men’s North & South Amateur Championship is the longest consecutive-running amateur golf championship in the United States. Over the past century, the best in the golf world have vied for its coveted Putter Boy trophy. The winners now serve as legends in the game – Walter Travis, Francis-Ouimet, Billy Joe Patton, Jack Nicklaus, Curtis Strange, among others, and continues to draw the best in amateur golf circles.
For over 110 years the North & South Amateur has been contested on the hallowed grounds of Pinehurst. Many of the game’s greatest icons have won at Pinehurst, and in 2014, just weeks after the historic back-to-back U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open, competitors will battle in a quest to add their name as one of Pinehurst’s greatest.
“I always found Pinehurst No. 2 to be pretty scary. Because of the upturned saucers, as they call them, I thought it was the toughest chipping golf course in the world.” – Nick Faldo