Five golfers will have the chance to play their way into the 2014 World Golfers Amateur Tour Championship National Finals when they compete at the 24th Annual ING Spring Conference June 1-4 in Atlantic City, NJ.
The WGAT National Qualifier will take place Monday of the conference week at Blue Heron Pines Golf Club. That Stephen Kay design is managed by Ron Jaworski Golf.
This individual net stroke play event will be divided into five flights based on handicap. The winner of each flight will advance to the WGC National Finals at Mission Inn Resort in Central Florida in September, with all on-site expenses covered. Flight winners at the national competition will then advance to the WGC World Finals in South Africa as a member of Team USA.
The ING competition is sanctioned by the World Golfers Amateur Tour USA, a series of tournaments across the U.S. leading into the national finals at Mission Inn. This is the third year that ING has hosted a national qualifying tournament for WGAT. Visit http://www.wgatusa.com/ for more information.
There will also be a 4-Player Team Scramble conducted on the same golf course that Monday. Blue Heron takes full advantage of the natural beauty of the pinelands, with majestic tree lines framing breathtaking vistas.
The other big golf competition at the ING Spring Conference will be the 7th Annual Durland Cup team scramble on Wednesday. That competition is named in honor of former ING Golf Committee Chairman Larry Durland. It will be conducted on the Pines Course at Stockton Seaview Resort, home of the LPGA Tour ShopRite Classic, which ends on June 1.
Resorts Casino Hotel will serve as the official headquarters of the conference, hosting all of the educational sessions and most of the meal and networking elements of the meeting. It was the first casino hotel to open in Atlantic City, back in 1978. It has since undergone a major renovation, including the addition of the spectacular Margaritaville entertainment complex.
Resorts Casino Hotel is situated on 11 acres of land with approximately 310 feet of Boardwalk frontage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Resorts offers guests 942 hotel rooms and suites in two hotel towers: the oceanfront 15-story Ocean Tower, and the magnificent showpiece, the new $125 million, 27-story luxury Rendezvous Tower, which will provide the ING accommodations.
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