Rounding out their fourth visit to Hot Springs Village, the Golfweek Amateur Tour players shot the 2017 state finals at Isabella Sept. 23 and 24.
“I want to thank everyone here in Hot Springs Village, the pros, the volunteers and everyone who made our tournaments in the Village so memorable,” said Jerry Homishak, tour coordinator. “We have 110 members this year, which is a record, and we’ve had as many as 109 players that participated in one individual tournament this season,” he said.
“Arkansans are welcome to join and should they join before the end of this year, they will receive a discounted 2018 membership,” said Homishak. If interested in signing up,visit www.amateurgolftour.net. Members receive membership into a USGA compliant club through USHandicap.com and are issued an official USGA index.
Tour finals began on a Santa Maria/Nina rotation and finished Nina/Pinta. Flight leaders were invited to compete against top tour members across the country at the 54-hole National Championship in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Oct.  20-22. Nearly 30 Arkansas players will be headed to the national event.
Established in 1995 at the national level, the Arkansas tour was launched in 2013. The purpose of Golfweek Amateur Tour is to provide amateurs of all ages, sexes, and handicaps the opportunity to compete in stroke-play golf tournaments on a regular basis in their local area. The tour concludes with a National Tour Championship. This is a nationwide tour with 42 tours across the country and over 5,000 members registered.
Golfweek Tour promotes the sport of golf by providing an atmosphere of friendly, fair, and well-managed competition for amateur golfers in the pursuit of excellence.
Players are placed in a flight based on their current USGA index and they compete against other players in true stroke play. Five flights start at championship with a handicap of 0-3.9 through D flight with handicaps at 19.0 and over.