The road to the Knoxville Cup
The Knoxville Amateur Tour was created to determine the best amateur golfers in the Knoxville area. Those golfers will qualify to play in the Knoxville Cup - a Ryder Cup style tournament that pits the top amateurs in Knoxville against local PGA professionals. Are you good enough to make it to the Cup?
How to earn points:
Top 20 (Championship Flights) in Level 1 Tournaments receive the following points:
50, 40, 35, 30, 25, 20, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13 ,12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5.
Top 20 (Championship Flights) in Level 2 Tournaments receive the above point totals multiplied by two.
Top 20 (Championship Flights) in Level 3 Tournaments receive the above point totals multiplied by three.
*If field has fewer than 40 participants only the top half of the field will be awarded points
Click here to view list of 2022 Knoxville Cup qualifying tournaments.
Note: Seniors can earn points in either the regular Championship flight or the Senior Championship flight.
Green Meadow Invitational - April 29-30, 2023
ABOUT - A long-standing Invitational, Green Meadow is in great shape after putting in new Bermuda greens a couple of years ago.
Regular - Nick Etherton
Senior - Mark Lewis
Green Meadow Country Club
Beaver Brook Country Club
2023 TOURNAMENT INFORMATION + REGISTRATION
ABOUT - Players must declare Championship, Sr. Championship (50 and over), or Regular division. Regular division will be flighted after round 1 scores. Sr. Championship and Championship will not be split after round 1.
Regular - Craig Reasor
Senior - John Thomas
Beaver Brook Invitational - May 20-21, 2023
ABOUT - The 40th annual Greater Knoxville Amateur is open to residents AND members of clubs in the following counties: Knox, Blount, Loudon, Anderson, Roane, Cumberland, Sevier, Jefferson.
The GKA will offer the following divisions in 2022: Championship, Regular, Senior, Super Senior and Legends. To receive TGA POY points a player must compete in the Championship or Senior division.
Championship - Antonio Farinella
Senior - Steve Golliher
Greater Knoxville Amateur - June 3-4, 2023
Three Ridges Golf Course
2023 TOURNAMENT INFO + REGISTRATION
ABOUT - Stroke Play w/5 different flights.
Flights will be determined after first round.
Championship & Senior players must declare before beginning play.
Regular - Cody Johnson
Senior - Joe Brooks
Knox County Amateur - June 10-11, 2023
Knoxville City Championship - June 17th - 19th, 2022
ABOUT - 4 day tournament at one of Knoxville's oldest golf courses. Your entry includes four tournament rounds of golf, a practice round, lunch each day and a tee gift!
Championship - Jay Wise
Senior - Tim Moore
Whittle Springs Golf Course
Willow Creek Invitational - June 24-25, 2023
ABOUT - A week before the US Amateur Qualifier, many players use this Invitational as a competitive practice round for the Qualifier.
Championship - Craig Reasor
Senior - Joe Markham
Willow Creek Golf Club
Smoky Mountain Amateur - August 6-7, 2022
ABOUT - Great golf and even better views! Come play two fantastic courses in Sevier County and earn points for the Knoxville Cup.
Regular - Brandt Nelson
Senior - Scott McFarland
Sevierville River Course & Gatlinburg Golf Course
Holston Hills Country Club
ABOUT - The tournament is made up of three divisions: Championship Flight, Senior Flight, and Super Senior Flight. For the Championship Flight and Senior, the tournament ranks as a LEVEL II Event on the Tennessee Golf Association Player of the Year points list. Field Limit 90 players. *Seniors must play in Senior Division to be eligible for TGA Points*
Regular - Brad Burling
Senior - Joe Markham
Holston Hills Invitational - Oct. 9-10, 2023
Knoxville Cup - Nov. 7, 2022
Must qualify by earning points through above invitationals and TGA State Championships.
Willow Creek Golf Club
2011 - PGA 13.5 Ams 3.5
2012 - PGA 8 Ams 8
2013 - Ams 9.5 PGA 6.5
2014 - Ams 8.5 PGA 7.5
2015 - Not Contested
2016 - PGA 8.5 Ams 7.5
2017 - PGA 9 Ams 3
2018 - Ams 8.5 PGA 3.5
2019 - Ams 8 PGA 4
2020 - Ams 7.5 PGA 4.5
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2011 - Todd Burgan
2012 - Craig Reasor
2013 - Craig Reasor
2014 - Brandon Rodgers
2015 - Josh Collins
2016 - Matt King
2017 - Josh Collins
2018 - Matt King
2019 - Tanner Davis
2020 - Todd Burgan
2011 - Ron Waters
2012 - Ron Waters
2013 - Mike Freels
2014 - Mike Freels
2015 - Steve Golliher
2016 - Jeff Golliher
2017 - Tim Moore
2018 - Steve Golliher
2019 - Jeff Golliher
2020 - Steve Golliher