By: Golfweek Staff Writer February 11, am. An unprecedented move by the U. Golf Association will end a pair of national tournaments that lost their uniqueness some time ago. Amateur Four-Ball Championship and U.
The U. Amateur Public Links Championship , often referred to as the Public Links or the Publinx , was a men's amateur golf tournament, one of 10 individual amateur championships organized by the United States Golf Association. Amateur Public Links , which it has registered as a service mark. The tournament was devised as a championship for golfers who played on public courses, as members of private clubs were barred from entry. In February , the USGA announced that the event would be discontinued after its edition, and would be replaced by a new men's amateur four-ball championship.
The first time I wrote about whether the U. Amateur Public Links Championship had lost its way was in It was July and sultry in Texas, but that didn't faze the majority of the field because the majority of the field 92 out of to be exact were high school or college-age golfers used to heat and humidity that accompanied the summer amateur circuit.