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Pasadena City Championship Golf Tournament is Back This Year, Slated for March

Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 5:42 am

The Pasadena City Championship, considered as the annual rite-of-passage for Southern California golfers looking to test their game, is back this year at the Brookside Golf Club, a 36-hole course right next to the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium.

Last year, the tournament was noticeably missing from the schedule for a variety of reasons. Now, a group that includes the Brookside Men’s Golf Club, Rose Bowl Operations, Brookside GC staff, and have decided to make sure it is back this year.

This year’s tournament will be the 84th Pasadena City Amateur Golf Championship, a classic and historic championship that dates back to 1929 and has long been one of Southern California’s most prestigious tournaments.

It is a WAGR (World Amateur Golf Ranking) counting event and Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) Player of the Year points tournament. Proceeds from the Championship will support youth development programs for the First Tee of Greater Pasadena.

Open to all players 18 or older with a 12-month low handicap index ranging from 3.1 to 21.4, the Tournament will be held March 20 to 22, Friday through Sunday, at the Brookside Course.

The Championship Flight is an open flight conducted over 54 holes. The field will be cut to the top 30 percent and ties after 36 holes, to play the finals on Course #1 Sunday.

The City of Pasadena and the Tournament of Roses Association built Brookside in 1929 as a public golf course alongside the famed stadium to park cars for the Rose Bowl Game every New Year’s day following the Rose Parade.

The stadium now hosts UCLA games, plus concerts in addition to the Rose Bowl. Golfers still enjoy the benefit of the symbiotic relationship between land and stadium.

The two courses that make up the Brookside Golf Club were the first public courses in Southern California. The facility sits in the foothills of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains – one of the most beautiful settings anywhere.

Designed by famed architect William P. Bell, Brookside has hosted some of the game’s best over the past 95 years. Brookside has hosted the Los Angeles Open in 1968, won by Billy Casper, the LPGA Tour in 1971, and the USGA Public Links in 1974.

Tim Hogarth has won more games at the Pasadena City Championship than anyone else. He captured his sixth title in 2018, the last time the tournament was played.

Registration opened on January 22 and is set to close March 15. The registration fee is $180, which includes greens fees, commemorative tee prizes, prize fund, trophy for each net flight winner, trophy for the Championship flight winner, and name and year on the Pasadena City Championship perpetual trophy.

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