The U.S. Senior Challenge is the nation’s only senior, amateur golf event featuring teams from different states competing against each other usually held in June of each year. Four-man teams representing their respective state, one of which can be 50-54 and at least three need to be 55 & over and much like a collegiate event, has an individual component inside the event.

The tournament is a 54-hole competition. The best three of four scores per hole are counted on the first day of competitive play when teams are paired together, and the best three of four 18-hole rounds are scored during the final two rounds. The practice round is on Monday with tournament play on Tuesday through Thursday. The local rules and conditions put into place for the tournament are located on the hard card.

A team and an individual champion will be identified along with a Senior and Super Senior Payout.

Entry: •$650 Per Player

•Includes four rounds of golf, golf cart, range balls, CMOY Dinner and activities such as closest to the hole and putting contest, prize money/trophies

•Typically 75 – 100 players participating

If you have an interest in the U.S. Senior Challenge Team Championship, contact your STATE CAPTAIN or the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association.

If you are from a State that currently does not have a State Captain appointed and you would like to participate, please contact us for more information.



The U.S. Senior Challenge was founded in 1985 by John Morrell of Charlotte, N.C. A two-time Carolina Senior Champion and five time Southern Senior Champion, Morrell laid the foundation for the event which has since matured to the following organization:

Future Venues

2023 - TBD

2024 - Kingsmill Resort (Williamsburg, VA)

President/Executive Director                     

Mike Quinlan - Albuquerque, N.M.                                            

Board of Directors

Jim Bianco - Las Vegas, Nev.
Bev Hargraves - Helena, Ark.
Kent Jesperson - Cheyenne, Wyo.
Betz Kogelmann Whitney - Oro Valley, Ariz.
Happy Rakestraw - Somerset, Ky.

Emeritus Directors

John Morrell (dec.) - North Carolina
John McGuiness - Iowa
George Turner - Iowa
Roger Peoples - Kentucky
Bill Iversen - Colorado
Bob Wise - Alabama
Richard Mosman (dec.) - Texas

Social Director

Betz Kogelmann Whitney - Oro Valley, Ariz.


Sun Country Amateur Golf Association

In Sept. 2015, the USSC Board of Directors voted to hand over operational duties of the USSC to the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association.  As of the conclusion of the 2016 event, the operational duties have transitioned to the SCAGA who have assumed operations alongside the USSC B.O.D.

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