USGA moves AmFam Championship

Conflicts with Lombardi Golf Classic

Mike Clemens
June 24, 2019 - 11:45 am

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Madison, WI - The USGA has announced they are moving the dates of the AmFam Championship golf tournament, which was held this past weekend at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison. It was a huge success drawing large crowds to see celebrity golfers including Brett Favre, Jack Nicklaus, Andy North, and country music star Toby Keith. The tournament, in it's fourth year, raises funds for children's charities in the Madison area. 

The new dates, June 5-7, 2020, allows the USGA to accommodate two of their marquee tournaments, the US Open, and the Seniors Open. 

One problem. 

That is the same weekend traditionally for the Lombardi Golf Classic at the North Hills Country Club in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin the past 49 years. The tournament was established by Packers quarterback Bart Starr, Jerry Kramer, and other teammates to raise funds for cancer research in 1971 after Lombardi died of cancer on September 3, 1970.  

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