It may not be as prestigious as the Ryder Cup, but the 2020 Muni-Cup is coming back to the Greenville Municipal Golf Course on March 21 and March 22, and golfers competing in the annual event are sure to have a whole lot of fun.
The Muni-Cup uses a similar format as the Ryder Cup. But, instead of the United State against Europe, it matches Team Pro Shop against Team Snack Bar.
On Saturday of the event, players will pair up with a teammate and play a morning four ball match and then an afternoon alternate shot match. On Sunday, players play singles matches against golfers of similar ability in hopes of winning a critical point for their team.
“This is one of the most enjoyable events we play all year. It is based just like the Ryder Cup, and everyone always has a great time,” said Lee Sipes, both the manager of the golf course and the captain of Team Pro Shop.
Another great thing about the event, Sipes said, is its affordability. The entry fee for competitors is $35, and this includes all three rounds of golf with a cart.
Sipes said the Muni-Cup is open to all level of competitors and first timers are welcome. Sipes and the to-be-announced captain of Team Snack Bar will draft their teams the Friday before the event.
“We always make it fair so we place golfers of similar skill levels against each other,” Sipes said.
The Muni-Cup is one of several events the golf course will be hosting this golf season. On April 4, the course is holding a 1-man scramble event where golfers are allowed to play one mulligan on every shot. The event is 27 holes and the entry fee is $60.
Sipes added that the golf course is in good shape considering all the rain that fell on it this winter.
“We know there is probably going to be more rain, but right now it looks pretty good,” he said.