December 12-13, 2019
La Quinta CC
The California Amateur Cup Matches were originally created in 1998 at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa as a biennial competition that brings together the best players from Northern and Southern California. The winning team receives the Seaver Cup, which is named in honor of NCGA Hall of Famer Charles Seaver.
Each team is comprised of 20 players: 12 males (four Seniors and eight non-Seniors) and eight females. The 2019 championship will mark the debut of females in the event.
Participating players are selected by NCGA and SCGA members of the California Golf Association board with consideration to Player of the Year Standings in both the NCGA and SCGA.
On the course, the Cup utilizes a format similar to the Ryder Cup– three points are available for each match, one point for the front nine, one point for the back nine and one point for the overall match (any matches that are halved earn a 1/2 point). Play consists of 36 holes, with 18 holes of Four-Ball Match Play on day one, and 18 holes of Singles Match Play on day two.
One of the legends of California amateur golf, Seaver is one of only two amateurs to hold the NCGA, SCGA and California Amateur titles at the same time, accomplishing the feat in 1933-34 (the other player to complete the Golden State Slam was George Von Elm in 1925.