History of the Tournament

The tournament was founded 22 years ago by the late Sven Tumba, Sweden’s sporting legend who sadly passed away during 2011. It is supported by the patronage of world class golfers, Arnold Palmer, the late Severiano Ballesteros and the current Honorary Advisory Board Chairperson Annika Sorenstam, one of the greatest female golfers of all time with a 15-year professional career.

The World Amateur Golfers Tournament has forged friendships and business networks from all ends of the world by bringing golfers together in their passion for sport.

The tournament is open to all amateur golfers*, over the age of 16 with an official handicap. The winners in each handicap flight (0-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21- 25) represent their country in a 5-person team or alternatively they have the opportunity to enter the World Golfers Invitational, no qualifier required, as a single member or as a team of 2-people.


Check back soon for information on the 2016 Tournament.