CDGA Tournament History



Beginning with the CDGA Amateur Championship that was created the same year the Association was formed, the CDGA's tournament program has played a large role in growing the game of golf in the District. Over the years, the CDGA has expanded its tournament schedule to include events specific to seniors, mid-amateurs and public course members, all while maintaining the same principles that have led to high-quality events for the past 100 years.

Listed below are the 11 Championships that the CDGA currently operates. Click on each tournament's name for a year-by-year history of the event. Click here for a breakdown of tournament winners and hosts sorted by club.

Event
First Year
Format
1914
Four-day event featuring 36 holes of stroke play followed by a 16-player match play bracket
1931
72 holes of stroke play over a three-day period
1962
18-hole team event featuring top IPGA Professionals and CDGA Amateurs
1972
18-hole stableford scoring event for couples that features both gross and net winners
1987
54 holes of stroke play over a three-day span for residents of Illinois age 55 or older
1993
54 holes of stroke play over a two-day span for residents of Illinois age 25 or older
2002
Four-day event featuring 18 holes of stroke play followed by a 16-player match play bracket for CDGA members age 55 or older
2003
18-hole flighted event that features gross and net divisions for CDGA members age 25 or older
2013
18-hole flighted event that features gross and net divisions for CDGA members age 65 or older
2016
Four-day pairs event featuring 18 holes of stroke play followed by a 16-team match play bracket
2016
Four-day pairs event featuring 18 holes of stroke play followed by a 16-team match play bracket for CDGA members age 55 or older

Listed below are three Championships that the CDGA used to operate. Click on each tournament's name for a year-by-year history of the event.

Event
First Year
Last Year
Format
1992
2014
36 holes of stroke play over a two-day span for CDGA members who do not hold playing privileges at a private course
2001
2014
18-hole flighted event that features gross and net divisions for CDGA members who do not hold playing privileges at a private course
2008
2015
18-hole event featuring gross and net winning pairs of the Association's Better Ball series