The First Look: 35th Louisiana Senior Amateur Championship

May 7, 2024 | Maili Bartz

A first look into the 35th Louisiana Senior Amateur Championship to be held at Ellendale Country Club in Houma, Louisiana beginning on Wednesday, May 8, 2024.  

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127 players will compete in the Louisiana Golf Association’s 35th Louisiana Senior Amateur Championship.  Wednesday morning tee times will begin at 8:00 AM off the 1st and 10th tee. The course will play to a par 72 at approximately 6,626 yards for the Senior division and 5.951 yards for the Super Senior and Legends divisions this weekend.

Houma, Louisiana – With a legacy dating back to 1990, the Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) eagerly awaits the arrival of the 35th Louisiana Senior Amateur Championship. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Ellendale Country Club in Houma, Louisiana, this prestigious event promises to be a host of raw talent and sportsmanship as the state’s finest senior amateur golfers come together for a week filled with competition.

Spanning the next few days, the championship will unfold amidst the greens of Ellendale, offering a challenging yet picturesque setting for competitors. Over the course of three days, participants will engage in 54 holes of individual stroke play, in the Senior, Super-Senior, and Legends divisions.

The course crafted by the esteemed architects Joseph S. Finger/(R) Frank ‘Max’ Maxwell, Jr., CGCS/Nathan Crace, Ellendale’s course, unveiled in 1967, stands as a testament to precision and design excellence. Hosting a multitude of Professional and Amateur championships & qualifiers, including the prestigious APT Golf Pro Tour Series, Ellendale has witnessed remarkable moments, with the course record of 63 held by none other than Bubba Watson.

Reflecting on past triumphs, the 34th Louisiana Senior Amateur Champion, Eric Lavespere of Monroe and Runner-Up, Billy Joe Tolliver of Saint Gabriel, are both powerhouse names that will be competing again in this year’s championship. As we look forward to the action-packed days ahead on the course, we’re prepared for another thrilling chapter in Louisiana’s golf history.

The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA), a cornerstone of the state’s golfing community since 1920, remains steadfast in its commitment to promoting amateur golf. With a robust offering of championships, USGA qualifiers, and comprehensive services, the LGA proudly serves over 200 member clubs and 17,000 individual members statewide.

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