Kenmore, Wash. – The 66th Washington Men’s Four-Ball and 29th Senior Men’s Four-Ball championships are set to take place at Inglewood Golf Club this Thursday and Friday, May 25-26.
These championships bring together some of the top male amateur golfers from Washington and North Idaho, showcasing their skills in a 36-hole Four-Ball (Best-Ball) Stroke Play competition.
Senior Men’s Four-Ball:
In the Men’s championship, Paul Mitzel and Johnny Carey, the defending champions, are back in the field to try and retain their title. They will face stiff competition from a number of past champions including Ben Garrett and Erik Olson (2016), Tyler Matthews (2014-15), Chris Bae (2013), and Jeff Strickland (2004).
In the Senior Men’s championship, Tom Brandes, one half of the defending champion duo, is seeking a second consecutive title. This year, he will be partnering with Ken Wade. Returning champions in the Senior Men’s championship include Jim McNelis and Karl Smith (2019), Brian Shanks (2018), Roger Thorn and Bob Bracht (2017), Duane Diede (2014, 2016), Chris Degrazia and Mike Hickock (2013, 2015), and Chris Indall (2011).
The Washington Men’s Four-Ball Championship was previously known as the Inglewood Best-Ball from 1956 until 1993, when in 1994 WA Golf began to administer the event and introduced the Senior Men’s Four-Ball.
The Men’s and Senior Men’s Four-Ball are two of 14 championships conducted annually by WA Golf.