The U.S. Senior Challenge is held in June of each year, with four-man teams from each state chosen by the State Captain, and much like a collegiate event, has an individual component inside the event.

The tournament is a 54-hole competition. The best three of four rounds are scored during the first two rounds, and best three of four per hole, when the team plays together in the final round. The practice round is on Monday with tournament play on Tuesday through Thursday. The local rules and conditions put into place for the tournament are located on the hard card.

Social functions are Monday evening with an awards luncheon immediately after the conclusion of competition on Thursday.

If you have an interest in the U.S. Senior Challenge Team Championship, contact your STATE CAPTAIN or the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association.

If you are from a State that currently does not have a State Captain appointed and you would like to participate, please contact us for more information.

U.S. Senior Challenge Organization

The U.S. Senior Challenge was founded in 1985 by John Morrell of Charlotte, N.C. A two-time Carolina Senior Champion and five time Southern Senior Champion, Morrell laid the foundation for the event which has since matured to the following organization:

President/Executive Director                     

Mike Quinlan - Albuquerque, N.M.                                            

Board of Directors

Jim Bianco - Las Vegas, Nev.
Bev Hargraves - Helena, Ark.
Kent Jesperson - Cheyenne, Wyo.
Betz Kogelmann Whitney - Oro Valley, Ariz.
Happy Rakestraw - Somerset, Ky.

Emeritus Directors

John Morrell (dec.) - North Carolina
John McGuiness - Iowa
George Turner - Iowa
Roger Peoples - Kentucky
Bill Iversen - Colorado
Bob Wise - Alabama
Richard Mosman (dec.) - Texas

Social Director

Betz Kogelmann Whitney - Oro Valley, Ariz.

State Captains


Sun Country Amateur Golf Association

In Sept. 2015, the USSC Board of Directors voted to hand over operational duties of the USSC to the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association.  CLICK HERE for the Press Release and details.  As of the conclusion of the 2016 event, the operational duties have transitioned to the SCAGA who have assumed operations alongside the USSC B.O.D.