Lookaway Golf Club Hosts the Inaugural Philadelphia Players Championship on Monday, September 14, 2020
Buckingham, Pa. — Lookaway Golf Club, in the heart of historic Buckingham, Pa., has earned the reputation of being the course to play in the Southeast Pa. Region. Golfers from the Philadelphia area and beyond leap at the opportunity to tee off on this celebrated course. On Monday, September 14, this opportunity is reserved for the best of the best in Philadelphia and the competition will be exhilarating on this fair, but challenging, landscape.
The 18-hole course designed by well renowned designer, Rees Jones, is a golfer’s delight. Lookaway encompasses 250 pristine acres of woodlands, streams and ponds enhanced by carefully placed bunkers and rough areas; its exceptional conditioning makes it a delight to see and a challenge to play. Opened in 1999, on a site that dates back to the founding of the nation, the golf club has retained the original buildings dating from the early 1700s, preserving the area’s historic roots.
In a few days, Lookaway will welcome the Top 10 GAP Amateurs, along with 90 of Philadelphia’s best Golf Professionals, and challenge them with outstanding course conditions and PGA quality greens. Originally designed by Rees to be a member’s course, Lookaway’s narrative continues to evolve in its young history. After hosting the 107th Pennsylvania Amateur in July 2020, the Pennsylvania Golf Association stated Lookaway is a nothing short of a Championship Course, something its 229 Partners have always known.
Much the same way Lookaway was first envisioned, this event was simply an idea over casual conversations between two men who have a passion for golf and a love for Lookaway – Michael Little, PGA Head Professional at Lookaway, and Scott Hutchinson, Lookaway Member.
“Since becoming a PGA Professional and understanding the competitive side of the game, I have always wanted to be a part of the most competitive fields playing on the best conditioned golf courses. Back in October 2019, Scott Hutchinson and I had lunch at Lookaway Golf Club to discuss his stance on golf in Philadelphia and how to support the game we both love. I suggested we create an event with the best players in the region. Scott loved this idea and after a few days of thoughts and text back and forth we established the event should have both professionals and top amateurs.” – Michael Little, Lookaway PGA Head Professional
In addition to his commitment to developing this event, Hutchinson is the main sponsor of the event. With his support, the $31,000 purse is the second largest one-day payout in the Philadelphia PGA section.
“Giving has become a significant part of my life and when the opportunity to support Michael’s vision of inviting the best professional and amateur players from the area to compete at Lookaway, it was a perfect fit.” -Scott Hutchinson, Event Sponsor and Lookaway Member
The final step for Lookaway included a distinctive trophy; Lookaway Golf Club, once a well-known dairy farm, still has original milk bottles inscribed with the Lookaway logo. With the talented Morrell Studios team, the Milk Bottle trophy will be introduced at the event. Two trophies will be awarded each year, the overall Philadelphia Players Champion and the Lookaway Cup for the low Amateur.
The Individual Stroke-play competition kicks off with first tee time at 8 a.m. on Monday, September 14. The rain date for the event is Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
For more information on Lookaway Golf Club and how to be a part of this event, call 215-794-5727 or visit the Club’s website www.lookawaygolf.com.