Golf News for Monday, April 14, 2014 | People

George Zahringer selected to compete in inaugural Concession Cup

SARASOTA, Fla. -- George Zahringer of New York City, has been named as one of the 18 competitors on the United States team for the inaugural Concession Cup, a prestigious new tournament for leading Mid-Amateur and senior amateur golfers. The three-day contest will be held May 1-3 at Sarasota's Concession Golf Club.

The United States team will compete against a talented Great Britain & Ireland squad for the first Concession Cup title. The Concession Cup will be played in a Ryder Cup-style format, featuring foursome, fourball and single matches. The Concession Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course designed in association with Tony Jacklin, will host the tournament biennially.

Jack Nicklaus will serve as the honorary captain for the U.S. team and Tony Jacklin is the honorary captain for Great Britain & Ireland. Teams are comprised of 18 players separated into three categories: eight Mid-Am members (age 25 to 54), eight Senior members (age 55 to 65) and two Super Senior members (age 65 and older). For tournament information please, visit www.concessioncup.com.

Zahringer will be competing in the Senior category of the competition. The decorated golfer, who 10 times was named the Metropolitan Golf Association's Player of the Year, last year recorded his first-ever international victory when he won the British Senior Amateur. Among his many tournament titles, Zahringer won the 2002 U.S. Mid-Amateur, in 2003 he became the oldest player to make a Masters debut, and that same year he played on the Walker Cup team.

About The Concession Golf Club
The Concession Golf Club was founded to commemorate the extraordinary gesture of sportsmanship that Jack Nicklaus made at the 1969 Ryder Cup at Royal Birkdale when he conceded a two-foot putt to Britain's Tony Jacklin to halve their match, which resulted in the first-ever tie in the history of the matches. The moment became known as "the concession." Jacklin collaborated with Nicklaus on the course design and in 2006 the club was voted by Golf Digest as the Best New Private Course in the U.S.

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