Originally created 02/08/98

Cup undergoes changes



The 1998 Cadillac Cup amateur golf season will have a later start, a new site for the oldest tournament and a name and date change for its premier event.

The first event of the eight-tournament series will be the oldest in the series, the 34th annual Gordon Uhl/Golf Capital Invitational on May 16-17. Last year, the Cadillac Cup series started May 2.

For the first time, the Gordon Uhl/Golf Capital Invitational will be played at Midland Valley Country Club in Graniteville, S.C., after a 27-year run at the Goshen Plantation Golf Club. The tournament was held at Green Meadows Country Club for the first six years of its existence.

The Aiken Golf Classic has a new name and a new date. The tournament, annually played at Palmetto Golf Club, is now known as the Palmetto Amateur. The three-day event will be played May 29-31 instead of the usual mid-August date.

One other returning tournament has a date change. The Perry Watson Memorial at the Pine Ridge Country Club in Edgefield, S.C., will be played a week later than normal. This year's dates are Aug. 1-2.

There are eight tournaments in the series, including a new one to the series this year, the Festival of Flowers. This highly regarded event is scheduled June 27-28 at the Greenwood (S.C.) Country Club.

Two of the tournaments this year will be played at the same course. In addition to playing host to the Gordon Uhl/Golf Capital Invitational, Midland Valley also will hold its annual Orville White Cup on Aug. 15-16.

The Cadillac Cup Matches, pitting South Carolina against Georgia, will be held Sept. 12-13. South Carolina golfers lead the series 7-2-1.

1998 Cadillac Cup schedule

May 16-17:

Gordon Uhl/Golf Capital Invitational (Midland Valley CC, Graniteville)

May 29-31:

Palmetto Amateur (Palmetto Golf Club, Aiken)

June 20-21:

North Augusta Exchange Club/Persimmon Hill Classic (Persimmon Hill, Saluda, S.C.)

June 27-28:

Festival of Flowers (Greenwood. S.C., Country Club)

July 17-19:

Augusta City Amateur (Forest Hills)

Aug. 1-2:

Perry Watson Memorial (Pine Ridge Country Club, Edgefield, S.C.)

Aug. 15-16:

Orville White Cup (Midland Valley CC, Graniteville)

Aug. 22-23:

W.M. Gregory Classic (North Augusta Country Club)

Sept. 12-13: