Dates and Site Announced for 2020 ASGA/JSGA Quittner-Nabeshima Goodwill Matches
It is with great pleasure that the Officers of the American Seniors Golf Association (ASGA) announce that the 2020 ASGA/JSGA Quittner-Nabeshima Goodwill Matches will be held on March 21-26, 2020 in The Grand Canyon State. Our members will enjoy exceptional accommodations at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and will experience golf at its best at TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course and Grayhawk Golf Club.
See below to learn more about this historic event and the incredible experience that are planned for our members.
About the Event
Every two years, the ASGA and the Japanese Senior Golf Association come together for spirited competition in a Ryder Cup style event called the ASGA/JSGA Quittner-Nabeshima Goodwill Matches. The first such event took place in Hakone, Japan, located near Mount Fuji, in 1962 with the blessing of President Eisenhower, who saw the event as a means to help repair relations between the two countries. The original idea came from Prince Nabeshima of Japan and “Eggs” Quittner, the captain of the 1962 American team, and the result has been nothing short of transformative.
The second match was played in 1964 at Pinehurst, and since that time the event has been held every two years. In 2012, the ASGA hosted what was the 50th anniversary of the matches in Pinehurst. That event coincided with the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Japanese Senior Golf Association. The most recent matches were held in Kyoto in October 2018.
Friendship and goodwill has developed through the competition between the two associations. While a language barrier may exist for many, the event is always good test of golf which is remembered most for the spirited sense of competition and camaraderie. In 2018, the two associations made a pledge to continue the tradition in hopes that they can ensure that the ASGA/JSGA Quittner-Nabeshima Goodwill Matches will enjoy another 50 years.
Woven into the Sonoran Desert with stunning panoramic views of the McDowell Mountains, TPC Scottsdale showcases 36 holes of inspiring golf and upscale amenities that let everyday golfers experience “a day in the life” of a PGA TOUR player. As Arizona’s professional golf headquarters, TPC Scottsdale offers an unparalleled sporting experience. The club boasts two championship courses and 36 professional-level holes – including the world famous Stadium Course, designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf, and the newly-renovated Champions Course, crafted by Randy Heckenkemper.
The Stadium Course: Home to the PGA TOUR’s fan-favorite Waste Management Phoenix Open, The Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale has hosted some of contemporary golf’s greatest moments since opening in 1986. The course was designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf specifically to serve as the stage for the tournament – what’s now become the largest spectator golf event in the world.
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Grayhawk Golf Club
Established in 1994, Grayhawk Golf Club features two par-72 golf courses – Talon and Raptor – engineered with their own distinctive personalities. Talon offers a desert-style test of golf that skirts thick stands of Sonoran Desert and box canyons on the way to large multi-tiered greens. Raptor delivers more traditional challenges clearly laid out come-and-get-it style with generous fairways and deep greenside bunkers guarding crowned greens. Both of the highly acclaimed layouts at Grayhawk Golf Club are widely considered to be among the best golf courses in Scottsdale.
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Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Recognized as the longest running AAA Five Diamond resort in Arizona, the Fairmont Scottsdale provides guests with locally inspired creations at five award-winning restaurants and bars, exquisite pampering at its world-renowned Well & Being Spa, ultimate enjoyment at six stunning pools and the best rounds of golf ever on two championship-level TPC golf courses.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has a long history of maintaining its AAA Five Diamond guest experience through continuous upgrades. In 2018, the resort successfully renovated and re-imagined one of its four signature restaurants, La Hacienda to raving guest reviews. In 2017, the resort renovated its Fairmont Gold wing of 66 rooms, along with the Fairmont Gold Executive Conference Center and Ironwood Meeting Room. In 2016, the resort added a new wing of 102 rooms and built a new feature pool, Sunset Beach with boasts a beach entry with 800 tons of white sand.
Accommodations are inspired by Arizona’s irresistible sunshine and blue skies. Each room was built to be a personal sanctuary, designed to reflect its home in the Sonoran Desert blended with classic comfort, subtle hues, and meaningful technology. From blissful bedding to uplifting local touches, find your ideal getaway in our stylish rooms and luxury suites in Scottsdale. The Princess, with more than 11 distinct styles of accommodations, makes it easy for you to find the perfect retreat.
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