Can’t Ski? Try Playing in a National Amateur Golf Tournament

It’s the beginning of summer and snow is no where to be found.  Try competing like a golf pro to stay in shape to hit the slopes early.  The Nature Valley Amateur (NVA) is an amateur golf event developed to provide participants with an authentic PGA TOUR playing experience.

Have you ever been in front of your television watching a golf game thinking to yourself “I can play as good as that guy/girl?” Now you have the opportunity to show off your skills and potentially play in a championship game. 

In 2011, the event will consist of eighteen (18) Qualifying Tournaments, held at courses within the TPC Network and other renowned courses throughout the country, with approximately 1,300 participants. Based on performance, 90 players across five flights qualify to participate in a Championship Weekend at TPC Sawgrass on October 7th and 8th. The weekend includes a pairings dinner (player and guest), and two (2) Championship rounds on THE PLAYERS Stadium course.

Event 1: Nature Valley Amateur – Qualifying Tournament
Date 1: June 27, 2011
Venue 1: TPC Piper Glen

Event 2: Nature Valley Amateur – Qualifying Tournament
Date 2: July 18, 2011
Venue 2: TPC Wakefield Plantation

Event 3: Nature Valley Amateur – Qualifying Tournament
Date 3: August 26, 2011
Venue 3: TPC Myrtle Beach


One Round (18 Strokes)
Individual Stroke Play
5 Flights (4 gentlemen’s flights, one dedicated ladies’ flight)
Winners qualify for Championship


Men and Women

SkiNC and urges all ski buffs to support Nature Valley in this tournament.  Help us spread the word and look for more support for skiing by Nature Valley coming this winter.

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Snowshoe Resort is Hosting Our Summit March 3,4,5th and YOU are Invited!

We think we have put together what should be the best deal we’ve ever had for this event and we want you to come and join the fun. It’s always great to play at Snowshoe and to do so with 20% OFF Lodging, and a Free Sunday Lift Pass is a great deal. We are ALSO giving away TWO Free Snowshoe Season Passes, Free TShirts, boggans, stickers, hats and more. Click HERE or on the Graphic below to see more information, book and JOIN US.

If you like skiing or snowboarding and you want to meet some new friends and get 20% OFF LODGING, a Free Sunday Lift Ticket AND be able to ski the slopes before ANYONE ELSE on the mountain…join us March, 3rd, 4th and 5th.

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Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted more than 13,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.