Arizona vs Utah Shootout
The Utah Golf Association and the Arizona Golf Association began this team Ryder Cup style event in 1991 to showcase the top amateur golfers in both states and to build camaraderie amongst the players.
2023 Site: Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club
Dates: October 1-3, 2023
What is the Arizona vs Utah Shootout?
The Utah Golf Association and the Arizona Golf Association began this team Ryder Cup style event in 1991 to showcase the top amateur golfers in both states and to build camaraderie amongst the players. This event which has been a back and forth struggle now has team Utah with a slight advantage winning the last several years. The Shootout has become one of the most popular amongst UGA players.
UGA Selection Process
The UGA will select twelve players to represent Utah at the Arizona vs Utah Shootout. The selection process will emphasis current UGA Champions and PPR rankings. Eligibility criteria is listed below.
The UGA will only select players with the unquestioned ability to appropriately represent the UGA with character, sportsmanship, and integrity. Primary consideration for selection will be UGA Champions and player performance rankings. The UGA Competitions Committee has the right to exclude any player should they not meet the standards of conduct found in Rule 1.2 of the Rules of Golf or should the UGA competitions committee find they are deficient in character, sportsmanship or integrity.
*This event is only open to participants who are 18 years of age or older. The two senior players selected will be 50 years old or older when the Shootout is played. Each team member must agree to participate in all functions relating to the Arizona vs Utah Shootout. Current high school and collegiate players are not eligible for the Utah Shootout Team.
*Participants are not eligible if they are still enrolled in high school or they are competing on a collegiate golf team. If a UGA champion is not eligible to play, that spot will be filled by selection.
*The competitions committee has imposed a rule that players are only allowed to be selected for two of the three major UGA traveling teams so one layer isn’t filling a spot on all UGA traveling teams and more players will have an opportunity to represent the UGA/Utah. The three events are the Pacific Coast Amateur, National State Team and UT/AZ Shootout.
- Current Utah State Amateur Champion (If eligible)
- Current Utah Mid-Amateur Champion (If eligible)
- Additional Six Players to be Selected on August 18
- Current Senior State Amateur Champion (If eligible)
- One Additional Senior to be Selected on September 1
- Current Women’s State Amateur Champion (If eligible)
- One Additional Woman to be Selected on August 18