The Invitational Shootout competition committee is introducing the Super Legends Division, which will be open to teams with a minimum combined age of 120. The new division will be contested for the first time this year at the 2015 Invitational Shootout.
With this announcement, there will now be three different divisions open for qualifying competitors at The Shootout – the Super Legends Division, the Legends Division and the Full Field. Teams that qualify for the Super Legends or Legends Division are still eligible to win the Full Field Championship.
This new division is the first such change from the Competition Committee since 2006, when the Legends Division was first introduced. The Tournament moved to Water’s Edge Golf Club that year and the first Legends winners were Bill Stanley and Victor Tocwish.
In 2007, the team of Bob Barasa and John Groark shot a five under par 67 to win the Legends Division title. They finished just one stroke behind the overall Tournament winners, an almost unthinkable feat until that year.
“The Competition Committee unanimously voted to introduce the Super Legends Division primarily because so many great teams are now in that age range” said 2004 Shootout Champion Joe Hill. “We’ve worked very hard over the years to attract and cultivate some of the top players who are 60+, so it only makes sense to create an entirely new division that showcases their talents.”
“I think there will definitely be some crossover between divisions because a lot of these teams that are 120+ can really play” said Competition Committee member Mick McDonnell. “I think something like Barasa and Groark in 2007 could occur again, especially since the top level teams have become so strong.”
All teams will be required to submit a total age at the scorers table before the start of the tournament. Teams with a combined age between 110-119 will qualify for The Legends Division and the Full Field title. Teams with a minimum combined age of 120 will qualify for all three Shootout divisions.