About the Memorial Amateur
Welcome to the official website of the “Memorial Amateur Championship.” When this event was founded in 1998 I had a vision of a 54-hole amateur golf tournament that would bring together the finest and most accomplished amateur golfers in the world. Hard work, coupled with the efforts of many associates, is bringing this vision to fruition. Key to the success of this event are the countless hours volunteers have given to ensure that the competition meets the standards one might expect from a national event.
About Memorial Day
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day.