9th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, FLORIDA, U.S.A – June 1994

The 9th World Championship was originally allocated to NALG (USA) through their delegate Ken Ahrens to be played in Arkansas. It was later moved to Florida and played in conjunction with the USA Nationals. The tournament was played over 72 holes at the PGA National Club West Palm Beach, Florida on Tuesday 28 June, Wednesday 29th June, Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July 1994.

There were 278 entrants, including 6 Ladies from 10 countries, Australia (33), Canada (5), England (5), Germany (2), Ireland (9), Japan (10), New Zealand (11), Sweden (4) Taiwan (2) and USA (191).

Everyone was welcomed to the tournament by Jim Copeland Chairman NALG (USA) at the welcome Cocktail Party on the Pool Deck at the PGA National Spa and Resort.

Three courses were played, the Haig, General and the Champions Courses. (which has the famous ‘Bear Trap’ 15th, 16th and 17th.)

The tournament ended in a three way tie between Lee Larimore, Rudy Berumen and Paul Walker. Rudy Berumen won a sudden death play-off with a par at the first hole.
The Walg/Nalg Banquet was held on Thursday night (the night before the final round).

Trophies were presented to all winners between 2pm and 4pm as they left the final green, many players then left the course and went their own way. That evening a Bon Voyage dinner was held for those who stayed at the Resort.

The World Champion was Rudy Berumen, USA

The Senior Champion was Morris Ferstman, (USA)

The Lady Champion was Edna Mudry, (USA)

The Doug Crosby World Cup was won by USA.

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