AmericanCanadian Medical Golfing Society
The American Golfing Society was organized by 8 charter members in 1996 at the first venue for the Society in Kiawah Island, SC. Five members were elected to the board of directors.
In 1997, the Society met at Kingsmill, VA with 18 friends and the nidus of charter members. At this meeting it was decided to change the name to the AmericanCanadian Golfing Society to be inclusive of friends who had joined from Canada.
In 1998, the Society again returned to Kiawah Island, SC to qualify for the first annual matches against the Medical Golfing Society of the United Kingdom. At this venue 15 members battled it out for the opportunity to compete with the British. The first annual AMGS/MGS matches were held in 1998 at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England, which was the site of the 1981 Ryder Cup matches.
Spring Qualifying Tournaments (SQT) have been held in the Spring and the AMGS/MGS matches (AMM) in the fall of each year since 1998. With the past matches schedule being:
1999- SQT: Whistler, Victoria, BC; AMM: Bakersfield CC, Bakersfield, CA
2000- SQT: Sandestin, FL; AMM: Forest of Arden in Warwickshire, UK
2001- SQT: Gold Canyon, AZ; AMM: Geneva National, Lake Geneva, WI (These matches were in the fall after the 9-11 terrorist attack on the US, but 11 British doctors and many of their wives bravely made the trip to compete anyway. )
2002- SQT: Myrtle Beach, SC; AMM: Alwoodley and Moortown Golf Clubs in Yorkshire, UK. (Alwoodley is the first golf course designed by Dr. Alister Mackenzie in 1907 and Moortown was also designed by him in 1909 and was the site of the 1929 Ryder Cup.)
2003- SQT: La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, CA; AMM: La Cantera Golf Club, San Antonio, CA
2004- SQT: Naples Grande, Naples, FL; AMM: The Celtic Manor in Wales, UK. (Site of the 2010 Ryder Cup)
2005- SQT: Reflection Bay, Lake Las Vegas, NV; AMM: Opryland Hotel Resort, Nashville, TN
2006- SQT: Legends on the Niagara, Niagara Falls, Canada; AMM: Three W's, Surrey, UK
2007- SQT: Grayhawk Golf Club, Scottsdale, AZ; AMM: Wild Dune Resort, Charleston, SC
2008- SQQ: Crosswater Golf Resort, Bend, OR; AMM: North Berwick and Gullane Golf Clubs, North Berwick, Scotland, UK
2009- SQQ: Redlands Mesa Golf Course, Grand Junction, CO; AMM: World Golf Village, St. Augustine, FL
2010- SQQ: Ross Bridge Golf Resort, Birmingham, AL; AMM: East Sussex National Golf Club, Uckfield, UK
2011- SQQ: Buffalo Thunder Golf Club, Santa Fe, NM; AMM: Silverado Golf Club, Napa, CA
2012- SQQ: George Fazio and Arthur Hills Courses on Hilton Head Island, SC; AMM: Saunton Golf Club, North Devon, UK