Stocker-EligibilityThe Stocker Cup is a Mid-Amateur event. The Peter Stocker Flight is played for the overall individual championship. In addition, The Tatum Cup is awarded to the low senior player (age 50 and over).

All contestants must have reached the age of 25 by the first day of the tournament. Players with national level amateur golf accomplishments who wish to submit a request for invitation should do so no later than August 1st. Please visit the application page to submit a request for invitation.

The Ruth Stocker Barry Cup is a two man best ball event -- which pairs one Peter Stocker Flight player (A Player) with a competitive B player -- is held simultaneous to the individual championship. Both events are played at 54 holes. B players include friends and associates of the late Peter Stocker and players invited by the committee. A relatively new addition to the tournament is the opportunity for A players to nominate a B player to play as their partner. It is requested that these new B players carry a handicap index of 10.0 or lower, while previous players and Preserve Golf Club members are exempted from this requirement but requested to carry a 15.2 index or less.

The $775 entry fee for Peter Stocker (A) flight players includes one practice round (the day before the tournament begins) and three tournament rounds. (Carts and unlimited practice balls provided.) The Ruth Stocker Barry Flight entry fee is $1500, which helps the tournament to cover the cost of holding such a world-class event.

Contestants receive a Straight Down apparel gift certificate (van on site for apparel selection), plus daily breakfast and lunch. Players and their guest/spouse are invited to a Welcome Reception prior to the tournament as well as a Friday tournament dinner.

8:00am- 1:00pm
- The Preserve Golf Club (please call the pro shop for tee times at 831-620-6871)

(Tournament Registration is also held at this time.)
Preserve Golf Club Clubhouse

Cocktails and Buffet - Golf Attire
Starting Times Posted, Tee Prize Distribution

October 25:

All rounds played at The Preserve Golf Club

Tee Times off 1st and 10th ~ 8:30 to 10:30 am

October 26:

Tee Times off 1st and 10th ~ 8:30 to 10:30am

Friday Evening:
Tournament Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Cocktails 6:00pm, Dinner 7:00pm
Location: The Preserve Clubhouse
-- Note: Dressy Casual is the dress code

October 27:
Tee Times off 1st and 10th ~ 8:30 to 10:30am

The Stocker Cup Invitational consists of two simultaneous competitions. The Peter Stocker Championship and Ruth Stocker Barry Cup competitions are both played over 54 holes. (please see schedule above.) Ties for the individual Championship are settled 15 minutes after the conclusion of play by “Sudden Death” playoff. Team ties will be settled using USGA tie ending procedures.


Play will be governed by the Rules
of Golf as currently approved by the USGA. Local
rules, detailed tournament conditions and
registration requirements within a Tournament
Information Packet will be provided via mail
prior to October 1st. The Tournament
Committee requires that all players wear softspike
or spikeless shoes. The Tournament Committee
reserves the right to reject or ban an applicant
or participant at any time before or after
the start of tournament play. Any tournament
participant engaging in unbecoming or unsportsmanlike
conduct during tournament play or otherwise
is subject to rejection or disqualification
as well as being permanently barred from consideration
for a subsequent Stocker Cup Invitation.

The Northern California Golf Association
Tournament Committee will serve as starters,
as well as handling rules decisions and
scoring. The NCGA "Pace of Play Guidelines,"
including player timing procedures, will
be in effect to assure a reasonable pace
of play. This includes the requirement that
Net players shall not putt out if their
team's position cannot be improved.


A players vie for the Individual
Championship and World Amateur Ranking
Player Points (via World Amateur Rankings, Scratch Players Rankings, and Golfweek/ The winner's
name will be engraved on the perpetual Stocker
Cup. The names of the team winners
will also appear on the trophy. Prizes will also be awarded to the top finishers in
both the individual and team competitions.
Tee gifts are
provided to all tournament participants.


Contestants should wear proper, tasteful golf attire during tournament play and be neat in appearance with respect to clothing and personal grooming.


Players use automotive transportation,
which is included in their entry fee, or
they may provide their own caddie.


The following is provided to each contestant during the Stocker Cup:

- Welcome Reception with Cocktails and Buffet for participant
and guest

- 4 rounds of golf with cart (1) practice and (3) tournament rounds

- - Tournament Dinner - Breakfast and Lunch daily - Straight Down apparel ensemble - Trophies & Awards