Entry forms are already being accepted for the Cartersville Country Club Invitational, which will be held at the country club, according to Darren Faddis, assistant pro.
Faddis said the 36-hole invitational,held at the local club for about 30 years, is expected to draw about 10 of the Georgia's 20 top amateur golfers.
Entry fee is $150. That fee includes green fees, tee gift, range balls, practice round, and cart on Saturday, August 14, and Sunday, August 15.
The invitational is open to golfers in the Under 55 Division and the Senior Division, who must be 55 years of age and will be flighted by handicap.
Tee times will be available Friday, August 13, at the country club.
Faddis said the quality of golf is always high at the invitational.
"It's one of the more popular tournaments for amateurs," he said. "It will draw a lot of college kids and other good amateurs from around the state."
Faddis expects "probably 15 to 20 golfers from Cartersville to compete, with the rest of the field coming primarily from North Georgia and Atlanta."
While there are many repeat competitors, about 10 to 15 percent will be participating their first time.
"We send a lot of invitations out but a lot of people get their applications off our website or call the pro shop," he said.
Faddis said both winners from last year are to defend their title.
Blain Woodruff of Acworth, a freshman who will be attending the University of South Carolina, won in the Under 55 division.
Jackson Moore, with the Atlanta Country Club, took the championship in the senior division.
He noted both golfers won last year rather easily but added that's just a year-to-year thing because other years playoffs can be the norm.
"The golf course should be in good condition," Faddis said. "Our greens are still in good shape. Brian Miller, our golf course superintendent, does a really really good job with our greens each year."