SMEAL INVITATIONAL

Welcome to the Smeal Invitational Web Page!  Home of the tournament bringing friends and family together for a few fun days of competition, laughs, good food, and relaxation.  Annually open to Invited Guests Only.

The 2022 Event will be the 20th Annual and will be held in a new location. Stay tuned for tournament information to be released soon!  We thank everyone who joined us for the memorable 2021 Championship!

2021 Final Leaderboard >

Tournament Format: 36 Holes Individual Stroke Play by Flights and Blind Draw Teams

Flights:

  • Smeal Jr. : All professionals and amateurs with a 5.0 index or less. This the elite group of players who show up each year and although they have some game and call themselves professionals generally drink too much beer, have too much fun, and barely make it to the banquet. They all swing like Nicklaus and Putt like Ray Charles.
  • Smeal Sr. : Amateurs with a 5.1 to 15. These guys are good, they are the subtle cheaters who play out of bounds like a lateral water hazard. They take gimmees even though it is a “Tournament”. They generally play slow because they are trying so hard to win even when they now Dan Ekeroth will win again.
  • Twitch-Switch: The name Amateur is too good for these players. They say God can’t hit a One Iron, these guys couldn’t hit water if they fell out of a boat. They will tee off last, play fast only because they are nervous of trailing too far behind. They will make the turn in two hours, grab a hot dog, a twelve pack, smokes, oh yeah, and more balls. Apparently a dozen wasn’t enough for the first 9. Then on the back 9 there is a good chance someone will get hurt. If someone isn’t struck by a golf ball or someone isn’t ejected from a moving cart then we have not lived up to our reputation.

Sponsors: We are always on the look out for new sponsors. Special thanks to Gold Medallion Awards for donating the Trophies.

PAST CHAMPIONS

2022
Who will win the 20th Annual Championship?

2021
Chris Smeal Jr / Aaron Altimirano / Chris Smeal Sr
Desert Willow GC Firecliff and Mountain View
Palm Desert, CA

2020
Chris Smeal Jr / Tyler Cronk / Robert Flores
Desert Willow GC Firecliff and Mountain View
Palm Desert, CA

2019
Mike Aubry / Codie Blea / Robert Flores
PGA West Greg Norman and Classic Club
Palm Desert, CA

2018
Chris Smeal Jr / Vincent Martinico / Robert Flores
PGA West Stadium Course and Classic Club
Palm Desert, CA

2017
Chris Smeal Jr / Tyler Cronk / Chris Smeal Sr
PGA West Greg Norman and Classic Club
Palm Desert, CA

2016
Chris Smeal Jr / Ryan Aguinaldo / Mark Sanger
PGA West Greg Norman and Tahquitz Creek
Palm Desert, CA

2015
Jason Faller / Todd Schmidt / Darrin Rapp
PGA West Nicklaus Course and Tahquitz Creek
Palm Desert, CA

2014
Jason Faller / Coleman Mullin / Darrin Rapp
PGA West Nicklaus Tournament Course and Greg Norman
Palm Desert, CA

2013
Sean Schweikert / Andrew Owens / Mark Sanger
PGA West Greg Norman Course and PGA West Stadium Course
Palm Desert, CA

2012
Chris Smeal Jr / Jimmy Mahar / Patrick Selzer
PGA West Nicklaus and PGA West Greg Norman
Palm Desert, CA

2011
Jason Faller / Mark Wilkerson / Keith Strickland
PGA West Nicklaus and Greg Norman Courses
Palm Desert, CA

2010
Joey Lucidi / Dan Ekeroth
PGA West Stadium Course
Palm Desert, CA

2009
Chris Smeal Jr / Chris Smeal Sr / Patrick Selzer
Classic Club GC, Palm Desert, CA

2008
Chris Smeal Jr / Mark Sanger / Fred O’Connor
Desert Willow Mountain View and Firecliff Courses
Palm Desert, CA

2007
Joey Lucidi /
Desert Willow GC and Tahquitz Creek GC
Palm Springs, CA

2006
Joey Lucidi / Dan Ekeroth / Bruce Marien / Jeff Ehret
Desert Lakes GC
Laughlin, NV

2005
Greg Uberuaga / Bill Hall / Donny Moseby / John Kelley
Angel Park GC
Las Vegas, NV

2004
Chris Smeal Jr / Dan Ekeroth / Mark Grakjoswki
Palm Springs, CA

2003 Inaugural Year
Joe Wagner
Oaks North GC in Rancho Bernardo, CA

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