World Amateur Championship's handicap heroes

Updated 1558 GMT (2358 HKT) August 31, 2012
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Bob Yelton, left, with fellow competitors Paul Ciancanelli (center) and his brother Don. The trio have taken part in all 29 editions of the World Amateur Handicap championship.
Competitors gather at the massive Myrtle Beach Convention Center which acts as the "19th hole" for the 3,000-plus golfers taking part in the unique tournament. World Amateur Championshp
Last year's winner Bobby Perkinson proudly holds aloft the spoils of victory.
Baseball star Roger Clemens has come back to South Carolina for the second year in a row. Getty Images
Camaraderie is the order of the day as competitors go off in three balls in an attempt to qualify for the final shootout.
Yelton (front left) and the group of players who have competed in all previous editions of the tournament.
The superb clubhouse at the TPC Myrtle Beach -- one of the many classic courses used as a host venue by the World Amateur Handicap Championship.