Shady Oaks C.C. To Host 2009 USGA Senior Amateur
December 8, 2005
Far Hills, N.J. - Shady Oaks Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2009 USGA Senior Amateur Championship. The dates of the championship are Sept. 12-17.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and opened in 1958, Shady Oaks will be hosting its first USGA championship. The course features generous tree-lined fairways and large bent grass greens that are fast and naturally undulating. The par-3 fifth hole overlooks downtown Fort Worth. In addition, four-time U.S. Open champion Ben Hogan was a founding member of the club and conducted his famous practice sessions on the club's 'Little Nine.'
"The members of Shady Oaks are very pleased and excited to have the opportunity to host the national championship of senior amateur golf in 2009," said championship chairman Denny Alexander. "We believe we have a golf course and a club that is up to the challenge. Shady Oaks is truly looking forward to making a significant contribution to the game and the opportunity to share our history and our facilities with golfers throughout the nation."
Shady Oaks has hosted approximately 15 USGA sectional qualifiers for the U.S. Women's Open, Mid-Amateur and USGA Senior Amateur. The club has also served as the site for Conference USA's Women's Championship and the Northern Texas PGA Section Championship.
Prior to 2009, the USGA Senior Amateur will be played at Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Ind., from Sept. 16-21, 2006; and at Flint Hills National Golf Club in Andover, Kan., from Sept. 1-6, 2007. The site for the 2008 championship has not yet been announced.
The USGA Senior Amateur is open to amateurs, age 55 and older, who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 7.4. It is one of 13 championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
For more information, please contact the Championship Department at (908) 234-2300.