Crooked Stick Golf Club To Host 2007 U.S. Women's Amateur
September 26, 2005
Far Hills, N.J. - Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., near Indianapolis, has been selected to host the 2007 U.S. Women's Amateur championship, the United States Golf Association has announced. The championship will be played from August 6-12.
Crooked Stick Golf Club was designed by Pete Dye and opened in 1964.
The 2007 U.S. Women's Amateur will be the fifth USGA championship at the club. Previously, the club has hosted the 1982 Junior Amateur (won by Rick Marik), the 1983 Senior Amateur (won by Bill Hyndman III), the 1989 Mid-Amateur (won by James Taylor) and the 1993 Women's Open (won by Laurie Merten). It was also the site of the 1991 PGA Championship, won by John Daly.
The club is coming off a successful Solheim Cup, in the first week of September, won by the United States of America. Among the members at Crooked Stick are Marcia Luigs, chairman of the USGA Women's Committee, Pete Dye and his wife, Alice (1978 and 1979 USGA Senior Women's Amateur champion), Nancy Fitzgerald (1997 USGA Senior Women's Amateur champion), former Vice President Dan Quayle, Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, and Indianapolis Colts' quarterback Peyton Manning.
"Crooked Stick is proud to continue its strong relationship with the USGA," said Joe Luigs, general chairman with Sally Peacock. "The strength of our golf course will only be surpassed by the quality of the players who will walk the fairways at the 2007 Women's Amateur."
The U.S. Women's Amateur, open to any female amateur who meets the handicap index limit requirement of 5.4, is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.