Milwaukee Country Club To Host 2008
June 6, 2006
|The ninth hole at Milwaukee Country Club
leads up to the clubhouse.|
Far Hills, N.J. - Milwaukee Country Club in River Hills, Wis., has
been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of
the 2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. The dates of the
championship are Sept. 6-11.
Brown Deer Park Golf Course, a public course in Milwaukee that
has hosted the 1951, 1966 and 1977 U.S. Amateur Public Links
Championships and is the current home of the PGA Tour's U.S.
Bank Championship at Milwaukee, will be used as the second course
for stroke-play qualifying.
Milwaukee Country Club was formed in 1894 and the original
course opened in 1896. In 1911, the club moved to its present site
in River Hills. In 1929, the existing course, designed by Harry
Colt and Charles Alison, opened. In 1974, Robert Trent Jones Sr.
served as a consultant for minor revisions to the course.
The 2008 Mid-Amateur will be the third USGA event conducted at
Milwaukee Country Club. Previously, the club hosted the 1969 Walker
Cup Match and the 1988 USGA Senior Amateur. The club has also
hosted numerous Wisconsin State Opens and various Wisconsin amateur
"We are honored that the USGA has decided to return to
Milwaukee Country Club," said club president Robert Beal.
"We welcome the opportunity to host the players and know they
will enjoy the challenge our course will present."
Lynford Lardner, USGA president in 1972-73, served as president
of Milwaukee Country Club. Current USGA Vice President Jim Reinhart
is also a member of the club.
The U.S. Mid-Amateur, for amateur golfers 25 and older who have
a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 3.4, is one of 13 national
championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are
solely for amateurs.
Prior to 2008, the U.S. Mid-Amateur will be played at Forest
Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Ariz., from Sept. 9-14, 2006, and
at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore., from Sept. 29-Oct. 4,
For more information, please contact the USGA Championships
department at (908) 234-2300.