Atlantic Golf Club To Host 2010 U.S. Mid-Amateur
January 18, 2007
Far Hills, N.J. - Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton, N.Y., has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2010 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. The dates of the championship are Sept. 25-30.
|A view of the seventh hole at Atlantic Golf Club. (Courtesy Atlantic Golf Club)
Designed by and opened in 1992, Atlantic will be hosting its second USGA Championship. Previously, the club was the site of the 1997 USGA Senior Amateur Championship, won by . The links-style course features rolling terrain created by a glacier that formed two deep ponds.
The second course that will be used for stroke play during the first two days is The Bridge in Bridgehampton, N.Y. The Bridge was also designed by and opened in 2002.
Atlantic has also hosted the 1995 Metropolitan Open and 1995 Cup; the 2000 French-American Golf Challenge; the 2003 Metropolitan PGA Championship; and 2006 U.S. Open local qualifying.
The U.S. Mid-Amateur is making its first stop in the state of New York, which has hosted 64 previous USGA championships.
"Instilled into the very being of Atlantic Golf Club is my belief, as founder, that it is essential for our club to support amateur golf, which is so vital to golf's history and to golf's future," said chairman emeritus Lowell Schulman. "The Atlantic Golf Club has and will continue to participate in the USGA mission. It is with great pride that Atlantic will host the Mid-Amateur Championship in 2010"
Prior to 2010, the U.S. Mid-Amateur will be played at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore, from Sept. 29-Oct. 4, 2007; at Milwaukee Country Club in River Hills, Wis., from Sept. 6-11, 2008; and at Kiawah Island Club in Kiawah Island, S.C., from Oct. 3-8, 2009.
The U.S. Mid-Amateur, for men 25 years and older who have USGA Handicap Indexes not exceeding 3.4., is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
Previous champions include: (1983, 1985, 1987), (1994 and 2001); 'Spider' Miller (1996 and 1998) and (1992).
For more information, please contact the USGA Championships Department at (908) 234-2300.