Fiddlesticks C.C. Chosen To Host 2010 USGA Senior Women's Amateur
September 4, 2007
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Far Hills, N.J. – Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla., has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2010 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. The dates of the championship are Oct. 9-14.
Designed by Ron Garl, the ‘Long Mean’ course opened in 1982 and underwent a revision in 2006. Fiddlesticks is the first club in Southwest Florida to host a USGA Championship.
"Fiddlesticks is honored to be a USGA championship site," said general chairman Jacques Legere. "We will do our very best to assure that we provide the finest in golf course conditions and hospitality for the very best senior women’s amateur players in the country."
The club will host the Society of Seniors Men’s Championship later this year and has hosted USGA championship qualifying in the past.
Bobby Nichols, who won the 1964 PGA Championship, was the long-time head professional at Fiddlesticks Country Club and still resides in the community.
The Senior Women’s Amateur is making its third stop in Florida. The two previous championships were in 1963 at the Country Club of Florida in Delray Beach and in 1970 at Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale.
Prior to 2010, the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur will be played at Tulsa (Okla.) Country Club, from Sept. 20-25, 2008 and at The Homestead in Hot Spring, Va., from Sept. 12-17, 2009.
The USGA Senior Women’s Amateur, for female amateurs who have USGA Handicap Indexes not exceeding 18.4, and who have reached their 50th birthday, is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
The USGA is the national governing body of golf in this country and Mexico, a combined territory that includes more than half the game’s golfers and golf courses.
The Association's most visible role is played out each season in conducting 13 national championships, including the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open and U.S. Senior Open. Ten additional USGA national championships are exclusively for amateurs, and include the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Women's Amateur.
The USGA also writes the Rules of Golf, conducts equipment testing, maintains an official Handicap System and administers an ongoing "For the Good of the Game" grants program, which has allocated more than $56 million over 10 years to programs that seek to grow the game. For more information about the USGA, visitwww.usga.org.