Indiana's Sycamore Hills G.C. To Host 2009 USGA Women's State Team Championship
Far Hills, N.J. – Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind., has been selected by the United States Golf Association to host the 2009 USGA Women’s State Team Championship. The dates of the championship are Sept. 1-3.
Designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1989, Sycamore Hills Golf Club was built on the former estate of a prominent Fort Wayne family and features a rolling terrain framed by tall sycamore, burr oak and spruce trees. The Aboite River intersects the course at several points.
“Our club is very excited to host the 2009 USGA Women’s State Team Championship,” said Don Hunter, general manager of Sycamore Hills Golf Club. “As a long-time supporter of amateur golf, the club is glad to have the opportunity to partner with the USGA for this championship.”
The club has hosted numerous qualifiers for USGA amateur championships as well as three Indiana State Amateur Championships. The Indiana State Senior Amateur, the Men’s City Tournament, the Senior Men’s City Tournament, the Sycamore Hills Mid-Amateur Invitational, the State PGA Team Championship, the State PGA Section Championship and the Mid-West Collegiate Tournament are among the many events that have been contested at the club.
The USGA Women’s State Team Championship grew out of the celebration of the USGA Centennial in 1995 and has been held every two years since. Each state is invited to send a team of three players.
The USGA is the national governing body of golf in this country and Mexico, a combined territory that includes more than half the world’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, provides expert course maintenance consultations, funds research for better turf and a better environment, maintains a Handicap System and administers an ongoing "For the Good of the Game" grants program, which has allocated more than $59 million over 11 years to successful programs that bring the game’s values to youths from disadvantaged backgrounds and people with disabilities. For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.