||The Honors Course To Host 2011
USGA Senior Women's Amateur
April 20, 2009
Far Hills, N.J. - The United States Golf Association announced today that The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn., has been selected to host the 2011 USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship. The championship, which will be played for the 50 th time in 2011, will be held Sept. 10-15.
"We're delighted to be selected as the host of the 2011 USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship," said Joe Richardson, club president of The Honors Course. "The Honors Course was created to honor amateur golf, so hosting a national amateur championship is special for us. With water being a factor on two of the last four holes, the course offers a great match-play setup for the championship."
|The 50th USGA Senior Women's Amateur will be conducted at The Honors Course. (USGA Museum)
Designed by Pete Dye and opened in 1983, The Honors Course sits at the foot of White Oak Mountain, near Chattanooga. The course has hosted two USGA championships, including the 1991 U.S. Amateur Championship (won by Mitch Voges) and the most recent USGA championship held in Tennessee, the 2005 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship (won by Kevin Marsh). The 1994 Curtis Cup Match (9-9 tie) was also played at The Honors Course. The 2011 USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship will be the 12th USGA championship held in Tennessee.
In addition, The Honors Course was the site of the 1996 NCAA Men's Division I Championship, won by Tiger Woods, and the 1986 and 2004 Southern Amateurs. It will also host the 2009 Tennessee State Amateur and the 2010 NCAA Championships.
Prior to 2011, the USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship will be played at The Homestead (Cascades Course) in Hot Springs, Va., Sept. 12-17, 2009, and at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla., Oct. 9-14, 2010.
The USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship is open to female amateurs who are at least 50 years old and have a USGA Handicap Index ® that does not exceed 18.4.
About the USGA
The USGA is the national governing body of golf in the USA 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, celebrates the history of the game, and administers an ongoing "For the Good of the Game" grants program, which has allocated more than $63 million over 12 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 .