Golf Club Of New England To Host 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur

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The Golf Club of New England will be the first facility in New Hampshire to host a USGA event when the U.S. Junior Amateur is conducted on the Arnold Palmer-designed venue in 2012. (Courtesy GCNE)

Far Hills, N.J. (March 30) – The Golf Club of New England in Stratham, N.H., has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. It will be the first USGA championship conducted in the state of New Hampshire. The dates of the championship are July 16-21.  

“The opportunity to host the U.S. Junior Amateur is a major triumph for the state and the club,” said Craig Benson, former governor of New Hampshire and honorary chairman of the Golf Club of New England. “With the work we’ve done here at the Golf Club of

States To Have Hosted One USGA Championship 
District of Columbia: East Potomac Park G.C. (1923 APL)
Idaho: BanBury Golf Club, Eagle (2005 Girls' Junior)
Louisiana: Lakewood C.C., New Orleans (1966 Senior Women's Amateur)
Maine: Bangor Municipal Golf Course (1978 APL)
 *New Hampshire: Golf Club of New England, Stratham (2012 Junior Amateur)
New Mexico: Santa Ana Golf Course, Santa Ana Pueblo (1999 WAPL)
North Dakota: Fargo Country Club (1995 Junior Amateur)
*UtahSoldier Hollow Golf Course, Midway (2012 APL)
Vermont: Ekwanok Country Club, Manchester (1914 U.S. Amateur)
*= Hosting an upcoming championship 
New England, we finally have a venue worthy of joining the 47 other states that have shared the honor of hosting such an event. We look forward to hosting golf’s rising stars and hope to continue to be a part of the USGA’s rich heritage.”

Designed by Arnold Palmer and opened in 2003, the Golf Club of New England (www.golfclubne.com) is located in southeastern New Hampshire on 450 acres of former farmland. The Golf Club of New England has hosted USGA qualifying for the 2004 U.S. Amateur and USGA Senior Women’s Amateur, the 2005 U.S. Mid-Amateur and the 2006 and 2009 USGA Senior Amateur.

“The USGA is delighted to add New Hampshire to the list of states to serve as host for one of our championships,” said Jim Hyler, USGA president. “The U.S. Junior Amateur dates back to 1948 and its list of competitors is long and distinguished. The Association wishes the Golf Club of New England every success for the 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.”

Only three states have yet to host a USGA championship – Alaska, New Hampshire and Utah. With Utah’s Soldier Hollow Golf Course in Midway, near Salt Lake City, selected as the site of the 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links and the Golf Club of New England named to host the 65th U.S. Junior Amateur, only Alaska will not have served as a USGA championship host after 2012.

The 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur will be contested July 19-24 at Egypt Valley Country Club in Ada, Mich. The 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur is scheduled for July 18-23 at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.

The U.S. Junior Amateur is open to male golfers who are under 18 years old and have a USGA Handicap Index that does not exceed 6.4.

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