2014 USGA Senior Women's Amateur Going Hollywood

Deal, N.J., club lands championship for females 50 and over

May 8, 2012

Hollywood Golf Club, a Walter Travis design that was restored in 1998 by Rees Jones, will host the 2014 USGA Senior Amateur. (Courtesy Hollywood G.C.)

Far Hills, N.J. – The United States Golf Association today announced Hollywood Golf Club, in Deal, N.J., as the host site for the 2014 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. This will be the second USGA championship held at Hollywood Golf Club. The dates of the championship are Sept. 13-18.

”The USGA is pleased to bring the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship to such a wonderful golf course,” said Teresa Belmont, Director of the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. “Hollywood Golf Club is a classic gem and a course the players will truly enjoy. It will provide a great test.”

Hollywood Golf Club, a member-owned club nestled in New Jersey’s Monmouth County, was redesigned by Walter J. Travis in 1917 and restored by Rees Jones in 1998. Considered one of the state’s top courses, Hollywood G.C. has fast, undulating bentgrass greens and well-bunkered fairways. Jones’ restoration brought wind back into play, a feature of Travis’ design, and allowed the native grasses to flourish, creating a dramatic look.

Approximately 50 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia, Hollywood Golf Club hosted the U.S. Women’s Amateur in 1921. Marion Hollins defeated Alexa Stirling, 5 and 4, in the championship’s first 36-hole final. Hollins ended Stirling’s run of three consecutive U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships, and Hollins went on to become the captain of the 1932 USA Curtis Cup Team.

“Hollywood Golf Club is honored to continue our long history of hosting USGA and regional golf association events and is thrilled to have been chosen to host the 2014 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship," said Paul D. Drobbin, the club’s president. “We look forward to welcoming the United States Golf Association, the players, guests and spectators. Our members, staff, volunteers and the community are excited to provide an outstanding venue for this national championship.”

The club has hosted many notable matches and tournaments including the 1925 Met Amateur, conducted by the Metropolitan Golf Association, and the 1956, 1986 and 2002 New Jersey State Men’s Amateurs. In addition, the club was the site of the 1906 and 1991 Met Open, the 2006 and 2011 New Jersey State Open, the 2007 New Jersey State Women’s Amateur and the 2008 Met Men’s Senior Open. In 2012, Hollywood G.C. will host the 110th Met Amateur Championship.

The USGA Senior Women’s Amateur was first played in 1962. The championship is open to female amateurs age 50 and older with a USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 18.4. In 2012, the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship will be played at Hershey (Pa.) Country Club from Sept. 8-13. The 2013 championship will be played Sept. 21-26 at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif.

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