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Barbara Douglas, who in 2009 became the first minority chairman of the USGA Women’s Committee, died in the morning on Jan. 27 at the age of 69.
Images of two-time U.S. Amateur Public Links champion Billy Tuten, who is now a high school golf coach and instructor in his adopted hometown of Houston.
Images of Becky (Lucidi) McDaid, who won the U.S. Women's Amateur in 2002 and is now a new mom and married to the head pro at Friar's Head in Long Island.
Highlights from the USGA Member Education Series held at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Nov. 13-15, where eight-time USGA champion Jack Nicklaus headlined the festivities.
A look back at the Hall of Fame career of six-time USGA champion Hollis Stacy.
Celebrating 100 years of the handicap system.
Images from the Southern California Golf Association Course Rating Committee members rating the South Course at Torrey Pines prior to the 2008 U.S. Open.
Drought images that affected Texas and other parts of the region this summer. Parts of Texas did not receive any rainfall for 120-plus days.
Renee Powell is inspiring female military personnel through a special golf program at Clearview Golf Course in East Canton, Ohio.
The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.
This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related
programs through Eagles for Education
At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.
The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.
For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.
Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.
As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.
For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.
IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.
IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website, www.usopen.com, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.
For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit http://www.usopen.com/IBM
Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.
At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.
For more information on Lexus, visit http://www.lexus.com/
Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.
For more information on American Express visit www.americanexpress.com/entertainment