WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM TO ROLL OUT IN 2020

WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM TO ROLL OUT IN 2020   LIBERTY CORNER, N.J., and ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (Nov. 4, 2019) – The World Handicap System (WHS) is ready to be launched in January 2020 and will provide golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time. Though many countries are planning to adopt the new system in […]

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USGA: Distance Insights Project Update

Distance Insights Project Update October 29, 2019   LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. and ST ANDREWS, Scotland (October 29, 2019) –  The USGA and The R&A are finalizing the Distance Insights Project Report, which has been informed by data from across the game. Reinforcing our commitment to ensure that the report is the most comprehensive review of distance to date, we are taking […]

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Wu Blitzes Pinehurst No. 4 for Record 65

Wu Blitzes Pinehurst No. 4 for Record 65, Leads After Day 1 of Stroke Play  Aug. 12-18, 2019 | Pinehurst Resort & Country Club | Village of Pinehurst, N.C. mediacenter.usga.org/us-amateur | usamateur.com | @usga_pr (media Twitter) | @usga (Twitter and Instagram) | USGA (Facebook) | #USAmateur   Brandon Wu didn’t waste much time adjusting to the Sandhills of North Carolina. Wu, 22, of Scarsdale, N.Y., completed play in the […]

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U.S. Women’s Amateur Semifinals

Lee Dominant in Reaching U.S. Women’s Amateur Semifinals Aug. 5-11, 2019 | Old Waverly Golf Club | West Point, Miss. mediacenter.usga.org | #USWomensAm | usga.org/womensam When: Aug. 9, 2019 What: 119 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship Where: Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point, Miss. Course Architects: Bob Cupp & Jerry Pate What Happened Andrea Lee didn’t have a lot of time to think about her quarterfinal match […]

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119th U.S. Amateur Championship

 119th U.S. Amateur Championship – Storylines   Aug. 12-18, 2019, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 & Course No. 4, Village of Pinehurst, N.C. mediacenter.usga.org | usga.org/usam | @usga_pr (media Twitter) | @usga (Twitter and Instagram) | USGA (Facebook) | #USAmateur FIELD NOTES – Among the 312 golfers in the 2019 U.S. Amateur Championship:   Oldest Competitors: Sean Knapp (57, born March […]

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119th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

119th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship Meet The Quarterfinalists Aug. 5-11, 2019 | Old Waverly Golf Club | West Point, Miss. mediacenter.usga.org | #USWomensAm | usga.org/womensam   Caroline Canales, 16, of Calabasas, Calif. Instagram: @carolinecanales Born April 18, 2003 in Tarzana, Calif. No. 2064 in Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™ Playing in her third USGA championship and first U.S. Women’s Amateur Rising junior […]

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Valenzuela Edges Brooks in Battle of U.S. Women’s Amateur Runners-Up

Valenzuela Edges Brooks in Battle of U.S. Women’s Amateur Runners-Up Aug. 5-11, 2019 | Old Waverly Golf Club | West Point, Miss. mediacenter.usga.org | #USWomensAm | usga.org/womensam When: Aug. 7, 2019 What: 119 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship Where: Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point, Miss. Course Architects: Bob Cupp & Jerry Pate What Happened When Albane Valenzuela reached the championship match of the 2017 U.S. Women’s […]

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USGA Changes Exemption Category

USGA Changes Exemption Category for Reigning U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur Champions Exemptions into U.S. Opens will no longer be contingent on retaining amateur status LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Aug. 5, 2019) – The USGA announced Monday that moving forward, the reigning U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur champions will be afforded the opportunity to utilize their exemptions in the […]

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119th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship – Notebook

119th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship – Notebook and Storylines Aug. 5-11, 2019 | Old Waverly Golf Club | West Point, Miss. usga.org/womensam | #USWomenAm | mediacenter.usga.org/us-womens-am   The average age of the 156 U.S. Women’s Amateur competitors is 19.69 years old.   Gianna Clemente, 11, of Warren, Ohio, is the championship’s youngest competitor, followed by Lauren Kim, 13, of Canada. Kim, the only 13-year-old […]

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71st U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship

Near-Record Performance Nets Saso Medalist Honors July 22-27, 2019 | SentryWorld | Stevens Points, Wis. mediacenter.usga.org | #USGirlsJunior | usga.org/girlsjunior When: July 23, 2019 What: 71st U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship Where: SentryWorld, Stevens Points, Wis. Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Par and Yardage: Par 72 – 6,290 yards WHAT HAPPENED: When it comes to match play, Yuka Saso admits that her acumen in that format could […]

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