Heavy rain in August had already affected preparations for the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at the Naples, Fla., property, which was scheduled for October 7-12, but Hurricane Irma ultimately forced the tournament to be postponed. No rescheduled date has yet been established. The first United States Golf Association event in Collier County will have to […]
When the 2021 tournament returns to the Nebraska club, which also hosted it in 2013, it will tie the record for fastest return of a Senior Open. The 2022 tournament will be a record third for Saucon Valley CC and will coincide with the Bethlehem, Pa. club’s 100th anniversary. The United States Golf Association […]
Mike Davis, chief executive of the United States Golf Association, said that increased hole distance has had a negative effect on the game, forcing golf courses to expand and use more resources, while making a round take more time to play. Last year, Jack Nicklaus told BBC Sport that the focus on distance is “the most ridiculous thing in the game.”
The 41st Senior Open will be held June 25-June 28, 2020, and will be the fifth championship to be held at the property, which hosted the inaugural U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur championships in 1895.
Handicaps are currently delivered through six different systems around the world and the organizations aim to adopt a universal set of principles and procedures. The joint committee led by the USGA and The R&A plans to announce its proposals later this year.
The Ventura, Calif., property suffered damage during strong storms last month, with nearly every hole affected and 13 holes severely impacted by water, mud and silt. The head agronomist from the United States Golf Association is working to help assess the damage and formulate a plan to restore the course to the shape needed for play.