The U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship is one of the United States Golf Association’s three oldest championships, along with the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Open, and is a premier event in women’s golf.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship features the best women golfers in the country with a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4. During the Championship, more than 150 golfers compete over the course of several days. The low 64 players then compete in a match-play bracket, and the champion is determined by a 36-hole final match.
This year, The Country Club of Charleston is the site of this prestigious sporting event. The Country Club has a long history of playing host to state and regional golf tournaments. Since 1911, the Club has hosted six Carolinas Amateurs, eight South Carolina Amateurs, and eight Women’s South Carolina Amateurs.
Charleston is a city with rich golfing traditions, whose residents young and old enjoy the sport. In addition to hosting various state and regional championships, the city holds the annual Beth Daniel Junior Azalea, a youth golfing championship named for the Charleston native who was admitted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2000.
I encourage you to attend the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in support of these world-class golfers and our local country club. The tournament takes place this week and will end on August 11. I hope to see you there!
The Country Club of Charleston is offering free admission to the course grounds during the event. Parking and complimentary shuttle service can be found at 47 Folly Road.