USGA Senior Amateur Championship
PAR AND YARDAGE – Victoria National Golf Club will be set up at 6,760/6,766 yards and par 36-36—72.
Teeing ground – Height of grass – .30 inches
Fairways – Height of grass – .55 inches
Green approaches and closely mown areas – Height of grass – .425 inches
Collars around greens – Height of grass – .375 inches
Intermediate rough –1½ inches and 6-feet wide
Primary rough – 2½-3 inches
Putting greens – USGA Stimpmeter reading of 10.5 feet
The USGA championship setup results in a USGA Course Rating™ of 73.1 and a USGA Slope Rating® of 139.
VENUE – Victoria National Golf Club, east of Evansville, Ind., was designed by Tom Fazio and opened in 1998. The course was the project of the late Terry Friedman, a well-known Indiana entrepreneur.
Victoria National, which has the feel of a links course due to large mounds and contoured fairways, was built around an existing surface coal mine. As a result, water-filled lakes serve as hazards on 15 of the 18 holes.
HISTORY – The USGA Senior Amateur Championship was first played in 1955. The 2006 Senior Amateur Championship will be the 52nd.
SCHEDULE – Stroke play rounds will be played Sept. 16-17 (Saturday-Sunday). Following two days of stroke play, the field of 156 golfers will be reduced to the lowest 64 scorers, who will advance to match play. The match play portion of the championship runs from Sept. 18-21 (Monday-Thursday). The first round is set for Sept. 18 (9:30 a.m. CDT start); the second and third rounds for Sept. 19 (8:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. starts) and the quarterfinals and semifinals (8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. starts) for Sept. 20. The 18-hole, match-play final (9 a.m.) is scheduled for Sept. 21.
TICKETS – Admission and parking are free for all six days of the championship.