National Championships Conducted by the USGA

The USGA Senior Amateur Championship is only one of many national championships conducted by the United States Golf Association.  Below is the complete list of the thirteen national championships conducted each year:

U.S. Open
U.S. Senior Open
U.S. Women's Open
U.S. Amateur Public Links
U.S. Junior Amateur
U.S. Girls' Junior
U.S. Junior Amateur
U.S. Women's Amateur
U.S. Amateur
U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur
U.S. Mid-Amateur
USGA Senior Amateur USGA Senior Women's Amateur

Two other events, the Men's and Women's State Team Championships, are conducted every other year.

The USGA also helps conduct three international competitions -- the Walker Cup and Curtis Cup matches, and the World Amateur Team Championships.

For more information about future USGA championships or on how you can participate in a national championship, be sure to visit the USGA's web site at www.usga.org and select "Championships" from the menu.

 
Championship Facts

USGA Senior Amateur Championship

PAR AND YARDAGE Victoria National Golf Club will be set up at 6,760/6,766 yards and par 36-3672.

COURSE SETUP:
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 1 inches and 6-feet wide
Primary rough 2-3 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.

 

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