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National Championships Conducted by the USGA

The U.S. Women's 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. Women's Amateur Public Links
U.S. Amateur Public Links
U.S. Junior Amateur
U.S. Girls' Junior
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

WHO CAN PLAY The USGA Senior Amateur Championship is open to amateurs who will have reached their 55th birthday on or before Sept. 20, 2008, and who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 7.4.

ENTRIES Entries for the 2008 championship closed Aug. 6. The USGA accepted 2,393 entries for the 2008 USGA Senior Amateur Championship. It marked the eighth consecutive year entries topped 2,200. The record of 2,498 entries was set in 2005.

SECTIONAL QUALIFYING Sectional qualifying (18 holes) was conducted Aug. 15 - Sept. 2 at 50 sites across the country. For complete results, click here.

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY This will be the 54th USGA Senior Amateur Championship. It was first played in 1955.

SCHEDULE Practice rounds will be held Sept. 18 (Thursday) and Sept. 19 (Friday). The starting field of 156 players will play two rounds of stroke play, with the low 64 scorers advancing to match play. The schedule is as follows:

  • Sept. 20 (Saturday) First round of stroke play
  • Sept. 21 (Sunday) Second round of stroke play
  • Sept. 22 (Monday) First round of match play
  • Sept. 23 (Tuesday) Second and third rounds of match play
  • Sept. 24 (Wednesday) Quarterfinals and semifinals, match play
  • Sept. 25 (Thursday) Final, match play (18 holes)
  • PAR AND YARDAGE Shady Oaks Country Club will be set up 6,597 (stroke play)/6,679 (match play) yards and par 35-36-71.

    COURSE SET-UP The fairways will measure 0.40-0.50 inches in height. The intermediate rough will measure 1 inches, with a width of approximately 6 feet. The primary rough will stand 2 inches high. The greens will measure approximately 10.5 feet on the Stimpmeter.

    COURSE RATING AND SLOPE The USGA Course RatingTM for Shady Oaks Country Club is 73.0; Slope Rating® is 137.

     

     
     

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