2014 Women’s Southern Golf Association’s Senior Championship
Kelley Nittoli of San Antonio wins the 29th WSGA Senior Championship
- Linda Carter presents the Katherine Graham Trophy to Kelley Nittoli
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2015 WSGA Amateur Championship and (new) Mid Amateur Championship
June 1-5 , 2015
Sara Bay Country Club, Sarasota, FL
Sara Bay Country Club in Sarasota, Florida and its 1925 Donald Ross design course will be the backdrop for the 100th playing of the WSGA Amateur. This traditional historic club will host the 1st playing of the WSGA Mid Amateur Championship. For more information on this addition to the WSGA check the News Flash following. Also, check the link to the Sara Bay C.C.’s website for more information on our prestigious site. Sara Bay Country Club
SPECIAL NEWS FLASH
MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP ADDED TO THE AMATEUR
The Women’s Southern Golf Association, organized in 1911, will celebrate the playing of its 100th Amateur Championship in June, 2015. To celebrate this 100th Amateur, the WSGA is excited to announce the addition of a Mid-Amateur Championship to its Amateur Championship. This Mid-Amateur Tournament will be a true “Championship” played concurrently with the Amateur Championship.
WSGA President Linda Carter felt the 100th playing of the Southern Amateur in 2015 was the perfect time to unveil this new Championship. WSGA history has many Mid-Amateurs who have won the Southern title. This addition will not prohibit the players age 25 and over from entering the Amateur Tournament; they will have a choice of which championship to enter. However, all players under the age of 25 must compete in the Amateur Tournament. Yardages for the Mid-Amateur are proposed to be set between 5,600 – 5,800 yards while the Amateur yardages will be comparable to collegiate yardages. The combined fields will be set at 96 players with 48 in each championship. Both championships play a qualifying round to determine flights and then players compete in a match play format within their flights.
The founders of the Women’s Southern Golf Association in 1911 wanted to give women of the South a place to showcase their competitive golf skills, so the Amateur Championship was organized. In 1986 the WSGA added a Senior Championship for ladies age 50 and over. This Mid Amateur addition continues that tradition as the WSGA designs a new “Mid-Amateur Trophy” to showcase women who prefer a shorter course but still want elite competition.
Sara Bay Country Club in Sarasota, Florida will be the site for the 2015 Championships and the dates are June 1st – June 5th. The WSGA has secured this historic and prestigious Donald Ross design course to host the 100th playing of the Amateur Championship and the inaugural playing of the WSGA Mid-Amateur Championship. Mid-Amateur players from the South need to mark the date,, plot a path to the gulf coast of Florida and be a part of a new history of the WSGA.
The Senior Championship will be celebrating their 30th year at Hot Springs Country Club, Hot Springs, AR in 2015. The date for the Senior is Oct. 20-22 with registration and practice round on Oct. 19th.
The WSGA is also now allowing USGA approved distance measuring devices in all competitions including the new Mid Amateur. Go to the WSGA website at www.womens-southerngolfassociation.org for more information about the WSGA championships, past champions and the scholarship program for graduating high school seniors. If you live in one of the southern states or play for a college located in one of the southern states, you need to sign up to play in one of these Championships. Contact information is available on the website if you have additional questions.