U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship Coming to Glen Cove
Nassau Country Club – Where Champions Play.
Glen Cove, NY - January 29th, 2014 - In August, 156 of the top female amateur golfers will compete in the 114th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and held at Nassau Country Club. At stake will be the Robert Cox Trophy, the oldest trophy that the USGA awards in a women’s championship, as well as the title of national champion.
“The USGA’s selection of Nassau Country Club to host the championship is a shining example of Glen Cove’s historic significance to golf, and a tribute to our ability to host a national golf championship,” stated Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello. “The golf course and our community will be showcased to the world for five days on Golf Channel. We need to fully embrace this event to ensure it is a great experience for the players, USGA officials, media and spectators.”
Noted Long Island players Annie Park (Levittown) and Kelly Shon (Port Washington) competed in the 2013 championship conducted at the Country Club of Charleston in South Carolina. Park advanced to the quarterfinals and earned an exemption into the 2014 championship at Nassau Country Club, which be conducted Aug. 4-10.
"Championships do not happen without the support of the community,” said Eric Carlstrom, vice chairman of championship fundraising. “We are offering the rare opportunity for businesses to align themselves with a USGA championship and Nassau Country Club by becoming a corporate supporter. Benefits include golf, advertising, hospitality and an invitation to attend the many social events in celebration of the championship.”
For more information on becoming a corporate supporter or on how to volunteer, please visit www.2014USWomensAM.com or call the championship office at 866-212-2014.
First conducted in 1895, the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship is one of the USGA's original three championships, along with the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open. It is open to female amateur golfers with a USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 5.4.
Founded in 1896, Nassau Country Club held the 1914 U.S. Women's Amateur, won by Katherine Harley Jackson. This year marks the 100th anniversary of hosting the same championship, which is a rare achievement for any club. Nassau Country Club has also served as the site for the 1903 U.S. Amateur, won by Walter Travis, and has hosted many state and regional tournaments, including the New York State Amateur, Long Island Open, three Metropolitan Opens and eight Metropolitan Amateurs.
Pictured: Nassau Country Club. Photo by Loraine Alexander.