Throwback to 2015 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball
As our friends at Streamsong Golf Resort ramp up to the 2016 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship, we reflect back on last year's highlights. It's been just over a year since the inaugural USGA championship unfolded at Pacific Dunes. In celebration of a strong championship season ahead, enjoy some of our favorite videos, photos, and interviews from last year!
Talk about the camera being in the right place at the right time! The USGA film crew caught this magical swing from Marie Bos, of New York, and the moment easily stood out as one of our favorites.
Check out the video of Marie's hole-in-one here!
We also created a Flickr album of our best photos from the whole event. Click this link for mobile users or see below for desktop.
Then, there were these amazing drone shots the FOXSports and Heli Video Productions teams caught while covering the championship. Thanks for highlighting the resort in a unique way!
Finally, best of luck to all the participants of the 2016 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship. If you're looking for advice on how to prevail, read champions Liu and Mitsunaga interview from last year!
Click this link to read more from the winners of last year's Women's Amateur Four-Ball on the USGA's website
Bandon Dunes to host 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship
Bandon, Ore. – The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced Monday that Bandon Dunes Golf Resort has been chosen to host the inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship. The event, which will be held May 9-13, 2015 at the resort’s Bandon Dunes Course, replaces the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links and is the USGA’s first new championship since 1995.
“On behalf of the staff and caddies at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, we are honored to host the inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship,” said Bandon Dunes owner Mike Keiser. “The four-ball format is the most popular among our resort guests and amateurs alike, and we are excited to bring it to a USGA championship.”
Entries for the qualifier will be open to female amateur golfers with a USGA handicap index no greater than 14.4. Qualifying events will be held at multiple sites around the United States, with 64 two-woman teams advancing to Bandon Dunes. The championship format is 36 holes of best-ball stroke play, with the top 32 teams advancing to a match-play bracket.
The 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship will be the fifth USGA championship conducted at Bandon Dunes. In 2011, Bandon Dunes hosted the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship for men and women, the first time the two championships were held simultaneously at the same venue. Bandon Dunes also hosted the 2006 Curtis Cup and 2007 U.S. Mid-Amateur.