About The Championship
Tomorrow marks the 9th USGA Women’s State Team Championship, taking place at the Palmetto Course at The Landings Club in Savannah, Georgia. The championship will begin on October 4 and will have concluding ceremonies on the 6th.
There are three players representing the state of California (three players make a team): WSCGA member and long-time WSCGA champion Joan Higgins from Glendora, Sharon Park from Irvine and Lynne Cowan from Davis, California.
The three competitors were selected to represent the state team based off of a point system and eligibility. Points are earned over a two-year period by participating in the annual California Women’s Championship. To be eligible for the state team, a player must be a female amateur golfer who is a resident of the state of California. With the combination of point totals and eligibility, the California State Team is constructed.
About The Course
The course was designed by Arthur Hills and was opened in 1982. The Palmetto Course is one of the club’s six 18-hole layouts on Skidway Island near Savannah, Georgia. The Palmetto Course is considered one of the most difficult of the six courses and requires length off the tee and a deft iron game to manage the course’s well-bunkered greens.
About The Club
Hosting the 2011 USGA Women’s State Team Championship holds a special significance to The Landings Club because of its close ties to women’s golf. The Landings Women’s Golf Association and the club’s Ladies Nine-Hole Golf Association are two of the largest women’s golf associations in the U.S.
The California team will begin their first day of competition tomorrow morning, October 4th, at 8:07 a.m.
For more information about the event, click here.