Prospect, Kentucky (May 19, 2022) – Hunting Creek Country Club, located just outside of Louisville in historic Prospect, Kentucky, will host the Women’s Southern Golf Association’s 106th Amateur Championship and 7th Mid-Amateur Championship June 6 - 9, 2022. The Amateur and Mid-Amateur field will consist of 96 players competing in an 18-hole stroke-play qualifying round, followed by two rounds of flighted match play.
Celebrating its 106th anniversary in 2022, the Women’s Southern Golf Association’s (WSGA) first Amateur Championship was held in May of 1911 in Atlanta, Georgia. Maddison Hinson-Tolchard, a sophomore at Oklahoma State University from Perth, Australia, is the defending Amateur Champion.
Entry into the WSGA’s Amateur/Mid-Amateur Championships is open to female amateur golfers who have a WHS Handicap Index not exceeding 6.0 for the Amateur and 18.4 for Mid-Amateur and who are members of the WSGA through a WSGA member golf club, women’s golf organization, or a college/university in one of the fifteen southern states or the District of Columbia. Players under the age 25 (as of June 6, 2022) will compete in the Amateur Championship, while golfers 25 and above (as of June 6, 2022) can compete in either the Amateur or the Mid-Amateur Championship.
For more information on the Women’s Southern Golf Association’s Amateur Championship and Mid-Amateur Championship, visit www.womens-southerngolfassociation.org or contact Tournament Director Amy Worthington at (214) 468-8942 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Hunting Creek Country Club, visitwww.huntingcreekcc.com.
About Hunting Creek Country Club
Founded on July 4, 1964, Hunting Creek Country Club is set among the rolling hills of Kentucky on a bluff south of the Ohio River. The club offers a host of year-round amenities, including a 7,157-yard golf course originally designed by club member Ben Wihry. Holt Golf Design led a complete tee-to-green course renovation that was completed in 2010. Throughout its history, the course has hosted nearly every major tournament in the state, including the Kentucky Amateur and the Kentucky Open. In addition to championship-caliber golf, Hunting Creek also features seventennis courts, including six clay and one hard court; a beautiful new swimming pool complex with adult and kiddie pools; and a social calendar filled with year-round fun events and activities for the entire family. In late 2020 Hunting Creek Country Club unveiled its new 25,000 square-foot clubhouse, which includes a completely updated lobby, golf shop, a fireside lounge area as well as new dining options at The Grille 64 and the Partridge Lounge. In addition, newly expanded outdoor social venues include a new bar area, increased seating and fire pits.
Hunting Creek got its name from the narrow creek that traverses the 16th fairway. The creek originally had no name when golf course architect Ben Wihry and his partner Campbell Miller looked at it on a surveyor’s map. Miller, a history buff, suggested naming it Hunting Creek after the two streams – Little Hunting Creek and Great Hunting Creek – on George Washington’s Mt. Vernon property in Virginia. It was later adopted as the club’s name.
Hunting Creek Country Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club division of Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 680-plus locations around the globe, including managing 665-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 630-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, Casa Verde Golf, and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.