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Industry Notes: Thursday, May 4, 2023

USGA accepts record total of entries for U.S. Women's Open

USGA: Accepts a record total of 2,107 entries, including 13 champions and all top 25 players in the world, for the 78th U.S. Women’s Open, July 6-9 at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The previous record of 1,874 was established last year at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, in Southern Pines, North Carolina, while 1,873 entries were filed for the 2015 championship at Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This year will mark the Women's Open's first visit to the California venue.

Invited: Opening its renovated Firethorne Country Club course in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 9. The club invested in a significant renovation project for the ninth hole, as well as the creation of a new short game practice area. Lanny Wadkins, a 21-time PGA Tour winner, including the 1977 PGA Championship, consulted on the ninth hole and short game area.