National Championships Conducted by the USGA
The U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship is only one of many national championships conducted by the United States Golf Association. Below is the complete list of the thirteen national championships conducted each year:
Two other events, the Men's and Women's State Team Championships, are conducted every other year.
The USGA also helps conduct three international competitions -- the Walker Cup and Curtis Cup matches, and the World Amateur Team Championships.
For more information about future USGA championships or on how you can participate in a national championship, be sure to visit the USGA's web site at www.usga.org and select "Championships" from the menu.
Curtis Cup Match
PAR AND YARDAGE The Pacific Dunes Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is set up at 6,217/6,221 yards and par is 36-3571.
GOLF COURSE ARCHITECT Tom Doak designed Bandon Dunes Pacific Dunes Course, which opened in 2001.
BANDON DUNES GOLF RESORT (PACIFIC DUNES COURSE) HOLE-BY-HOLE: Total: 6,217/6,221 yards, par 71
SCHEDULE OF PLAY On Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30, there will be three foursomes matches (18 holes each) each morning and six singles matches (18 holes each) each afternoon.
WHAT IS THE CURTIS CUP MATCH? The Curtis Cup Match is contested by women amateur golfers, one team from the United States of America (USA) and one team from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales (GB&I). The teams consist of not more than eight players and a captain. The Match is conducted every two years, alternately in the United States and Great Britain/Ireland.
THE FOURSOME Foursomes is a match where two players compete against two other players in alternate shot format, with each side playing just one ball.
SCORING A victory in each match scores one point. In the event a match goes 18 holes without a decision, one-half point is awarded to each side.
OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES The flag raising ceremony will be held at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort at 6 p.m. Friday (PDT). The closing ceremony will be held immediately following play Sunday. Both events are open to the public.
TELEVISION COVERAGE The Golf Channel will air two hours of Curtis Cup coverage, from 4 to 6 p.m. PDT each day.
ADMISSION Admission is free of charge and spectators are encouraged to attend.