WOODMONT COUNTRY CLUB HONORED TO HOST THE
2020 U.S. WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Excitement Builds for 2020 Women’s Amateur
Every year, Woodmont hosts a U.S. Golf Association (USGA) U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier, but in 2020, the Club will host its first USGA Championship, the 120th
U.S. Women’s Amateur. It’s an honor for Woodmont and the Professional Staff.
“It’s about getting us noticed in the golf
world,” says Director of Golf David Dorn.
“It’s going to be on national TV; everybody’s
going to see it. We’re going to get the accolades
and recognition for this championship. It’s a
way to promote the Club, to advertise the Club.
It’s all going to help strengthen our brand in
David also emphasizes the importance of
hosting the Women’s Amateur. “It’s great for
women’s golf and will get more young girls
playing. There are some top-notch golfers here.
It would be nice if we had the reputation that
this is the home of the best female amateurs
in the area.”
Director of Instruction Trillium Rose agrees
with David’s assessment. “We get a front-row
seat to see the next tour champions. It’s an
opportunity to see these golfers before they become
the next superstar on tour,” Trillium says.
“Anytime you get the opportunity to prepare a
golf course for the best women’s amateurs in the
world, I think that’s exciting; that’s why you get
into the business,” said Director of Golf Courses
and Grounds Operations Ryan Severidt. “The
USGA has always been impressed with how
we’ve handled their events, and I think they’re
going to be that much more impressed with
how we handle this championship. How we prepare
the golf course and being able to showcase
the quality of the design is going to be great for
David, Trillium and Ryan all recognize that
hosting the most prestigious amateur championship
in the country is an enormous opportunity
for the Club Staff , Membership and the
“For everybody that works
here, this is like resume
building to some extent,”
David says. “It’s a different
kind of event
than they’re used to, so
you push their limits, they
learn more, they are doing
something diff erent, doing something that
gives them recognition. People want to come
work here because of it; people want to come
volunteer to be part of it, so it helps in that
Ryan continues, “It’s really exciting for our
Membership and for Woodmont. We have such
an active Membership that wants to participate.
Plus, this championship is going to be televised
nationally, so I think it’s going to be good
exposure for the Club and hopefully increases
excitement for women’s golf in the area.”
“I think it will be good for the Membership to
see what the next generation of young women
are doing because it’s relatable,” Trillium adds.
“They aren’t as strong or fast as men so their
games will be easier to connect with.”
In addition to hosting the top amateur players,
the Golf Staff is looking forward to working
with the USGA. “They’re great people, and
they’re excited about coming to Woodmont,”
Ryan says. “Hopefully this is a continuation of
the great relationship we’ve had.”
After almost 30 years at Woodmont and
hundreds of tournaments under his belt, David
says, “We know what looks good, what does
well, and we want this championship to be the
best one yet.”
On November 3, 2017 the USGA publicly announced Woodmont Country Club as its choice to host the 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.
This is an exciting time for Woodmont having been selected for the prestigious honor.
While the Club has hosted several premier golf tournaments in the past—including 30 U.S. Open sectional qualifiers—this will be Woodmont’s first time
hosting a U.S. Golf
Association (USGA) championship.
Considered the most prestigious event in all of women's amateur golf, the U.S. Amateur boasts an impressive roster of players.
The 2020 U.S. Women's Amateur will be held at Woodmont Country Club from August 3-9, 2020.
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