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U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Successfully Relocated to Houston

U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Successfully Relocated to Houston

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that the 31st U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, originally slated for Oct. 7-12 at Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Fla., has been relocated to Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas. The championship will be conducted from Nov. 11-16 on the club’s famed…

WATCH: Five Most Outrageous, But Effective, Golf Swings View More
A golf swing doesn't have to be smooth to be effective, as these golfers prove.

WATCH: Five Most Outrageous, But Effective, Golf Swings

Admit it. Very few of us swing a club as smoothly as Ernie Els or Fred Couples. We’ve got hitches and twitches that might make Jim Furyk shudder. Perhaps that’s why we find humor in some rather “unorthodox” swings. Amazingly, some of these eccentric golfers hit it down the middle…

NEWS: USGA Postpones U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur After Irma View More
Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Fla. (Photo: USGA)

NEWS: USGA Postpones U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur After Irma

As of Tuesday afternoon, 6.5 million Floridians were without electricity, and Bloomberg estimated the total damage to the Sunshine State from Hurricane Irma at $49 billion. Winds at the Naples airport as Irma passed over peaked at 142 miles an hour, the highest registered in the state. Naples Mayor Bill…

QUICK TAKE: Nerves Calm As Walker Cup Commences View More
GB&I's Harry Ellis speaks with Fox analyst Brad Faxon at The Walker Cup at Los Angeles Country Club. (Photo credit: (USGA/Chris Keane)

QUICK TAKE: Nerves Calm As Walker Cup Commences

LOS ANGELES | The microphone clicked, disturbing the still California air and a firm voice started up: ”Welcome to the opening matches of the 46th playing of the Walker Cup.” It was moments before 7:15 am at Los Angeles Country Club and 10 amateur golfers from Great Britain and Ireland…

QUICK TAKE: Walker Cup Has A Flavor All Its Own View More
The Walker Cup Trophy (Photo credit: David Cannon/R&A via Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Walker Cup Has A Flavor All Its Own

LOS ANGELES | The Walker Cup is: The biennial two-day match-play event between amateurs from the US and Great Britain and Ireland named after the grandfather of former President George HW Bush and the great grandfather of George W Bush, the 41st and 43rd presidents of the US, respectively. The…

NEWS: Miller Advocates Three-Day Walker Cup View More
U.S. Walker Cup captain John "Spider" Miller is advocating adding a third day of competition to the current weekend-only, 36-hole format. (Photo: R&A)

NEWS: Miller Advocates Three-Day Walker Cup

LOS ANGELES | Few things matter more in golf to U.S. Walker Cup captain John “Spider” Miller than the spirit of amateurism embodied in the Walker Cup Match, which takes place this weekend at Los Angeles Country Club. As he wraps up his four-year term as captain, Miller hopes the…