Ahead of the U.S. Open last month, John Bodenhammer, senior managing director of championships for the USGA, discussed his organization’s continued commitment to bringing their hallmark events to historic venues and “cathedrals of the game” across the country. While the sentiment was made in the context of the men’s and women’s national Opens, it rings true for every tournament affiliated with the USGA, even this week’s U.S. Senior Women’s Open.
The event was only just created in 2018 and in its two previous editions Chicago Golf Club and Pine Needles played host. Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Connecticut, is on the docket this year. Considering its storied history, it fits right in with the other upper-echelon golf facilities that have hosted USGA championships.
The club was founded in 1895 and quickly joined the United States Golf Association just a year later. The original course was a member-designed nine holes that were lengthened to 18 holes in 1911. That course was then redesigned in 1930 by A.W....
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