30 Mar '17, 3pm

After a successful 22-year run, 2017 will mark the final playing of the USGA State Team Championships.

Looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate its centennial in 1995, the USGA presented the State Team Championships for men and women. Embraced by players and state/regional golf associations who selected the three-person teams, the competition in Orlando Fla., which was intended to be a one-time event patterned after the World Amateur Team Championships, was such an overwhelming success that the USGA decided to continue it on a biennial basis. Many states adopted a points system for its non-collegian elite amateurs – NCAA rules forbid any current players from participating – to make their teams, and in many cases these were hotly contested competitions. But after a distinguished run, the State Team Championships are being retired after this year’s Women’s State Team at The Club at Las Campanas in Santa Fe, N.M., set for Sept. 26-28. Each event will have been contested 1...

Full article: http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/articles/2017/...

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