In looking ahead to this year’s local golfing calendar, the Alabama Golf Association has once again lined up some fine venues for its 12 statewide championships.
First up is the Women’s State Senior at Heron Lakes CC in Mobile, April 23-25.
Next comes the State Four Ball, which will be played May 1-4 at Steelwood in Loxley.
The State Senior will be May 16-18 at the Country Club of Mobile.
The State Amateur, which is being played for the 98th time, will be hosted by Lakewood Golf Club in Point Clear, June 5-8.
The 82nd Women’s State Amateur follows at NorthRiver Yacht Club, June 17-20.
The Girls State Junior will be June 24-26 at Woodward Country Club in Bessemer.
The Women’s Stroke Play is at Canebrake Club in Athens, July 23-25.
The Boys State Junior will be contested July 29-31 at Gadsden Country Club.
The State Match Play will be Aug. 6-9 at Cherokee Ridge CC in Union Grove.
The Women’s State Four Ball will be Sept. 11-12 at Moore’s Mill Club in Opelika.
The State Mid-Amateur will be played at Montgomery Country Club, Sept. 19-21.
And last, but not least, the State Senior Four Ball is at Willow Point in Alexander City, Oct. 10-12.
The AGA also conducts various local and sectional qualifiers for U.S.G.A. championships including this year:
U.S. Open, May 5, Timberline in Calera
U.S. Public Links, June 16, TimberCreek in Daphne
U.S. Junior Amateur, June 25, Country Club of Birmingham (West Course)
U.S. Amateur, July 14, Burningtree CC in Decatur
U.S. Mid-Amateur, July 16, Willow Point in Alexander City
U.S. Senior Amateur, Aug. 18, Wynlakes in Montgomery
U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur, Aug. 19, Turtle Point in Killen