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Schedule Spotlight: Women's Events

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (February 28, 2024) – Competitive women players in the Met Area have plenty to look forward to in the coming season and years with exciting opportunities on the 2024 slate and new opportunities on the horizon.

Related: 2024 MGA Schedule

This year’s women’s events kick off with the 26th MGA/WMGA Women’s Public Links Championship, which heads to the Yellow Course at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., for the first time. Bethpage has been a loyal supporter of the championship, which has taken place seven times on the Red Course, as well as once on the Green Course. The 18-hole championship takes place June 11.

Just one week later on June 18, the 22nd Women’s Met Amateur Championship takes place at historic Nassau Country Club. This will be the eighth different MGA event welcomed by the club, with their history dating all the way back to the 1900 Met Amateur.

Nassau, founded in 1896 and a charter member of both the MGA and Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association, has always been a supporter of the women’s game. The club hosted the former Women’s Metropolitan Championship – a match play championship – multiple times, including its second playing in 1901.

The MGA this year is taking on an enhanced leadership role for the Women’s Met Amateur Championship, administering and conducting the now 18-hole championship with collaboration and support from the WMGA. Next year, the MGA plans to introduce a multi-day, multi-round format that will make it eligible for World Amateur Golf Ranking points.

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The LIGA’s Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship makes its annual return to Bethpage State Park’s Red Course, August 14-15. The 36-hole championship owns an impressive list of past champions, from Carly Newman (Peters) – a now teaching professional – and touring professional Jennifer Rosenberg to reigning champion Ina Kim-Schaad, a past U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship winner.

Through the season, based on high-level performances in regional and national events, women have the opportunity to earn an invitation to The Farrell, which takes place September 27-29 at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Conn. The event – a collaboration between Stanwich and the MGA – features men’s mid-amateur, men’s senior, and women’s mid-amateur divisions.

Meanwhile, junior girls can be excited for a new opportunity in 2025, as the Carter Cup will add a junior girls component. With Baltusrol’s Upper Course under renovation in 2024 and the Carter Cup taking place at Winged Foot Golf Club, the junior girls’ competition will be added next year as the event played in memory of Michael Carter returns to its traditional host site.

Ladies also have the chance to compete in several team competitions through the season. This includes the MGA Parent-Child Championship, which is in its fourth year and will take place July 22 at Nissequogue Golf Club on Long Island. The 18-hole, Pinehurst format event has been an excellent opportunity for teams of parents and children in any gender combination to enjoy time on the course together. Stepparents, grandparents, and in-laws are all eligible as partners.

Details for the always popular MGA/WMGA Mixed Pinehurst Championship, and MGA/MetLife Women’s Four-Ball Championship are to be announced.

Championship registration opens on Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m., once again using the Golf Genius platform.

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