Monthly Archives: March 2024

USGA Unveils First-Ever U.S. National Junior Team in Next Step for National Development Program

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced the establishment of the inaugural U.S. National Junior Team, the newest milestone for the U.S. National Development Program, which launched last year to ensure that American golf is the global leader in the game by focusing on six key pillars: talent identification, access to competition, national teams, athlete resources, player development and relations and athlete financial support. The program’s elite juniors represent the first of three national teams to be formed with the Amateur Team to be announced in 2025 followed by a Young Professional Team in 2026.

Composed initially of 10 girls and eight boys, the 18-player roster represents the country’s elite junior golf talent who will embark on a unified pathway designed to nurture the potential of America’s top players. The USGA plans to grow the National Junior Team to 30 boys and 30 girls over the next three years.

“We are thrilled to introduce the first U.S. National Junior Team, a group of 18 exceptionally talented young athletes who represent the bright future of American golf,” said Chris Zambri, head coach of the U.S. National Development Program. “Nearly every other golf country in the world has long enjoyed the benefits of a developmental program and national teams, and the announcement of this team is a major milestone in the USGA’s commitment to the growth of our American athletes and ensuring we remain the global leader in the junior, amateur and professional game.”

U.S. National Junior Team Roster



Player Age Hometown
Player Age Hometown Shyla Brown 15 McKinney, Texas
Blades Brown 16 Nashville, Tenn. Gianna Clemente 16 Estero, Fla.
Phillip Dunham 16 Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Mia Hammond 16 New Albany, Ohio
Henry Guan 15 Irving, Texas Nikki Oh 16 Torrance, Calif.
Will Hartman 17 Marvin, N.C. Ryleigh Knaub 17 DeBary, Fla.
Tyler Mawhinney 16 Fleming Island, Fla. Chloe Kovelesky 17 Boca Raton, Fla.
Michael Riebe 17 Encinitas, Calif. Emerie Schartz 16 Wichita, Kan.
Miles Russell 15 Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Scarlett Schremmer 17 Birmingham, Ala.
Tyler Watts 16 Huntsville, Ala. Asterisk Talley 15 Chowchilla, Calif.
Angela Zhang 14 Bellevue, Wash.

PGA Team Golf Championship Heads to Grayhawk Golf Club, Sept. 7-8

FRISCO, Texas — The PGA of America announced today that its PGA Team Golf Championship will be contested Sept. 7-8, 2024, at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The 2024 PGA Team Golf Championship will feature a 240-player field of two-player teams with adult amateurs competing in two separate formats: Best Ball and Scramble. In addition to awarding the winning teams in both formats, the low All Male, All Female and Mixed teams will be recognized in both formats.

“Bringing the PGA Team Golf Championship to Grayhawk Golf Club is a full-circle moment for us, as they graciously hosted the 13u National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship for six years,” said PGA of America President John Lindert, PGA Director of Golf at the Country Club of Lansing (Michigan). “We’re grateful for our relationship with Grayhawk and we know that PGA Team Golf Championship participants are going to have an incredible experience in Scottsdale. This format is a great opportunity to team up with friends, enjoy the game and create relationships with local PGA of America Golf Professionals.”

“From the entire team, welcome to all the competitors, families and old friends to Scottsdale and Grayhawk Golf Club,” said Joe “Shoe” Shershenovich, PGA of America General Manager of Grayhawk Golf Club. “Over the years, we’ve been fortunate to make a lot of connections while hosting events like this, including with the PGA of America. Not only are their events themselves second-to-none, but we get the chance to see our pals again while serving as the host venue for the PGA Team Golf Championship.”

PGA Team Golf stages local tournaments throughout the summer, culminating in an annual National Championship. The local schedule was released this month, and teams can find a nearby event and register online at

Local PGA Team Golf participants have the opportunity to earn invitations to the National Championship. First-priority invitations will be sent to winning teams and pairs from each division in local events held between August 1, 2023, and Dec. 31, 2023, as well as the top three teams and top five pairs in each division from last year’s championship. The second wave of invitations will be sent to winning teams of both divisions in 2024 local tournaments and leagues held prior to June 1.

The PGA Team Golf Championship will kick off Friday, Sept. 6, with an optional 18-hole Monument Shootout at Troon North Golf Club’s Monument Course. Rounds one and two will be held on Grayhawk’s Raptor and Talon courses Saturday, Sept. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 8, with awards held immediately following play.

Field Announced for 2024 PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship at TPC Sawgrass

30 teams, 52 individuals to compete in 37th edition of the PWCC

FRISCO, Texas  PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America, today announced the field for the 2024 PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship (PWCC) presented by Chase, Kohler and ADT. The 37th edition of the PWCC will be played May 6-8 on the Stadium and Dye’s Valley courses at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

“The Most Culturally Significant Championship in Collegiate Golf” will once again showcase a highly-competitive field. With 30 teams and 52 individuals, 202 total competitors representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving institutions and other Minority-serving institutions will compete across five divisions in the 54-hole, stroke-play event.

Howard University returns as the two-time defending champion in the Men’s DI Division. Kentucky State University, the 2023 Men’s DII Division Champion, also will look to defend its title. Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi will be playing for its fourth consecutive victory in the Women’s Teams Division following wins in 2021-23.

“The PWCC has evolved into an elite collegiate competition as evidenced by another talented field in 2024,” said PGA of America President John Lindert, PGA Director of Golf at The Country Club of Lansing. “We look forward to hosting the PWCC at TPC Sawgrass, site of The PLAYERS, for the second time, while providing valuable opportunities for the student-athletes to learn about the many career opportunities in the golf industry.”

The PWCC is contested across five divisions including Women’s Team Division, Division I Men’s Team, Division II Men’s Team, Women’s Individual Division and Men’s Individual Division.



Alabama State University

Bethune-Cookman University

Delaware State University

Howard University

Lincoln University of Missouri

North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina Central University

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Texas A&M University – Kingsville

Western New Mexico University


Alabama State University

Chicago State University

Florida A&M University

Howard University

North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina Central University

Prairie View A&M University

Tennessee State University

Texas Southern University

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff


Bluefield State University

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Fayetteville State University

Kentucky State University

Lincoln University of Missouri

Livingstone College

Miles College

Savannah State University

Virginia State University

Virginia Union University


The men’s and women’s individual divisions will feature 52 competitors representing 38 schools. For a complete list of the individual divisions, visit here.

“The PGA REACH Foundation and the PGA of America are delighted to host the 2024 PWCC,” said Kennie Sims, PGA – Sr. Director of Impact for the PGA REACH Foundation. “We are proud to welcome an ultra-competitive field comprising players from historic programs across the country. We aim to educate and inspire student-athletes to reach their fullest potential in the game and business of golf.”

Exemptions into Epson Tour and Korn Ferry Tour events will be granted for the fourth consecutive year.

The top three finishers and ties in the Women’s Team and Individual Divisions will be eligible to apply for an exemption into the Epson Tour’s Hartford HealthCare Women’s Championship, scheduled for July 12-14, at Great River Golf Club in Milford, Connecticut. The Championship Tournament Committee will review applications and award one exemption.

The top three finishers in the Men’s Division I, Men’s Division II and Men’s Individual Division will be eligible to apply for one sponsor exemption into the 2024 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Wichita Open Benefitting KU Wichita Pediatrics, a Korn Ferry Tour event taking place June 13-16, at Crestview Country Club in Wichita, Kansas.

Dunning Golf returns as the Official Apparel Supplier of the PWCC, providing apparel support to all 30 teams participating in the Championship. The tech performance golf and lifestyle brand is sold at more than 1,500 country club and resort shops across the country and online at

Titleist, one of the game’s leading performance equipment brands, will be offering products to the participating student-athletes.

PGA of America Announces 2024-’25 PGA LEAD Class

FRISCO, Texas – The PGA of America has selected 15 PGA of America Golf Professionals for the 2024-’25 PGA LEAD class, the program’s ninth cohort.

PGA LEAD, established in 2016, is the Association’s leadership development program, created to identify, mentor and progress PGA of America Members from diverse backgrounds along a guided path to volunteer leadership roles at the Chapter, Section and National levels of the PGA of America. The program also helps PGA of America Members who have a desire to serve on nonprofit boards in the communities where they work and live.

This 18-month program reinforces the PGA of America’s commitment to create a game, workforce and industry supply chain that better mirror America’s demographics. The Association is committed to inclusive governance, environments, systems and structures that create the opportunity for all PGA of America Golf Professionals to develop, grow and lead.

“It has been tremendous to see PGA LEAD participants grow into leadership positions across the Association at both the Section and National levels,” said PGA of America President John Lindert, PGA Director of Golf at the Country Club of Lansing in Lansing, Michigan. “This program continues to help bring talented PGA of America Golf Professionals to the forefront of the golf industry, which will help position the PGA of America’s overall mission of growing the game for years to come.”

PGA LEAD is a complement to PGA WORKS – a strategic initiative designed to diversify the golf industry’s workforce. Leadership positions held by PGA LEAD alumni include one National Board of Directors member, three PGA Section presidents, three Section vice presidents, two Section secretaries, 19 Section board members and 19 national committee members.

2024-2025 PGA LEAD Class Members

Adam Roybal, PGA – General Manager, UNM Championship Golf Course – Albuquerque, New Mexico – Sun Country PGA Section

Alexander L. Cavaliere, PGA – Teaching Professional, Lyman Orchards Golf Club – Marlborough, Connecticut – Connecticut PGA Section

Amanda Davis, PGA – Retail Manager & Assistant Professional, Essex County Club – Beverly, Massachusetts – New England PGA Section

Claudia Ferrini, PGA – Director of Golf Operations, Williamsburg National Golf Club – Williamsburg, Virginia – Middle Atlantic PGA Section

Connor Lynch, PGA – First Assistant, Meadow Park Golf Course – Puyallup, Washington –

Pacific Northwest PGA Section

Cortney Shrout, PGA – Head Professional, South Hills Country Club – West Covina, California –

Southern California PGA Section

Daniela Anastasi, PGA – Southern California PGA Section

Eva Rogers, PGA – Director of Junior Golf, Medinah Country Club – Bloomingdale, Illinois –

Illinois PGA Section

Jessica McClellan, PGA – Head Golf Professional, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort – Bandon, Oregon – Pacific Northwest PGA Section

Lisa Schwinden, PGA – Director of Instruction, Fargo Country Club – Fargo, North Dakota – Minnesota PGA Section

Megan Marie Leineweber, PGA – Lead Assistant Professional, TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm – Gaithersburg, Maryland – Middle Atlantic PGA Section

Sally Krystyn, PGA – Head Golf Professional, Brookridge Golf & Fitness – Leawood, Kansas –

Midwest PGA Section

Stephanie Molloy, PGA – Metropolitan PGA Section

Tony Chavez, PGA – Director of Golf, Los Serranos Country Club – Indio, California –

Southern California PGA Section

Trish Holt, PGA – Head Golf Professional Omni PGA Frisco Resort (Fields Ranch) – Frisco, Texas – Northern Texas PGA Section

PGA WORKS Fellowship Program Adds Five Positions in 2024; Alumni Thriving in the Golf and Sports Industry

FRISCO, Texas – The PGA of America REACH Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America, has announced that the PGA WORKS Fellowship program has added five new positions in 2024, reaching a total of 28 different PGA of America Sections along with the Advocates Professional Golf Association (APGA Tour) and Intersport Detroit.

The new PGA WORKS Fellowships for 2024 will be added in the PGA of America’s Sun Country, New England, Gulf States and Central New York PGA Sections, further enhancing one of the Association’s most successful career development programs. Fellowship recipients will be announced this summer.

Additionally, the Nebraska Section added a PGA WORKS Fellowship for 2024. The Fellowship is funded by Dormie Network Foundation, charitable arm of Dormie Network, a Nebraska-based company that provides a national network of private destination golf clubs. The Dormie Network Foundation, provides in-kind and cash grants to benefit organizations within the Foundation’s four giving pillars: youth golf, environmental initiatives, military/first responder organizations and healthcare/humanitarian efforts. The new position has been filled for the 2024 season.

Available in 28 of the PGA of America’s 41 Sections nationwide, the PGA WORKS Fellowship, established in 2017, provides the opportunity for a one-year paid immersion in a PGA Section’s Foundation operations. PGA Sections oversee the 41 regions of the PGA of America across the United States and help create the network of communication and community for PGA of America Golf Professionals and amateur golfers nationwide.

The PGA WORKS Fellowship is one of the most valuable, entry-level opportunities for individuals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to gain experience in all facets of the golf industry, offering an over 80% job placement rate. The Fellowship gives recent college and university graduates a first-hand look at everything that a career in the $102 billion golf industry can provide.

“We’re incredibly proud of the job placement rate we’ve seen PGA WORKS Fellows achieve after successfully completing their Fellowships across the country,” said PGA of America REACH Foundation Senior Director of Impact Kennie Sims, PGA. “Our PGA WORKS Fellowships not only open doors to career opportunities within the thriving golf industry, but also provides a platform for our Fellows to make an immediate impact within the communities they serve.”

To complement the experience gained through the Fellowship, the PGA WORKS staff stays closely connected to alumni from the program, while offering valuable programs and panels to share knowledge and experiences. At the 2024 PGA Show in Orlando, Fla., golf’s longest running and largest global business gathering, the most recent class of PGA WORKS Fellows had the opportunity to take part in a PGA WORKS Fellows Alumni Panel, hearing from previous Fellows who have since gained full-time positions in the golf industry.

PGA WORKS Fellows Alumni Benjamin Vasquez, Event Coordinator, PGA TOUR First Tee; Danielle Monas, Foundation Director, Northern Ohio PGA Section; Rachel Nowak, Programs Coordinator, PGA TOUR First Tee; and Ximena Davila, Foundation Coordinator, Southern Texas PGA Section, discussed the experiences they had during their respective Fellowships and answered questions from current Fellows.

During the event, Davila shared, “I was around golf growing up, but had never played. I had never imagined a career in golf until I came across the PGA WORKS Fellowship. It opened me up to so many different opportunities within the game, and I am now happily employed.”

Additionally, five PGA WORKS Fellows have landed jobs working for the Association at the Home of the PGA of America in Frisco, Texas: Cameron Dinkins, PGA WORKS Leader; Iyannei Miranda, PGA WORKS Program Coordinator; Telvin Walker, PGA Jr. League Lead; Caroline Riggs, PGA REACH Events Coordinator; and Rachel Goetz, Championship Volunteer Operations Coordinator.

For more information on the PGA WORKS Fellowship, and for application opportunities, click here.

A Celebration of Soul, Jazz and R&B Comes to Benton Harbor May 22 to Kick Off the 2024 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship

Benton Harbor, Michigan – Southwest Michigan residents and visitors will be treated to a spectacular musical evening during this year’s highly anticipated KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship being hosted at Harbor Shores. The community concert will take place at 7 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 22 and will feature R&B legend Jeffrey Osborne, alongside sensational jazz artists Gerald Albright and Kim Scott.

The concert, sponsored by the KitchenAid SrPGA, is free to the public. No tickets required. Local food trucks will be on-site with fan-favorite cuisine available for purchase. All golf fans, music lovers and community members are invited and encouraged to attend. Bring your own chair or blanket!

“We are thrilled to bring these iconic artists to our Southwest Michigan community to help celebrate the 2024 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship,” said Jerry Price, chairman of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship Community Showcase Committee. “At previous years’ community concerts, we’ve had thousands of attendees, and we would love to see more this year. It’s an opportunity for music fans to experience the depth and breadth of soul, R&B and jazz all in one night. We can think of no better way to kick off the excitement of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship weekend than with an evening of outstanding performances from Kim Scott, Gerald Albright and Jeffrey Osborne.”

Meet the Performers:

Headlining the concert is legendary R&B and soul vocalist Jeffrey Osborne who is known for his rich, emotive voice and timeless hits that continue to resonate with audiences of all ages. The four-time Grammy nominee started as the drummer then became the lead vocalist for L.T.D. before launching a successful solo career that includes classics such as “On the Wings of Love” and “Stay with Me Tonight.”

Joining Osborne are two remarkable talents in the jazz world: saxophonist Gerald Albright and flutist Kim Scott. With a career spanning over three decades, Gerald Albright has earned acclaim for his smooth melodic dexterity, and jaw-dropping jazz virtuosity. Albright’s impressive discography includes numerous chart-topping albums, and he has worked with major artists such as Anita Baker, The Temptations, Phil Collins and Whitney Houston.

Kim Scott has emerged as one of the most innovative and exciting figures in contemporary jazz music. Known for her exceptional tone, intoxicating melodies and flawless technique, Scott has captivated audiences worldwide. Her chart-topping singles and albums have solidified her place as one of the top flutists in the country, making her performance a must-see for music lovers.

For more information about the 2024 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship that will be held at Harbor Shores May 23-26, and for future community announcements surrounding the Championship, visit

Five Elected to USGA Executive Committee

Respected leaders in business and golf join the all-volunteer policymaking board; Engelbert elected to second three-year term

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Andrew Biggadike of Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.; David Dorton of Atlanta, Ga.; Virginia C. Drosos of Dallas, Texas; David Leitch of Earlysville, Va.; and Andy North of Madison, Wis., were elected to serve on the USGA Executive Committee yesterday at the Association’s Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

Additionally, Cathy Engelbert of Berkeley Heights, N.J., was elected to her second three-year term on the 15-person volunteer committee that provides strategic and financial oversight as the Association’s policymaking and governance board.

USGA Annual Meeting Photo Link

“I think I speak for the entire Executive Committee when I say that we are thrilled to welcome our newest members, whose careers and accomplishments speak for themselves,” said Fred Perpall, USGA president. “Their insights and experience will be incredibly valuable toward our mission to support this game for which we all share a deep passion.”

The newly elected committee members are distinguished leaders with extensive experience in the game of golf from both playing and administrative perspectives. They join a board tasked with guiding the organization’s efforts and initiatives for the good of the game, which include unifying the golf community, showcasing the game’s best, governing without bias and advancing golf by creating a more inclusive and sustainable game.

“The USGA is fortunate to have such an incredible roster serving on our board and guiding our important work to leave this game in a better place for future generations,” said Mike Whan, USGA CEO. “The common thread through each of our new committee members, and all those who play and work in golf, is a strong passion for the game, and I’m looking forward to working with each of them.”

Biggadike, an accomplished amateur golfer and USGA volunteer since 2016, currently serves as a director of research & development software for Broadcom. He has served as a Rules official at 13 USGA championships and six international team matches, among his extensive volunteer roles in golf.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who earned his MBA from Harvard University, Dorton is a former Home Depot executive who now serves as senior partner and leader of the Global Operations Transformation Practice at McKinsey & Company.

Drosos is CEO of Signet Jewelers, Ltd., the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry, who previously served as president and CEO of Assurex Health and group president of Global Beauty Care at Procter & Gamble, where she spent 25 years.

Leitch is a former global general counsel and vice chair for Bank of America and former group vice president and general counsel for the Ford Motor Company who served as deputy counsel and deputy assistant to the President of the United States from 2002-2005.

A two-time U.S. Open champion and 15-time winner on the professional level, North enjoyed a storied playing career and has been a longtime analyst and reporter for ESPN’s golf coverage. He’s well-known for his charitable work and has supported cancer research through the Andy North and Friends Initiative since 2008.

Per association bylaws, Biggadike, Dorton, Drosos and Leitch have been elected for one three-year term beginning this year, with the potential for reelection to a second and final three-year term in 2027. North has been elected to a two-year term with the potential for reelection to a second and final three-year term in 2026.

In addition to Engelbert and the new electees, current USGA Executive Committee members include Tony Anderson of Chicago, Ill.; Sinclair Eaddy Jr., of Baltimore, Md.; Kevin Hammer of Boynton Beach, Fla.; Leslie Henry of New Orleans, La.; Bryan Lewis of Pinehurst, N.C.; Deborah Platt Majoras of McLean, Va.; Michael McCarthy of San Francisco, Calif.; Courtney Myhrum of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Perpall of Dallas, Texas, the USGA’s 67th president, who begins the second year of his three-year term as president.

The new committee members assume seats vacated by retiring members Chuck Brymer of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Kendra Graham of Winter Park, Fla.; Tony Petitti of Irvington, N.Y.; and Sharon Ritchey of Longboat Key, Fla.

Tiger Woods Named USGA’s 2024 Bob Jones Award Recipient

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. – The United States Golf Association has selected Tiger Woods as the recipient of this year’s Bob Jones Award, the USGA’s highest honor, in recognition of his commitment to sportsmanship and respect for golf’s time-honored traditions.


Woods, a 15-time major champion and nine-time USGA champion, has redefined the game of golf in the modern era, overcoming physical and personal challenges by displaying the characteristics of tenacity, mental strength and perseverance.


“This award goes beyond playing performance, recognizing the lasting impact of one person’s journey that has forever changed the image and growth of golf,” said Mike Whan, CEO of the USGA. “There are very few who stand alongside Tiger Woods in terms of on-course accomplishments, and he is in a class of his own when it comes to the impact he has made on the game and future generations who will play it.”


His journey, from junior phenomenon to young star, achiever to ambassador, player to mentor and golf innovator to entrepreneur, is marked by a rich and deep story defined not just by trophies, but by triumphing over near-impossible obstacles and emerging stronger beyond them. Always rising to the occasion, Woods continues to play the game without compromising his drive or his respect for it.


His dedication to fair play and longstanding commitment to excellence are among the traits embodied by the award’s namesake, Robert Tyre Jones Jr., one of golf’s greats, a fellow nine-time USGA champion and one of the most respected players in the game’s history.


“Bob Jones was a pillar of our game because of the integrity with which he played it, and I’m truly humbled to receive the award that bears his name and join the many who have received it before me who continue his legacy,” said Woods. “It’s especially fitting to receive this honor from the USGA, which has meant so much to my career and the entire game of golf.”


Woods’ charitable endeavors and significant impact off the golf course are integral to his living legacy. Founded in 1996 with his father, Earl, the TGR Foundation provides opportunities to help change the trajectories of students’ lives through access to college- and career-preparation resources, along with STEM-based experiential learning via the TGR Learning Lab.


A transcendent talent and one of the most accomplished players in history, Woods is credited with inspiring a generation of golfers to take up the game through his decades of dominance at every level of the sport. His nine USGA titles, matched only by Jones, include three consecutive U.S. Junior Amateurs (1991-1993), followed by three straight U.S. Amateurs (1994-1996) and an overall USGA match-play record of 42-3. His record 15-stroke victory at Pebble Beach in the 2000 U.S. Open and his captivating playoff win on a broken leg at Torrey Pines to claim the 2008 U.S. Open are among the most memorable performances in the championship’s history.


“Throughout his playing career and along with his incredible work outside the ropes, Tiger Woods has quite literally changed the game, and he has done it while embodying the characteristics recognized by this award and shared by others who have received it,” said Fred Perpall, USGA president. “His impact on the game is incalculable, and there is no doubt that golf would not be the same without Tiger in it.”


Past recipients of the Bob Jones Award include Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Mickey Wright, Francis Ouimet, Byron Nelson, Nancy Lopez, President George H.W. Bush, Patty Berg and Annika Sorenstam.


Woods will be recognized on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at a ceremony in the Village of Pinehurst during the week of the U.S. Open Championship.

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club to Host Both U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Presented by Ally in 2036

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that in 2036, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, in Southampton, N.Y., will play host to both the 136th U.S. Open and 91st U.S. Women’s Open Presented by Ally, with the championships taking place in consecutive weeks.

“Few places can match the historic importance of Shinnecock Hills to golf in the United States,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA chief championships officer. “As an organization, we felt that this iconic venue would be an ideal stage for both our men’s and women’s premier championships. It will offer the perfect opportunity to bring the game’s best to one course and provide fans the chance to watch them compete for a national championship in back-to-back weeks.”

This will mark the third time that the USGA’s two most significant championships have been held at the same location in consecutive weeks. The first came in 2014 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2, with the North Carolina venue set to host back-to-backs again in 2029. This will be the first time that Shinnecock Hills Golf Club hosts the U.S. Women’s Open and the seventh time the club will host the U.S. Open. Most recently, Shinnecock Hills served as the site for the 2018 U.S. Open, won by Brooks Koepka. The club will also host the 2026 edition of the championship.

“Shinnecock is deeply proud of our founding association with the USGA and our role in setting the course of history for golf in America,” said Brett Pickett, Shinnecock Hills club president. “And we are extremely excited to build on that legacy through this historic, back-to-back presentation of men’s and women’s major championship golf in Southampton in 2036.

“The seventh U.S. Open at Shinnecock will be played 140 years after the first, as we continue to be the only club to have hosted the U.S. Open in three different centuries. And our first U.S. Women’s Open will build on our proud history of advancing the women’s game in America, which began when Shinnecock was the first golf club in the U.S. to have women members in 1891. We look forward to working closely with our friends at the USGA and with the Southampton community to develop these special weeks in Southampton in the years ahead.”

One of the five founding member clubs of the USGA, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is the oldest incorporated golf club in the United States, having been founded in 1891. The club has a long and illustrious history of hosting USGA championships.

It served as the host site for both the second U.S. Amateur and second U.S. Open in 1896. The latter saw John Shippen make history, becoming the first African American to compete in a major championship, finishing fifth. Not only was Shinnecock Hills the first club in the U.S. to admit women as members from its 1891 inception, but it also played host to the sixth U.S. Women’s Amateur in 1900. The club would later host the 1967 U.S. Senior Amateur and 1977 Walker Cup Match.

In 1986, the U.S Open returned to Shinnecock Hills following a 90-year absence. Raymond Floyd, at age 43, became the oldest player at the time to win the championship after a back-and-forth final round in which 10 competitors held at least a share of the lead. Corey Pavin’s 4-wood to the 18th green – a 228-yard approach that finished 5 feet from the flagstick – sealed his lone major victory in 1995 and is considered one of the greatest shots in U.S. Open history. Retief Goosen captured his second U.S. Open in 2004, needing just 11 putts over the final nine holes to withstand a challenge from Phil Mickelson. Finally in 2018, Koepka became just the third golfer to defend his U.S. Open title since World War II and the first in 29 years. His final-round 68 edged Tommy Fleetwood by one stroke.

This will mark the 23rd time the U.S. Open will visit the state of New York and the sixth visit by the U.S. Women’s Open. The last U.S. Open in New York was won by Bryson DeChambeau in 2020 at Winged Foot Golf Club, and the last U.S. Women’s Open winner in New York was Inbee Park, who captured her second title just down the road from Shinnecock Hills at Sebonack Golf Club in 2013.