The U.S. Girls Junior Golf Championship will kick off on July 23 at Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Lakewood, and organizers are confidant the event will continue to feed Pierce County’s reputation as a national-caliber golfing destination with the new Chambers Bay course and another new course in DuPont.
The national-level tournament will feature 156 girls from 10 countries. Tom Hosea, director of government relations for Key Bank and member of the club, said that club member Pat Lesser Harbottle actually won the tournament in 1950, and Tacoma Country and Golf Club’s hosting of three past U.S. Girls Junior Championships led to the club’s selection as this year’s venue. Hosea said golf continues to be an important economic and social business tool – especially for women.
“Women’s golf is huge,” Hosea said. “It’s a huge sport, and from a business perspective, I don’t think enough women are playing golf. I think it’s great for business relationship and opportunities.”
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