I was glad to see The Suburban Times announce the upcoming National Girls Championship at Tacoma Country and Golf Club. This is a noteworthy event for a number of reasons. Your blurb toplined some of the event’s salient “news value”, but I think your Lakewood, Steilacoom, Fircrest and University Place readers might be interested in some of the following aspects that set this event apart:
First, this is more than a “national level tournament”. This is the United States CHAMPIONSHIP for amateur young women below the age of eighteen. It is put on by the United States Golf Association, the governing body for amateur golf in America. In other words, this is the crown jewel amongst national level tournaments, featuring the best young female golfers. As you noted, players will be here from around the globe as well as many states. Moreover, several Tacoma area players recently qualified to play in a USGA qualifying event held at TCGC.
Second, not only will superior golf be played on one of the finest courses in the northwest at TCGC, spectators will be able to enjoy the play and the venue FOR FREE. Golf fans of all ages are invited to see stars of the future compete on an unmatched golf course, which is the oldest west of the Mississippi. Parenthetically, the club dates back to 1894, which also makes it the oldest country club in the west. The event will combine youth and tradition right here in Lakewood.
Third, this tournament will place Tacoma Country and Golf Club in a singular position in the golf world. With this Girls National Championship, TCGC will be the only club in America that will have hosted four major USGA women’s golf tournaments. No other club will have been recognized in this fashion. Quite an accomplishment for a remarkable golf facility.
See you on the course.
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