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SUPPORTER (n): one who aids, encourages, backs, advocates, upholds; to CHAMPION a person or a cause.

The Country Club of Charleston is honored to support the history, tradition and prestige of the game of golf by hosting the 113th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, conducted by the United States Golf Association. Our hope is that this great championship for female amateurs from all over the world will be a memorable experience for the players, spectators and supporters. For the first time, South Carolina will host the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship on August 5-11, 2013. This honor was bestowed upon one of the most important and historic golf clubs in America since 1899, the Country Club of Charleston. We are proud to host these amazing competitors and to be able to share with you this opportunity to CHAMPION women’s golf and the greater Charleston area.


OUR HISTORY

OUR MISSION

The Country Club of Charleston, designed by renowned golf course

Our mission is to provide an unparalleled championship experience for the USGA, competitors, media and spectators, while showcasing the South Carolina Lowcountry’s beauty and economic strength. Together with our local and statewide officials, as well as our corporate and individual supporters, we will welcome the USGA and the viewing public to our state in the finest manner possible.

architect Seth Raynor, has contributed to our region’s rich history in golf, serving as a host site for state and regional tournaments. The tradition began with the Carolinas Amateur Championship, which the club has hosted six times, the first coming in 1911. In addition, the South Carolina Women’s Amateur Stroke-Play Championship has been contested at the club four times, starting with the inaugural event in 1949 and most

INTERNATIONAL FIELD OF COMPETITORS

recently in 1998. Golf greats Walter Hagen and Henry Picard have graced the club’s fairways as champions of the PGA Tour’s Charleston Open, hosted here from 1933 through 1937. Picard, a World Golf Hall of Fame member who won 26 PGA Tour events, including the 1938 Masters Tournament and the 1939 PGA Championship, was the head golf professional and a longtime member of the Country Club of Charleston. The club has hosted eight South Carolina Amateur Championships, with the most recent in 1999 won by future U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover. Since 1946, the club has showcased new talent at its annual Azalea Amateur, with noted champions Dale Morey, Billy Joe Patton, Buddy Alexander, Casey Wittenberg and Webb Simpson. Charleston’s golf history is forever linked to one of the most outstanding women in golf, Charleston native Beth Daniel, who was voted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2000. Daniel won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in 1975 and 1977, and was on the 1976 and 1978 USA Curtis Cup Teams. Daniel joined the LPGA Tour in 1979 and played on eight U.S. Solheim Cup Teams, serving as the U.S. captain in 2009. Today, Daniel remains committed to the greater Charleston community by hosting the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea, a championship for boys and girls ages 13 to 18, annually at the Country Club of Charleston.

The U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship marked the beginning of women’s competitive golf in this country. Along with the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Open, the Women’s Amateur was one of the USGA’s first three championships conducted in 1895. The Women’s Amateur has long identified some of golf’s greatest women players, many of whom have gone on to successful professional careers. The most noteworthy champion is Glenna Collett Vare, a lifelong amateur who won the Robert Cox Trophy a record six times. Second only to Vare is JoAnne Gunderson Carner, who won five Women’s Amateur Championships. Other women to secure their place in golf history include Patty Berg, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Louise Suggs, Beth Daniel, Juli Inkster and Morgan Pressel. Golfers from around the globe will compete in qualifying sites across the U.S. to gain one of the 156 spots in the championship field. In 2011, the field included 31 foreign players representing Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, the People’s Republic of China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Germany, Great Britain (England and Scotland), Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. Previous years have included competitors from Jamaica, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Sweden, Spain and Wales. In short, this event will bring a global focus to the Charleston area. The U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship is followed by local, national and international media, including a telecast on The Golf Channel.

The Country Club of Charleston is home to nearly 650 members, many of whom are community leaders and charitable donors, and who will lead our volunteer committees.

2010 and 2011 Champion, Danielle Kang


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ABOUT THE USGA The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico. The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries. For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.

< Beth Daniel 1975 and 1977 Champion 2000 World Golf Hall of Fame Inductee


JOIN OUR EFFORTS Your support of our efforts is essential to showcasing the Charleston area to the USGA, media, competitors, and their families and guests. A number of supporter packages are offered to provide corporate supporters with a great experience before, during and after the championship.

Frank C. Ford III Co-Chair

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Libby Metzler Co-Chair

2013 U . S . WOM E N ’ S A M AT E U R C H A MPION S HIP – S U PP OR T E R PAC K AG E S Hospitality, Golf Outing and Advertising

SUPPORTER BENEFITS

Private weekday golf outing or rounds of golf, including lunch at the Country Club of Charleston (mutually agreeable date)

Program Advertising

Platinum Gold Silver Sterling Bronze Copper $ $ $ $ $ 50,000 25,000 10,000 5,000 3,000 1,750

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40 Players for Outing

20 Players for Outing

8 Players for Outing

4 Players for Outing

4 Rounds of Golf

2 Rounds of Golf

Clubhouse access during the championship with “Member” privileges to food and beverage services 10 8 6 4 4 Tickets for food and beverage at championship concessions 10 8 6 4 4 Invitation and tickets to the welcome dinner Full-color ad in championship program (5,000 print copies)

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Full Page Full Page Full Page Choice of Prominent Placement Placement Yes

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Name placement on championship website

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Name placement on daily groupings and starting times sheets (7,000 print copies)

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Name placement on supporter signage outside of the clubhouse

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Name inclusion in communications with club members, volunteers and championship followers

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CONTACT: Kathy Beard, Championship Director 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship One Country Club Drive, Charleston, SC 29412 843.795.1373 2013USWomensAM@gmail.com

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