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PLAYER HANDBOOK


CHAMPIONSHIP COMMITTEE Standing (l – r): Charlie Swanson, Volunteer Services Co-Chair, Pat Garrigan, Volunteer Services Co-Chair, Larry Tarleton, Marketing and Fundraising Chair, Libby Metzler, General Co-Chair, Frank Ford, General Chair, Ron Gillette, Club General Manager, Barbara Christie, Player Services Co-Chair, Hart Brown, Director of Golf, Kathy Beard, Championship Director, Lon Burris, Logistics Chair, Cordes Ford, Course Chair. Seated (l – r): Tommy Croffead, Club President, Andrew Lamie, Championship Manager and Rita Eiserhardt, Player Services Co-Chair.


CONTENTS

2 Welcome Letter 3 Contact Information 4 Important Addresses 5 Parking & Shuttles 6 Driving Directions 8 Course Map 10 Credentials

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Evening Social Functions

Airport Transportation Taxi Service 14 Medical & First Aid Disabled Spectator Services

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General Information Championship Schedule

Local Restaurants & Attractions Grocery Store

Personal Appearance Championship Food Service 11 Practice, Club Storage, Lockers Practice Range Schedule

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WELCOME from the Country Club of Charleston

On behalf of the Country Club of Charleston, the cities of Charleston and North Charleston and the town of Mt. Pleasant, we welcome you to the 113th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. We are honored to be chosen as host of the championship by the United States Golf Association and proud of our continuing mission to support amateur golf. We are confident that our Seth Raynor-designed course will offer a strong test of golf, while at the same time our membership and staff will make every effort to have your stay with us feel a bit like home. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your experience the best it can be. Good luck, play well and enjoy participating in one of the most prestigious events in amateur golf!

Sincerely,

Frank Ford III

General Chair 113th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

Libby Metzler General Co-Chair Championship Committee

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CONTACT INFORMATION TELEPHONE NUMBERS Host Club Championship Office............................................... 843.795.1373 Country Club of Charleston Golf Shop................................... 843.795.2312 Country Club of Charleston....................................................... 843.795.0422 USGA – Far Hills, NJ.................................................................... 908.234.2300 USGA – Kimberly Sorce, Administrative Assistant U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship................................... 908.326.1890 KSorce@USGA.org USGA Headquarters at Country Club of Charleston Corinne Felice, On-site Administrative Assistant ................. 908.458.3798 CFelice@USGA.org The Host Club Championship Office is located in an office trailer next to the Tennis Center. The office hours are Thursday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 11, from 5:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Email: VIP@2013USWomensAM.com Website: www.2013uswomensam.com www.Facebook.com/2013USWomensAM @USGA #USWomensAm

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IMPORTANT ADDRESSES 1. Country Club of Charleston..................1 Country Club Drive, Charleston, SC 29412 2. Volunteer and Spectator Parking.........47 Folly Road at the corner of Albemarle Road 3. Marriott Hotel - Official Hotel.............170 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston, SC 29403

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The Charleston International Airport is located at 5500 International Blvd., North Charleston, SC 29418.

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PARKING & SHUTTLES Players will receive one parking pass , if needed, for the Country Club of Charleston’s clubhouse parking lot. Please remember to display the parking pass in your car at all times, as you will be unable to access the clubhouse lot without it. Family members or friends not arriving with the player must park at the Main Championship Parking Lot A, conveniently located at 47 Folly Road at the intersection of Albemarle Road. There is no charge for parking and a complimentary shuttle is provided. A parking pass will not be needed.

Complimentary Shuttle Schedule Friday, Aug. 2 - Sunday, Aug. 11 A complimentary shuttle will be provided between the Country Club of Charleston, Marriott Hotel and Main Championship Lot A

Start Time

End Time

Friday, Aug. 2............................................................ 5:15 a.m........................9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3....................................................... 5:15 a.m........................10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4......................................................... 5:15 a.m........................10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5....................................................... 5:15 a.m........................9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6........................................................ 5:15 a.m........................10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7................................................. 5:15 a.m........................10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8...................................................... 5:15 a.m........................9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9............................................................ 5:15 a.m........................9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10..................................................... 5:15 a.m........................9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11......................................................... 5:15 a.m........................9 p.m.

Shuttles will run every 15 minutes. Travel time is approximately 10 minutes between the Country Club of Charleston and the Main Championship Parking Lot and Marriott Hotel.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS From Charleston Marriott to Country Club of Charleston - Please use this as the primary route. Turn Left/South out of Marriott parking lot onto Lockwood Drive Stay Straight on Lockwood to James Island Expressway (Left Exit) to end @ Folly Road Turn Right onto Folly Road ~ 1 Mile to Country Club Drive Turn Right onto Country Club Drive to Country Club of Charleston

Alternate Route-This route crosses over two drawbridges, which may incur substantial traffic delays. Turn Left/South out of Marriott parking lot onto Lockwood Drive Turn Right to merge onto US-17 South Veer Left onto Folly Beach (700) Drive past Windermere Shopping Center on the Right Cross Wappoo Cut Bridge and get into the Left lane At light, turn Left onto Country Club Road/Drive Drive dead ends at Country Club of Charleston

From Country Club of Charleston to Charleston Marriott Head West on Country Club Drive toward Country Club Lane Take the first Right onto Folly Road Slight Right to stay on Folly Road Continue onto US-17 N Take the Lockwood Drive Exit towards Visitor Center Keep Left at the Fork; follow signs for Lockwood Drive North Turn Left onto Lockwood Drive Charleston Marriott will be on the Right

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From Charleston Marriott to Charleston International Airport Turn Left/South out of Marriott parking lot onto Lockwood Drive Follow signs to US-17 North (Septima Clark Parkway) Turn Left onto Septima Clark Parkway Continue onto Interstate 26 West Take Exit 212B for I-526 West towards Savannah Merge onto Interstate 526 West Take Exit 16 towards International Boulevard-Airport/Montague Avenue Turn Right onto International Boulevard Continue onto Terminal Boulevard Slight Right and Charleston International Airport will be on the Right

From The Country Club of Charleston to Charleston International Airport Head West on Country Club Drive towards Country Club Lane Take the first Right onto Folly Road (lighted intersection) Continue onto Wesley Drive Turn Left onto US-17/Savannah Highway Take the I-526 East ramp to N Charleston Merge onto Interstate 526 E Take Exit 16B toward Airport Merge onto International Boulevard Continue onto Terminal Boulevard Slight Right and Charleston International Airport will be on the Right

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Announcers Booth

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Tennis Center Volunteer HQ Championship HQ Command Center

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Traffic/Security Control Post Emergency Medical Public Concessions Temporary Restroom Players / Officials Only Public Restrooms (Handicap Accessible)

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Evacuation / Shelter Groups of 2-5 15-passenger vans Shuttle Stop Handicap Scooters


CREDENTIALS In order to identify themselves as members of the championship field, when on site, players will be required to wear the championship player’s badge that will be provided at Player Registration. At Player Registration, players may also receive up to four player guest credentials, which provide clubhouse access to family members or guests. These credentials must be worn whenever the guests are on site. Please remember caddie credentials will NOT provide access to the clubhouse. If you have brought a caddie with you to the event and you wish for him or her to have access to the clubhouse, you will need to provide him or her with a player guest credential.

PERSONAL APPEARANCE The U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship entry form states: “Players must be neat in appearance with respect to personal grooming and clothing.” Please use good judgment in your choice of attire. Players are asked to be considerate of Country Club of Charleston’s dress code. For players: • length of shorts and skirts should be respectable For players and guests receiving clubhouse access: • denim is not permitted • men are asked to wear collared shirts and remove their hats in the clubhouse

CHAMPIONSHIP FOOD SERVICE Breakfast and lunch will be served daily in the clubhouse. Players will pay $11 for the breakfast buffet and $14 for the lunch buffet. Player family members and guests with clubhouse access will also be able to dine at the buffet for the same rate as the players. Cash or credit cards will be acceptable forms of payment. Temporary charge accounts will NOT be created.

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PRACTICE, CLUB STORAGE AND LOCKERS If you require a change to your practice round starting time, please contact the Country Club of Charleston Golf Shop at 843.795.2312. Information regarding championship starting times and scoring is available at www.usga.org. Questions for the USGA (ex. starting times for championship rounds, withdrawal notifications, rules inquiries, scoring information, etc.) should be directed to the USGA Office at 908.458.3798. The Practice Range and Short Game Facility are open one hour and 15 minutes prior to the first tee time and remains open for 45 minutes following the completion of play. Use of practice facilities will end once you have completed your play in the championship. Lockers will be available and assigned to all players for use during the championship. In addition, shoe cleaning and spike replacement will be available for $5 per service.

PRACTICE RANGE AND SHORT GAME FACILITY SCHEDULE Friday, Aug. 2............................................................................. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3........................................................................ 6:15 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4........................................................................... 6:15 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5......................................................................... 6:15 a.m. – 8 p.m.* Tuesday, Aug. 6.......................................................................... 6:15 a.m. – 8 p.m.* Wednesday, Aug. 7.................................................................. 6:15 a.m. – 8 p.m.* Thursday, Aug. 8....................................................................... 6:15 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9............................................................................. 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10...................................................................... 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11.......................................................................... 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. *Range may close at 7:30 p.m. if no players are present.

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EVENING SOCIAL FUNCTIONS USGA Players’ Reception The USGA cordially invites all players to be our guests at the 113th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship Players’ Reception, to be held at the Country Club of Charleston on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Although there will be no formal seating, hearty portions of dinner fare will be available. Dress is casual or golf attire. All players, friends and families are invited to attend. Players will attend at no charge, compliments of the USGA, and space will be held for them until the end of Player Registration, where they will have the opportunity to confirm whether they will attend. All other guests may attend at a charge of $50 per guest. Guest tickets must be paid for at Player Registration and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Country Club of Charleston Welcome Party On Sunday, Aug. 4, players and USGA officials are invited to a Welcome Party hosted by Country Club of Charleston at 5 p.m. Dress is casual or golf attire. Players will attend at no charge, compliments of the Country Club of Charleston, and spaces will be held for them until the end of Player Registration. All others may attend at a charge of $50 per guest. Beer, wine and cocktails are included. Guest tickets may be paid for at Player Registration and will be distributed on a first-come, firstserved basis. Shuttle service will be provided to/from the Charleston Marriott and Championship Main Parking Lot A.

Scoreboard Barbecue On Tuesday, Aug. 6, a barbeque meal will be available beginning at 6 p.m. for those who would like to attend. The price for players, family members and guests will be $18 per person and can be paid the evening of the event. Beer, wine and cocktails will be available for an additional charge. Shuttle service will be provided to/from the Charleston Marriott and Championship Main Parking Lot A. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to/from the Charleston Marriott and Championship Main Parking Lot A until 10 p.m. for Evening Social Functions.

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AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION The Country Club of Charleston will provide transportation from the club or the Charleston Marriott to the Charleston International Airport (CHS) for players and their guest(s) upon their departure from the championship. Players must reserve seats on these shuttles at least 12 hours prior to their departure, but you may make your departure reservation as early as you would like by calling the Championship Office Transportation Desk at 843.795.7631. When calling, please communicate the number of individuals traveling with you on the shuttle. This will allow Absolutely Charleston to arrange for an appropriate vehicle to cover the route. Players must identify themselves as a 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship player and provide your name when making the reservation. The Country Club of Charleston or USGA will NOT make your reservation for you. Transit time from the Country Club of Charleston or the Charleston Marriott to the Charleston International Airport is approximately 30 minutes at most times. It is suggested that you build in additional time during rush hour traffic. Family members and guests traveling separately from the player are asked to arrange and pay for their own transportation to the airport.

TAXI SERVICE Taxi service is also available from either the club or the Marriott to the airport. Taxi company phone numbers are available below. Please remember that taxi companies need lead time to respond to a call for a ride at either the club or the Marriott. Taxi Company

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Price

Yellow Cab..................................................... 843.577.6565....................... $44 Most Wanted Transportation.................... 843.478.5959...................... $44 Mount Pleasant Shuttle............................... 843.971.4901........................ $44 Price listed is estimated and subject to change.

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MEDICAL & FIRST AID The Championship Committee would like to sincerely thank Roper St. Francis for providing medical support for the championship by equipping and staffing the Medical Headquarters. Their gracious support of the Country Club of Charleston will help to make the championship a safe and healthy experience for all attendees. The Medical HQ will be located near the Driving Range. It will open one hour prior to the first starting time and close approximately 30 minutes after the last group or pairing finishes. Emergency medical personnel will also roam the golf course. During your time on site, if you witness an individual who requires medical attention or if you are in need of medical attention yourself, please communicate the location and any details of the medical issue to the nearest championship volunteer or USGA representative with a radio and the medical team will respond immediately. If you require medical attention prior to or following your round of golf, please visit the Medical HQ. The medical committee is available to treat acute medical situations or provide preventative services (ex. wrapping of wrists, ankles, etc.). Should you require follow-up care after being treated at the championship, the staff at the Medical HQ can provide assistance in scheduling the appropriate appointment.

DISABLED SPECTATOR SERVICES The Country Club of Charleston and the USGA are committed to providing a positive user-friendly experience for all spectators with disabilities and is pleased to provide the following services: •

Handicap-accessible shuttles will be available from the Championship Main Parking Lot A.

A limited number of motorized scooters will be available, on a first-come. first-served basis, for spectators with disabilities, compliments of the USGA and Pride Mobility. In order to use the scooters, spectators will be required to complete a liability waiver. The scooters will be distributed out of the Disabled Services Tent, which will be located in the clubhouse parking lot as part of the Transportation Tent..

Accessible temporary restrooms will be located throughout the championship grounds.

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GENERAL CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION Lost and Found Lost and Found will be located at the club’s Championship Office located next to the Tennis Center.

Admission All spectators are admitted free of charge to the championship grounds. The clubhouse has restricted access and proper credentials are required. Volunteers are permitted access to the first floor of the clubhouse.

Cellphone Policy There are no limitations to the locations on site in which players may use the data function for texting, emailing, etc. However, we ask that the players avoid making or accepting phone calls when dining in the championship buffet area and on the championship practice range. Players may make or accept phone calls when in the parking lot or the locker room. Players should remember to deactivate the phone ringer and all other sound functions when using their phone at the championship.

Championship Concessions Concessions will be available at three locations. A full-service main concession will be located at the Halfway House located outside the Golf Shop, while two snackand drink concessions will be located on course near holes 12/13 and holes 2/8. Concessions will operate during practice rounds and championship play, Friday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 11.

Smoking Policy The clubhouse at the Country Club of Charleston is a smoke-free environment.

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CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE Day

Starting Time

Round

Friday, Aug. 2............................ 9 a.m. - 5 p.m............................Practice rounds Saturday, Aug. 3....................... 7:30-9:30 a.m. 12:30-2:30 p.m. .......................Practice rounds Sunday, Aug. 4......................... 7:30-9:30 a.m. 12:30-2:30 p.m.........................Practice rounds Monday, Aug. 5....................... 7:30-9:30 a.m. 12:30-2:30 p.m.........................First round, stroke play Tueday, Aug. 6.......................... 7:30-9:30 a.m. 12:30-2:30 p.m.........................Second round, stroke play Wednesday, Aug. 7................. 9:30 a.m.-2:40 p.m.................First round, match play Thursday, Aug. 8...................... 7:30-10 a.m...............................Second round, match play 1-2:10 p.m..................................Third round, match play Friday, Aug. 9............................ 1:45-2:15 p.m.............................Quarterfinals, match play Saturday, Aug. 10..................... 10 a.m. and 10:15 a.m...............Semifinals, match play Sunday, Aug. 11......................... 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m...........36-hole final, match play Please note that the USGA reserves the right to alter the schedule of play. If changes are required for any reason, most commonly delays caused by inclement weather, the USGA will inform players of revised times. In addition, match play times are subject to change for reasons other than delays caused by inclement weather. Players should NOT use this schedule as a final reference for match-play starting times, but should confirm the starting time for their next day’s match at the Championship Scoreboard or on the USGA website, www.usga.org. When the field is cut for match play, the USGA will provide a phone number for players to call to confirm their starting time the next day. Pairings will also be sent to the Marriott and available on the USGA website, www.usga.org.

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LOCAL SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND ATTRACTIONS Please visit the following websites for extensive listings of area shopping, restaurants and attractions, along with special event schedules. The Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau – www.charlestoncvb.com The Post and Courier – www.charleston.net Charleston City Paper –www.charlestoncitypaper.com WCBD Channel 2 News – www.counton2.com Grocery Store Piggly Wiggly Visit www.thepig.net for a directory of store locations. Post Office 579 Folly Road Charleston, SC www.usps.com Movie Theatres Carmike James Island 8 1743 Central Park Charleston, SC 29412 Terrace 1956 Maybank Highway Charleston, SC 29412 Please stop by our Clubhouse Information Desk located in the front foyer and ask for assistance. We would be happy to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

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