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Waverley Country Club — Portland, Ore. — Sept. 9-14, 2017

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3 Diana Murphy & Mandy Rasmussen, United States Golf Association 5 Bill Reilly, Waverley Country Club Board of Directors 7 David Jacobsen & Cynthia Potwin, Waverley Country Club Host Committee 9 Doug Houser, Waverley Historic Foundation

INFORMATION 15 Championship Fact Sheet 19 Conditions of Play 32 Course Map 13 Host Committee Listing 17 Schedule of Events 10 Supporters of the Waverley Historic Foundation

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20 Modernizing Golf’s Rules 26 New Technology: Resource Management 24 North American Golf Symposium: 5 Takaways 29 Waverley Country Club History

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Thank You to the hundreds of volunteers who have helped to make this 56th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship a success!

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WELCOME

FROM THE UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION Welcome to the 56th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Waverley Country Club. Waverley Country Club has been a tremendous host site throughout the years. This is the club’s seventh USGA championship, the most of any club in a state filled with world-class golf courses. In fact, Waverley has played a part in two of the USGA’s three-peats, as Juli Inkster won her second of three consecutive Women’s Amateur titles here in 1981, and Tiger Woods won his third straight Junior Amateur here in 1993, which he followed with three consecutive U.S. Amateur titles from 1994-96. Major champion Lanny Wadkins defeated future U.S. Open champion Tom Kite by one stroke at Waverley in the 1970 U.S. Amateur when the championship was a stroke-play event. Wadkins’ four-round total of 279 is the best strokeplay score in championship history. For more than half a century, the Senior Women’s Amateur has provided the ultimate test for female golfers 50 years of age and older, and some of the best female amateur players in the game’s history have used it to add to their championship legacy. Last year, Ellen Port won her third Senior Women’s Amateur and seventh USGA championship. A four-time Women’s Mid-Amateur winner and 2014 USA Curtis Cup Team captain, Port is tied with fellow Senior Women’s Amateur winners Anne Quast Sander and Carol Semple Thompson for the second-most USGA titles by a female competitor. With one more Senior Women’s Amateur title, Port would join JoAnne Gunderson Carner for the most women’s USGA titles and tie four-time U.S. Open champion Jack Nicklaus with eight overall titles. Only Bob Jones and Woods have won more, with nine apiece. Seven competitors have won this championship three or more times and four have won both the Women’s Amateur and Senior Women’s Amateur, including Sander and Thompson. Thompson, who won four consecutive Senior Women’s Amateurs from 1999-2002, is the only player to win the Women’s Amateur, Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Women’s Amateur. We are looking forward to a great championship test in a championship decorated with great champions. Thank you to all of the Waverley staff, USGA staff and the volunteers who make this the preeminent national championship for female senior players. Good luck to all of the competitors and may the best player win. Sincerely,

Diana M. Murphy President, USGA

Mandy Rasmussen Chairman, Senior Women’s Amateur Committee

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WELCOME

FROM WAVERLEY COUNTRY CLUB Waverley Country Club, founded in 1896, is proud to host the 56th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. On behalf of the Waverley Country Club Board of Directors, Waverley’s Senior Women’s Amateur Championship Committee and the entire Waverley membership, we welcome you to this prestigious event and congratulate each of the players for qualifying. Waverley has a long history of supporting amateur golf and the USGA. This will be the seventh USGA championship that we have had the privilege of hosting. At our first USGA championship, in 1952, we celebrated the win of Ms. Jackie Pung in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. Since then we have hosted the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship, U.S. Amateur Championship, the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship and two additional U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships. Past champions at Waverley include Juli Inkster, Lanny Wadkins and Tiger Woods. We look forward to outstanding play and crowning a new USGA champion for the 2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. The scenic beauty of the Northwest and our striking 2012 golf course renovation by Gil Hanse will be the backdrop for this fine event. However, it would not be possible without the commitment of our members to making this event one to remember for all. We thank the Waverley members and staff who have supported the event and put in so many hours to make this another successful championship. We are especially grateful to David Jacobsen and Cynthia Potwin, our Championship Co-Chairs, for their dedicated leadership, enthusiasm and countless hours of work on behalf of this event. We also want to thank all of our Committee Chairs and hundreds of volunteers. Finally, a special thank you to our dedicated staff including Bruce Pruitt, Chief Operating Officer, Jim Schaeffer, Head Golf Professional and Brian Koffler, Golf Course Superintendent and his staff for their commitment to this event and to excellence at Waverley every day. We feel very strongly that Waverley is a welcoming place. We hope that you will feel at home while visiting here and that you will enjoy all that the Portland area has to offer. Sincerely,

Bill Reilly President Waverley Country Club Board of Directors

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WELCOME

FROM THE CHAMPIONSHIP HOST COMMITTEE On behalf of the Waverley Country Club Host Committee, we are pleased to welcome you to the 56th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. Waverley Country Club has a rich history of supporting amateur golf since our founding in 1896. This championship will be the seventh USGA championship to be held at Waverley – as Waverley has had the privilege of hosting a USGA championship every decade since the 1950s. Past championships include the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Women’s Amateur, U.S. Junior Amateur and the U.S. Senior Amateur, and our list of past champions of the USGA championships held at Waverley boasts some of the game’s most recognizable names including Lanny Wadkins, Juli Inkster and Tiger Woods. The Waverley Country Club staff and Championship Host Committee of nearly 24 people have been working very hard to ensure this championship will provide every competitor a memorable experience. As co-chairs, we would like to thank our committee chairs, the Waverley staff and the United States Golf Association for the support and guidance during the preparation for hosting this championship. We are also grateful to the Waverley members and sponsors that provided financial support to the championship through our Waverley Historic Foundation, and to the hundreds of volunteers who have donated their time to help ensure the sucess of this week. Enjoy your time at Waverley and this great championship. We hope you play well and celebrate the camaraderie of women amateur golfers in the 56th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. Sincerely,

David Jacobsen Cynthia Potwin Co-Chair, Waverley Country Club Host Committee Co-Chair, Waverley Country Club Host Committee

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WELCOME

FROM THE WAVERLEY HISTORIC FOUNDATION Waverley Country Club has been preparing for the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship ever since Waverley was founded in 1896. Waverley takes special pride in its traditions and rich golf history. Waverley has now hosted seven USGA championships and is particularly pleased to host this year’s 56th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. The Waverley Historic Foundation is very proud of Waverley’s long historic leadership in golf in the “West.” The Waverley Historic Foundation worked hand in hand with the many tireless volunteers who have made this championship a very special event at a very special and historic venue, Waverley Country Club. It is the Waverley Historic Foundation’s privilege and pleasure to welcome you to our beautiful, challenging and beloved Chandler Egan/Gil Hanse golf course for the 56th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. Let’s all have a great week! Sincerely,

Doug Houser Chairman Waverley Historic Foundation

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SUPPORTERS

OF THE WAVERLEY HISTORIC FOUNDATION Thank you to our Championship Supporters! CHAMPION ($10,000) Peter & Jan Jacobsen Pacific Golf & Turf

ACE ($5,000) Tim & Mary Boyle Cambia Health Foundation Reimers & Jolivette

EAGLE ($2,500) Ann Flowerree David & Gay Jacobsen Jim & Tracy Morse Peter & Julie Stott Adidas Antigua Columbia Sportswear Nike Pacific Lumber Pendelton Woolen Mills

BIRDIE ($2,000) Doug & Jennifer Goe Doug & Lucy Houser Victoria Taylor

1896 CLUB ($1,000) Peter & Missy Bechen Patrick & Tabitha Becker, Jr. Molly Boyle John W. Bradley W. W. Braley, Jr Paul & Sandra Breuer Andy & Nancy Bryant Ron & Jillian Cain Jim & Kelly Carlson Patrick & Mariko Clark Mike & Katherine-Avison Cole Allan Conant Mike & Denise Cooper James & Nancy Dalton John & Karen Durkheimer Jim & Patricia Eddy Dick & Judy Estey

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William & Sally Floberg Frank Foti Chuck & Teresa Gall Ronald & Jane Graybeal Mike & Barbara Hildebrandt Horace & Kalliopi Harrison Eric & Janice Hoffman Ed & Teresa Hostmann John & Carolyn Hussa William & Deborah Jackson Brent & Mary Jacobs Jeffrey & Kristen Johnson Roger & Wendy Johnson Dick & Ruth Keller Alan & Donna Kinsel Scott & Helen Langley John & Lynn Loacker Kevin & Stephanie Lynch Ed & Cyndy Maletis James Milne David & Anne Munro James & Joan Peck Greg & Penny Popma Peter & Cynthia Potwin Steven & Lynn Pratt Wallace & Elizabeth Preble Ralph & Jean Quinsey Carson Rasmussen David & Marion Rawlinson Brian & Jeanne Rice Ronald & Chris Sauer Stephen & Donna Shepard Tom & Mardi Spitzer Steven & Sally Stadum Todd & Carrie Stucky William Swindells & Heather Lee Casto Joe & Sarah Tennant Bob & Lara Tennant Pat & Susan Terrell Bryn & Janice Torkelson William & Debbie Underwood John & Fran von Schlegell Ken & Carol Wiedemann Brad & Kathy Wilson

Women’s Board of Governors Gerry & Martha Wyrsch American Medical Response Brown Unmanned Aerial Solutions, LLC, WBE Dermpath Specialists, LLC Don Frank Photography First Republic Lucky Limousine & Towncar Maletis Beverage Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP Perkins & Company Rose City Distilling Roswell Flight Test Crew

WAVERLEY FRIENDS ($500-$999) David & Kari Anderton John & Michelle Becker Don & Mary Blair David & Julie Brands Dick & Maureen Cantlin Liz Cronin Michael & Christina Cudahy Peter Dahl Paul & Francesca Duden James & Kelley Dulcich Myron & Patricia Fleck Jack & Cindy Flora Mort & Sue Fuller Stan Grissinger Antoinette Hatfield John & Nancy Herpers Elliott & Gina Hill Doug & Nancy Holden Brooks Houser, Sr. & Lori Uren Greg & Lesley Houser David & Maggie Jarman Peter & Denise Jones Robert & Gail Joseph David & Catherine Kessler Steven & Elisa Klein Clarke & Leeann Leaverton Chris & Kristi Maletis TJ McConville CJ & Jill McLeod

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OF THE WAVERLEY HISTORIC FOUNDATION WAVERLEY FRIENDS ($500-$999) continued

CJ & Jill McLeod Thomas & Cynthia Mulflur Michael & Sharon Nugent Ed & Patti O’Mara Don & Katherine Ossey Jerry & Sandy Parsons James & Linda Patterson David & Carol Petersen David & Joanna Pienovi Henry & Gretchen Reed William & Eileen Reilly Jean Rittenour George & Cecily Scholibo Roy & Sheri Sheffield Diane Smith Bill & Anne Swindells Hayden & Shannon Thomas Ronald & Ivy Timpe Russ & Adrienne Tromley Ann & Thomas Usher Hans & Azin van Alebeek Waverley Staff John & Mary Wells Leslie Wheeler Ted & Sheila Winnowski John & Carol Woodworth

WAVERLEY FRIENDS ($50-$499) David & Carol Alexander Hank & Francie Ashworth Anne Barbey Mort & Mary Lang Bishop Ralph & Karen Bliquez Robert & Rule Brand Tim & Marianne Chapman David & Alice Davies Gay & Judi Davis Richard & Karen Durrett Nicholas & Katrine Ehlen Scott & Carol Ehlen Joe & Laurie Ferguson Thomas Gustafson & Katherine Schroeder Stuart & Trish Hall William & Julie Headley

Bob Huston Bill & Barbara Hutchison Steve & Vicki Jackson Amanda Jacobs Matt & Mollie Jacobsen Ed & Marilyn Jensen Erick Johnson & Crisann Breed Mac & Molly Jones Tom & Carolyn Kelly Marjorie Kerr Doug & Shelly Kintzinger Charles & Cheryl Kozloff Louis & Jocelyn Libby Kim & Melinda MacColl Dennis & Katy Mayer Duane & Barbara McDougall Randy & Gini Miller Denise Molendyk Kevin & Sharon O’Connell George & Reba O’Leary Robert & Jane Packard Robert & Marilyn Pamplin John & Suzy Petersen Pat & Cheryl Prendergast Dick & Jeanie Reiten Andrew Scott George & Molly Spencer Victor & Chris Stibolt Carol Stone Ted & Janet Strader James & Laurie Whittemore Jon & Thayer Willis

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WAVERLEY

CHAMPIONSHIP HOST COMMITTEE CHAIRS GENERAL CO-CHAIRS

HOSPITALITY CHAIRS

SCORING CHAIRS

David Jacobsen Cynthia Potwin

Karen Durkheimer Nancy Herpers Molly Spencer Victoria Taylor

Nancy Dalton Teresa Dall

CADDIE CHAIRS David Jacobsen Ed O’Mara Todd Stucky

LOCKER ROOM CHAIR Sally Stadum

SIGNAGE CHAIR Judy Albers

SPONSORSHIP & FUNDRAISING

CLOTHING & UNIFORM CHAIRS

MARKETING & MEDIA CHAIR

Cindy Dolin Cynthia Potwin

Jim Whittemore

Pat Becker Jr. David Jacobsen Peter & Cynthia Potwin

EVACUATION CHAIR

MARSHAL & FORECADDIE CHAIR

TRANSPORTATION CHAIR

Jim Peck

Gay Jacobsen

PLAYER REGISTRATION CHAIRS

VOLUNTEER CHAIR

Kathy Wilson Denise Molendyk

Carol Wiedemann Ken Weidemann

Cynthia Potwin

GROUNDS CHAIR Chuck Gall

PRACTICE RANGE CHAIRS Bill & Sally Floberg


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CHAMPIONSHIP FACT SHEET COURSE SETUP Waverley Country Club will be set up at 5,807 yards and will play to a par of 36-36–72. Based on the setup, the Course Rating™ is 73.9 and the Slope Rating® is 133.

ENTRIES The USGA received 481 entries for the 2017 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. The record for entries, 554, was set in 2014. The championship is open to female amateur golfers who have reached their 50th birthday by the first day of the championship (Sept. 9, 2017) and have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 18.4. Entries closed on July 19.

CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD A starting field of 132 players will compete in the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. Following 18-hole rounds of stroke play on Sept. 9-10, the field will be cut to the top 64 players for match play. Five 18-hole rounds of match play will determine the finalists, who will square off in an 18-hole championship match.

2016 CHAMPIONSHIP Ellen Port, 55, of St. Louis, won her seventh USGA championship at Wellesley Country Club, defeating fellow 55-year-old Andrea Kraus, of Baltimore, Md., 3 and 2, in the 18-hole final of the 55th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship on the par-74, 6,049-yard Donald Ross layout in Massachusetts. The win marked Port’s third Senior Women’s Amateur title; she also won in 2012 and 2013, in addition to capturing four U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateurs, in 1995, 1996, 2000 and 2011. With her seventh USGA title, Port tied Anne Sander and World Golf Hall of Fame member Carol Semple Thompson. Among women, she trails only another Hall of Famer, JoAnne Gunderson Carner, who has won eight USGA championships. In a tight, back-and-forth final at Wellesley, Port took control with winning pars on Nos. 10 and 14, the latter on an 8-foot putt. Port closed out the match on the 16th hole with a two-putt from 30 feet that prevailed over Kraus’ missed 10-footer for par.

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY The U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship was inaugurated in 1962 for female golfers age 50 and older. By the late 1950s, a number of senior women’s golf organizations had been formed, principally to conduct tournaments, but there was no existing tournament to determine the national champion. The USGA was requested to step in, and in January 1962, the Executive Committee approved such a competition. Senior women’s golf has flourished over the years. Several major competitions have sprung up throughout the country, including the USGA’s inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open, which will be held at Chicago Golf Club in 2018. With the expansion of women’s golf, the number of quality senior players has increased dramatically. Many women age 50 and over for the first time find they have the requisite time for top-level competitive golf. Additionally, some of the nation’s best amateurs have advanced into this age group and still seek to test their talent on a championship level. Many women who enter these competitions have also been instrumental in the development of women’s golf in this country, encouraging younger players and conducting tournaments at all levels.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

7:45 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. Practice Round AM Tee Times Play will be from the 1st and 10th tees

7:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Round of 32 Tee Times All matches will play from the 1st tee

12:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Practice Round PM Tee Times Play will be from the 1st and 10th tees

1:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Round of 16 Tee Times All matches will play from the 1st tee

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

7:45 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. Practice Round AM Tee Times Play will be from the 1st and 10th tees 12:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Practice Round PM Tee Times Play will be from the 1st and 10th tees

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 7:45 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. Stroke Play Round 1 AM Tee Times Play will be from the 1st and 10th tees 12:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Stroke Play Round 1 PM Tee Times Play will be from the 1st and 10th tees

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Quarterfinals Tee Times All matches will play from the 1st tee 12:45 p.m. – 1 p.m. Semi-Finals Tee Times All matches will play from the 1st tee

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 8:30 a.m. Championship Match Tee Time Match will play from the 1st tee 12:30 p.m.* Prize Presentation Ceremony *Time is approximate, will take place immediately following completion of play.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 7:45 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. Stroke Play Round 2 AM Tee Times Play will be from the 1st and 10th tees 12:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Stroke Play Round 2 PM Tee Times Play will be from the 1st and 10th tees A playoff, if necessary, will take place immediately following play to determine the match play field.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 8:30 a.m. – 1:40 p.m. Round of 64 Tee Times All matches will play from the 1st tee

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SENIOR WOMEN’S AMATEUR CONDITIONS OF PLAY ENTRIES Open to female amateur golfers who will have reached their 50th birthday on or before Sept. 9, 2017, and have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 18.4. Entries closed July 19.

STARTING FIELD 132 players

SCHEDULE OF PLAY • Saturday, Sept. 9 — First round, stroke play (18 holes) • Sunday, Sept. 10 — Second round, stroke play (18 holes) After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 64 scorers, who will advance to match play. • Monday, Sept. 11 — First round, match play (18 holes) • Tuesday, Sept. 12 — Second round, match play (18 holes); Third round, match play (18 holes) • Wednesday, Sept. 13 — Quarterfinals, match play (18 holes); Semifinals, match play (18 holes) • Thursday, Sept. 14 — Final, match play (18 holes)

SECTIONAL QUALIFYING 18 holes of stroke play, scheduled at 25 sites, between July 24 and Aug. 15. Exemptions from Sectional Qualifying • Winners of the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship the last 10 years • Runners-up of the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship the last three years • Semifinalists of the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship the last two years • Quarterfinalists from the 2016 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship • From the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, those returning scores for 72 holes • From the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, those returning scores for 72 holes • Winners of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship the last 10 years • Winners of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship since 1992, 10 years from the time the player becomes age eligible • Winners of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship prior to 1992, 15 years from the time the player becomes age eligible • Runners-up of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship the last three years • Quarterfinalists from the 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship • From the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, winners in 2015 and 2016 • Any player in her first year of age eligibility who has won the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship • Playing members of the United States and Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup Teams, four-year exemption once appointed to team • Playing members of the 2014 and 2016 United States Women’s World Amateur Team • The low eight finishers and ties of the 2016 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship • Winners of the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship the last five years • Winner of the 2016 Ladies’ Senior British Open Amateur Championship • Winner of the 2017 European Senior Ladies’ Championship • Winner of the 2017 Canadian Women’s Senior Championship • Winners of the most current Women’s Mexican Amateur and Canadian Women’s Amateur championships • From the current Women’s World Amateur Golf Rankings, the top 500 point leaders and anyone tying for 500th place as of July 19, 2017 • Special exemptions as selected by the USGA

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MODERNIZING GOLF’S RULES: KEY CHANGES

MODERNIZING GOLF’S RULES: TIMELINE The R&A and the USGA released a preview of golf’s proposed Rules, which are due to take effect on January 1, 2019. Here are five of the most significant changes.

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NORTH AMERICAN GOLF INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM BY GREG MIDLAND, USGA VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The setting, in one of the world’s great cities, inspired collaboration and forward thinking. The participants, more than 190 strong from across golf and other industries, obliged, and the North American Golf Innovation Symposium provided a forum for a healthy exchange of ideas about how to advance the game. Hosted by the USGA in conjunction with Golf Canada and the Mexican Golf Federation, the March 7, 2017 event was designed to share research and expertise with the in-person attendees and others following through a live stream. The agenda focused heavily on the symbiotic relationship between golfers and golf facilities, and the message was clear: It is time to deliver solutions to help solve some of golf’s most pressing challenges. “I’m very excited about what happened here,” said Matt Pringle, senior director of USGA Research, Science and Innovation. “We want to make sure the USGA is relevant to all golfers, particularly the more than 16,000 facilities and 30 million golfers throughout North America.” Here are five important takeaways from the symposium: 1. The golfer experience, and the health of golf facilities, are paramount to the future of the game. What does this mean? That everyone, from golf course architects to course owners to the USGA, needs to be focused on making the game fun and enjoyable and improving the long-term viability of golf courses. 2. Technology is leading the way toward better management of scarce and valuable resources. Perhaps the biggest news of the symposium was the unveiling of the USGA Resource Management tool, a new webbased product that provides golf course superintendents and facility owners an easy way to be more precise and efficient with their use of water, labor, fuel and other resources. The data will help facilities manage their maintenance practices in ways that reduce costs while also improving the experience for golfers. The USGA’s Pringle added, “We’re really focused on being able to deliver actionable tools to public-access facilities that can be used easily.” 3. Big data is a perfect fit for golf. In just about every aspect of the golf industry, the collection and analysis of data will help advance the game. This is already happening through the USGA’s pace of play research and the technology that led to the development of the Resource Management tool, and is also evident at Topgolf, which presented their detailed audience study to the symposium. One of the highlights was the keynote conversation with Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang, an avid golfer who is bullish about the future. “Every question we ask in technology, about artificial intelligence, about automation, about robotics and whether it’s right for society or not, that will also happen in golf,” said Yang. “I think there are a lot of similarities between golf and other industries because these technologies are enablers, and that’s a good thing.”

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NORTH AMERICAN GOLF INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM 4. One of the coolest projects in the game will happen in Minnesota. What is a golf facility really worth? The USGA’s research partners at the University of Minnesota are about to find out, as they apply the principles employed by the Natural Capital Project to golf. This initiative will study the Twin Cities as a prototype to assign a value to the “natural capital” – greenspace, health effects, wildlife, aesthetic benefits – of a golf facility in an urban ecosystem. The result will be an accurate assessment of why golf courses are not just recreational jewels, but community assets. 5. Diversity and inclusion are foundations of success. The USGA’s John Bodenhamer, appearing on a panel with leaders from Golf Canada and the Mexican Golf Federation, said on the symposium’s second day, “Borders don’t mean a whole lot in the game of golf.” The game played in the U.S. or Canada is much the same as the one played in more than 170 nations around the world, and that spirit of international collaboration is a key to helping golf organizations lead. And here in one of the most diverse cities in North America, the symposium heard from four board members and the executive director of British Columbia Golf, representing five different cultural backgrounds.

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NEW TECHNOLOGY

IS A GAME-CHANGER FOR GOLF FACILITIES BY USGA A focus of the North American Golf Innovation Symposium is the development of research-based solutions that help the USGA advance the game. As part of those efforts, the USGA has introduced Resource Management, a new web-based product that will help golf course superintendents, owners and operators be more precise, efficient and productive in maintaining their facilities. Launched today during the North American Golf Innovation Symposium in Vancouver, USGA Resource Management is a mapbased tool that allows facility managers to understand better their consumption of resources – such as labor, water and fuel – and to measure accurately, even down to the square foot, the allocation of these resources to each feature of the golf course. The data will help facilities to manage their maintenance practices in ways that reduce costs while also improving the experience of their golfers. “As the cost of maintaining a golf course continues to rise, facilities increasingly need smart tools and data to operate efficiently,” said Rand Jerris, the USGA’s senior managing director of Public Services. “For nearly a century, the USGA has helped improve golf course operations and golfer experience through educational materials, research and agronomic and environmental consulting services. This investment in technology is an important next step, which will help facilities realize immediate benefits through simple and effective behavioral changes.” The USGA Resource Management tool features a user-friendly interface that empowers superintendents and facility managers to perform “what-if” analyses and develop models that quantify the financial impacts of proposed changes in maintenance. Another key feature of the application is the ability to generate visual mapping of golfer traffic, allowing facility managers to focus maintenance and resources on the areas that are most heavily used, while reducing unnecessary costs on acreage that has little to no impact on golfer experience. “Information and data are critical in our business,” said Darrell J. Marcinek, director of golf maintenance for the Somerset (N.J.) County Park Commission. “This tool would take the guesswork out of our budgeting, and the end product will be better for the golfers because we’re maximizing our limited resources. “The USGA is at the forefront of our industry. There’s nothing on the market that I’m aware of that does what this tool does.”

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IS A GAME-CHANGER FOR GOLF FACILITIES The USGA Resource Management product will be an important part of the toolkit used by USGA agronomists across the country in 2017 as they work directly with facilities to improve the impact and efficiency of their maintenance practices. To contact a USGA Green Section agronomist, go to http://www.usga.org/ greensectionstaff.html. The USGA also has begun working with the industry to develop additional functionalities for the application and encourage innovations built on this platform. The ongoing development and refinement of USGA Resource Management reflect the USGA’s commitment to advance the game by making the benefits of science and technology available to all facilities. These advancements will help to elevate the golfer experience and improve productivity at 35,000 golf courses around the world. Hosted by the USGA in conjunction with Golf Canada and the Mexican Golf Federation, the North American Golf Innovation Symposium provides golf course operators/owners and industry experts with an information-exchange forum to advance the game of

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WAVERLEY COUNTRY CLUB HISTORY

In April 1896, 25 golf enthusiasts gathered to form a club consisting of a level course of nine holes in Portland’s WaverlyRichmond district, and Waverly Golf Club was born. It became one of the oldest country clubs in the United States and the oldest continuously operated golf course west of the Mississippi River. While the original course layout was designed by members, professional help was later enlisted. Within two years they group had outgrown the modest course. Members, who at the time paid a $1 entrance fee and 25-cent monthly dues, decided to move the golf club to a better location. Waverly Golf Club was relocated along the east bank of the Willamette River, between Sellwood and Milwaukie, on what was formerly the Luelling orchard. This orchard was the site of the earliest grafted fruit orchard west of the Mississippi River. At that time the course went by two names, the “Riverside Links” or the “Portland Golf Club.” Articles appearing in “The Oregonian” newspaper referred to it simply as “The Links.” At first, only nine holes were designed. Soon thereafter it was expanded to 18. A clubhouse, rare for golf courses at the time, was erected and included one of the first pro shops in the United States. Waverley’s rich history of supporting amateur golf began in 1900 when it hosted the second PNGA Championship, an event won by Waverley member Patrick B. Gifford. In 1901 Waverley hosted Oregon’s first State Amateur Championship. Waverley members Roderick Maccleay and Carrie Flanders won the Men’s And Women’s Championship titles. In August 1952 Waverley hosted its first USGA championship, the 52nd U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. Since then Waverley has hosted a total of seven USGA championships, including this year’s 56th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship: 1952 52nd U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship Champion: Jackie Pung

1987 81st U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship Champion: Juli Inkster

1964 10th U.S. Senior Amateur Championship Champion: William Higgins

1993 46th U.S. Junior Amateur Championship Champion: Tiger Woods

1970 70th U.S. Amateur Championship Champion: Lanny Wadkins

2000 100th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship Champion: Marcy Newton

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WAVERLEY COUNTRY CLUB HISTORY

In 2012, Waverley’s Board of Directors authorized the formation of the Waverley Historic Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that aims to preserve the rich history and traditions of Waverley Country Club by providing resources to fund historical preservation, promote amateur golf and engage in other appropriate charitable activities.

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In 1863, Thomas Kay came to Oregon, where he would open a pioneer woolen mill in Salem. In 1909, his daughter Fannie Kay Bishop and protégé Fannie Kay Bishop guided her three sons in opening the Pendleton Woolen Mill in Pendleton. This was just 13 years after the charter member

and first President of Waverley Country Club, Robert Livingstone, brought the sport of golf from Scotland to Oregon. When Mr. Livingstone’s granddaughter married C.M. Bishop Jr. in 1947, they brought together two early Oregon families; one from Montrose, Scotland, and the other from Yorkshire, England.

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2017 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship  

Digital program created by PJS for the 2017 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship at Waverley Country Club in Portland, Oregon.

2017 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship  

Digital program created by PJS for the 2017 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship at Waverley Country Club in Portland, Oregon.

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