Mossy Oak will give Mississippi one of top golf destinations in the U.S.

Mossy Oak is a work in progress now, but when it’s finished it’ll be something special.

Mossy Oak is a work in progress now, but when it’s finished it’ll be something special.

Len Ziehm on GolfBy Len Ziehm

WEST POINT, Mississippi – Right now all that’s in operation is the practice facility – albeit a very nice one – used by the men’s and women’s teams at Mississippi State University.
Within a year, though, that will change as this town of about 12,000 residents can boast of having one of the premier golf destinations in the United States. Old Waverly Country Club, which opened in 1988, already has a fine course — one jointly designed by Jerry Pate and Bob Cupp that was good enough to host the 1999 U.S. Women’s Open, the 2014 LPGA Legends’ Handa Cup matches and the 2015 Southern Amateur among other big events. Continue reading

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Chicago’s Merit Club to host 2016 UL International Crown

Northern Suburban gem also site of 2000 U.S. Women’s Open

Kraig Kann, LPGA Chief Communications Officer, kraig.kann@lpga.com
Kelly Schultz, LPGA Director of Media Communications, kelly.schultz@lpga.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 24, 2015) – The 2016 UL International Crown will be held at the Merit Club in Gurnee, Illinois, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced today. The biennial team match-play event is slated to take place July 21-24.

Opened in 1992, the Merit Club has been ranked among the top 100 golf courses in the United States by both Golfweek and Golf Magazine. The suburban Chicago venue also has a major championship pedigree. It hosted the 2000 U.S. Women’s Open conducted by the USGA, which was won by LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame member Karrie Webb. Continue reading