National Championships Conducted by the USGA

The U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship is only one of many national championships conducted by the United States Golf Association.  Below is the complete list of the thirteen national championships conducted each year:

U.S. Open
U.S. Senior Open
U.S. Women's Open
U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links
U.S. Junior Amateur
U.S. Girls' Junior
U.S. Women's Amateur
U.S. Amateur
U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur
U.S. Mid-Amateur
USGA Senior Amateur
USGA Senior Women's Amateur

Two other events, the Men's and Women's State Team Championships, are conducted every other year.

The USGA also helps conduct three international competitions -- the Walker Cup and Curtis Cup matches, and the World Amateur Team Championships.

For more information about future USGA championships or on how you can participate in a national championship, be sure to visit the USGA's web site at and select "Championships" from the menu.


U.S. Junior Amateur

PAR AND YARDAGE – Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club is set at 6,936/6,923 yards and par is 36-36—72.

THE ARCHITECT – Max Behr, a disciple of Dr. Alister Mackenzie, designed the golf course, which opened in 1927.

Fairways –Cut to approximately ½ inch
Tees -- Cut to 4/10 inch
Intermediate rough -- Cut to 1 inch. 6 feet wide
Primary rough – Cut to 2 ½ inches
Putting greens – USGA stimpmeter reading at 10-10 ½ feet
Collars and run-off areas around putting greens – Cut to 4/10 inch (width varies)
Fairway width – Approximately 30 yards on most holes
The Championship setup results in a USGA Course Rating of 74.6 and a Slope Rating of 135.

ENTRIES – A total of 3,174 entries were accepted for the 2005 championship. The championship is open to male amateur golfers who will not have reached their 18th birthday on or before July 22, 2006, and who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 6.4. Entries close June 7.

THE SCHEDULE – Following 36 holes of stroke play (July 17-18), the field will be trimmed to the lowest 64 scorers, who will advance to match play. From there, the schedule is as follows:

July 19 (Wednesday) – First round, match play
July 20 (Thursday) – Second and third rounds, match play
July 21 (Friday) – Quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, match play
July 22 (Saturday) – Final round, match play (36 holes)

FREE ADMISSION – Spectators are invited to attend the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship free of charge.

ENTRIES: The USGA accepted 3,267 entries to the 2006 championship. This is the 11th consecutive year that entries have topped 3,000. The largest entry was 4,508 in 1999.


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