February 13, 2013

Women's International Four-Ball Weekend

Teams from around the state and country ready to compete at the Women's International Four-Ball

The historical Women's International Four-Ball Championship is being held this weekend at The Wanderers Club in Wellington, Florida.  Forty-eight teams of some of the top women amateur golfers from around the country have come to compete for the coveted Women's International Four-Ball title.  The format of the championship will be 36 holes of four-ball stroke play, commonly known as a two-person, best-ball.

As the fourth championship in the Orange Blossom Tour that includes the Harder Hall Women's Invitational, the South Atlantic Amateur (SALLY), and the Ione D. Jones/Doherty Championship, the Women’s International Four-Ball carries a tremendous amount of history and prestige.  The FSGA was asked to run the championship in early 2012 with the hopes of reviving the historical event.  First conducted in 1945 by the Jaycees of Hollywood, Florida, the early championships included the names of Babe Zaharias, Louise Suggs, Peggy Kirk-Bell, and other notables.

Teams had the option of which division they wished to compete in upon entry; the Championship, Silver, or Bronze Division.  The Championship Division will play at approximately 6,000 yards; the Silver Division will play at approximately 5,500 yards; and the Bronze Division will play at approximately 5,000 yards.  The Championship Division will compete for gross prizes only, and the Silver and Bronze Divisions will compete for both gross and net prizes.

Defending champions, Taffy Brower and Alexa Hammer, both of Boynton Beach, will take on the field Saturday in the championship's first round.  Other notable teams include Meghan Stasi and Tara Connelly, Mary Jane Hiestand and Diane Lang, and many more outstanding women golfers from around the country.  Check www.fsga.org for championship results.  

Click here for Round One tee times and pairings.

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