Here’s another noteworthy event to add to the schedule.
Quaker Ridge Golf Club will be hosting the Curtis Cup in 2018, the USGA announced this afternoon. The biennial team competition pits the best female amateurs from the U.S. against their counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland. Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, near Dublin, Ireland will be hosting the Curtis Cup in 2016.
The dates for Quaker Ridge will be June 8-10.
“The USGA is excited to return to Quaker Ridge Golf Club for this celebration of women’s amateur golf,” said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and chairman of the Championship Committee. “Quaker Ridge provided a stern and fair test for the 1997 Walker Cup competitors, and we are confident that it will do the same for these elite female amateurs in four years, when the Match is contested for the 40th time.”
Quaker Ridge will become The third U.S. club to host both the Walker Cup and Curtis Cup, joining The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis and Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.
“We are honored that the USGA has selected Quaker Ridge Golf Club to host the 2018 Curtis Cup Match,” said Marc Friedman, Quaker Ridge club president. “We are thrilled that outstanding amateur golfers from the United States and Great Britain and Ireland will be competing on the Quaker Ridge course in another historic match. Our members and staff look forward to providing a true test of golf for the players, and a wonderful viewing experience for the spectators.”