A very interesting and important women’s event will be played this week in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Northriver Yacht Club will host the fourth playing of the Amateur Golf Alliance Women’s Amateur Championship.
The Amateur Golf Alliance was created in 2014 with the intent to promote the amateur game at the highest level of competition. It conducts tournaments, provides financial support to competitive amateurs and pursues research as well as advocacy to have a positive impact on the amateur game.
The AGA is best known for conducting the Concession Cup, a Walker Cup-style match that pits American mid and senior amateur men against their European counterparts.
The association is the brainchild of Alan Fadel, a longtime competitor on America’s amateur landscape. Fadel, based in Toledo, Ohio, was inducted into the Ohio Golf Hall of Fame in 2014 and is the current president of the Ohio Golf Association.
So why did the AGA take on a women’s event?
According to Fadel, “There were not enough opportunities for women to compete at…
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