OAKLAND (JULY 13, 2014) – For the second consecutive year, Oakland’s Sequoyah Country Club (www.sequoyahcc.com) will host the area qualifier for the USGA Women’s Amateur Championship. The selection of Sequoyah further validates its status as a premier tournament site and competitive golf venue.
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It’s the first time Sequoyah – home to one of California’s oldest and most challenging courses – has hosted a USGA women’s event. Last August, the club in the Oakland hills hosted a USGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Qualifier. USGA officials have been pleased with Sequoyah’s challenge, beauty and charm for their events, said Sequoyah Country Club General Manager Tom Schunn. “We are honored to host this qualifying event and that will feature some of the very best golfers from around the area and around the globe. This event adds another important chapter to Sequoyah’s rich history of promoting women’s golf.”
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Last year, Davis helped raise $30,000 for the YEAH program with a golf tournament at Sequoyah Country Club, and on Monday, he is an honorary chairman for the same event at Sequoyah, which includes a post-tournament reception and charity auction. Davis has donated bats signed by Oakland outfielder Yoenis Céspedes to the auction along with golf equipment, and the A’s have donated other items. Several wineries and restaurants have provided auction items as well.
Approximately 100 women and men of all ages will “experience golf the way it was 100 years ago” at Oakland’s historic and beautiful Sequoyah Country Club. Golfers will use authentic Hickory clubs and era reproduction balls during the “Hickory Club” tournament. Period attire is encouraged with prizes for the golfer dressed in the best period attire. The “Hickory Club” kicks off the first of many events to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Sequoyah Country Club whose rich history includes PGA, USGA and NCGA golf competitions.
Eleven Arc of Alameda County (Arc) clients will walk the runway in clothing created especially for the occasion by from the California College of the Arts students who also created the set decorations. Models will be escorted to the runway by three male Arc clients dressed in tuxedos donated by the Men’s Wearhouse.
Teams of golfers are going to hit hundreds of golf shots from dawn until dusk to support The First Tee of Oakland’s Spring 2012 program. Golfers will play up to 100 holes in one day to raise funds for the nationally-known youth golf and life-skills development organization that targets under-served and at-risk students in the Oakland metropolitan area.