The Maine Women's Amateur (MWA) championship will be hosted by Augusta Country Club July 20-22. The MWA will remain a three-day, flighted event to determine our female state amateur champion.
Two significant changes follow:
► No MWA Junior Champion will be crowned. Instead, juniors will compete in a separate event – the Maine Junior Championship at Gorham Country Club July 28 & 29. Of course, juniors are eligible for play in the MWA as well.
► No MWA Senior Champion will be crowned. Instead, the senior championship will return to its former one-day format, with flights based on age ranges. Seniors will compete in a separate event – the Women's Senior Amateur at Brunswick Golf Club on September 15.
The intent of these changes is to focus each event on its primary mission – to determine the state's best female golfers eligible to play in a specific championship. Given the feedback we received about last year's MWA, we felt we needed to simplify the event and no longer try to be all things to all golfers. We also heard loud and clear your preference for a one-day senior championship.
Looking ahead, we'd also like to share projected future sites of the MWA:
► 2021: Penobscot Valley Country Club
► 2022: Portland Country Club
► 2023: Waterville Country Club
► 2024: TBD
TriState and the Metropolitan Club Team championships remain unchanged. TriState will be hosted at Rutland Country Club in Vermont June 15-17, and the Metropolitan will be held one week later on June 22 & 23 at Willowdale Golf Club in Scarborough. More details will be provided about these championship events in late April.
Please take note of two other championships open to eligible female members of the MSGA...
► Charlie's Maine Open includes a women's division again this year. We're hoping more
women, both amateurs and professionals, will choose to compete in the championship
June 29 – July 1.
► The New England Women's Amateur championship, now under the New England Golf Association (NEGA) umbrella, will be held at North Conway Country Club in New Hampshire, also June 29 – July 1. This year's event features two flights with two sets of tees, a modified registration process, and up to 120 entries on a first-come, first-served basis with no state limits. Registration opened February 13, so please visit the NEGA website to enter.