Inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open Championship
July 12th - 15th - Chicago Golf Club - Wheaton, Illinois
Championship Tickets and Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer registration for the 2018 U.S. Senior Women's Open Championship is now open and championship tickets to this historic event will be available for purchase starting in March.
Championship Field and Entries
The Championship is open to any professional or amateur golfer who is 50 years of age as of July 12 and has a Handicap Index not exceeding 7.4. The field will include 120 players, who will earn entry in the walking-only championship via sectional qualifying at sites nationwide in the spring of 2018 or through an exemption category. Updated exemption categories will be posted in 2018.
Schedule of Play
Eighteen holes of stroke play are scheduled from Thursday, July 12, through Sunday, July 15. In the case of a tie after 72 holes, a three-hole aggregate playoff will commence immediately after the conclusion of the fourth round.
Golf Ball Art Project
The City of Wheaton's Fine & Cultural Arts Commission is leading a community art project celebrating the U.S. Senior Women's Open. Up to 18, 3-foot diameter giant golf balls will be on display throughout Wheaton from May 31 - August 31. By becoming a sponsor, you can purchase a ball and have an artist paint it in a creative, fun way to celebrate the tournament and the community. Summer of Golf Sponsorship Form
Summer of Golf Upcoming Events...
"Wheaton, Illinois - Golf History Starts Here"
Lecture by Nancy Flannery, Chair-Wheaton Historic Commission
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 7:00 pm
Wheaton Public Library - 225 N. Cross Street
Registration Required: www.wheatonlibrary.org
"Golf History Exhibit Ribbon Cutting Ceremony"
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arrowhead Golf Club - 2W151 Butterfield Road, Wheaton
About Chicago Golf Club
Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton is one of the five founding clubs of the USGA and the oldest golf club in the U.S. in continuous use at the same location. Founded in 1893 by Charles Blair Macdonald, who won the inaugural U.S. Amateur in 1895, the original 18-hole course was renovated in 1923 by Seth Raynor and remains largely unchanged today.