Come See the World’s Top Women Amateurs play golf at Essex County Club
The countdown is on for the 2010 Curtis Cup Match at Essex County Club in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.. This exciting biennial competition which features teams of eight female amateurs from the United States and Great Britain & Ireland will be held on June 11 -13 and you’re invited!
Tickets are now available online. You have the option of purchasing a three-day ticket that grants access to each day of championship play for $75 or a single-day ticket for just $30. Guests who are 17 years of age and younger are free if accompanied by a ticketed adult. Admission to the Flag Raising ceremony on Thursday is free to all.
Schedule of Events (format subject to change):
Thursday June 10 – Flag Raising ceremony – Open to the public.
Friday June 11 – First day of play – Three morning foursomes matches and three afternoon four-balls matches.
Saturday June 12 – Second day of play – Three morning four-ball matches and three afternoon foursome matches.
Sunday June 13 – Final day of play – Eight singles matches.
Essex County Club, located in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., opened in 1893 and was the first nine-hole golf course in New England. Essex was admitted as the sixth member of the United States Golf Association, which now numbers more than 5,000 clubs. Donald Ross, the world-famous architect, became the club professional in 1910. During the years Ross was at Essex, 1910 to 1913, and thereafter until 1917, he redesigned almost all the holes, constructing or reconstructing several holes a year. The current third green, which was part of the original nine holes, became part of the new 18, and this green is considered to be the oldest in the country. Skip Wogan came to Essex in 1910 with Donald Ross and served the Club faithfully as both professional and greenskeeper until his death in 1957. Skip’s son, Philip, a course architect, maintained the course from 1957 until his retirement in 1986.