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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Volunteers Needed To Prepare Soldier Hollow For USGA

During the cold months, Soldier Hollow is a popular winter sports center, famous because it was an important venue for several sports during the 2002 Olympics.

During summer, golf courses at Soldier Hollow are been very popular with Utah residents and visitors. Soon the area will be on display again, this time while Utah hosts its first USGA championship tournament.

The Salt Lake Tribune has this article about the coming tournament. Below are excerpts.

The 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship might be a year away, but improvements and changes to the Soldier Hollow Golf Course have already begun in preparation for Utah’s first USGA Championship.

And the call for the more than 350 volunteers has begun.

Between 5,000 and 7,000 public golfers from the United States and abhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifroad will attempt to qualify for a place in the championship field of 156.

The Utah State Amateur Championship was recently held on the Gold Course. Eventually, the par 71 course will measure at more than 7,500 yards. New championship tee boxes have been built for six holes and a new scoreboard is already in place. Rough and bunker renovation has also begun.

Volunteer registration begins Aug. 15.

Read the complete article.

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