Top Amateur Golfers Come to Columbus for the 91st Southeastern Amateur
COUNTRY CLUB OF COLUMBUS PREPARES TO HOST SOME OF THE NATIONS TOP AMATEUR GOLFERS
Since the sports world shut down in March, golf is one of the first sports to make it’s return.
In just a few days, the Country Club of Columbus will host some of the nations top amateur golfers for the 91st Southeastern Amateur.
“The strength of field is probably the best we’ve ever had,” says Country Club of Columbus Head Golf Professional, Ryan Williams. “We have a little over 50 players currently ranked in the top 1,000 in the world amateur golf ranking.”
The Southeastern Amateur was originally scheduled to take place in June. Throughout the Spring, they remained committed to hosting the tournament.
“Due to COVID there has been a lot of events that have been canceled and we’re thankful to be one of the ones that have been able to remain and prosper during interesting times,” said Williams.
The players will experience the same type of course conditions that the Southeastern Amateur always provides.
“When an event like this comes to town, you really work on speeding the greens up. We shrunk the fairways made them a little more narrow and we’ll stop mowing the rough a few days before the event to really let it thicken up and provide a better test for the players,” said Country Club of Columbus, Golf Course Superintendent, August Rocco.
at 6,600 yards, it’s a fairly short course for top amateur players, but it will test their shot making abilities and course management.
“The course holds up to scoring throughout the tournament even though the guys hit it a long way,” says Williams. “Green size, green speed, rough thickness, those kind of things that August has done will really help not let the players tear it up to bad on our short hole golf course.”
The first round of the tournament tees off on Tuesday morning.