The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today the 2011 and 2012 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championships will be hosted by the Greene County (Tennessee) Partnership Tourism / Chamber of Commerce. The events will be held at Link Hills Country Club in Greeneville, Tenn., with the 2011 tournament slated for May 17-20 and the 2012 Championships scheduled for May 15-18. Each event will consist of four rounds and one practice round with a maximum of 129 golfers -- approximately 24-25 teams and 5-10 individual qualifiers.
"The NAIA is excited to make this announcement and we fully realize that the Greene County Partnership Tourism and Greene County Chamber of Commerce will be the perfect fit for the NAIA Women's Golf National Championships. Greene County is supportive of character-driven intercollegiate athletics and will provide a great championship experience for student athletes," said NAIA President and CEO Jim Carr.
Women’s golf has been a Championship sport since 1995. The event has never been to the state of Tennessee and Greeneville becomes the 11th different site. The Link Hills Country Club is a private, 18-hole course built in 1955. The course features 6,733 yards from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 71.8 and it has a slope rating of 121 on Bermuda grass.
“Greene County, Greeneville, and Link Hills Country Club will provide a tremendous National Championship atmosphere for our student-athletes,” said Kristin Gillette, NAIA Manager of Championship Sports. “With the community out in full force, the backdrop of the Smoky Mountains and the commitment already shown by the Greene County Partnership Tourism, Chamber of Commerce and Link Hills Country Club, there is a real excitement for the NAIA Women’s Golf National Championships to be there for 2011 and 2012.”
The Greene County Partnership Tourism was formed in 1993 and as a result, was created to promote, preserve and enhance the quality of life and economic well-being of people in Greene County. For more information on the Greene County Partnership Tourism, go to http://www.greenecountypartnership.com/home.aspx.Read the full article