Headline: 2017 Championship Proper Schedule Released; Season Kicks Off in May With MGA Four-Ball Championship at Renaissance GC and Haverhill CC

For Immediate Release: August 19, 2016

2017 MGA Championship Proper Hosts Sites (from top) - Renaissance GC; Haverhill CC; Orchards GC; Charles River CC; and TGC.

Norton, MA — The future sites for 10 different Massachusetts Golf Association and New England Golf Association Championships ahead of the 2017 season were announced on Friday by MGA Executive Director, Jesse Menachem.

The announced schedule includes seven MGA Championships for the 2017 golf season and an additional three sites for the NEGA’s Amateur Championship, Junior Amateur Championship and Senior Amateur Championships. 

The 2017 MGA Championship season will kick off in Haverhill May 9-10 when Haverhill Country Club and Renaissance Golf Club host the MGA Four-Ball Championship. The two-day event will be the MGA’s 37th Four-Ball Championship.

After the Four-Ball, the 108th Massachusetts Open Championship, the state’s second oldest championship and the only one with a professional purse, will be held at TGC in Falmouth from June 12-14.

From there, the MGA will head to Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley for the Commonwealth’s 99th Junior Amateur Championship from July 31-August 2. The Orchards, which hosted the 2004 U.S. Women’s Open, recently hosted a qualifier for the U.S. Amateur Championship.

“The Orchards is honored and pleased to host this prestigious event,” said Orchards Golf Club General Manager and Director of Golf Jonathan Banas following the selection of his club for the 2017 Junior Amateur Championship. “It’s a fitting tribute to the design of the golf course and the distinction it remains to have through the years.”

Other MGA events on the 2017 schedule include the 3rd annual Young Golfers’ Amateur Championship at Needham Golf Club (July 19), the 36th Amateur Public Links Championship at Pinehills Golf Club (August 8-9), and the 4th Super Senior Championship, set for Wyantenuck Country Club on September 6 and 7.  

The season will conclude on September 25-27 with the playing of the 34th Mid-Amateur Championship at Franklin Country Club.

The 2017 Massachusetts Amateur Championship will be hosted by Charles River Country Club July 10-14 and the 2017 Senior Amateur Championship will be hosted at Oakley CC on September 18-19. Those announcements were made at a previous date while plans for the Senior Four-Ball Championship, the Father-Son Championship and the Father-Daughter Championships are still being finalized.

“We are very excited to work with these several golf clubs during the 2017 season” said Menachem. “Massachusetts golf would not be successful without the support of these MGA member clubs who have graciously allowed us to host these events.”

Menachem’s thoughts were echoed by MGA Executive Secretary and Championship Committee Chair Peter Costello.

He said, “The cooperation and support we receive from our member clubs to host championships and qualifiers is essential to our mission of growing the game and conducting championships.  We thank all our clubs for giving back to the game we love."

The 2017 MGA Championship Proper schedule was officially approved by the MGA's Executive Committee on August 12th.

In concert with the MGA news, the New England Golf Association (NEGA) also announced the sites for its three Championships for the 2017 season.

The 88th New England Amateur Championship will be held at Metacomet CC (RI) from July 18-20, the 48th New England Junior Amateur Championship will be held at Manchester CC (VT) from August 14-16 and the 20th New England Senior Amateur will be held at Wethersfield CC (CT) from September 12-13.

For more information and a list of complete Championship sites, CLICK HERE.