Mass Golf | 2022 Championship Schedule

Mass Golf ChampionshipS & Women’s Championships Schedules Filled With Historic & Challenging Layouts

For Immediate Release: February 25, 2022

NORTON, Massachusetts – Mass Golf has unveiled an incredible lineup of venues for its 2022 Championships and Women’s Championships. Coming off a successful 2021 season with frequently-filled rosters and thrilling competition, Mass Golf’s schedule features some of the state’s top golf courses, including several renown Donald Ross layouts, that will test the state’s top players.

“The overall interest last year was crazy to see,” said Kevin Eldridge, Mass Golf’s Director of Rules & Competitions. “I want to say in just about every event we had there was a wait list at max capacity. We always try to accommodate everybody the best we can and maximize the day.”

Two of the three signature sites will take place at Western Massachusetts golf clubs celebrating their centennial. The 112th Massachusetts Open will head to Longmeadow Country Club, while the 119th Massachusetts Women’s Amateur will head to Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley. Meanwhile, Concord Country Club will host the 114th Massachusetts Amateur Championship.

Sandy Burr Country Club, a public Ross design, will host the Amateur Public Links as part of its centennial. Another Ross course, Andover Country Club, will host the Mixed Four-Ball Championship for the Stone Cup.

The first wave of online registrations for 2022 Mass Golf events will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 1. Those events include the Four-Ball, Mixed Four-Ball, Senior Four-Ball, and Women’s Four-Ball Championship for the Townshend Cup. Remaining events entires will be staggered throughout the year. For a full walkthrough of the registration process, CLICK HERE.

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2022 MASS GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

DATESEVENTHOST SITE
May 3-4Four-BallMarshfield Country Club & Duxbury Yacht Club
May 9Mixed Four-Ball Championship for the Stone CupAndover Country Club
May 31-June 1Senior Four-BallTwin Hills Country Club & Country Club of Wilbraham
June 8-10Mass OpenLongmeadow Country Club
July 11-15Mass AmateurConcord Country Club
July 27-29Ouimet Memorial TournamentGreatHorse & Woodland Golf Club
TBDJunior AmateurTBD
TBDYoung Golfers' AmateurTBD
August 10-11Amateur Public LinksSandy Burr Country Club
September 7-8Senior AmateurFramingham Country Club
September 19-21Mid-AmateurMarlborough Country Club
October 3-4Super Senior AmateurTaconic Golf Club

2022 MASS GOLF WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS

DATESEVENTHOST SITE
May 9Mixed Four-Ball Championship for the Stone CupAndover Country Club
June 14-15Women's Stroke Play Championship for the Baker TrophyThe Ridge Club
June 20-22New England Women's AmateurCountry Club of Vermont (VT)
July 18Women's Four-Ball Championship for the Townshend CupFranklin Country Club
July 27-29Ouimet Memorial TournamentGreatHorse & Woodland Golf Club
August 1-2Girls' Junior AmateurIndian Pond Country Club
August 15-19Women's AmateurOrchards Golf Club
August 22-23Women's Senior AmateurShaker Hills Country Club
September 7-8Women's Mid-Amateur Championship for the Keyes CupIndian Ridge Country Club
October 11-13Endicott Cup & Tri-State MatchesMadison Country Club (CT)

SIGNATURE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Longmeadow Country Club will host the Mass Open for the fourth time in its history from June 8-10, just one week before the U.S. Open begins 90 miles east at The Country Club in Brookline. Longmeadow is no stranger to hosting Mass Golf championships, having hosted the Mass Open in 2002 and the Mass Amateur in 2013. While work has been done to restore many of the original Ross features, the routing across the rolling terrain of Longmeadow has maintained its original routing. During the last project the club removed the oak tree to the left of the fourth green and the maple that stood to the right of the green at No. 11. Defending champion Rob Labritz, a New York club pro, qualified for PGA Tour Champions after being the medalist at the tour’s qualifying school. Qualifying for the Open will begin May 2 at The Club at New Seabury in Mashpee and continue throughout the month in the lead up to the Championship Proper.

“Longmeadow is a big supporter of Mass Golf,” Eldridge said. “I know they’ve done a lot of course work and renovations since the 2013 Mass Amateur. It’ll be good to get another marquee event there and allow them to showcase the club.”

The 6th hole at Longmeadow Country Club requires an accurate tee shot and an approach shot over a large pond. The club celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. (David Colt, file)

Orchards Golf Club will play host to the 119th Women’s Amateur, Mass Golf’s longest-running event. Meg Mallon, a Natick native, won the 2004 U.S. Women’s Open at Orchards with a two stroke victory over Annika Sörenstam. The Ross elements still live on today at The Orchards, including deep bunkering with grass faces and winding fairways through trees, many of which have been cleared in the past year for safety reasons and to open up the golf course.

Several players got a preview last year when the club hosted the Mass Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship. The Women’s Amateur has continued to grow in popularity thanks in part to a new format last year that featured 36-holes of stroke play followed by the consolation of match play into a single, 32-player bracket.

“I think that change was a big hit and will continued to the continued success and growth of that event,” Eldridge said.

Concord Country Club hosted the Mass Amateur during its centennial in 1995 and again in 2007. Playing to a par of 70, Concord has small raised contoured greens, and several challenging holes that will create for some fascinating moments during match play. Signature holes include No. 6 and No. 9, both par-3s. The sixth has a large ridge running through the middle that makes certain putts difficult, while the 9th has a severe false front and a bunker on the left and right of the green protect the green complex. 

“Concord is one of those classic and true New England Donald Ross golf courses that will be a fun and challenging opportunity for players in that event,” Eldridge said.

Concord’s opening hole is a reachable par-5 with a slightly elevated green with a steep hill guarding wayward shots to the right and a deep bunker to the left. (David Colt, file)

NEW FORMAT FOR WOMEN’S SENIOR AMATEUR

The Massachusetts Women’s Senior Amateur Championship will feature the most notable change to the schedule. The Division 1 competition (Handicaps 18.0 and lower) has expanded to a 36-hole championship, which will take place August 22-23 at Shaker Hills Country Club in Harvard. There will be a cut to the low 50 scorers & ties after 18-holes.

Players in Division 2 (18.1-36.0 Handicap Index) will play on the first day in an 18-hole championship.

“That was both player feedback and things we’ve talked about over the past couple years,” Eldridge said. “We were coming up with ways to align similar events to be the same structure and format between Championships and Women’s Championships.”

The championship will also return for the first time since 2020 after rain spoiled multiple attempts to play it last year. Pam Kuong, the two-time reigning Massachusetts Women’s Senior Player of the Year, won the title back in 2020.

As for the venue, Shaker Hills is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its major renovation, which included a repositioned the driving range and cart charging area. The former par-4 18th is now a sweeping 560-yard dogleg, par-5 finishing at the remodeled club house, which provides views of the 1st, 9th, 10th and 18th holes.

Shaker Hills Country Club will host the newly-formatted Women’s Senior Amateur in 2022. (David Colt, photo)

ALSO ON THE SCHEDULE

Mass Golf’s summer schedule also includes highly competitive Championships for juniors, seniors, public golf members, and more.

The Ouimet Memorial Tournament, an invitational featuring both men and women, will take place in Western Massachusetts for the first time in its 55 years of existence. GreatHorse in Hampden will host first 36-holes of stroke play from July 27-28. The club has hosted the Mass Women’s Amateur in 2016 and the Mass Mid-Amateur in 2020. Those who make the two-day cut at the Ouimet will then head 75 miles east to Woodland Golf Club in Newton, which has always hosted the championship’s final round.

Mass Golf’s ever-popular Four-Ball events will also have stellar venues. Marshfield Country Club and Duxbury Yacht Club will split hosting duties for the Mass Four-Ball on May 3-4. Marshfield is also celebrating its centennial, and both venues have been regular qualifying sites for Mass Golf and USGA events. Last year, Weston Jones and John Broderick became the youngest champions in the history of the event. The Mixed Four-Ball Championship for the Stone Cup, which was added to the championship slate in recent years, is scheduled for May 9 at Andover Country Club. The father-daughter duo of Phil Smith and Molly Smith earned the title last year. Andover has undergone major bunker renovations and re-grassing of greens on all 18-holes. The Women’s Four-Ball Championship for the Townshend Cup will take place at Franklin Country Club for the first time, and Thorny Lea duo Shannon Johnson and Megan Buck are the two-time reigning champions.

The senior slate is full of first-time venues. Twins Hills Country Club and Country Club of Wilbraham will host the Mass Senior Four-Ball for the first time from May 31-June 1. Later in the year, Framingham Country Club will host the Mass Senior Amateur from September 7-8, and Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown will host the Super Senior Amateur from October 3-4. Framingham is slated to host the Mass Amateur in 2024, while Taconic will host U.S. Open Local Qualifying in May. Taconic became the first U.S. Open qualifier to sell out earlier this week. 

The site and dates for the Mass Junior Amateur and Young Golfers’ Amateur will be established in the coming weeks.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Four-Ball | Marshfield CC & Duxbury YC
• Hosted the Four-Ball together in 1992
• Marshfield hosted the 2013 Mass Mid-Amateur

Mixed Four-Ball For The Stone Cup | Andover CC
• First Mass Golf championship or women’s championship hosted since the 2014 Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship for the Keyes Cup

Senior Four-Ball | Twins Hills CC & CC of Wilbraham 
• Twin Hills hosted 2021 Mixed Four-Ball
• CC of Wilbraham opened its back nine holes 20 years ago. Original course opened in 1927.

Mass Open | Longmeadow CC
• Hosted the 2018 New England Junior Amateur
• Longmeadow will also host the 2022 Griscom Cup from June 1-2, a tri-state match featuring Mass Golf, the Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association (NY) and the Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia (PA).

Women’s Stroke Play For The Baker Trophy | The Ridge Club
• Hosted the championship with Willowbend in 2002
• Hosted the 2020 Fall Cup Championship

Mass Amateur | Concord Country Club
• Concord’s third time hosting the Mass Amateur
• Hosted the New England Amateur in 2020

Women’s Four-Ball For The Townshend Cup | Franklin Country Club
• First-time host of the Women’s Four-Ball
• First women’s championship hosted since the 2004 Women’s Senior Amateur Championship

Ouimet Memorial Tournament | GreatHorse & Woodland GC
• 55th year of championship
• GreatHorse’s 4th championship hosted since 2018
• GreatHorse will host 2023 Junior Amateur and 2025 Mass Amateur

Girls’ Junior Amateur | Indian Pond Country Club
• 19th Mass Golf event or USGA Qualifier since 2013
• Hosted the 2021 Mass Junior Amateur

Amateur Public Links | Sandy Burr Country Club
• Sandy Burr’s first time hosting the Amateur Public Links
• First Mass Golf championship hosted since 1931 Junior Amateur

Women’s Amateur | Orchards Golf Club
• First Mass Women’s Amateur since 1995
• 14th Mass Golf event or USGA Qualifier hosted since 2012

Women’s Senior Amateur | Shaker Hills Country Club
• Hosted the 2017 Senior Four-Ball
• First time hosting a Mass Golf women’s championship

Women’s Mid-Amateur For The Keyes Cup | Indian Ridge Country Club
• Hosted the 2015 Girls’ Junior Amateur
• 7th different Mass Golf championship or women’s championship hosted by club

Senior Amateur | Framingham Country Club
• Hosted the 2020 Ouimet Memorial Tournament
• 6th different Mass Golf championship or women’s Championship hosted by club since 2012

Mid-Amateur | Marlborough Country Club
• Hosted the 2015 Mid-Amateur
• Wayne Stiles original design, opened in 1922

Super Senior Amateur | Taconic Golf Club
• Hosted 2016 Mass Amateur

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