Shackamaxon Country Club Hosts U.S. Junior Ama…

Shackamaxon Country Club Hosts U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier Tournament on June 20

Shackamaxon Country Club will welcome a strong field of junior golfers who will be trying to qualify on June 20  for a spot in the prestigious U.S. Junior Amateur.  The 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur is being held at Baltusrol Golf Club, both the Upper and Lower Courses, in Springfield, New Jersey, from July 16-21.

Competitors who chose to play their Sectional Qualifier at Shackamaxon will experience a classic A.W. Tillinghast design, which might prove helpful as Baltusrol’s two courses also were built by the legendary architect.  The U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, the world’s premier junior event, is open to any male golfer who has not reached his 19th birthday as of July 21 and whose handicap index does not exceed 4.4.  The U.S. Junior Amateur field will include 156 qualifiers.

Spectators are encouraged to watch golf’s future stars compete on June 20 at Shackamaxon.

About Shackamaxon Country Club

Founded in 1916, Shackamaxon offers a noteworthy A.W. Tillinghast 18-hole championship golf course.  The par 70 course boasts one of the most famous holes in the Metropolitan area:  the 18th hole with its island green.  The club has hosted a number of prestigious events including the 1922, 1937, 1972 and 2002 New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) Open Championship, the 1924 and 1977 NJSGA Amateur Championship, the 1928 Met Open, the 1955 Cavalcade of Golf, the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur sectional qualifying round and the 2016 NJSGA Senior Amateur Championship. For information on membership, contact director of membership Amanda Maloney at (908) 233-1300 ext. 1220 or visit www.shackamaxoncc.com.

Photo Credit: Jim Krajicek