|Niagara Falls Members Deserve Applause
by Jim Nugent, GlobalGolfpost.com
March 18, 2013
Will Niagara Falls Country Club members please stand up and take a bow. The club, home of the prestigious elite amateur tournament called the Porter Cup, recently announced it will create a women’s equivalent beginning this summer.
The inaugural contest will be played June 12-14 and will be a 54-hole medal play tournament with no cut. Field size will be limited to 60 players with a USGA handicap index not to exceed 9.4.
The Women’s Porter Cup will be the third major amateur championship hosted annually by NFCC, joining the men’s championship played annually in July and the Senior Porter Cup, held in September.
This new event was the brainchild of Steve Denn, a longtime NFCC member who runs the men’s event. He brought the idea to the board in November, and it was warmly received and quickly approved. It certainly will be equally well received by the elite women’s amateur community, as the reality for that community is one of few summer playing opportunities.
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