Salem Country Club, home of the 2001 USGA Senior Open, is once again is hosting The Senior Open Championship in June 2017. Salem, founded in 1895 is one of America’s finest creations by one of the worlds most noted course architect’s, Donald Ross. Salem has hosted five national championships and fifteen state championships in its storied history.
The 2017 Senior Open will be the sixth USGA Championship that Salem Country Club has hosted, beginning with the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in 1932.
Salem also hosted the 1954 U.S. Women’s Open Championship that was famously won by Babe Didrikson Zaharias, who had just recovered from surgery for colon cancer. Zaharias was 43 at the time of her victory, a record that still stands for oldest winner in the Women’s Open.
The 1977 U.S. Senior Amateur and the 1984 U.S. Women’s Open were also held at Salem Country Club.
“The USGA is delighted to return to Salem Country Club and the New England region,” Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman, said in a USGA press release. “Salem Country Club was a demanding and competitive test for the best senior players in 2001. We expect an enthusiastic setting for conducting a successful 2017 U.S. Senior Open.”
The tournament will be held June 29 to July 2, 2017 and now is the time to contact the event staff for volunteering, special request and corporate sponsorships and ticket programs.
For information on The 2017 USGA Senior Open Championship
Executive Director Eddie Carbone
Operations Director Mike Goggin
Volunteer Director Brianne Wyatt