The weekend of July 15-16 marks the start of the WMGA’s busy season. The first two rounds of the A-Team Matches take place over the weekend, followed by qualifying for the U. S. Amateur on 17-18 at the Country Club at Woodmore. 109 players are competing for three spots at the national championship which will be contested at the Riviera Country Club (back in the day referred to as ‘Hogan’s Alley’) in Pacific Palisades, California August 14-20. The entire field will play 18 holes on Monday. A cut, to approximately half of the field, will be made after round one. Those that survive the cut will chase the three spots on Tuesday. The Bob Riley Junior Open kicks off on Tuesday, July 18 and he final round is on Wednesday.
In the coming weeks, in rapid succession, are the Bobby Gorin Memorial at Woodmont Country Club July 25-28, the Washington Metropolitan Amateur at Manor Country Club 3-6 August, and the week of August 7, the Charlie Ridgway memorial, Dewey Ricketts Memorial, and Young Amateurs, all at the Crofton Country Club. Wrapping up a summer of competition will be the Bubby Worsham Memorial held at the Glenn Dale Golf Club the week of August 14. This year Arnold Palmer will be honored at the Worsham. Arnold Palmer was instrumental in having the name changed to the Bubby Worsham Memorial in 1950, after Bubby, his close friend and Wake Forest room mate, was killed in a car accident in North Carolina. Arnold Palmer won the event in 1951. Bubby Worsham won the event in its inaugural year, 1947, when it was called the District Junior Match Play Open.