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The U.S. Open

The U.S. Open year after year is competed on the top tier courses in the area. Long holes, deep rough, and treacherous bunkers are just the physical hazards standing in the way of a player and the title of U.S. Open champion. To hoist this trophy, the U.S. Open champion must also overcome the mental pressures that are demanded of a major championship.

Beginning in 2009, when the 1st U.S. Open was competed at the quaint but challenging King Carter golf club in Irvington, VA, the precedent was set that U.S Open courses were to include long rough that would outline well defined holes. The event has been held in a variety of prestigious locations and often falls on places rarely seen by the golfers previously - making course management a must for any potential champion.

Distance is an advantage in any competition, but it is paramount at the U.S. Open. Back tees are standard at every major, but U.S. Open courses are played on modern courses the lengthy tracks of land to offer a variety of longer tee box distances. Prestine bunkers with fine, deep sand are the norm on these courses and represent a true hazard.

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As with many a great ideas, the Richmond Amateur Golfers Association evolved from a long history of good times and great friendships. It is our goal to enhance the game of golf through friendly competition in a relaxed, stress-free environment.

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Recent Major Results

  • Masters Steve takes the green jacket and obelisk trophy for 2015 with a tight, 1 shot victory.
  • U.S. Open Steve snags the 2nd major of 2016 in dramatic fashion, winning in a 1 hole playoff.
  • British Steve shows his dominence at the British once again, taking the mug trophy by 7 shots.
  • Virginia Championship Jon N. secures the final major of the season but first major with the no-stroke-limit final hole.

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