July 18, 2003
Colonial Williamsburg's Golden Horseshoe Site of the 2003 U.S. Kid's Golf World Championship
Colonial Williamsburg’s award-winning Golden Horseshoe Golf Clubs will host the fourth annual U.S. Kids Golf World Championship July 29-Aug. 2. The youth-oriented sporting event will feature an estimated 700 boys and girls, ages 12 and under, from all 50 states and 25 countries competing for individual and team honors over the three-day period.
The popular event draws powerful up-and-coming young players such as Isabelle Lendl, daughter of tennis great Ivan Lendl of Goshen, Conn., who qualified with a 77 in last week’s Connecticut State Championship and is expected to return to the Golden Horseshoe this summer in the girls’ 12-year-old division. Cheyenne Woods of Phoenix, Tiger Woods’ niece, won the age group last year shooting a 78-70 for a 148 on the Golden Horseshoe Green Course, shortened to kid-friendly distances. This year’s young golfers will make history of their own on the Golden Horseshoe’s fabled links, once site of 18th-century plantations and Civil War redoubts.
The 2003 U.S. Kids Golf World Championship will begin with a skills competition followed by the opening ceremonies on July 30. Competitive rounds begin July 31. Closing ceremonies will be held at 8 p.m. Aug. 2.
The Golden Horseshoe Gold and Green Courses will serve as the primary location with the Williamsburg National Golf Club serving as the secondary site.
A resort offering of Colonial Williamsburg, the nation’s largest outdoor living history museum, the Golden Horseshoe is a chip shot from the 301-acre Historic Area, the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg also operates 11 restaurants, five hotels and two conference centers adjacent to the Historic Area.
Colonial Williamsburg is located 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off I-64. For information and reservations, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit the web site at www.ColonialWilliamsburg.com.
Carol C. Godwin