August 1, 2011

Women's Golf Set to Compete in Hooters Collegiate

DAHLONEGA, GA – The 2nd Annual Hooters Women's Collegiate Team Championship Presented by the National Golf Coaches Association, the most unique summertime national women's amateur Championship, is set to begin Tuesday, August 2 at Achasta, By Reynolds in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Fifty-eight (58) two-person teams will be competing comprised of top current women's collegiate golfers. Each team will pair players from the same university in a 54-hole stroke play event. North Georgia's Casey Truelove and Erica Breeden are set to participate in the star-studded field as the Lady Saints enter their third year of existence.

The format of the Championship is Day 1 (Aug. 2): Alternate Shot; Day 2 (Aug. 3): Best Ball; and Day 3 (Aug. 4): Aggregate Score of the two players.  Teams are comprised of players from all levels of collegiate golf including 47 Division I, 6 Division II, and 5 Division III programs.

Achasta, by Reynolds is located in Dahlonega, Georgia one hour north of Atlanta. The par-72 Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course is situated in a picturesque valley. This 18 hole, 6,995-yard design encourages walking, allowing you to enjoy the game in its purest form.

Tickets are free and open to the public. Play will begin daily at 8:00am (7:30am on Final Round) with tee times starting on both #1 and #10. 

About the National Golf Coaches Association

The National Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women's collegiate golf coaches. The NGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the NGCA represents nearly 500 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent. 

About Hooters of America

Hooters of America, Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 455 Hooters restaurants in 44 states and 22 foreign countries.  The first Hooters opened in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida.  Hooters is well known for its brand of food and fun, featuring a casual beach-theme atmosphere, a menu that features seafood, sandwiches and Hooters nearly world famous chicken wings.  For more information about Hooters visit www.hooters.com

About Achasta

Achasta By Reynolds is brought to you by the creators of Reynolds Plantation in Oconee, Georgia. Located along the banks of the Chestatee River Achasta embraces its bucolic setting and the rich outdoor lifestyle that the location affords its members. The challenging yet playable layout navigates back and forth across the Chestatee while providing a scenic Appalachian backdrop. Situated in a picturesque valley, this 18-hole, 6,995-yard design encourages walking, allowing you to enjoy the game in its purest form. The resort style community also features walking trails, clubhouse, pro shop, practice facilities, tennis courts and a swimming pool along with other outdoor activities. Achasta's strong emphasis on natural amenities and environmental preservation has earned it an Audubon Certification for its Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course.