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Gil Hanse is Interviewed by ESPN

Gil Hanse relocated from his home, spending a lot of time in Brazil to oversee the construction of the Olympic Golf Course. Scott Halleran/Getty ImagesIn addition to sharing the extensive challenges that the design team faced while putting the course together, he also credited Amy for their shared success.

Hanse brought on Amy Alcott as a consultant and could not have been happier with her role.

“Her being in the room I think gave us more credibility having a women’s golf Hall of Famer up there,” Hanse said. “She talked wonderfully about how she got into the game and how much this golf course could provide an opportunity going forward.”

Read the full interview.

The women of USA GOLF plan to capitalize on their unique situation

Alcott at the grand opening of the "Road to Rio" exhibit at the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida, this past June. Image courtesy of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Image courtesy of the World Golf Hall of Fame

Amy shares the details of what makes her 2016 Rio Olympic golf course design special, while others interviewed share their excitement for this year’s games and the opportunity to play on the new course.

“My input was kind of [that] golf courses tend to be designed from the back tee forward. I wanted to make sure that after the Olympics [there would be] playable tees for all levels of golfers,” she said.

Read the full interview on Team USA’s site.