Future World Golf Hall of Fame members Amy Alcott and Hollis Stacy first met as competitors during the 1969 USGA Girls’ Junior Championship and formed a lasting friendship while going on to achieve great success on the LPGA Tour. Alcott remembers Stacy making the comment “where did you come from?” after taking the early lead. This was, Alcott says, the start of a “competitive friendship that would span into adulthood.”
This article is the second in a series of Highlights from The World Golf Hall of Fame Museum by Curator, Travis Puterbaugh. It can be read in its entirety on WomensGolf.com.
Melanie Hauser of ESPNW had the opportunity to interview Amy about her career as a champion golfer, her current endeavor of designing golf courses for the upcoming Olympics, philanthropy and some unexpected cherished possessions.
Read the full interview.
Ryan Herrington of GolfDigest.com reports on the PGA Show unveiling of initial images from Rio of the 2016 Olympic course, where the name has not been settled on but at this point no one seems to mind.
You can read the article in its entirety and enjoy photos of the completed course on the Geoff Shackelford site.
Amy has once again been featured in an article enthusiastically covering her involvement in designing the golf course for the 2016 Olympics. Desert Golf & Tennis discusses all the weirdness, delays and political and legal maneuvering involved in the process, as well as all of the key stages where Amy’s experience and insight helped to bring the project to reality.
Read the article in its entirety on the Desert Golf & Tennis site.
Golfweek featured the update on the olympic golf course design in Rio de Janeiro which Amy has been involved in for more than a year. The article provides details of the layout, construction and future hopes for this historic golf course design.
Amy also spoke on a panel introducing the course to the press along with the co-designer of the course, Gil Hanse. Also appearing on the panel were: Ty Votaw and Peter Dawson of IGF, Suzanne Petersen of the LPGA, and Graeme McDowell of the PGA tour.
Read the wonderful article in its entirety on Golfweek.
Amy interviewed on CBS during a fundraising tournament for City of Hope:
The LPGA website has posted a terrific video that looks back at Amy Alcott’s win at the 1988 Kraft Nabisco Championship.
See the full video on LPGA.com.
A wonderful short film put together by the Golf Channel celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Amy’s legendary leap into Poppie’s Pond.
View the film»
This video is also available at www.golfchannel.com.
An in-depth interview of Amy by Joel Stewart has been published on the Golf Club Atlas website. Amy explains her inspirations, her thought process, and her methodical approach to designing unique and challenging golf courses as well as some insight into her own history as a champion golfer.
“I’ve always viewed golf as an art form and I’ve always prided myself as being a shot maker so I appreciate the artistic nature of the game. I approach it with an appreciation and gratitude for the game.”
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