2022 Womens PGA Cup Coming to Twin Warriors 0

Site of 2022 Womens PGA Cup Twin Warriors

Competition Features 5 International Teams of Professionals

It’s the Second Edition of the Womens PGA Cup

Twin Warriors Golf Club at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa at Santa Ana Pueblo will host the 2022 Womens PGA Cup ー the premier international competition for women PGA club professionals ー October 24-29, 2022.

The Women’s PGA Cup is not played for prize money; rather, teams  vie for bragging rights and the honor of winning the cup and the pride that comes with representing one’s country in a distinct and unique competition.

Twin Warriors, one of two courses on Santa Ana Pueblo, was designed by Gary Panks and opened in 2001. It plays through the high desert at about 5,800 feet above sea level and is routed in and around 20 ancient cultural sites.

Other features include grassy knolls, ridges dotted with juniper and pinon, dry arroyos and eroded land features, along with the sacred butte known as Tuyuna or “Snakehead,” all framed by spectacular views of the Sandia Mountains.

The director of golf instruction at Twin Warriors is Sandy Lemon, who is a member of both the PGA and LPGA. She also is director of instruction at Santa Ana Pueblo’s other course, Santa Ana Golf Club. Derek Gutierrez, the director of golf for both courses, is a member of the national PGA board.

The United States team won the inaugural Women’s PGA Cup by four shots in October 2019 at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa Foothills Course in Austin, Texas.
“We’re very excited to welcome the top women’s golf Professionals from around the globe to Twin Warriors and the beautiful state of New Mexico,” said PGA of America President Jim Richerson. “The inaugural Women’s PGA Cup in 2019 was well-received globally and the tight margin of victory enjoyed by the U.S. Team showed the women’s game is rich in international talent, especially at the professional level.”The inaugural Women’s PGA Cup attracted five-member teams from Australia, Canada, Great Britain and Ireland, Sweden, and the United States.The five PGA Associations shared a vision and mindset that the 2022 Womens PGA Cup can serve as a catalyst to grow golf internationally and promote the role of the female professionals within it, the PGA of America said in a statement.By New Mexico Golf News staffFeatured image: Twin Warriors Golf Club

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